By Dave Forrester
Rio has been working on making jellyfish for the past couple of months. He is beginning to master creating layers in Photoshop. His latest creation, he calls, “Swarm of Jellyfish” was created with a new art tool, Procreate for the iPad 2. The program only cost 4.99, just as much as a jellyfish sticker book, but a lot more robust. Rio works really fast. This is what I really like about Procreate. Procreate can keep up with Rio. He uses a Bamboo Stylus at blazing speeds. He can modify the brush sizes, opacity, and type of brush in a matter of seconds. All of his digital art lesson have been thanks to the use of Adobe Connect. Judy Durkin continues to teach him via Adobe Connect through the internet. Rio has been transferring what he is learning in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and now is applying his art skills to new programs like Procreate. I like that Procreate can load new artwork in HD (1920 X 1408) format, send out through email in PNG file format, and be Gmailed out to a whole group. I have setup a family email group for Rio, so each time he finishes a project he can email the artwork to the whole family in a few minutes. We are going to explore how to use the PNG file format out of Procreate and play with filters in Photoshop next.