Turning in homework and introduction to the server.
You should have a folder on your desktop that includes your .ai (illustrator) files for the Bauhaus/Deco Project. If not, create a folder that is labeled "lastname_firstname_wk_1" and place your reference images and your adobe illustrator files in the folder. Then we will place these on the server.
To connect to the server, Open "Finder" then click on "Go"... "Connect to server"..."Dali"
Type in your login and password. From here you will go to classes and find our course folder FD170.
First, In the class folder, you will see a folder marked "Week_1" Place your wk 1 folder in this appropriate folder for grading.
Second, place your file from the "in class" Egon Shiele Assignment in the folder marked wk1_shiele.
Introduction to Creative Commons and Fair Use
Licensing your work
Licensing work with a Creative Commons (CC) license is easy.
Upon setting a Creative Commons license, the creator of the work decides if both commercial and noncommercial uses are allowed (some are noncommercial only), if others are allowed to modify the work once it is licensed (called, "derivative work"), and if derivative works are allowed, whether or not the newly modified work also has to be licensed with CC (called, "share alike").
The six types of licenses and a very brief description of each follows. More information can be found on CreativeCommons.org. All CC licenses state that the original author will be given credited for her work, in addition to the following details:
Reproduceablity is a principal trait of digital media. Unlike paintings, records, books, videotapes or even photographs, an exact replica of digital media can be made from the original file. This is true for digital photographs, Compact Discs (and MP3s), DVDs, and websites. From sampling to mashups, collage to subvertisements, contemporary artists and content creators use digital files as source material for the derivation of new works. These works are considered new and original, but they are sometimes built with bits and parts of copyrighted works. In the digital age, new works are often created when more than one existing work is recombined in a new way, providing new visual relationships and new ideas.
Copyright content can be used in a new work as long as permission is obtained from the copyright holder, or if the media use falls into the category of fair use. Under the fair use clause of copyright law, limited copyrighted material can be used for a "transformative" purpose, such as commenting upon, criticizing or parodying the initial material. The 4 key factors are
- the purpose of the derivative work
- the nature of the original work: was the original mostly factual or creative
- the amount of original work used
- the effect that the new work has on the potential or actual market value of the original
This net art parody is protected by the fair use clause of the United States copyright laws
Appropriation is a word that is used by media artists to describe the visual or rhetorical action of taking over the meaning of something that is already known, by way of visual reference. For example, Andy Warhol appropriated the Campbell's soup can visual identity to make large, iconic silkscreen prints of the face of Campbell's soup cans. Warhol's soup cans are a modified version of "the real thing." The visual reference to the original soup can is important, as the viewer needs this information in order to understand the idea that the reference conveys (your personal translation of this could be something as simple as a popular American icon to a feeling associated with comfort food). By transforming not only the size and limited graphic palette for portraying the soup cans, but also the place where the viewer will encounter them (an art gallery as opposed to the grocery market), Warhol appropriates the original Campbell's soup cans to create American art that relates to popular culture in its iconic form. Appropriation falls into the category of fair use.
In recent news, Richard Prince "stole" images" from the internet and sells them for up to 100k dollars. Wow
Another source for imagery are stock photography websites such as GettyImages.com or iStockPhoto.com. These websites are full of photographs and vector graphics to be used in advertising, corporate media, brochures, campaigns, and other design applications. The advantage of these sites is they seem to have endless search detail.The disadvantage is that the photographs are generic, and have the impersonal feel of an advertisement. No one ever looks as happy as a model in an advertisement; most people are as physically attractive there is an overall "generality" to the photographs.
Demo for new tools in Illustrator
The Pathfinder tool-Does pretty much the same thing as the Shape Builder tool.
(from adobe classroom in a book)
The variety of brush types in Adobe Illustrator CC lets you create a myriad of effects simply by painting or drawing using the Paintbrush tool or the drawing tools. You can work with the Blob Brush tool, choose from the Art, Calligraphic, Pattern, Bristle, or Scatter brushes, or create new brushes based on your artwork.
Working with brushes
Using brushes you can decorate paths with patterns, figures, brush strokes, textures, or angled strokes. You can modify the brushes provided with Illustrator and create your own brushes.
There are five types of brushes that appear in the Brushes panel (Window > Brushes): Calligraphic, Art, Bristle, Pattern, and Scatter.
Here are links to three tutorials on Brushes that go in depth a bit more than we did today in class.
1. APPLY AND DRAW WITH BRUSHES
2. DRAWING WITH BRISTLE BRUSHES
AND FINALLY, MORE INFORMATION ON....
3. HOW TO CREATE ART BRUSHES