digital images

Q2 Image Magic Bonus Activities

10. Digital Images

Bonus Image Magic Activity Choices:

The Google Applied Digital Skills resources provide some fun lessons that take 45-90 minutes to complete. You will need a Google sign-in or account  to complete these lessons. You can do similar activities with Canva if you have a school account.

Check with your teacher about these. If there isn't time in class, you may want to explore them on your own. Select the Start button to begin the lessons.

  • Make Pop Art in Google Drawings
  • Create a Meme
  • AI Art Effects with Fotor 

POP ART ACTIVITY

1. Preparation: Select a photo you would like to turn into Pop Art that is saved in your Google drive or on your computer to use for this activity.

2. Open the website for Google's "Make Pop Art in Google Drawings" and select the START button, and proceed through the first six steps, then check with your teacher about sharing your Pop Art creation.

  1. Introduction to Make Pop Art in Google Drawings
  2. Choose a Photo for Your Pop Art
  3. Outline Shapes in Your Photo
  4. Fill Your Shapes with Colors
  5. Finalize Your Pop Art
  6. Make Pop Art in Google Drawings Wrap-Up

Example of using a photo of a heron and creating a PopArt image of it.

Photo of a heron and a popart version of it.

AI ART EFFECTS WITH FOTOR

The website Fotor recently added the ability to upload an image without having to sign in or have an account and then apply AI art effects to it. Check with your teacher to see if this site is accessible on your school network.

1. Visit the Fotor Art Effects web page at https://goart.fotor.com. You do not have to select the Free Trial (x it out). Then upload your image.

2. Explore the Search Effects panel on the left side. Below is an example of applying a Cartoon effect with the BAAAHD Deal and the Original Photo.

3. When done, select the Download button, and choose "Download Preview" to have the image saved to your computer.



CREATE A MEME ACTIVITY 

1. Preparation: Locate a photo you would like to turn into a Meme.

2. Open the website for Google's "Create a Meme with Google Drawings" Lesson and select the START button. Proceed through the first six steps to create a meme with Google Drawings. 

  1. Choose a topic
  2. Create and resize the digital canvas
  3. Find an image that illustrates your topic
  4. Create a border around the meme
  5. Write a caption with WordArt
  6. Check with your teacher about sharing your meme.

The example below is a meme about the cost and impact of Inflation.

Shows goat by a food vending machine with the price inflation.

Learn about the rule of thirds and some apps that help you edit photos on your cellphone from this Smartphone Photography Training site.

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations