Lesson 11 - (April 4, 2017) - Pen Tools & Vector Shapes • Patterns • Photoshop's Web Tools
This week we'll dive deeper into Photoshop's pen tool and vector shapes. You will get the opportunity to recreate a student assignment using vector shapes. You'll learn how to create a vector mask. Then we'll combine regular masks with vector masks to get the best of both worlds. You'll find out how to use the pen tool to create interesting shapes and patterns using the step-and-repeat command. We'll learn about the principle of pattern, how it varies from repetition and rhythm, and then learn how to create seamless patterns in Photoshop. You'll also learn how to manage and back up your patterns using the preset manager. Then we'll explore Photoshop's web tools. Enjoy!
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Lesson 11 Reading Assignment:
Lesson 11 Assignment:
- Be sure to practice the objectives taught in this lesson. You are not required to submit any of these practice files - but please practice! That's the only way these skills will stick with you.
- This week work on your final portfolio - any portfolio exhibits you want to improve upon, or description files you want to re-write and resubmit. Be sure to clearly label any resubmission as "Lesson X portfolio resubmission_YourName". You may wish to complete an extra credit portfolio submission - you're allowed up to two extra credit portfolio exhibits. It's also time you start considering how your portfolio will look and feel - how it will be designed. April 24, 2017 is the resubmission deadline. No resubmissions will be accepted after this date for score changes. You may still revise images in your final portfolio.
Lesson 11 Scoring Rubric
- 0 = incomplete - not submitted - a late submission will only receive 50% of the total possible score
- 3 or lower = 70% or lower: You had difficulty with this. Yes, it flopped! It's OK, try again and get a better score!
- 3.5 = 75%: Not a total flop - there's some good things going on - but it still needs some work! Try again and get a better score!
- 4 = 80%: Passable - but not professional yet. Worth a re-work and resubmission
- 4.5 = 90%: Quite good! Almost there! Just some little details that need attention.
- 5 = 100%: Professional in every respect. Outstanding!
Page last updated April 3, 2017. This lesson combines my own work (images, text, videos) which are ©2017 by Nathan Smith. All other images, videos, and cited text sources are curated from the internet, and are publicly available.