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Fade tutorials

> Fading one image into another for an artistic effect:
> http://www.lunareclipse.net/basicfades.htm
> Gradually fading the background into a blur:
> http://www.creativepro.com/article/photoshop-how-to-lens-blur-with-alpha-channels

Mother's Day

Did you know Mothers Day is Sunday? What have you gotten for your mom,
or the person in your life who you consider a significant influence in
your life? If your answer is "um..." stay tuned for some inexpensive
gift ideas any mom would
Love to get!

Edited for update: Take one of your portraits (silhouette, self-portrait or typography portrait) and have it printed at Walgreens. Prices are very cheap--15 cents for a 4x6 or 1.50 for a 5x7. Sign it as the artist and give to Mom. Take it from a mom, she'll love it!

Individual Project

Begin forwarded message:
From: Linda Miller <lmiller@newbraunfels.txed.net>
Date: May 3, 2010 8:46:45 AM CDT
Subject: Individual Project

Individual Project
Grade Breakdown:
1.  Proposal.
2.  Progress.  There will be 3 progress grades.  These will be taken on a
"pop quiz" basis--in other words, you will never know when I am going to
take your progress grade, so if you are working on an outside assignment,
or you are playing games, you better hope I don't decide to take a
progress grade at that time.
3.  Finished assignment.  Counts as a test grade and a final exam grade,
so if you are exempting the final, that's great, but you still have to do
the final project.


You have had almost a full year of Web Page Mastery, in which you've
learned HTML (basic web pages), Dreamweaver (web page and web site
design), MovieMaker, Fireworks, Photoshop and Flash (and for some of you,
Gamemaker).  We have covered many subjects and completed many different
projects.  But...

Was there project that YOU wanted to do, that wasn't included?  Here is
your chance to do it!

Steps for completing final project:

1.  Decide what you want to do.  Some examples:
Digital scrapbook
1 - 2 minute Flash animation
Series of animated gifs
Children's book illustrations
Design portfolio for favorite "whatever" (CD cover, web design, logo,
poster, animated gif, etc.)*
Party Package (invitation, thank you cards, table tent, poster, name tags,
decorations, T-shirt, etc.)*
Series of T-shirt designs or posters using artwork from tutorials
Series of portraits (i.e. individual family members, friends, etc.)*
Digital comic book
Web site (would include design and content)
15 - 20 minute slideshow/video* in Flash
Team picture package (softball team, club, etc.)*

*I have specific projects in this category that need to be done for other
classes or organizations.  If you decide to use my project, you will
receive 10 points on your final project grade.  If I use your project you
will receive 10 points on your final project grade AND your exam grade.

2. Write your Proposal
Your proposal is due by the end of class on Tuesday--yes, Tuesday, as in
May. 4th.
Must be typed.

Name and class period at the top.
One sentence summary of what you are going to do.
URL of example or instructions or tutorials.
Breakdown of steps you will take to complete the project, with an
estimated date of completion for each step.
How you will turn in your project--I want to know the file types, the name
of the folder you will be turning in, and how that folder will be

3.  Work every day
Since this is a test grade, you may not ask me for help, unless it is to
clarify instructions.  You may get help from others in the class, but
since this is an individual project, your best resource will be the web.

4.  The final day you can turn this in is Monday, May 24th or Friday, May 22 if you are a senior.  Plan to finish at least a day early.  Use the extra day to make sure
everything is complete.

5.  Organize files according to your proposal and turn in.

Good luck and have fun!

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