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Picture Perfect Portraits in Photoshop and Illustrator

    ●   Create Several Different Style Portraits of Yourself and Other Students from the Class using Illustrator

    ●   Then begin your Art Portfolio with your portraits as a Header

    ●   Also turn the portraits into an animated .gif in Photoshop


Learn About:

Pencil Tool Mesh Tool Warp Tool .gif format

The Project Happens in 3 Parts:

Part #1: The Ideal Human Face ~

Learn the Proportions of the Human Face


Are You a Perfect Specimen of Human Symmetry?

    ●   Sketch a Human Face in Adobe Illustrator according to the ideal human proportions that every portrait artist must know.

    ●   Then superimpose your own face over your sketch.

    ●   How do you match up?


Part #2: Portraits ~

Create more Portraits

Make an animated gif of your face containing at least 3 different style portraits and embed it into portfolio web page.

    ●   You will create 3 distinct portraits: 2 of yourself and 1 of someone else in the class.

    ●  Then you will combine your versions with the other version your classmate has created, and animate them together for inclusion into your portfolio.

  •   These are the tools you will learn during the course of this project, including:

Warp Tool Pencil Tool Paintbucket Tool Crop Tool Mesh Tool

 


Last Part: The Final Product ~

Publish your animated gif to your Portfolio.

●  The header and the animated gif will be the first thing the professors reviewing your portfolio will see and provide a good introduction to the rest of your work.

●  Along with your animated gif you must also include a welcoming paragraph that will introduce you and begin your defense of learning.


    •     ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

    •     DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.

    •     NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.


Other People's Work ~

These are examples created by students following this project.

                    

Day 1: Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Line Art ~

"This Class is the Best!" ~   Actual Quote

Introduce this PBL project by reading the Picture Perfect Portrait Entry Document with the Class

  ⇉ Begin HERE

Assignment #1 - Create your Digital Art Page on your Portfolio if you have not done so already.

workshop - Stroke vs. Fill - What's the difference?


Day 2: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 2"   ~ 

Journal - What is Expected? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Create your Home Page and Comment - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Finish Tracing in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Brush Libraries in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Assignment #1 - Create your Digital Art Page on your Portfolio if you have not done so already.

workshop - How do I save my work? Hint: 1st_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME


Day 3: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 3"   ~  

Journal - Stroke vs. Fill - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - What is Good About Me? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Layers and Stacking Order in AI- Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Constructive Criticism - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Mesh Tool Skin Tones in Ai - Choose your Skin Tone - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Eyes in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Assignment #1 - Create your Digital Art Page on your Portfolio if you have not done so already.

workshop - Google Drive - You Are Responsible for your Own Files.

workshop - Layers and Sub Layers - Live It, Learn It, Love It!


Day 4: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 4"  ~  

Journal - 2 New Tools - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - What stands out? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Constructive Criticism - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Eyes in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Hair in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Background Texture in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutoria1 #3 - Rotating Shapes - Attach by Due Date.

Assignment #1 - Create your Digital Art Page on your Portfolio if you have not done so already.

workshop - Stroke vs. Fill


Day 5: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 5" 

Journal - Raster-vs-Vector - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Pick a site like yours - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Do You Like this Example? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Hair in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Background Texture in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutoria1 #3 - Rotating Shapes - Attach by Due Date.

Assignment #1 - Create your Digital Art Page on your Portfolio if you have not done so already.

workshop - What does the Rubric Say? Contrast! Contrast!


Day 6: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

Week 2 - Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 6

Journal - Was the Person Happy? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Check out this portfolio page - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Who is this guy? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Clipping Mask Text in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Leaves and Swirls in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Background Texture in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

workshop - What does the Rubric Say? Contrast!


Day 7: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 7"  

Journal - Marilyn - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - What 2 Things - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - What is this Student Saying? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Journal - What stands out? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Bokeh Background in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Banner with Feathering in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

workshop - What does the Rubric Say? Contrast! Contrast!


Day 8: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul"  ~   Cicero - 106-43 B.C.

Journal - Portfolio Page - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Review the Rubric and grade this site - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Banner with Feathering in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Animated .gif - Attach to your portfolio.

Tutorial #3 - Spotlight Background in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Workshop - Animated .gif


Day 9: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 9"  ~  

Journal - Name 3 Things - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Best Work - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Lines - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Contour Lines in Ps - Andy Warhol style Pop Art - Attach by Due Date.

Tutoria1 #3 - Rotating Shapes - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Angle Portrait in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.


Day 10: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 10"  ~ 

Journal - Could you be Friends? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - What Did You Learn? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - What Do You Hope to Accomplish? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Tutorial #1 - Animated .gif - Put all your portraits together! Attach to your portfolio.

Tutorial #2 - Abstract Background in Ai - Attach by Due Date

Tutorial #3 - Border in Ai - Attach by Due Date

Workshop - Attach your Portrait to your portfolio.


Day 11: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 11"  ~ 

Journal - Why should you get a Good Grade? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - Agency - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt…

Tutorial #1 - Finish your Grayscale Portrait - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Twirl Text - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Abstract Background in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Mesh Tool Shapes in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #4 - Portrait Cube in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.


Day 12: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 12"  ~ 

Journal - 1 New Thing Video - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Tutorial #1 - Angle Portrait - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Abstract Background in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Mesh Tool Shapes in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #4 - Portrait Cube in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Workshop - Put your portraits in the drop box so others can use them.


Day 13: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 13"  ~ 

Journal - What are your Strengths - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - What is this student saying? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Angle Portrait - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Symbols in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Animated .gif - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Mesh Tool Shapes - Attach by Due Date.

Workshop - Animated .gifs - how do they do that?


Day 14: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 14"  ~ 

Journal - Tools Video - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt … ~OR~

Journal - First Impressions - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Angle Portrait - Attach by Due Date.

Tutoria1 #2 - Rotating Shapes - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Abstract Background in Ai - Attach by Due Date.

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.


Day 15: Picture Perfect Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design - Tutorials and Lesson Plans for the Digital Art Class

"Picture Perfect Portrait Project - Day 15"  ~ 

Journal - Could you be Friends? - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt …

Tutorial #1 - Angle Portrait - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Portrait Cube in Ps - Attach by Due Date.

Tutoria1 #3 - Rotating Shapes - Attach by Due Date.

  •   workshop - Peer Edit Critiques.