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How to convert a hand-drawn illustration into a digital graphic – Storybench. The following is a tutorial on how to use Adobe Illustrator to convert a hand-drawn illustration into a digital graphic.

How to convert a hand-drawn illustration into a digital graphic – Storybench

More specifically, we will use Illustrator’s Image Trace function to convert a drawing into a vector image. A vector image is made up of a large set of points that can be infinitely scaled (up or down in size) without losing resolution. To start the process of preparing the illustration for web, take a high resolution photo (8.3 megabytes) with an iPhone 6. We didn’t have a scanner on hand.

Setting up the canvas In Adobe Illustrator, open a new file with its profile set for Web, its size set to 1280 x 800 pixels, and its orientation set to landscape. Upload the photo by clicking Place… in the File menu. Cropping the photo We want to use the Clipping Mask function to crop the photo and remove all the excess information that makes no sense to trace or even include. Then drag the borders to crop the photo.

Convert to grayscale and rasterize Tracing the image. Digital Storytelling. Digital Storytelling. Couros.wikispaces. Definitions: "... refers to using new digital tools to help ordinary people to tell their own real-life stories.


" (Wikipedia)“Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Throughout history, storytelling has been used to share knowledge, wisdom, and values. Stories have taken many different forms. Stories have been adapted to each successive medium that has emerged, from the circle of the campfire to the silver screen, and now the computer screen.” Open Thinking Wiki. Digitales - Documentary and DocuDrama. Let’s make nonfiction that is more thrilling than fiction.

Digitales - Documentary and DocuDrama

Let’s use the best of what fiction has to offer and make it more exciting because what happened was real. – Ellen Windemuth from Off the Fence Storytelling is at the heart of most good documentaries and docudramas. Complex ideas and information are often best conveyed through powerful storytelling creating enduring understandings as well as having a memorable influence on people’s point-of-views and willingness to take action. Even when the outcome of the topic or event is known, audiences still expect a storyline with a goodly dose of suspense while artfully unfolding the facts and information. Story engages an audience in the facts emotionally and intellectually at the same time motivating them to want to know what happens next. Know the Difference Technology is rapidly changing the definition of both documentaries and docudramas.

Exemplar online interactive summary reports: Colonial House Tours OR a Monk’s Life Documentaries. 18. Digital Storytelling. Introduction Digital storytelling is the latest and greatest way for to share and present information with animation, podcasts, and video creation.

18. Digital Storytelling

Your different activities in these Quests are explorations in different ways to be creative with a variety of media. We learn a lot from stories, and media helps bring them to life through our different senses. Learning Objectives When you have completed this Thing you will: Day 21 #30DC14: Digital Storytelling with Shadow Puppet EDU. Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “Tell me and I forget.

Day 21 #30DC14: Digital Storytelling with Shadow Puppet EDU

Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” One powerful way that we can deeply involve our students in the process of learning is through the act of digital storytelling. When students harness the power of the digital world to tell stories, they become deeply involved in their learning and empowered as thinkers. In today’s post we are going to look at an iOS app which makes the art of digital storytelling simple for students and teachers. How to Get Started To get started, download Shadow Puppet EDU from the app store – Click HereOnce you open the app, a quick tutorial will play showing the basics steps to get started. Begin selecting photos from the sources on the left. 5 Online Tools for Creating Picture Books. My recent about Jellybean Writer, an online picture book maker, was one last week's most popular posts.

5 Online Tools for Creating Picture Books

If you missed it, I have a description of it below along with four other good tools for creating picture books. Using pictures as the basis for a story can be a good way to get students to write a story. The pictures can serve as prompts for writing the story. All five of the tools listed below have that capability. Picture Book Maker allows students to create six page stories by dragging background scenes into a page, dragging in animals and props, and typing text. MyStorybook is a nice online tool for creating short storybooks. StoryMaker™ Digital Storytelling. Ashoka's Youth Venture. Empowering Students Through Multimedia Storytelling. Perceptions of people and events are very much dependent upon who you are and what your experience has been.

Empowering Students Through Multimedia Storytelling

Events in Ferguson and Baltimore, among others, highlight our misunderstandings of each other, and how the same facts can be interpreted entirely differently. What's worse, people of color and underrepresented groups are defined by journalists covering these events, who themselves don't reflect the ethnic composition of our country as a whole. Recent studies have proven that stories can change perceptions and even make people more tolerant. Rather than wait to be defined by others, it's important that students learn to create understanding by sharing their story, their worldview, their concerns, and their triumphs with others. Groups like Youth Radio and Cause Beautiful are empowering teens in poor and minority-majority neighborhoods to become multimedia journalists.

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. 30 Goals Reflections (with images, tweets) · ShellTerrell. 50+Ways - home. Digital Storytelling - The Digital Dog Pound. Digital Storytelling - The Digital Dog Pound.