Digital Imaging

This site is a repository of some of my lectures and demos on Computer Graphics and digital imaging. They are not supposed to be followed in any particular way. I hope it is useful to you!    
     

Phototracing

A quick demo showing the pen tool, bezier curves, vertices and line attributes in Illustrator

 

Color Systems

Color theory as applied to computer graphics

 

Coloring Pixels from Line Art

Setup a vector file for coloring on a raster-based program

 

Value and the Perception of Light

Visual cues, value scales and types of shading

 

Coloring using digital masks

Use values, tints and shades to pick colors. Masking areas and choosing brushes

 

Exporting art for printing

Preparing your photoshop file for compatible submissions and global printing

 

Photomontage: Face Swap

Masks, Polygonal lasso, histograms, color balance

 

Thumbnail Design

Designing the arrangement (composition)of elements previous to production

 

Composite Shapes (Illustrator)

Add complexity to your shapes by combining them

 

Cloned Texture (Photoshop)

Use the clone stamp to create seamless patterns and textures. Map them to existing geometry or surfaces.

 

Make a Photonovel

Composing a visual narrative. Use typography tools and shapes to add text baloons.

 

Typography

Reflect on the use of typography and learn how to use it for digital design

 

Keyframes in Flash

This demo will show you how to bring a vector design (.SVG or .AI) to animate it in Flash

 

Drawing frames

How to create a frame-by-frame animation in Flash

 

Frame by frame animation

Making a digital animation frame by frame. Prepare your artwork in photoshop. Optimize process using the "Actions" panel. Compose your animation in Premiere

 

Keyframes

Making 2D animations using keyframes. Prepare digital file for keyframed animation

 

Rotoscopy

Using a digital video and tracing it frame-by-frame in photoshop

 

Animated Credits

Review of keyframes. This time applied to animated title screens

Tutorials by Students

 

Photo Basics

Masking techniques and color balancing.
By Madison Holliday, Brittany Flamik and Jhon Bradin.

 

Enhancing Photos

Blending, Cloning, Liquefy, patching and other effects to enhance photos. By Caleb Honneger, Andrew Anastos and Ricky Medina

 

Photo Composition

Principles of design for photo composition. By Wave Upatising and Yerim Kim

 

Dithering Pixels

Dithering effect to create vintage-style pixel art. By Zach Barnett.