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Illustrator May 31, 2017

Posted by lmholcroft in Illustrator.
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This station was an interesting challenge, creating a look that was realistic was very difficult. In an attempt to make the drawings more detailed and realistic i used the Wacom pad. It made the drawing much easier and made it feel more natural. With the pen and pad moving the pen and making details was much easier.  Along with the pad the size and style of the brush made details easier. I would recommend playing around with the tools before begin your actual drawing.  A good understanding of the opacity tool and the shape of the brushes will help a lot in making drawings with depth. In the beginning of the station finding inspiration was the biggest struggle however I went online and began copping pictures as best I could this really help me with getting an idea of the tools and gave me inspiration for other drawings. For other people who might want to do this station the most helpful tip I learned is  under the color tool you can create other colors that will be more custom just click the color icon then one of the folder icons. I though the depth off my pictures was very developed until I saw the other drawings, I would recommend not going as shaded as i did as it did not help the depth. This is a interesting station and if your not good at drawing like me you will learn a lot however if you are good at art this station is lots of fun.



Digital Photography May 30, 2017

Posted by mjoconell19summitk12 in Uncategorized.
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Photography is special and fun in its own ways. Taking pictures with a camera is fun especially if your doing it on your own and taking pictures of the things you like. In this station I was able to take multiple photos of nature and awesome activities I got to do. During the process of taking these pictures I used my own camera for the majority of the time taking various photos. In this station I learned a lot about cameras and thinking like a photographer. Overall, I developed skills with computer editing and with Photoshop. Anyone wanting to do this station should do it because of the experience and the activities you will actually be doing. This station has a lot of freedom if you want to take it to the next level. Mr. Karden provides cameras for you to use when you start the station so you can take some pictures. Always take good care of the cameras because they are expensive and delicate. Whenever you are not taking pictures, put the lens cap on and hold the camera with two hands. Try not to drop it because there is a chance of it breaking. Some of my photos were taken using Mr. Karden’s camera inside and outside of the actual school. (Rebel xti) Look up tutorials if you are not familiar with the camera and look up YouTube videos so you can learn more. The camera i used was a Nikon Cool pix L310 and it was older and more simple to operate for me. There are various programs to use to edit your photos and i started off with Pixlr and moved to Photoshop. Photoshop is the best because its better in quality and its easy to use. For my final I took pictures i took from the second semester and made a collection of the photos I liked the most. Each photo was taken at a different areas in Colorado and different time periods in different climates. My final was edited on Photoshop as well as the rest of my pictures. For Future students taking this station i would recommend asking for help when needed and doing your research online and on your own. Take the time to think of ways to take pictures and ways to have fun taking pictures. 


Creative Photoshop- May 30, 2017

Posted by kylarys in Photoshop, Uncategorized.
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For my semester long station, I chose to learn more about photo shop. I wanted to go more in depth with Photoshop to better my editing skills, which will help me with my photography. This was not my first time doing Photoshop, however I was really interested in learning more about lighting and blending specifically. For my final project, I decided to combine some of the many techniques I learned into one image. I picked several images and put them together using the skew, mask, gradient, brushes, linear dodge and more tools. I created my own image by combining several and blending the lighting to look more realistic. If I were to do this again, I would plan more time for my final so that I could’ve used my own images. This would have made me think about the edit more creatively and incorporated my photography. I did make several edits with my own images, but for the final I used internet images.  My advice for this station is to use the official Adobe Photoshop website because it provides some basic, but super helpful tutorials. Though lots of tools are self explanatory, I learned about some new ones that are more useful and sometimes hidden. Patience and attention to close detail are necessary for this station.  I would also recommend learning about the perspective and skew tools before anything else, as they were really useful for changing a scene and getting things to look more natural. Overall I really enjoyed learning about Photoshop and what it has to offer.


Illustrator May 30, 2017

Posted by cihurlbert in Illustrator.
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During this station I was able to use different tactics and designs. This station is really helpful to people trying to start a business. This station would be perfect if you need help making a business card or other promotional tools. Outside of that the program is pretty useless. At times it can be pretty hard to use the tools,and they don’t always work. If a tool is not working I would recommend looking it up or making sure you have selected the right layer. I chose to do this project because it had the fundamentals,and it was really easy to miss a step, so it expanded my attention to detail while doing harder projects. If you look up a tutorial you have to be very specific in what you want or it wont help. For example if you look up “circles using Illustrator” you wont get what you are looking for.  A good tutorial website is http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/illustration/42-best-illustrator-tutorials/ , but some of the tutorials require a higher level of thinking, and knowledge of illustrator. Overall I would recommend this station to anyone looking for a relatively easy station, that is not very time consuming.


Lukas C. Aeronautical ENG. May 30, 2017

Posted by lukascrew in Electronics.
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This is my attempt at making an RC plane. it was a very long and arduous journey which could’ve been avoided very easily. The problems that I encountered were monstrously numerous. Starting with me not even getting the materials until 2nd quarter. And ending in being unable to wholly fix every issue without a new one popping up. If I were to give advice to anyone looking to do this rather unique project. Either do all of the math because I forgot about CoM to CoT calculations, or just buy a premade body and shove your electronics into that. And if you really want to do this project, then do your research.

Lukas C. Photoshop (TRIGGER WARNING) May 30, 2017

Posted by lukascrew in Photoshop.
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This is my Photoshop project. I personally think there was no major challenge to the project. The tools were easy enough to learn on their own, if not there was twenty thousand tutorials online for it. I think the hardest part would have been understanding graphic design principals to make something look interesting. If there are any recommendations to students who are about to do this as a project, it is get familiar with the tools by playing around with them, what’s the worst that could go wrong.

Sketchup May 30, 2017

Posted by tmgallagher20 in Uncategorized.
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I recommend this station to whoever is considering going into the career path of architecture/engineering because while making these projects at this stations I learned a lot about different kinds of architecture and how to replicate them in a computer program. This was not my first time working with Sketchup, but for beginners I would recommend watching YouTube tutorials until you have a good grasp on what all the tools do and how and when to use them. Then look at different buildings and decide what kind of building you want to make and then make it. You will eventually start becoming better and better at this and then you will be able to make new shapes and structures to make your projects look better and better. If you can’t think of anything to make, look outside at buildings near you. Some tips I have are if you are copying and pasting things in your project, always paint/texture them before so you don’t have to go back and do all of them later. Also, use the internet for help, such as how to make a sphere or an octagon, all that is easily researched and then you can use that skill in other projects.p5 right

jadon findley’s photoshop May 30, 2017

Posted by jadonfindley in Uncategorized.
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i did a few images. the first one is of… well… trump behind an explosionn with kim jong un flying into a skarks mouth. i recomend to upload images directly from google because i had troubles with the space tool. the second one is of a war in tottalt accurate batle simulator i call tottaly accurate subaliens simulator. based off of the aliens movies, subnautica, bacon,chicken and tottaly accurate battle simulator. i recommend not copying my work or others. you fail.also do not work on you instagram or facebook during class. you fail. trumpsrevenge1 (1).jpgrandomphotoshop (1).jpg

Sketchup May 30, 2017

Posted by alexanderpappas2 in Uncategorized.
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            For using sketchup I used many tools and used many resources to get me through building my project. I also came across many obstetrical along the way that I had to over come.  but one video really helped me understand how to start my final and to get the base.  The link to the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Un7DkKyy04.  This video really helped me get a good understanding of how to make a boat hull.  After I got the understanding of how to make the hull of the boat and got all of the architecture done a came across a very big problem and the problem.  The problem was that after creating the boat the front of the ship was very rigged making it very difficult to apply texture to the ship.  Then after some bit of research I found out that if you right click you can find a smooth tool.  Then click of the tool and you can tell the computer how much yo want to smooth the bout to make it one object.  Once you do so then you can just apply what texture you want to add.  Building this boat make me use many tools and made my understanding of architecture a lot bigger.


3d printing again May 30, 2017

Posted by indyblake in Uncategorized.
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This time around in tech lab i decided to continue 3d printing by taking on the massive project of creating a robotic hand that could grab things and function as a normal human hand would. If you decide to make something based on the human body i would recommend looking at pictures of muscles and ligaments to try and accurately recreate these as realistically as possible. the dremel  is really great for smoothing out the printed pieces and fixing any problems and snags. as this is my second time working with the 3d printer i did minimal practice but if it is your first time i would highly recommend practicing in tinkercad and learning how to make the print time shorter, try out all o the shape generators, and  all of the other hidden perks.