The Twilight Saga

Welcome to the Wonderland of Nikki!

1. Tikki

2. A Thousand Years

3. Claire


Welcome To Term #2!

Hi Pupils!

I know its way early to start a pupils discussion, but I have some pre-lessons for some pupils who weren't with me last term. This is only because I am sticking with GIMP this term!

Well, we will revert back to Picnik and Pizap. I just feel personally that both programs kind of prepare you for GIMP. Like GIMP Junior almost =)

But don't worry, graphics aren't that hard once you get a few basic things down.

Also, I noticed last term that I tend to have more lessons at the beginning of a term than the other mentors. Everyone catches up though, it's just when I think, I am personally a multi-tasker, so tutorials may be posted a bit faster or slower, depending on how fast we progress on the subject.

Alright, so enjoy. Tutorials are soon to be posted. Well, they are more for refreshers, or for beginning techniques, kind of like when you go over multiplacation tables before school starts.

Haha, but overall I want you guys to have fun!



Commonly Used Sites/Programs




About GIMP: It does have to be downloaded to your computer, but it is totally worth it. Its absoulutely FREE and will do no damage to your computer. Trust me, I use it all the time.




Claire J. Darling

Favorite TV Shows: Glee, Vampire Diaries, Sailor Moon, Victorious, Once Upon A Time, Pretty Little Liars, Grimm, Secret Circle, Degrassi.

Hobbies: GIMP, reading, art, watching movies, writing, and sewing.

Favorite Actor/Actress: Kristen Stewart, Ariana Grande, Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Robert Pattison, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Temple.

Celebrity Crush: (if any): Darren Criss. =)

Favorite Candy: Reese's

Favorite Holiday: Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, or Halloween. :3 (I can't decide.)

A Thousand Years

Favorite TV Shows:Vampire Diaries

Hobbies:Playing outside, Soccer

Favorite Actor/Actress:Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

Celebrity Crush: (if any):Ian Somerhalder

Favorite Candy:Skittles

Favorite Holiday:Christmas



Favorite TV Shows: Vampire Diaries,Glee,Revenge,Bones

Hobbies: None, Shopping?

Favorite Actor/Actress:Nina Dodrev, Talyor Lanter

Celebrity Crush: (if any): Princeton from Mindless Behavior

Favorite Candy: Starburst, M&Ms

Favorite Holiday: Christmas



Your Name: Nikki

Favorite TV Shows: Vampire Diaries, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Switched at Birth, Wizz. of Waverly, Dancing With the Stars

Hobbies: Acting, Singing, OSN (Obsessive Social Networking, one of my own phrases, lol)

Favorite Actor/Actress: Hmm, hard one. Taylor Lautner and Demi Lovato

Celebrity Crush: (if any): Paul Wesley

Favorite Candy: Reeses Pieces and those gigantic Symphony chocolate bars

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving: Because there is no other holiday where a girl has a good excuse to "pig out".


Homework and Assignments:

This is where the assignments I give all of you will be posted. Sort of like your own personal agenda.

Week One: Text on GIF

If you could please give me a GIF of your choice with text on it, showcasing what you have learned from me this week, that would be great!

Due: 12/8/11 (ASAP)

(Assignment can be found on p.7)

I have not received from: Claire

Week Two: Rendering and Fuzzy Brush

No Assignment Given, just complete tutorial lessons.

Week Three: Textures & Blending

Make a texture and use the fuzzy brush to add an image to it.

This assignment is due: 1/4/12

This assignment is for: Claire and Ignite the Light

(Tikki, I wasn't sure if you wanted this assignment because I haven't seen you in a while, but if you've caught up, you can do this assignment.)

(NOTE: Try to fit this in, I will give an extension for the assignment due to the holidays if needed.)



Pre-Tutorials and Review

Editing a Photo in Picnik

Using Pizap


Unit 1. Basics

Text on GIFS:Click For Tutorial 1

(I had two banners for this lesson, and couldn't let either go to waste!)

Rendering Images: Click for Tutorial 2

Textures: Click for Tutorial 3

Unit 2. Adding More

When you want to know about brushes, refer to the following links...


Downloading Brushes Tutorial

My Favorite Brushes

Mask/Block Tutorial

A Graphic isn't a graphic without photos! Learn the basics of photo editing. Refer to this section for editing, and other fun with images.


Just those final touches that just add more "wow" to your work.

WARNING: Lessons will be posted out of order, but it will soon make sense. So if you see more than one section at once, its okay.

Introducing Section 3

Vocabulary #1

Meet The Layers Box

Part 1: Text Effects

Add Basic Borders To Text


Part 2: Other Effects

Gradient Map Tutorial

FINAL NOTE: Click to Read

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Haha. I'm really no better than you were Claire, XD. Thanks for the compliments!

xD Youre MUCH more organized than I was!


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