Monday, September 10, 2007

Final Flash Project

My flash cartoon was about the ultimate rock paper scissors match! The characters were moved by starting a keyframe and then creating another keyframe a few frames later. I then added a motion tween to make the characters move. The boulder was moved by creating a motion tween and then making a motion guide to move the rock in a more curved way.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Flash Tutorials

The illusion of movement is done by setting up keyframes on certain frames. Motion tweens are created by going to insert, timeline, motion tween. You create a guide path and draw it using the pencil tool. Making sure it is snapped to the path. The makes the images have motion on the stage.

This is a flash animation. The dancer moves by placing a key frame on frame 2 then placing a copy of the dancer on top, deleting the previous one. Then a keyframe is added to frame 3, deleting the previous one on that as well. The animated effect gives the illusion of movement.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Project 4

This magazine cover was made using InDesign. The farmer was created using Adobe Illustrator. I placed him, the Game Informer logo, and the farmland background into the rectangles. The text was also created in InDesign I changed the font to times and comic sans ms. I changed the fill to white.

Monday, August 6, 2007

I used the rectangle and elipse tools to make the various rectangles and circles to create the robot. I chose the colors that filled in the shapes by clicking on a color in the swatches panel.

I used place and the fit the illustration proportionately options to make the picture of the lizard fit in the frame. I used the place and direct selection tool to move the images to specific part in the smaller picture frames. I edited the text in the control panel by increasing the font and changing the fill color in the swatches panel. I added the drop shadows to the curved line and sun by going to the options menu and clicking drop shadow.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Project 3 Tutorial

I selected each layer and chose a different kind of fill for each. I sprayed on different symbols such as the fire and the trees. I added the border in the brush option. I made the mountains jagged by using the crystalline tool. The wrinkle tool was used to warp the grass. : )

Monday, July 23, 2007

Project 2 Final Version

I used the magic wand tool to cut out parts of the background and parts around each picture used. used the load selection and mask layer to make the water background fill in the deleted gaps. I also used the filters to added textures to some of the picutres and to make the main mario have the inverted glow. I used the drop shadow tool and outer glow to make the pictures stand out.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Project 1

After learning various beginner techniques in photoshop, I started a small collage. I used the blur tool in the background to give a sense of distance. I added various pictures on top of the background. I then gave these pictures an outer glow and an inner glow using the layer tools. I also used the sharpen tool to make certain parts of each image stand out more.

Monday, July 9, 2007

My First Class With Carmen

Salutations! My name is Glenn DiGirolamo (De-Ger-ALL-A-MO). I am majoring in Game Art and Design. I have a very small background in Web Design, I have worked with Dreamweaver and built a website for a dog training center. I expect this class to push my creativity to it's limits and help me gain the knowledge to work with the various software I will have to work with later in life.