Today our fifth grade art students are painting self portraits using the iPad camera and Sketchbook Express. They are learning about layers, color sampling, and opacity…and doing a GREAT job!
Can you recommend a YouTube video or other resource for this? I would love to do with my students!
Unfortunately, there is not a video that I know of, but it is easy.
1.The kids take a self portrait photo with the iPad.
2. Open Sketchbook Express and upload the photo to a new canvas.
3. Use the eyedropper tool to sample colors before drawing. Adjust the opacity of the photo layer to 50% before painting.
4 Add a layer for the large areas of color and paint those first.
5. Add another layer for the details. You are only allowed 3 layers on Sketchbook Express, so they may want to merge the top 2 layers and add one more for highlights.
Thanks so much! I have been experimenting with Sketchbook express – I will go off and practice using your tips.
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