Monthly Archives: August 2018

Day 5

Wrap-up:

  • Complete pixel stretch image and export.
  • Reflect: Upload your pixel stretch image to your padlet and reflect – Give credit for where you found image. What did you do? What did you learn?

Prep for Text Portrait:

  • Find meaningful text to use, for example, lyrics to a favorite song, a poem, an excerpt from a book. Be sure the text is appropriate. Create a google doc and write or copy text in. Make sure there are no breaks & include credits somewhere. See example. Share google doc with kwilkens@stab.org.
  • Get a green screen photo taken.
  • Download and install Inkscape

Finished? Pick one of the tools we’ve explored and create a new image to share on your padlet.

Day 4

Create a Pixel Stretch Image!

Today we start exploring Raster vs. Vector-based image editing.

Download & install GIMP (raster-based image editor, like Photoshop, but free)

Use Creative Commons to search for an image you can modify, adapt or build on. Be sure you note the URL (web address), so you can give credit in your padlet.

Reflect: Upload your pixel stretch image to your padlet and reflect – Give credit for where you found image. What did you do? What did you learn?

 

Day 3

Create a Background for Padlet!

You will experiment with each of the following online image editing apps for 10 minutes each. I have a challenge for each, see if you can figure out the tool to make it happen.

  • Sketchpad (online) – notice what happens when you use the Fill option
  • Pixlr Express (online) – take a selfie and experiment with Effects, Overlay, Borders & Stickers
  • SumoPaint (online) – experiment with the symmetry & star tools and the wide variety of brushes

After exploring each tool, you will pick one to make a background image for your padlet. Be sure to export/save as a .PNG file.

Reflect: Upload your background image to your padlet and reflect – What did you do? What did you learn? What could you improve for next time?

Finished?

  • Download & install GIMP (open source raster editor)
  • Download & install Inkscape (open source vector editor)
  • Create an animation with Piskel

Day 2

Create a Digital Trading Card!

  • Finish your avatar
  • Create a Trading Card
    • Upload your avatar image
    • Fill in title, sub-title, description & pick style and icons
    • Select Create
    • If you want to make change, Select Edit. If it looks good, select Download.

Reflect: Upload your trading card to your padlet and reflect – What did you do? What did you learn? What could you improve for next time?

Days 1 & 2

Create a Digital Trading Card!

Expectations

Make a plan

  • Pick 3 colors to use
  • Draw an avatar
  • Describe your avatar

Create an avatar with Piskel

  • Try using the 3 colors you used in your drawing
  • Select Export
  • Change resolution to 320×320
  • Download as PNG.

Create a Trading Card

  • Upload your avatar image
  • Fill in title, sub-title, description & pick style and icons
  • Select Create
  • If you want to make change, Select Edit. If it looks good, select Download.

Reflect: Upload your trading card to your padlet and reflect – What did you do? What did you learn? What could you improve for next time?

Finished?

  • Download & install GIMP (open source raster editor)
  • Download & install Inkscape (open source vector editor)
  • Create an animation with Piskel