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    Designing Product: How to Choose the Right Perspective

    Designing Product: How to Choose the Right Perspective
    It was the first semester of my sophomore year. I had just done the most dynamic design sketch ever done of a butter dish with lid, from an ant's perspective. While I thought it was cool, my instructor couldn't tell if it was a butter dish, or some kind of modernist housing block. He then did something like the below demo ...
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    iMovie Music Video

    +*PROJECT: Music Video*+ *Steps* p(. 1. Crew Up: All crewmembers choose new jobs. p(. 2. Working as a group, choose an appropriate song for your new video by a local band. You can also create your own song using GarageBand. p(. 3. Get song approved by CEO. p(. 4. Complete preproduction notebook. Get notebook approval. p(. 5. Shoot your video. Remember ...
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    The Gimp: Animation

    +*PROJECT: The Bouncing Ball*+ _Step 1: Storyboard_ Complete a 12-frame storyboard including sketches of what you see and notes about what you hear. _Step 2: Object Definition_ +*Setup*+ p(. 1. Open The Gimp p(. 2. Select File>New p(. 3. At Preset select: NTSC - 720x480. Under the Advanced Options select: p((. *Colorspace: RGB color* p((. *Select Contents: White* p(. 4. Click ...
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    Make a DVD Portfolio using iDVD

    Make a DVD Portfolio using iDVD
    +*PROJECT: DVD Portfolio*+ *Create your own DVD Portfolio including:* p(. 1. Five different original images for menu backgrounds. p(. 2. One or more original menu musical scores of loops or student written material. p(. 3. Four original animations for submenu buttons. p(. 4. Eight original images created in class reflecting the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. p(. 5. ...
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    GarageBand: Add Music to Animation

    +*PROJECT: Scoring Original Animation*+ Open your Original Animation in GarageBand and add an original score. Steps: p(. 1. Open your Original Animation in iMovie HD p(. 2. Choose Share > GarageBand. GarageBand will open. p(. 3. In GarageBand choose Control > Show Media Browser. p(. 4. Click the Media Browser button (next to the Track Info button). [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] p(. 5. Click ...
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    Digital Paper Terminology

    Digital Paper Terminology
    The list below, provided by Legion Paper, is a comprehensive index of terminology used in making and referring to Digital Art Paper. You will find this glossary very valuable when shopping for or choosing the right digital art paper for your next project. *Additive Colors* Red, Green, and Blue are referred to as additive colors. Red + Green + Blue = ...
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    How to Shoot a Video & Capture a Still Image

    +*PROJECT: How to Shoot a Video*+ You have been assigned to a Production Company of 3-4 people, with whom you will work throughout the semester. This introductions project is a useful way to get to know each other and to assess how to make best use of the human resources in your group. You will use a camera and lighting techniques. ...
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    Welcome to ArtBistro

    Welcome to ArtBistro
    Hello and welcome to ArtBistro! ArtBistro is a vibrant community of artists and designers that want to share their work and help each other get ahead. Think of it as half professional networking and half portfolio sharing. We have a very active group of users from the seasoned professional to the pre-college student. Mentoring and career building is a good part ...
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    iMovie: Podcast Commercial

    +*PROJECT: Podcast Commercial*+ *PART 1: COMMERICAL RE-CREATION* p(. Choose your favorite 15-30 second commercial currently playing on television. Break it down shot by shot, location by location, and recreate with your Production Company. Use one or more scene breakdowns to deconstruct your commercial. A scene breakdown is an analysis of the practical implications of the script, scene by scene. A breakdown ...
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    How to Work with Spray Adhesive

    Working with spray adhesive can be tricky and as we all know, very messy. Here are some helpful tips and techniques from the 3M Corporation that will make using spray adhesive easier, cleaner and enable you to get the most out of the product. 3M Super 77 Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive is one of the most useful and versatile tools for home ...
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    Paper Terminology Glossary

    Paper Terminology Glossary
    When you are shopping for paper for your latest art project did you ever wonder what a Deckle Edge was? Or what 100% Rag actually means? Or whether you should choose Hot Pressed over Cold Pressed? We have compiled this handy list of artist paper terminology for your reference. Enjoy! *100% Rag* Made entirely of cotton and/or linen rag pulp *Bond ...
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    Using Artists Materials Safely

    Using Artists Materials Safely
    Simple Safety Measures - A helpful list of methods and best practices you should employ in your studio. h4. Avoid Overuse and Misapplication of Solvents. Solvents are common ingredients in many art supplies, allowing quick, easy application of a broad category of substances, with fast evaporation that allows rapid overpainting and no residue to spoil a varnish or paint layer. The ...
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    Studio Lighting Basics

    h4. Two Bulbs Are Better Than One! Whether working at a drafting table or at an easel, all artists need good "studio lights":http://www.utrechtart.com/Studio_Furnishings/Lighting.cfm?ab=1, but many are unaware of the benefits of having multiple light sources. A single lamp vibrates, switching on and off very rapidly, forcing the muscles of the pupil to contract and relax to keep up, causing fatigue. [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] ...
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    Artist Painting Surfaces ( i.e. Canvas)

    There are three primary support materials used in traditional painting. Here are some quick facts about each. *Cotton Duck Canvas* - The most commonly used cloth support for painting. "Cotton Duck":http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_products.cfm?classID=1310&subclassID=131010&brandname=Utrecht &ab=1 is economical, archival, and available in widths and weights to suit every possible painting application. [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] *Linen Canvas*- Once the common utility cloth of Medieval Europe, Linen is now ...
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    Generosity and Your Design

    Generosity and Your Design
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. Generosity Generosity in the creative process is a core ethic of healthy, thriving teams and artists. But how do we cultivate the practice of generosity? Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits]
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    3 Free Grid Wordpress Themes + Inspiration & Resources

    A year ago, I wrote a post regarding a new trend in grid based web designs. Well, indeed the trend is getting popular now and is seen on websites like InspiredMag. I really like this design style because it is well organized and professional looking. Here I found three Free unique Wordpress themes that utilizes grid as the main feel. ...
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    Do You Need a Manifesto?

    Do You Need a Manifesto?
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. Do You Need a Manifesto? Call it a line in the sand. In this podcast, we discuss the basic principles that will guide the AC community moving forward. What does it look like to be brilliant, prolific and healthy? Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits]
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    A Glossary of Painting Terminology

    Here is a handy list of definitions of terms you will come across as you explore the world of fine art painting. Print this out and keep it handy - it's a invaluable reference. *Archival*: Suitable for use in creation or care of artifacts of potential or actual antique value; likely to resist natural deterioration when used according to sound practices ...
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    Interview: John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky

    Interview: John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. John Winsor In this interview, John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky shares his insight on career and creating. John is the author of Spark and Beyond The Brand. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits]
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    How To - Decorative Surface Techniques

    The decorative arts have always included techniques for giving interesting surfaces to common materials. Whether mimicking a precious substance, imitating the patina of great age or simply using paints to the best advantage, art materials can give glamour and richness to otherwise ordinary objects and surfaces. h4. Using acrylic paint for wall decoration. Artists’ acrylics offer the broadest range of possibilities ...

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