Welcome to the Wonderland of Nikki!
2. A Thousand Years
Welcome To Term #2!
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 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
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...
PAGES EIGHTEEN UNTIL PAGE TWENTY
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.
Part 1: Text Effects
Part 2: Other Effects
FINAL NOTE: Click to Read