The Twilight Saga

Welcome to GMPG Term 3! 

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A loose syllabus for this term: (Keep in mind this is subject to change if I think we then need to work on some other techniques before moving on, or if you'd like to work on something) 

  • Lesson One: Simple cutting
    • Select, Cut & Paste
    • Layer masks
    • Color to Alpha
  • Lesson Two: Using more than one image 
    • Blending. 
  • Lesson Three: Downloading fonts and brushes
    • Sites: 
    • DeviantArt
    • Lost-Type Co-Op
  • Lesson Four: Editing an image
    • Colors
      • Curves
      • Color balance
      • When all else fails, Desaturate!
  • Lesson Five: Pop-outs
  • Lesson Six: Using other programs to make graphics (Polyvore, etc.) 

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I'll display your graphics here! 

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I'll post tips and tricks not part of an official lesson here. 

  1. Don't be afraid to ask questions! You may think it's the stupidest question in the world, but unless you ask, you can never learn better! 
  2. When using Select for cutting, make sure your antialiasing and feather edges are on. 
  3. Always save images with multiple layers as both .xcf and .png files. The .xcf will allow you go back and edit later without having to redo your entire graphic. 

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Good technique, but why are they so blurry? I'm a bit lost as to the exact problem, so let me know so I can help you find a solution. 

Also, do you notice how the image of Karen sort of "takes over" the image? It's because she's so much bigger than Matt. Try resizing her as well. 

hows this?

Much better. Good job. :) I'll post the new tut soon. I'm about 90% of the way done and may skip over part of it. For now we're skipping Lesson Three since it's super easy and if need be I can just post a link from a tut someone else made since it's not really part of making a graphic, it just helps you make better graphics. 

Do you know how to add text to an image or should we go over it. 

Also, I'd like you to find two or three images plus a background and make a graphic with them. Try to stick to a general theme and color scheme. Try using characters from a show or movie or images of people or things that go together like all vintage-style photographs. A good way to judge is to look at the photos (Especially if they're people) and think, "Would I find these all together if I were out and about?" Look for people that could be friends and objects that wouldn't look out of place in the same room. 

something like this?

No, I'd like you to also practice cutting as I've shown you. 

Can u give me an example?

Just make a graphic like you made with Amy and Matt. 

sorry for my latness, i've been busy.

how is this?

Term is over now. I also can't see anything because it's so small. Your graphics need to be bigger so you can see detail. 

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