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Digital Art


Digital Art 

Staff Member(s)

Ms. Doerrer 


In the Digital Art magnet we use Photoshop and Illustrator to learn basic concepts of design and the difference between a raster image and a vector image. Photoshop is a tool mostly for the use of retouching and editing photographs and images and Illustrator is a tool used for image creation purposes. We also will learn the ins and outs of product design and the basics of animation. 

Grade 6 Topics

6th Grade: In the 6th Grade magnet, we begin to learn basic Photoshop design techniques. You'll learn how to work with layers, combine images, add creative graphics, text, and effects. You'll use these skills to combine design assets into a simple, unique composite for print or online use. 

Grade 7 Topics

7th Grade: In the 7th grade magnet, we begin to expand their skills and knowledge of techniques learned in Photoshop.Students will be able to design and create their own brushes, fonts and compositions.Through Photoshop, we introduce basic animation using frames and tweening.  We also introduce Illustrator to create logos, brand and promotional design, illustrations, digital drawings and web graphics. 

Grade 8 Topics

8th Grade: In the 8th grade, students will transition their skills in all programs to an intermediate and more advanced level. They will begin to learn about more advanced techniques in Photoshop such as adjustment layers, layer masks, effects and animations. They will also begin to learn more advanced tools and techniques to create vector-based illustrations, freehand designs, and complex shapes In Illustrator.

Partnerships or Shows

Partnerships: PS Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Games4Change

Students participate in program, poster and T shirt design for the Musical Magnet Theater shows. 

Students also participate in STEAM night and Festival of the Arts each year.