Instructions on:

(1) Places on the Internet to Find Images,

(2) How to Capture Images from the Internet,

(3) How to Obtain & Use an Image Making Software,

(4) How to Animate Your Symbol,

(5) How to Cite the Source of Where You Got the Image

(6) How to Scan on a Flatbed Scanner

1. Image Search Engines: Click here for a search engine ( searches for graphics/pictures and displays the results as thumbnails. Other good search engines for artworks include: World Wide Web Art Resources; or an alphabetized listing of artists with images, info, and links; or resources and listing of sculptors; or go to category 2 of a website hotlist I prepared for art educators. You may find your image from any Web site or create in any other way.

2. How to capture an image from the Internet: When you find an image to critique, click on it with the mouse and hold the mouse down until a menu appears. Then slide over with the mouse held down so that "save image" is highlighted. Then let go of the mouse (unclick). Look at the top box to see where the image will be saved. Once you have saved the image you can put it in your Web site or open it through PhotoShop or GraphicConverter and manipulate the image there before placing it on your Web site.

3. Image Making Software: If you do not have an image making software then download GraphicConverter to use in this course for image making. Or go to "" From there, go to "Multimedia Design," then to "Image Editing." It's right there under "Today in Downloads." This site GraphicConverter provides basic instructions on how to use GraphicConverter.

4. How to Animate Images: If you would like to animate your image with GraphicConverter (even if created in other image making software) follow these instructions:

Go to File menu and select "Convert more"

In the "convert" column select a folder filled with images named or "renamed" 1.gif, 2.gif, 3.gif, . . . 9.gif, x10.gif

Change to "gif"

make a new empty folder in the "Destination" column

Options click "create movie" , 89a, normal, optimize, and loop (if desire)

then click "convert"

5. Citing the Source: Copy the Web site address (its URL) and place that with the image on your Web page--identifying the image with a URL is to avoid copyright infringements. See how to properly cite others' work used in your work.)

6. To Scan (FLATBED SCANNERS) an Image in the School of Art Lab 204

1. Turn on scanner. (Bulbs are expensive so only have on when you are ready to scan and turn off when done.)

2. Click mouse 2 times to open hard drive. Open "Adobe PhotoShop ®5.5"

3. Once in PhotoShop, pull the "File" menu down to "Import" and to the right select "Twain Acquire"

4. Lay your image to scan face down in the top right color of the scanner.
(Make sure the size is set to "Max. Area" (top right of scanner screen)

5. Select settings: colorRGB, reflective, 200 dpi, 100% (general suggestions - you can try other ones depending on if you want it reduced in size or gray, etc., but keep reflective setting)

6. Click "preview"

7. Move marquee (dashes) to surround image you want scanned. Click and drag the moving dashed lines (i.e., the marquee) to change its size.

8. Click "scan"

9. Go to "File" menu and pull down to select "Save As."

10. Put your disk or zip cartridge in the computer or zip drive. Go to "desktop" if the name of your disk does not appear at the top of the save box and change it so the title of your folder "images" appears. Select either the file formats of "gif" or "jpeg" which can be placed in web editors. (You may need to flatten colors under "image" menu in Photoshop, "mode," and "Indexed colors" for Compuserv gif. To flatten for jpeg go to "window", "show layers", and "flatten." Use jpeg format to compress image -- usually compressed to medium works fine for most images.) Under "save file as" type in the name of the image in all lowercase letters and seven characters or less followed by .jpeg or .gif. Click "save."