Monday, 29 September 2014

Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Keith Haring was a US artist and social activist who was involved with the NYC street culture of 1980s. In his art he expressed birth, death, sexuality & war. The Keith Haring Foundation supports non-profit organisations that assist children, as well as organisations involved in education, research and care related to AIDS. Haring died on Friday February 16, 1990 of AIDS-related complications.

I made this animation using Adobe After Effects.

Key framing is setting a value to an object at a specific point in time. In After Effects, once a keyframe is set it will automatically change the value of the object between two keyframes.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Vector Graphics

Vector Graphics

Vector graphics are made up of line equations and calculations to create a graphic. They are different from bitmaps as they are more precise and take up less storage space. They are used because objects can be edited, for example change the size, shape or colour, so  many graphics can be created. Also, the quality doesn't change when the images is resized. 

Some examples of vector graphics:


Useful tools
Select tool- used to select the whole graphic
Direct select tool- used to select points on the 

Pen tool - used to add points that join up to create a line or a shape

Shape tool- can create shapes such as circles and rectangles
Paint brush - used to draw free lines

Zoom- used to zoom in or out of your graphic

Fill Colour/Line Colour- used to change the colour of the shape or line

Vector Graphic Tutorials

My Final Minion made using Illustrator