This list of tutorials has been recommended by my students (from this master list) and is a work in progress. The order of the tutorials is somewhat random right now but will be reordered based on student feedback.
- Beginners – Adjustments (difficulty: 1)
- Beginners – Exporting (difficulty: 1)
- Beginners – Filters (difficulty: 1)
- Beginners – Layers (difficulty: 1)
- Cutting Out (difficulty: 1)
- Haze Removal (difficulty: 1)
- Changing Eye Colour (difficulty: 2)
- Inpainting (difficulty: 2)
- Layer Concepts (difficulty: 2)
- Shadows/Highlights (difficulty: 2)
- Curves (difficulty: 2)
- Cloning (difficulty: 2)
- Refining Selections (difficulty: 2)
- Lighting (difficulty: 2)
- Adjustment Layers (difficulty: 3)
- Mask Layers (difficulty: 3)
See the example photos below for an idea of what this assignment is about.
It is highly recommended that you use a tripod for this assignment, but it can be done without.
Be sure you submit your assignment with all the layers intact. Do NOT flatten the image.
are some instructions created by a former student that may help if you don’t know how to proceed.
If you wish to practise using the images used in the first example, you can download them from here
Create a Google Presentation slideshow similar to the one found here.
In your slideshow, profile an artist or photographer whose work you find inspirational. Include a minimum of ten pieces of work, if possible, and be prepared to share your research on the artist and your thoughts and research on each of the pieces, including why you chose that piece, what’s unique and/or inspirational about it, and any history you feel is relevant.
Name your presentation “Full Name Course Code Artist Profile – Name of Artist“, and submit it in Google Classroom.
For the intro to your live presentation, explain why you chose this artist or photographer and any relevant information you learned about the artist.
For marking, consider:
- Have you included the minimum number of pieces?
- Have you fully researched the background of the artist?
- Have you researched the history of each of the pieces?
Note: Submit the name of the artist or photographer in Google Classroom in the comments. First-come-first-served!
1Students are expected to come to the exam period to discuss their portfolio with the instructor. For TGJ2O students that meet the exam exemption criteria set by the school (mark > 70%, maximum 9 days away, all major assignments completed, and no suspensions), they will be exempt from attending the interview but are still encouraged to come in.
Old Material (for reference only)
Throughout the course we will be using various tools to help our learning:
- Portable Apps
- Diigo (social bookmarking)
- Google Drive
- Google Takeout
- Google Sites (the NEW Google Sites)
- Google Keep
Wow, this really is quite easy! The secret is in the blend modes, which most users tend to ignore.
This is a work in progress…
- Affinity Designer 1.5 Overview (marketing video) (difficulty: n/a)
- The A to Z of Affinity Designer (“This A to Z list breaks down all the tools and panels, including some useful functions and features. It includes links to Affinity’s official short video tips and descriptions of what each tool can do to help you become acquainted with this program.”)
- Affinity Designer Tutorial: The Basics (overview video) (difficulty: 0)
- Basic Eyes (very basic) (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- 3D Cube (very basic) (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- Ketchup for Blood Book Cover (blog w/ video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- Fish in a Bubble (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- Shopping Logo (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- Gear Head Logo (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Artistic Text (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Metal Text (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Glossy Sphere (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Flat Clock Design (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Fire Text Effect (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Wood Text with Reflection and Shadow (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Pumpkin Carriage (text tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Water Drops (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
- Water Dispersion Effect (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
- Flat Design Birthday Cake (text tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
- Let’s make BB8 (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
- Captain America Shield (video tutorial) (difficulty: 4)
- Festive Christmas Fireplace (video tutorial) (difficulty: 4)
- Bunny Cupcake (speed art) (difficulty: 4)
- Cute Rooster (text tutorial) (difficulty: 5)
- Python Trace (video tutorial) (difficulty: 5)
- Making Galaxy (video tutorial) (difficulty: TBD)
- Dog Sketch Tracing | Part 2 (video tutorial) (difficulty: TBD)
- Lighthouse (text tutorial) (difficulty: TBD)
For the BTT1O students, you must do a minimum of 8 tutorials, with no more than one “level 1” tutorial. The two that are mandatory are:
- Python Trace
- Cute Rooster
For the TGJ3M students, you must do all the level 1 tutorials, a minimum of 3 level 2’s, and a minimum of 2 level 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s.
For the TGJ3M students, you must also find, complete, and recommend one addition tutorial for inclusion on this list. Please submit the name of the tutorial and the URL via Classroom.
Note: There are many additional AD tutorials at tutsplus.com and frankentoon.com.
I always encourage students to use the personal Google account for school work so they still “own” the data after they leave high school.
But what if they haven’t, and they’re above to move on to a postsecondary school or the workplace?
There are basically two options:
- Move your data to your personal account
- Download your data
To move your data to a new account, just visit https://takeout.google.com/transfer and enter the relevant information. Just be sure you have enough disk quota in your personal account or you may run into trouble.
To download your data, visit https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout and select the data you want to download. Note that this can take a long time, depending on how much data you have in your Google account.