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Lesson Plans

Re: Software????

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Fran Marze (
Thu, 5 Feb 1998 20:49:38 -0500 (EST)

I find Adobe Illustrator very difficult, perhaps better for advanced
lessons. I really like Fractal Painter, but not all the students have
bought into it. I have 6 computers in my art room so it is a rotating
schedule. Our computer art teacher uses superpaint for Computer Art I and
the kids seem to like that. I don't like the ragged edges on some things,
but a lot of them do some great work. he uses Aldus Freehand for Computer
Art II, like Adobe more difficult and smoother and more professional for
motivated students. Good luck. I have a few ocpies of Photoshop and
started a unit using a photo of the student which was either scanned or
taken with digital camera and then manipulated in a variety of ways. Great
and creative results. My Art II students are now fighting over the
computers (not really violent, thought.) But lots of fun and good and all
different results. Fran

On Thu, 5 Feb 1998, Sherry D'Elia wrote:

> Hi all...I'm a new member, 1st time writer. I am in the process of
> choosing drawing and photo software for a new art/tech Mac lab where I will
> be teaching computer graphics to high school students.
> A few ?'s Adobe Illustrator vs Fractal Painter....which is better?
> Is there another software anyone has used that is cheaper but close or
> comparable in quality and options? We are pushing for 32 Mgs
> ( opmtimistic ) but is 16 mg power Macs reasonable for this software?
> Has anyone found anything better (or comparable) to Photoshop?
> Any info on 3D software, such as Bryce 3D?
> It's easy enough to find software...but not so easy to try them out for the
> best any imput is helpful. It's nice to know we're not alone
> out here.