Creating and Editing Art


Part of what you learned in Chapter 4 was the importance of not just using art, but using the right kind of art -- art that contributes to your message, even carries the message.

Please work to avoid the "Great Wall of Words" that Chapter 5 references early on.

Be sure you understand there are two types of graphics, bitmap and vector graphics. Figures 5.1 and 5.2 actually do give a pretty good quick point of comparison.

Also note how powerfully Figure 5.3 uses images to convey quickly and easily concepts and numbers behind the ideas presented.

It is intriguing that the condensation example shown in Figures 5.4-5.12 use both bitmap and vector graphics in the same image development. The videos referenced at Kindle Location 1131 (page 170) can obtained with a download from the wiki for part 1 and from the streaming server for part 2 (if the image for part 2 is too small, please let me know. I can prepare a large image size, but that will take longer to load and I am trying to be sensitive to long load times.)

Note that Figure 5.13 works only with older versions of PowerPoint.

The discussion of Figures 5.14-5.30 is supplemented by this PowerPoint presentation on Color and Texture.

The accompanying files referenced at Kindle Location 1254 (page 130) include a Word document and three images: Parrots400, Parrots640, and Parrots800.

Performance Record

While consulting with your partner, please create an image that you have prepared from a blank screen using bitmap or vector drawing tools with some inserted clip art. It should illustrate an educational principle, as the condensation example does. Explain what your image represents in your Ning discussion of this ACTS activity and upload your PowerPoint file to the course wiki.

Created Images.

Note: This activity should not use any photo imagery or complex prepared images found on the web. The educational objective of this activity is to create an image from nothing, with some clip art assistance. TK