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Advanced Graphic Imagery

Advanced Graphic Imagery

Building on skills learned in Computer Graphics, students will bring their traditional and digital knowledge to an advanced level and will continue to refine their skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, as well as examine the foundations of Computer Generated Imagery CGI along with animation and gaming through programs such as Auto CAD, Maya and online, open source programming software. Students who are interested in a graphic related major should take this course. Each student will leave the course with a digital portfolio.

Chuck Close

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Chuck Close

Chuck Close creates large realistic portraits using small squares of color to show the features of the face. His techniques led him to a great deal of fame in the 1960s and by the 1970s, Close’s work was shown in the world’s finest galleries, and he was widely considered one of America’s best contemporary artists. He was born July 5, 1940, in Washington State. His parents where artistic and showed a lot of support for his creative interests. He still paints today. Close_Man_01 Close_Man_03 Close_Man_02 close_woman...

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Silent Actresses

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Silent Actresses

Hollywood movies offer a glimpse into the fashions and styles of the times. In the early days of Hollywood, movies were silent and featured actresses and actors who would mime and gesture their parts in order to create dialogue in the story, also, title cards had written dialog to show the audience what was being said. Use this link and this link to get familiar with some of the most well known names in early Hollywood. Search online for images that depict your star in various outfits and settings and save them to your drive. Use the...

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Sole Swappers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Studio | Comments Off on Sole Swappers

Sole Swappers

Sole Swapper was inspired by the practice of swapping the sole of one sneaker and adhering them to the another in order to customize them. This project is intended to develop skills with the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator while exploring the customizations that can be made within the Graphic Styles Tools to create a fabric texture. The project will provide familiarity with the Layers Tool as the illustration will require several Layers to complete. To begin, search the Internet for a sneaker that is facing sideways, the sneaker should have at...

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NYS Summer School for the Arts

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in FattaCast™ | 0 comments

NYS Summer School for the Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  NYSSSA is offering training in the specific disciplines of ballet, choral studies, dance, media arts, orchestral studies, theatre and visual arts for the summer of 2018. The schools partner with artists from world renown performing arts companies and venues and include an artistic staff that is internationally acclaimed in the arts. The schools are open to all NYS Residents currently in grades 8-12 except for ballet which is only for grades 6-12 for the School of Ballet.   Links from NYSSSA’s website...

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Pixel People

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Animation, Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Pixel People

The early video games are sometimes refereed to as the 8 bit video game era, these include games such as Donkey Kong and Pac Man. In these games a pixal-ated character, known as a sprite, moves over a static, or sometime scrolling background. The Atari 2600 was released in 1977 becoming the first successful home video game console. It lent its success to the popular video game Pong and the home version of the hit arcade games, Space Invaders and Pac Man. Since then several consoles and generations of video games have come and gone, each one...

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Superfood

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Superfood

Superfood is a type of food that has high nutritional content and contain antioxidants which help fight free radicals. They help maximize a persons nutritional intake. Blueberries, for example, are type of superfood since they contain antioxidants, vitamin c, manganese, and fiber. By using a variety of values artists can render the form of an object to depict the highlights and shadow that are evident within a 3 dimensional object. Analyze the forms of the fruit below to create an illustration using the Shape Tool, the Mesh Tool, and Symbols...

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Planets

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Planets

Named from the ancient Roman sun deity Sol, the solar system consisted of seven visible moving objects in the sky. Like many ancient cultures, the ancient Greeks observed how certain lights moved differently than fixed stars and referred to these moving bodies as wandering stars, asters planetai. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn form the seven classical planets of the ancients. Although Uranus was visible to the eye like the classical planets it was confused with being a star and wasn’t recognized as a planet until it...

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John James Audubon

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

John James Audubon

Birds have been the study of a lot of artists throughout history. John Audubon is the best known bird painter ever since his publication of his book of paintings, Birds of America. Artist and naturalist, he wandered the American frontier and painted detailed illustrations of birds and their native habitat showing them in dramatic poses that became a signature of his work.  In 1824, when he was 39 years old, he traveled to Europe to sell his book. He was especially famous in England and Scotland where he traveled a lot to look for engravers...

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Light and Color

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Light and Color

Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist. He’s considered the founding father of modern physics. He’s most widely known for uncovering the laws of gravity and motion. In 1666 he studied the properties of light, showing that a prism could  separate white light into a spectrum of colors. In his experiments he proved that color was actually a particle of light that moves in waves from its source, the colors we see are the reflections of light that are not absorbed by an object.   The sun emits a multitude of rays that move in...

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Low Poly Graphics

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Low Poly Graphics

Low Poly is a style of design that translates an image into a polygon tessellation using tree sided polygons. The sharp angles and fractal appearance give the subject a vibrant and striking style. There are numerous methods for creating a Low Poly image in Photoshop and Illustrator. The method featured in the tutorial below uses the Polygonal Lasso tool to select triangular areas of raster image and Average Blur Filter. The tutorial featured here is a condensed version a video tutorial by Blue Lightning TV. Working with a symmetrical subject...

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