The Twilight Saga

Hello, Welcome!

I'm Nikki, and I am your text effects mentor.

I plan on doing a lot of things with you all this term.

It is my hope that everyone will go away better at text than they came in being.

I am not quite THE BEST at text, but I'm alright, I must admit.

I'll teach you all almost everything I know!

Know that I too am learning as I go, so I DO have a plan, no worries, but I'm not posting it because as I learn things I may add in a few new lessons, so yeah.

I hope you all have lots of fun this term, that is part of my goal!

Welcome Pupils! You are currently my favorite people :3

Thank You for joining text effects, I hope you don't regret it.

Non Pupils, meet my lovely students!!

 2.8 (although, if it's possible I'm thinking of reverting back to 2.6)

5-6 years

 DeviantArt, FWAR

Paramore, Regina Spektor, He Is We, Far And Away, Karmin, Florence + The Machine, The Lumineers, Of Monsters And Men, Milo Greene And WHOLE LOT more!

 Darren Criss, Aaron Tveit, Billie Piper, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, Jenna-Loise Coleman, Matt Smith, Kristen Stewart, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Melissa Benoist, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert Pattinson, Tatiana Maslany, Samantha Barks, BUNCHES MORE.

 TTS, THG, TMI, P&P, Brave New World, Go Ask Alice, Tuck Everlasting, and too many more. xDDD

 

 2.8

 I have about 2 or 3 years worth.

SWS,Band Perry,Lana Del Rey.

Jensen Ackles :D

To Many.

Im Naturally Born Awkward Child :D

 2.8

almost none :3

 nirvana, flyleaf, ingrid michaelson, imagine dragons, laura marling

matt smith, leonardo dicaprio, ryan gosling, sarah michelle gellar, katherine hepburn, kate winslet

too many haha

you already know so much.

2.8

About 3-4 years

fun., Walk the Moon, Imagine Dragons, 30 Seconds to Mars, 1D, Little Mix, Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, & Ellie Goulding.

Leonardo Dicaprio, Johnny Depp, & Saoirse Ronan.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher, The Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick, The Mortal Instruments Saga by Cassandra Claire, Beautiful Creatures by kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, & too many others to name.

I'm excited to see what you have to teach in this class!

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weekly goals:

week one:

(7 / 1 - 7 / 7)

Introducing ourselves! Please submit your “before text effects” graphic by Friday! It doesn’t matter if it’s good or not, it could just be a random letter on a white background. The point is to show how you began, and later we’ll show how you’ve improved!

in addition, get to know the vocab i've posted. these words will be used a lot in my tutorials so get to know them!

week two:

(7 / 8 - 7 / 14)

Okay, so now that we all know each other better, lessons and reviews can begin!

This week we tackle the almighty pop-out which looks quite simple but with certain techniques can be very hard to perfect =P.

I will be posting a lesson/review on Monday and Tuesday (that is how I usually do them)

And your challenge this week is to enter our very own Claire Who?'s Pop Out Comp. Feel free to ask me for help with your entries.

Hopefully we can get all this in by Friday, because mentors will have to get their bi-weekly reports in over the weekend so I will try not to stretch it into the weekend.

week three:

(7 / 15 - 7 / 21 )

I'll be gone on vacation until the 14th (Thursday) which is why Juliee will be giving you your Monday/Tuesday tutorial.

This tutorial is called Embossing: And Other Forgotten Filters.

It should be fun!

Your challenge this week is to find your signature font, like the font you use when watermarking your work.

A font that describes you.

I'll explain the signature font stuff later in the week when I return so Juliee won't have to worry about that.

Should be a fun week that will go by quickly, good luck!

week four:

( 7 / 22 - 7 / 29 )

So we'll be catching up a little on Sunday and Monday, completely my fault that we're behind.

This week we will be learning all about patterns in text! They're kinda like gradients, but more textured! Still in forgotten filters!

Challenge? To catch up XD.

week five:

( 7 / 3 0 - 7 / 4 )

We're pretty much caught up despite last week's challenge.

Okay, so now we will go into patterns part two which is all about making your own patterns!

And this week's challenge will be what I planned for last week, and I'm hoping to post some more detailed info about it.

Okay, so last week was 'halfway point' because we have roughly eight weeks with each other, one of which being finals week.

So I want you to make a small banner or pop-out using the techniques you've learned so far.

Tell me what you like and dislike about it, and how I can help to fix the things you dislike.

Tell me also what you'd like me to do for you in these last four weeks! Whether its tutorials or just help, I can do anything you need in text effects!

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assignment one.

okay. so, basically just tell me what you know, and what you want to learn. please include a graphic featuring text, perhaps a pop-out, or a regular graphic. unfamiliar with gimp? it’s fine, that’s why you’re here! honestly, you can just type a letter “a” in sans serif and I’ll be satisfied.

this is just so I know what I have to teach you guys.

also, if you could fill out this little form (I know, you probably hate forms by now)

thank you ^-^

your nickname/pen name:

gimp 2.6 or 2.8?:

how much experience with gimp do you have?:

other graphic accounts? (deviantart, etc.):

what do you want to learn from me?:

what do you know?:

bands?:

actors?:

books?:

something else I should know about you:

I like to get to know my pupils a bit so that we still have something to talk about at the end of the term. I’m really excited ^.^

vocabulary.

gradient- colors varying from light to dark, when added to text makes it pop out.

desaturated- black & white; generally used on images but good to know about anyway.

gaussian blur- the blur we use to blur borders on text

pattern- repeated shapes, lines, or colors

font- style of text

crop- to make smaller; to cut short

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just some things i want you guys to know, should be review but if it's not, that's why i'm doing this!

your nickname/pen name: Sara

gimp 2.6 or 2.8?: 2.8

how much experience with gimp do you have?: I have about 2 or 3 years worth.

other graphic accounts? (deviantart, etc.): I do but I dont really use it.

what do you want to learn from me?: Anything,Everything

what do you know?: I know a little bit.

bands?:SWS,Band Perry,Lana Del Rey.

actors?: Jensen Ackles :D

books?: To Many.

something else I should know about you: Im Naturally Born Awkward Child :D

SARA!!

Haha, wow we've been designing graphics for the same amount of time, that's so cool!

I LOVE LANA AJFDJDGFJKSHFHLKREGJ;

Jensen is really hot XD. I love Misha Collins though, he's so adorbs and funny!

Try to get your text graphic in by Friday dear, no rush :)

I wasn't sure what to put on the text graphic you asked for so I just did my name. :3

your nickname/pen name: Claire

gimp 2.6 or 2.8?: 2.8 (although, if it's possible I'm thinking of reverting back to 2.6)

how much experience with gimp do you have?: 5-6 years

other graphic accounts? (deviantart, etc.): DeviantArt, FWAR

what do you want to learn from me?: What ever you can teach me! =D

what do you know?: Enough to have taught the class last term? 

bands?: Paramore, Regina Spektor, He Is We, Far And Away, Karmin, Florence + The Machine, The Lumineers, Of Monsters And Men, Milo Greene And WHOLE LOT more!

actors?:  Darren Criss, Aaron Tveit, Billie Piper, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, Jenna-Loise Coleman, Matt Smith, Kristen Stewart, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Melissa Benoist, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert Pattinson, Tatiana Maslany, Samantha Barks, BUNCHES MORE.

books?: TTS, THG, TMI, P&P, Brave New World, Go Ask Alice, Tuck Everlasting, and too many more. xDDD

something else I should know about you: My GIMP is acting up. DX 

WOW. I like the font you used for your name and the shadowing!

Omg, I like feel so weird teaching you because you're so much more experienced than I am O.o

Thanks so much!

XDDD Not really. I've been using GIMP that long but I wasn't really serious with it or anything until this group began. =)

your nickname/pen name: jessa

gimp 2.6 or 2.8?: 2.8

how much experience with gimp do you have?: almost none :3

other graphic accounts? (deviantart, etc.): no.

what do you want to learn from me?: everything you can teach me.

what do you know?: not much, just what you've shown me.

bands?: nirvana, flyleaf, ingrid michaelson, imagine dragons, laura marling

actors?: matt smith, leonardo dicaprio, ryan gosling, sarah michelle gellar, katherine hepburn, kate winslet

books?: too many haha

something else I should know about you: you already know so much.

and the graphic...

(we technically made it together but i made it a different color.)

OOH. I like it, the blue its very bright, and the stars were a good addition, I'm glad you like those brushes.

I can see you tried using a gray border, but its hard to see on TTS's gray background. I'd recommend black, but we're going to do a review really soon so =)

Hi Guys!

Just gave you a preview above of what is to come in week two!

I'll post what will happen in the next coming week every Friday (today happens to be Thursday) , just so that if you'll be absent at all in the next week, you'll know what you'll be missing.

Can't wait to start teaching you all, officially.

-Nikki

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