Animal Shapes


Right click this photo and Download to your computer

We are going to redraw one of the animals

Open Adobe IllustratorScreen Shot 2015-08-21 at 8.56.19 AM

Go to File New and create a document that is Letter size and Landscape Orientation

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Click OK

Go to File Place and select the downloaded photo of the animalshapes.png

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Once the photo is placed on your digital piece of paper make sure to EMBED the photo so it will be linked or stuck to your digital file.

With the animal photo selected (you can tell if it is selected if a blue X is covering the photo)

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Click Embed

Now open your Layers Palette by going to Windows – Layers

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It should look like this:

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We are going to add a new layer to draw on. To do that you must click the little icon on the bottom of the layers palette for a new layer.Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 9.04.39 AM

Then your layer palette should look like this:

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Rename the layers by double clicking on the words Layer 1 and Layer 2

Name Layer 1 – Photo and Name Layer 2 – Drawing

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Lock the Photo Layer by clicking the empty square to the right of the eye

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Locking a layer makes it un-editable. You can not change anything on this layer unless you unlock it.

Click to select the Drawing layer

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Now you can begin drawing. Redraw using the pencil tool and the eyedropper one or more animals from the page.

You may need to send object to the front and the back of other drawn objects. To do this you will need to select the object with the selection tool Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 9.17.53 AMthen right click and choose arrange – send to back or bring to front

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When finished turn off the visibility of the photo layer by clicking on the eye

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Select All (Command A) and resize your animal to fill your paper. Remember to hold SHIFT to remain proportional.

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When finished – go to File – Save

save it as an .ai (illustrator)file

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then go to File – Save for the web

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Your settings for the web should match the photo below. Make sure it is a .JPG

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When finished saving, post to your blog with a paragraph description.









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