.sidebar .widget {border-bottom: 1px solid #000000;}

14 Finalists for Arc!

The web committee for the Arc of the Hill Country has narrowed down their choices to sites created by the following 14 students:

Nicole H
Jeff M
Jonathan H
Sara Beth L
Cody S
Tyler R
James C
Ashley O
Troy H
Shannon S
Ana C
Carianne C
Kate R
Haylie N
Morgan W

From Photoshop to t-shirt

Morgan created a great silhouette for her iPod assignment. In art class she used a portion of her image in her screen printing project. Well done Morgan! (wiping away a tear of pride...)

Morgan's Wonderland

I took this photo of one of the students at Morgan's Wonderland.
It was a good photo, but I wanted to make it a great photo.

The first thing I did was brighten his teeth, then I used the liquify filter to tip the corners of his mouth into more of a smile. (Note: I will be changing this back to the original because I don't like the way it changes his overall facial features. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should...)
I also used the healing tools to clear up some patchy areas.

Next I took out some of the background; the guy in the red shirt was also in the reflection, so I took that out as well. I used mostly the stamp tool for this.

Next I used the sharpen tool to create a brighter effect on the water.

Last, I added the reflection of the student.

Put your design on a t-shirt!

There are websites out there that you can use to create your own t-shirt with your own design. Here is one example:

Arc logo

My wonderful students,

I spoke with the Arc's president of the board last night. She said
that they are locked into using the logo with the little people and
the swish, but that they can add to it--like adding something about
the hill country, or combining it with an image, or something that
would set them apart from the other Arc chapters.

Just an fyi before you get too far into designing a logo. Remember--
it would be better (deadline-wise) to design the site, and then design
the logo if you have time. That is especially true now that we know
that they have to use that logo.

btw, this is typical of what happens when you are designing for a
client. Often when you're right in the middle of your design, the
client comes up with a change (or two or three) that needs to be made.


Mrs. Miller

iPod Silhouettes

I am so pleased with how your silhouettes are turning out!

If you would like your silhouette printed out on 11 x 17 paper, in color,
here is what you need to do:
1. Go to file > save as
and save your file as ipod_silhouette2
2. Delete all the layers that you don't have visible
3. Go to image > canvas size
and change the width to 11 inches and the height to 17 inches
(Note: if you have a horizontal image, you should change your canvas to
a width to 17 inches and the height to 11 inches)
4. Resize your silhouette and background to fit your new size.
5. Save
6. Save as your last name and as a pdf (file > save as > format >
Photoshop pdf)
7. Put your new file in the Athena > Web > print my silhouette folder

If you would like your silhouette posted on my website, here is what you
need to do:
1. Save your original ipod_silhouette file as a jpeg with your initials
as the file name.
2. Put your file in the Athena > Web > post my silhouette folder

Linda Miller
Web Page Mastery

"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the
propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to
miss lunch."
--Tim Berners