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Unity Day Project

Create Unity Day themed images for buttons.

  • If you are using Piskel and you want to add text, it will be easier to add text using another image editor. So, first export image (600×600) from piskel. If you are on a Mac, you can open image in Preview, then select Tools -> Annotate -> Text. You can then add text, move, change size, font & color.

Upload your designs on this padlet.

Self-Assessment: Get paper copy of self-assessment from Ms. Wilkens and complete! You will go to Ms. Koscielny next Visual Arts day.

Days 8 & 9

Create an image collage!

Find images for collage

  • Search for 6 objects that are meaningful to you. For example, I would look for a corgi, butterfly, skates, electric bike, Scratch icon & tech-girls logo.
  • Use Save Image As to download each image to your computer.
  • Create a google doc, where you can keep track of website where image came from to cite later, for example this butterfly image comes from Wikimedia Commons.

Crop objects

  • For any object that does not have a transparent background, follow this GIMP tutorial to crop out your object.
  • Save each object using File -> Save As.

Add images to collage:

  • Create a new file in GIMP by selecting File -> New then enter 1280 x 720 as image size.
  • Open one of your saved object by selecting File -> Open. You will now have 2 GIMP windows open. Select Edit -> Copy from object window.
  • Select Edit -> Paste as -> New Layer from collage window.
  • Use Scale Tool to resize (hold Shift key down while resizing to keep perspective).
  • Use Move Tool to move object into place.
  • Repeat process until all objects are each new layers on collage image.
  • If you have time, you can create a background image for your collage. If not, go to the Background layer and paint bucket a color in.
  • When you are done

Reflect: When your collage is complete, select File -> Export As a .png file  and then upload to your padlet.  Copy your image citations as your reflection. Note, even if you did not complete the project, take a screen shot of what you did and reflect.

Self-Assessment: Get paper copy of self-assessment from Ms. Mathieson and complete! You will go to Ms. Koscielny next Visual Arts day.

Days 6 & 7

Create a Text Portrait!

  • Download your green screen image from the google drive
  • Open Inkscape (if Inkscape is not working on your computer, use a lab one)
  • Select File -> Open and load your image
  • Follow instructions from video tutorial.

Reflect: When your text portrait is complete, export it as a .png file and then upload to your padlet and reflect – What did you do? What did you learn? What could you improve next time? Note, even if you did not complete the project, take a screen shot of what you did and reflect.

Finished? Try painting with words using this tool. Share one of your creations on your padlet.

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.

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?