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DIGITAL PRINTMAKING

Watch the videos and follow the steps to learn how you can design your own floral digital print using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Let's get started!

1. Page Setup

    On the Design tab | Select Slide Size | Select Custom Slide Size

    Change Slide Dimensions to A4 / 21cm x 21 cm according to the size of your frame

    Click and Drag across the slide and press [Delete]

2. Draw Basic Shapes

    Select Shape | Click and Drag to draw

    Click on Shape Fill | Select Colour

    Click on Shape Outline | Select No Outline 

3. Edit Shape & Duplicate

    Select Shape | Right-Click on Shape | Select Edit Points

    Click and Drag handles to Edit Shape

    Select Shape | Duplicate / Copy and Paste

4. Set Default Shape & Grouping

    Select Shape | Right-Click on Shape | Select Set as Default Shape

    Select Shapes | Right-Click on Shapes | Select Group 

    Click and Drag a Corner Point to resize (Press [SHIFT] as you do this to maintain shape & proportions)

5. Repeat Process Until Complete

    Explore & Experiment with various shapes and colours to complete the drawing.

6. Resize, Duplicate & Recolour

    Select Shapes | Right-Click on Shapes | Select Group

    Click and Drag a Corner Point to resize (Press SHIFT as you do this to maintain shape & proportions)

    Select Shapes & Recolour (Press SHIFT to select more than one shape at the same time)

7. Arrange & Repeat Steps 1 - 6

    Select Shape | Click on Arrange | Select Bring to Front / Send to Back

    Explore & Experiment with various shapes and colours to complete the drawing

8. Design Layout & Add text

    On the Insert tab | Select WordArt | Add Text

    Explore & Experiment with the use of various Fonts and Font sizes

    On the File tab | Select Save As | Save as type: JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg)

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YOUR CREATIONS 

As an exit ticket, upload a picture of your beautiful creations in the padlet below.

Insert your name in the Title section and in the description, share with us some of your thoughts and experiences by answering any of the questions below:

1) What did you learn during the art-making process?

2) How do you feel about your artwork?

3) What do you like about your artwork?

4) What would you do differently?