Adobe Campus Leader

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I’ve been invited and accepted to be an Adobe Campus Leader.  It’s a one year post. I’ll have access to training, other educators from around the world, and a free one year membership to the creative cloud!

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As a magazine designer, I am thrilled to see my medium come back in the form of digital publications for the IPad. In fact, I am working on starting my own magazine, a lifestyle magazine for people sixty and older.

Here is a list of resources that will get you started creating digital content. You […]

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Designing your first logo is a huge challenge. You want to keep adding to the logo, but the designer looks to simplify. A logo is the simplest visual representation of the business idea. Looking at logos is the best way to get some ideas and thumbnail sketches going. Here are some links I find helpful […]

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When Adobe Illustrator was invented in 1988, I was  ecstatic! I could draw better than I could on paper, faster. I could make a round cornered box without using a template that caused my pen to glob at most corners. I didn’t need White Out anymore because the box was perfect. Illustrator was the first […]

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Light Painting!

 

This phenomenal effect is done in the dark, with the camera set on F22, ISO 100, and a ten second exposure. Students hold flashlights or colored lights and wave them as they walk toward the camera.

The exposure is so long that the students are invisible in the photograph, and you only […]

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Students are always asking me how to render a sketch in Photoshop, so here you are! I’m using a former student’s character study, thanks Billy for leaving it in the classroom.

Start with a scanned drawing at a high resolution: this one is 8.5 inches by 3 inches at 00 pixels per inch. Make sure […]

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I am taking a free online Stanford class called Creativity: Music to My Ears. Here is a video that I found inspiring that I will share with my students:

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