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Introduction to Adobe Once Upon A Light Pot on Stove Variations of Illustrations Image to Ilustration Intro ;Trucks Nates Intro Horses Classmates Art *Duck- Yadira Serna *Cars-Walters *Tombstones-Rachel Rodriguez *Budda32-39

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Direction of Line
Using the fill icon, I chose grey because it is a neutral color and it is somewhat completely opposite of pink.

earning how to use new tools to create art can be very exciting! The fact that our name is basically engraved in our minds and we know it very well, can be useful while experimenting new tools. While figuring out and learning how to use Adobe Illustrator, drawing your name various times can be easy for you because your not thinking of what to draw next. drawing your name over and over again gives more confidence in what you are drawing simply because it is kind of second nature to you and you start drawing like if you have been using it for a very long time. At first drawing in black with the drawing pen was honestly difficult at first because I was using a drawing pad with the utensil it comes along with and your basically drawing on something and not seeing your drawing on a piece of paper but on the mac computer in front of you. Once the professor tells us to choose

another color similar in the red family, I chose a dark pink, red color and it started to stand out even more. Using the fill icon, I chose grey because it is a neutral color and it is somewhat completely opposite of pink, so it makes your eyes focus more on the name in pink, once I sent the grey filling behind the drawing. Experimenting with the paintbrush tool, the wand the rectangle tool, at first was kind of difficult because I was afraid to mess up and not knowing how to fix it. Once I learned around it I was drawing more carefree because that was mainly the whole point of this drawing, to just be familiar with the tools. Making the paintbrush icon thicker made those specific names drawn stand out even more and created a whole different perception on the drawing. Overall getting familiar with the new tools in Adobe Illustrator became easier once you have done it for various amount of times.

Ref lection upon light

or this assignment we first started off by painting the whole screen pitch black. Ofcourse not literally the screen on our mac but the one on our illustrator. We werent allowed to erase therefore if I created a mark that I didnt like I would have to try to fix it with another shade of the same color, in this case it is from the range white to black, white being the reflection, and grey being the color that blends everything together. Dark grey being the darkest part of your illustration and white being the brightest part. This

was one of our warm ups so that we could start learning about lights and shades. For one assignment we had to come on out own time with our own props and do the same. Obviously this is a teapot above. The can on the following page is Coca Cola can that I had drank and finished just to do my homework ofcourse. The can being alluminum was in particular most difficult because the lamps light reflected all over the can. Other than that I actually liked how it turned out.


Upon A


By Lizet Alvarez

Steaming Pot on Stove

his steaming pot was originally sitting in space. It had no firm setting so I decided to draw a stove under it. I added steam through its sprout so that the pot actually serves its purpose. By simply making the stroke thicker , you can add more detail to the pot itself. Even using different shades pf the color brown makes it seem as if the pot as lighting, creating shadows as well. I increased the stroke and style on the flames so that the stove looks like its actually on, and warming up the pot. You can never stop adding details to your original illustration. The great part about experimenting with Adobe and the Mac Desktop is that you can always experiment, mess up and simply delete it using, Command Z.


Would You would of guess this was a teapot?

Making variations from an original art can be very fun. Sometimes you wont even guess what was the actual prop used to make the drawing. In class cristics we were allowed the opportunity to see how crazy others art pieces were. Some classmates had some artwork that we had no

idea what they could have possibly been. One classmate had one that sc no one could guess what it was and it turned out to be a water bottle. Simple as that huh? Not really. We had to rate everyones variations from most obvious, to what in the world could that be. It was pretty interesting!

Lizet Alvarez

Crazy Vase
is in a rock and roll concert with a guitar
Its amazing to see what adobe illustrator can do only one of your art drawing and convert it two many other versions of your drawing. Many of my drawings variation looked completely different from the original. Changing the colors as to making a shade kind of fade away later affected how the different variation you chose looked like. The first part into this assignments is creating an art version of an object and composing it into looking as detailed as the actual object. The lighting hitting the object is the goal I was trying to make realistic. With my pink teacup the first variations are completely wild. It looks like the teacup is in a rock and roll concert with a guitar. Many people who may view the different variations may catch on right away what it is suppose to be or other might not. I mainly used the stroke to change to a watercolor or charcoal in order to really cause a dramatic change to my drawings. I also used the flower stem for many of my drawings. I first drew the main drawing which was later created into copies. I wanted to keep my original, and use the copies to change into different variations. Every single copy looks very distinct from the others in its own way. No matter what color my drawing was the watercolor effect always gave it a blue grey color as it fades throughout the drawing. In conclusions the fact that adobe illustrator can create such effects on one drawing is amazing. You use the paintbrush tool and draw away and later you can create different version of that one drawing, and it created a whole different perspective of your art.


100 Lines

Trust me if you had one extra stroke my Professor Nate would notice!
In my computer graphics class we were given a task of creating illustraion based on stil life objects. These three displayed are some in which I had created. The task was to create these illustration to make them look as much as you can to the actual item, but there was a trick to it. In order to complete this you only had one hundred lines to complete. Trust me if you had one extra stroke my Professor Nate would notice!

sing the ower stem tool, it created a different variation of the sunglasses I had originally drawn in Adobe Illustrator. To be honest sometimes I didnt know what I was doing and I would end up loving the effect. For some reason when I would use the same tool for other variations the backgrund would mix with black and white and I liked it and thought it was pretty cool.


Wild Variations
It is amazing to see what variations can make the simplest thing to convert into!
s you can see in the screen shot on the right page of the original illustration of the blue water bottle, there are red lines all over. This simply means that I had selected certain points. While playing around with the different variations of my illustrations you can select usig the black pointer tool to only change certain parts and points of your illustration. For most convenience while making this particular assignment it is handy to have the color box on the side of your illustrator so you can pick the same color but in dfferent shades. If you pay close attention to all three teapots on this page they are all different. The top right cornered one is a variation. The centered is the one original I kept. And the bottom right cornered is the one I had originally started working with.

Experimenting With


Truck Owned By: Ivan Campos



Country Side Which One would you pick?

Images taken By: Professor Nathan Peck

New Project Introduction!

For Professor Nates class we were

introducing the next task/ assignment. Both of the images have layers ontop of layers and the basic task was to learn how to bring images onto adobe illustrator and transforming the image as an Adobe Illustrator file. Majority of the class chose to experiment with the firemen, which were actual firemen that Nate, my Computer Graphics professor knew.

given the option to pick from two images taken by himself. Which one would you pick? I personally wanted the countryside, farm looking image, but then again it looked like it would have been a very difficult task to do. The tree itself would have been hard to create using shapes, and illustrator. This was his way of


Horse Illustration and variation taken by: Lizet Alvarez



Learning to change variations on an own

There is just so much detail to choose from that I had to basically pick those that I thought would make the picture more realistic. By Lizet Alvarez
Composition: Using the Adobe Illustrator at the mac lab, we have been introduced into bringing in an actual photo into the Illustrator and form a differet version of the photo. This new form of art is composed based on different shapes and using the eye drop tool it allows us to change the fill of the shapes so that the color is almost precise to the actual color in the photo. Using, Al_Gaussian Blur_4, under the svg filters option, allows to blur out anything that you chose with the black pointer tool. This allows you to bluw out the background in whicj I did so that the horses stand out more and become the main focus of the picture. Many others might get attracted to other items of the art but mu focus was based on the horses mainly the white horse. Craft: Creating different forms of shapes to replace while tracing the actual illustraion, can be later altered by the white pointer tool because you can move the shape around and the points as ell so that the shape is perfectly how ou wanted it to be. I used the feather ad the gaussian bluw options so that I could mke the art look more realistic and as close as possible to the actual photo. Concept The main point into recreating the ilustration that I personally took was so that the art is almost as realistic as

My horses in a 2009 image by Lizet Alvarez

the actual photo. Using all these tool and the pen tool gives the power to pick and choose the main focused. Mine happened to be the whire horse. The idea of recreating all the characteristics possible to recontruct this image is very fascinating. There is just so much detail to choose from that I had to basically pick those that I thought would make the picture more realistic.


all it is missing is more detail on the ceiling and the ground
By Lizet Alvarez

reating our first illustration based on our image we had to use shapes to make the illustration as realistic as possible. My photo actually are horses we have at pur ranch at Beecher Illinois. It was taken a couple weeks after the mare gave birth to her baby. At first I thought it would be difficult to create an Adobe versionof this image but it wasnt that bad. The concept is to find the most important details in the actual image and work with it . The new adober version is built based on shapes. And with these shapes that are created can be filled with the exact similar color related to that of the actual photo. Once I had the regular illustration created I started to play with the effect. In this particular one it looks like it has a halloween theme with it simply because I changed the surround-

ing colors to darker theme. It kind of even looks like it is night time. For some reason one of the effects I used gave the gravel a weird glow almost as if some magic glow is coming out of the floor. On the following variation the horse because almost unreal. The more you play with effects the more distortion you create. The main effect that made my horses more realistic was the gaussian blur. It looks blend the colors to create certain spots of the horse almost realistic.


Feeling Grey Horse

you can create many pieces ofvariation greyed out the whole horse and makes it This art
look mean but i just loved it!

sing the Macintosh computer and the Adobe Illustrator, you can create many pieces of arts for several purposes. This assignment is completely different, because we are bringing an actual picture to Adobe so that we can use it to trace an art version of it. First I created a new folder on the desktop so that the original photo is saved within the Adobe file you will be working on. When I opened the Adobe file the only way you can bring the photo onto the file you have to, place the photo and make it fit into the screen. Using the pen tool allows you to make different shapes, and using the eyedropper tool allows you to fill in those shapes you create with the exact color that best fits your work. The black and white pointer tool allows you to select, move and rearrange the points and shapes.

As you can see above on the previous page with the original art pf the horse to can use it as a reference while looking at this one and you can picture the outline of the body of the horses while looking at this one. The art version of my photo basically has all the main parts created and all it is missing is more detail on the ceiling and the ground. This variation greyed out the whole horse and makes it look mean but i just loved it! The idea of this whole assignment is to recreate a photo that was taken personally from yourself using this concept of created shapes and colors that best represents the photo. This photo means alot to me because I own them and it is unbelievable to see what you have created.

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When trying to create variations of an illustration you start noticing many differences from your original illustration. The smallest details in your original can later make a difference if they are changed. For example, on my original he window is so bright you assume its daytime, but just by changing the color of the window to yellow it makes the mood turn as if the sun is setting creating colors in the outside sky o a yelowish color.

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn. ----- Claude Debussy

Created by Lizet Alvarez


Illustrations and and quote said and done by: Yadira Serna

The tools that I used to w black and white pointer tool, the option and the Blur option. I also stroke on the rocks.

I used the Blur effect on create a soothing effect. Also, th colors of the water to blend onto a .25pt black line stroke on the r create a more rigid ground. Thou rocks on the ground yet to help

Yadira Serna

work on my image was the illustration. e Effect tab with the feather o began to use an the line

Using Adobe Illustrator I used several tools to change the colors of the scene of my original
used the feather effect on the details of the duck on the right side. If you look at the difference between the ducks, the one on the right now has more texture and therefore more abstract. I believe the more detailed the ducks can be, the more your eye will focus on the ducks.

n the water in order to try to he blur helps the different o one another. I began to use rocks. I did this in order to ugh, there arent as many create that feeling. I also

The concept of my image is ducks. Though, besides my intentional focus being the ducks, this image tends to shift your eye focus onto the ground. The reason being the random ground shadow has such a dark color which differs from everything around it. If I work on blurring it out, I can potentially shift the focus back to the ducks.


Illustrations and variations created by : Walter


Credit to Rachel R.

The image that I use for this layout is one that I made in photo digital photography class its a self portrait collage. I chose this layout with the image being the main focus I followed the rules of text pts added page numbers and I began the first page with the text introducing the image on the opposit page. On my layouts I played around with the grid lines the image is in its entirety. I used the grid lines to break it up and zommed into the image drawing attention to the sybolism of my image. Keeping visual unity was my aim. I created the second layout with the entire image in mind as the main focal

point, I also playe daround with the text breaking rules and adding my name around the upper left outside my gridlines. This can not alway be done in some cases durring the printing process the images or texts that are to far out will not print or get cut off during the proccess. Overall the consept was to beging the process of organizine images and play around with ideas for a layout that will have the rules given to me create a consistancy and convey the message creating 3 different looks for the critique in class balance all the elements of image and text.

A trip to the graveyard


Illustration and Variations given credit to Mr . Rivera

Once again craft, concept, and composition were used to explain theses object. Craft dealt with the following: the mini drawing pad, pen, paint brush (under brushes from the library), adobe illustrator, hand and eye coordination. I used a miniature maroon/Reddish Buddha figure, and a lamp light. The composition dealt with adding something more that would give the figure ground, instead of looking like it was floating in space. One such way was by adding a window, door. I decided on a nature setting while blending in a landscape in the picture. Finally, this picture went from identifiable to abstract. A total of 25 variations 5 sets per picture, but will only mention the variations for the Buddha picture set.


My First Magazine .... Created by: Lizet Alvarez

My name is Lizet Alvarez and I am a sophmore at Saint Xavier University. I am a business accounting major. I love creating art, and I definitely learned so much in my Computer Graphics class. I turned one of my personal images into an Adobe version and it almost looks as realistic. Although dealing with numbers is my first priority, illustrations caught my attention this semester. :) Dedicated To My Grandfather : Juan Rodriguez