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Monday

Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
Assignment:

  • Today you are going to color a mosaic.  You will use the paint bucket and at least 15 different colors.
  • Download this zip file to your computer and double click it to open.  You will have a folder of several images.  Choose one of the images to color.
  • Before you start work, set up your image*:
  1. Delete the white from your image, 
  2. Create a new layer under your image and fill it with white.
  • *Or you can just download this action I made and use it to set up your image.
  • Upload your finished image to your blog.
Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
Assignment: 
  • Work on tutorial or project

Digital Graphics:
Assignment:
  •  You should be close to finishing your video.

Thursday & Friday, 12/13/12-12/14/12

Everyone:
Back up your files to your Google docs because the computers are going to be reformatted over the holidays!
If necessary, get an account at Dropbox where you can also back up your files.

Photoshop 1 and 2:
Finish your card

FYI:  There is now a "set 5" on my computer containing more tutorials from that site


PS 1 or 2:  Want extra credit?
Create an Octohedron of unicorn images (school related) we can give to the office staff.

Digital  Graphics:
Continue working on video.  Remember, I will only see you Monday and then on your test day.  On test day, all you should have to do is some last minute things and then "share."

Tuesday, 12/11/12

Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
Assignment:

  •  Download the three files for today's assignment (use the user name "myfiles" and password "unicorn":  Link to files
    • Open the Hexahedron file and all the images from the zip file (open them in Photoshop). 
    • Note: When we are finished, you will be uploading the Hexahedron to your blog.  After, begin working on the Octahedron.  Covered with images of your beautiful/handsome face, the Octahedron would make a great gift for your parents, guardians, girlfriend, great aunt, whomever.  If you want something more challenging than the Octahedron, you may choose to use any of the other Polyhedrons on this page that have 8 or more spaces for images.
    • Note for 2nd and 6th periods:  We are going to have visitors Thursday who are coming in to take their photos for their own ornament.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • You can choose to do today's Photoshop 1 assignment.
    • If you choose not to do Photoshop 1 assignment, please upload a screenshot of what you are working on today so I can give you a "progress" grade on the project.

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Continue working on your "About Me" video.

    Friday, 12/7/12

    Everyone (yes, this is for a grade)
    In your blog, go to settings, then click on "posts and comments."
    Next to "comment moderation" click "always."
    Next to "show word verification" click "no."

     

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    •  Continue with greeting card.  When finished, make sure you have completed the coloring activity from Monday's post.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue with greeting card. 

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Continue with About Me video.

    Thursday, 12/6/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    •  Continue with greeting card.  When finished, make sure you have completed the coloring activity from Monday's post.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue with greeting card. 

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Continue with About Me video.

    Wednesday, 12/5/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    •  Create a greeting card!  The best card (chosen by a panel of teachers) will be used to send to administrators and other district officials and friends.  One card will be chosen from Photoshop 1 and one card from Photoshop 2-3.

      • Create a new file in Photoshop, using a resolution of 300 and a size of either 5" wide by 7" tall or 7" wide by 5" tall--just depends if you want to do a landscape or portrait design.
      • The card MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK--you may not use backgrounds from the internet or artwork or images from the internet, BUT you may take just a bit from this one and a bit from that one and combine a bunch of them to make your own work.  
      • You CAN look up how to create your own snowman in Photoshop.  Or snowflakes.  Or a snowstorm.  Or Santa.  (Hint:  do a Google search for how to make a holiday design or graphic in Photoshop--I bet you'll turn up a lot of tutorials, maybe even actions.)**
      • The message is up to you!  Be creative.  Be funny.  Be serious.  Be sardonic (look it up).  The choice is yours.
      • Upload a screenshot of your layers (appropriately named) and your final image.
      •  Write a 2 to 3 sentences about how you completed the project.
       
    • ** Here are some quick searches I ran just to give you an idea:
      How to create a comet trail in Photoshop 
    • How to create a starry night in Photoshop 
    • How to create a snowflake in Photoshop
    • How to create a snowman in Photoshop 
    • How to create snow in Photoshop  
    • How to create a Holiday Card in Photoshop (images)
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  See Photoshop 1 assignment above.  You may incorporate any of your previous tutorials and/or projects. 

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  About Me Video:  Create a video about yourself!  The video must be at least 2 minutes but not over 4 minutes.  Here is what you'll be graded on:
      • (40%) Balanced mixture of media:  video, photos, music, voice-overs
      • (20%) Flow of video:  Use of transitions, titles, etc.
      • (20%) Completed "story": Don't do a video on where you were born--brainstorm facts about your life that tells who you are.  Ask yourself "who, what, where, when, and why" questions.
      • (20%) Creativity:  Up to you, but you might want to try different types of transitions, using the Ken Burns effect (but don't overuse it), fading music in and out, etc. 
    • Example questions:
      1. Who...are my parents, my grandparents, my siblings, my extended family, my friends...
      2. What...do I like to do, do my parents do, is my favorite subject, do I want to be when I grow up....
      3. Where...was I born, did I grow up, have I lived, would I like to live, do I want to go to college...
      4. When...was I born, did I move to New Braunfels, will I graduate, did I go to ?????????, did I get my first car...
      5. Why...did we move to New Braunfels, do I want to be a ???????? when I grow up, do I want to move to ????????, do I love ?????????? or hate ?????????...
    These are just example questions to get you started on your video.   What you really use is totally up to you!

    Tuesday, 12/4/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    • Finish your two coloring pages.  You can do another for extra credit.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • Work on tutorial or project

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  
    •  Work on video/voiceovers.

    Monday, 12/3/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    • Today you are going to color a letter of the alphabet.  You will use the paint bucket and at least 15 different colors.
    • Download this zip file to your computer and double click it to open.  You will have a folder of several images.  Choose one of the images to color.
    • Before you start work, set up your image*:
    1. Delete the white from your image, 
    2. Create a new layer under your image and fill it with white.
    • *Or you can just download this action I made and use it to set up your image.
    • Upload your finished image to your blog.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • Work on tutorial or project

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:

    •  Work on video/voiceovers.

    Thursday, 11/29/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    •  Finish Actions:  Find and download an action, use it with an image and upload your image.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  I added even more tutorials to the folder on my computer.

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Work on video/voiceovers.

    Wednesday, 11/28/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    • Mrs. Miller is going to show you why Actions are so awesome how to get to them, and then
    • You are going to use your own images to test out the actions included in Photoshop and get a good feeling of how they work and why they're beneficial and then
    • You are going to upload at least three images that you created and/or enhanced with an Action
    • And finally, you are going to search for Actions to download and test. 
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue with projects

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    • Use the laptop to create voiceovers for the iMovie project
    • Take turns so that each page has a different voice
    • Have your iPads ready to research the requirements below (Hint:  Google "Audio Editing in iMovie 11)

    • Everyone should be able to do the following:
    1. Switch from single to multiple rows in your timeline
    2. Make portions of your audio louder
    3. View the audio "waveform"
    4. Fade in and out of your separate clips
    5. Know how to "reduce hum"
    6. Add effects to your voices

    Tuesday, 11/27/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    • Finish the Actions tutorials on the videos and files page (under "Resources")
    • Upload your finished name/graphic and a screenshot of your actions palette showing your new action
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • There are several new tutorials in the Adv. PS tutorials on my computer (to get there, press CmdK, Browse, Linda's iMac, Teacher public folder)
    • Choose a tutorial from set 3 or 4 (set 4 will store the new tutorials you requested, unless the tutorial was not a premiere tutorial) 

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Learn to set up sound booth and record voice-overs in iMovie

    Monday, 11/26/12

    FYI, Great site/service that you might be able to use in your other classes: 
    Free service to check your grammar, spelling and to make sure you are not plagiarizing at grammarbase.com.


    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    • Finish Thanksgiving project if necessary and post to your blog
    • Complete the Actions tutorials on the videos and files page (under "Resources")
    • If you donated in order for the class to get the PSD Tutes site for a month, please go to the site and choose two tutorials I should get.  (Make sure they are not for Photoshop 6!)  Send me links to the tutorials either by email or by using the "comment" link below this post.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • Finish Thanksgiving project if necessary and post to your blog
    • Make sure you have either posted on my blog or emailed me a list of minimum two psd premier tutorials you would like to have from PSD Tutes.  (Make sure they are not for Photoshop 6!)  Send me links to the tutorials either by email or by using the "comment" link below this post.
    • Review the actions tutorials assigned to Photoshop 1

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    • Finish Thanksgiving project if necessary and post to your blog
    • Begin "archival" scanning (in each class)
    • Finish Photo Tutorial and upload to your blog

    Thanksgiving Project for All Classes

    Here are the requirements for Photoshop 1, 2 and 3:
    8 x 10 inches or 10 x 8
    300 dpi
    Images must fade together so there are no hard lines where they overlap.
    Must use at least 8 images
    Must identify the images with text (i.e. "family," "lasagna," etc.)
    Must have a title (i.e. "What I am Thankful for" or something less lame.)

    Here are the requirements for Digital Graphics:
    Use iMovie, iPhoto and iTunes to create a slideshow with photos, titles, music and transitions.
    Must have a main title, titles that identify the images, and at least 10 images.
    Export it and upload it to your blog.

    Friday, 11/16/12

    Remember:  Everyone will be completing a "What I am Thankful For" project Monday and Tuesday of next week.  What are you thankful for?  Be thinking about it.  You will use images from the web, but you are more than welcome to bring images from home.

    Want to get started early? See requirements at the bottom.

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 


    Digital Graphics:
    Having trouble uploading your video to your blog?  See this post about a work-around.

    Assignment for everyone not actively editing video with iMovie:
    • Complete this iMovie tutorial to prepare for Monday's project.
    • Take a screenshot of your finished "timeline" and upload it to your blog.
    • Also, take a screenshot of iTunes and iPhoto in such a way that you show that you completed the tutorials from the past two days.


    Want to get started on your project early?  

    Here are the requirements for Photoshop 1, 2 and 3:
    8 x 10 inches or 10 x 8
    300 dpi
    Images must fade together so there are so hard lines where they overlap.
    Must you at least 8 images
    Must identify the images with text (i.e. "family," "lasagna," etc.)
    Must have a title (i.e. "What I am Thankful for" or something less lame.)

    Here are the requirements for Digital Graphics:
    Use iMovie, iPhoto and iTunes to create a slideshow with photos, titles, music and transitions.
    Must have a main title, titles that identify the images, and at least 10 images.
    Export it and upload it to your blog.

    Thursday, 11/15/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    • Finish work from yesterday and upload lens flare and drop shadow.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • Cont. working on projects.  FYI, I am waiting until after we get back from Thanksgiving to subscribe to PSD Tutes.  

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Cont. from yesterday

    Wednesday, 11/14/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment:
    • If you are not already working on a project, go to DigitalArts.com and choose a project.

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:

    • Download this file and double-click it to open it.  You should find a folder of images.
    • Watch these two videos and follow along with the images provided in the folder:
      iPhoto1 , iPhoto2 
    • Download this file and double-click it to open it.  You should find a folder of music files. 
    •  Watch this movie and follow along in iTunes with the music from the folder.

    Tuesday, 11/13/12

    Note to everyone: Next week you will all complete a project called "What I am Thankful For." Photoshop 1 and 2 will need pictures for a collage.  Digital Graphics will need pictures for a slideshow. 


    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:


    • Watch IR/Noise effect using your own image. 
    • Watch UnSharp Mask using your own image.
    • When you are finished, upload a screenshot (command, shift, 4) showing the image and the layer palette. 
    • Example of a screenshot show image and layers palette: 

    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • Continue working on project

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  "Share" your video and upload it to your blog.

    Monday, 11/12/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:  32 Bit and Gaussian Blur

    • Watch 32 Bit  using your own image, then add a lens flare to two more images.
    • Watch Gaussian Blur using your own image, then use the filter with two more images.
    • Upload all 6 images to your blog.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • If you are not already working on a project, go to DigitalArts.com and choose a project.

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Continue working on video.

    Friday, 11/9/12

    Make sure you voted (see yesterday's post)!

    End of grading period.
    Check your grades.


    If you have completed and posted extra credit you need to make me aware of it.

    Everyone:

    On your blog:
    Go to Settings
    Then click on Posts and Comments
    Under "Who can comment" click "everyone."
    Under "Comment Moderation" click "always."
    In the box under "Email moderation requests to"type your email address.

    Thursday, 11/8/12

    Vote for best "New Portrait" (To see the portraits, click on the slideshow to the right.)


    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    • Intro to Filters and Smart Filters using your own image.  
    • Upload 3 images in which you've used at least 2 smart filters (in each image).  
    • When you upload your image, click on the image and then click "caption."  In the caption, say which filters you used.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue working on current assignment.

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    • Continue working on video.

    Wednesday, 11/7/12

    Note to PS2 and PS1: I found a site with absolutely awesome tutorials.  Unfortunately, it costs $19 a month to have access to the full version of the tutorial as well as the source files.  Since we have been experiencing some issues with the free tutorials (i.e. they are riddled with mistakes) I would like to join for at least a month in order to access them.  So, I am asking each of you PS2 students (and any PS1 students who want to as well) to donate a dollar in order for us to join for a month.  If everyone completes a different tutorial during that month we will have at least 20 or more good tutorials for the class.  Take a look at the site.  I will have a donation jar at my desk.


    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    •  Take a photo of yourself and two other people (or find a photo of three people) and use the adjustment layers to change the skin color.  Each person has to be a different color.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    • Begin photo and camera app tutorial video

    Tuesday, 11/3/2012

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Continue working on your assignment of choice, or brush up on adjustment layers by watching the video on this site using the images they provide.


    Digital Graphics:
    •  Photos!

    Monday, 11/2/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    •  Finish poster
    Extra practice:  Create a collage with 6-8 images
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • Continue

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Working with photos

    Thurs-Fri, 11/1/12-11/2/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:  Vintage Circus Poster

    •  Create the Vintage Circus Poster shown in this tutorial.  You have two days to complete the tutorial. 
    • The best images will be printed and hung in the hallways during class registration in January.
    • Optional Extra Practice:  Complete the activity from Tuesday using different features.
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    • Cont. with present assignment or
    • Do the Vintage Circus poster above or
    • Complete the more advanced Puppet Warp tutorial here.

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Working with photos and/or iPad Author

    Wednesday, 10/31/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:Assignment:
    •  Finish yesterday's assignment
    • If you finish early, go to http://www.brusheezy.com/ and figure out how to download brushes and get them into Photoshop
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment:

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Continue work from yesterday

    Tuesday, 10/30/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1: More on Puppet Warp
    Assignment:  YMCA Mannequin (2 days)
    •  Watch this movie:  Puppet Warp Tool 
    • (If the internet is slow or the video won't link, it is also available by going to my resources page, click the videos and files link, click the "Photoshop Files" link and look for "Puppet Warp Tool")
    • Use this file to follow along:   Mannequin
    • When you are finished, duplicate the mannequin layer 3 times (cmd j)
    • Line the mannequins up side by side and have them do the YMCA motions)
    • Upload your finished file as YMCA Mannequins
    Extra Practice:  Give this guy a face.  First, copy him and paste him into Photoshop.  Then, do a search for "eye" and use it to replace both eyes on the face.  Do the same for nose and ears.  Add anything else you like.
     
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: (Unless you are working on something else)
    •  Do the YMCA Mannequin assignment above, only spell out "Vote Now" or any other 5 or more letter word or phrase

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Continue from yesterday

    Monday, 10/29/12

    Everyone:  From today on, every post has to have a title (in the box above your post where it says "Post Title.")  10 points will be taken off if it does not have a title.  Why?  Because in your Blog Archive, which you should also have on your blog, I can find the assignments by looking at the titles.

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:Assignment:  Getting More out of the Warp Tool Effect

    • Use the text tool to type your name. 
    • Right click on the text layer and "rasterize"
    • Use the warp tool to put your name at the top of the can
    Upload your finished assignment as "Getting More out of the Warp Tool"

    Optional Extra Practice selecting, resizing and pasting:   tv screens 3
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment:
    • Come up with an assignment of your own, or do the Photoshop 1 assignment above.

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:
    •  Going over reviews and videos from last week

    Friday, 10/12/12

    Ketchup Day

     
    Graphic Design:  Ketchup day (Or you can practice you Photoshop skills by doing the extra practice activities at the bottom of [most of] the posts.

    Adv. Graphic Design:  Ketchup day (Make sure you finish your flow chart poster.)

    Digital Media: Ketchup day

    Have a great weekend! 

    Thursday, 10/25/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue working on flow chart poster (due tomorrow) or your own choice of assignments (remember to post to my blog what you are going to work on if you are at the point of choosing your own assignment.)

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:

    1.  Watch the video on called "iPad Facetime," then spend a few minutes with another iPad student practicing what you learned.
    • To get to the movie:  while you're on your computer, click the desktop to make sure you are in "Finder."
    • Hold down Command and K at the same time
    • Click "Browse"
    • Look for Miller's iMac (it might be "Linda Miller's iMac")
    • Wait a moment, and you should see "Teacher's Public Folder."  Click that.
    • Click the Digital Graphics Movies folder
    2.  Work on Reviews

    Wednesday, 10/24/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:


    Just for fun or extra credit:  TV Screens
     Delete the blue and fill each of the screens with a different tv show.



    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue working on flow chart poster or your own choice of assignments (remember to post to my blog what you are going to work on if you are at the point of choosing your own assignment.)
    • Flow chart original deadline was the 23rd, but I've moved it to the 26th.

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:

    1.  Watch the video called "iPad Photobooth," then spend a few minutes practicing what you learned.
    • To get to the movie:  while you're on your computer, click the desktop to make sure you are in "Finder."
    • Hold down Command and K at the same time
    • Click "Browse"
    • Look for Miller's iMac (it might be "Linda Miller's iMac")
    • Wait a moment, and you should see "Teacher's Public Folder."  Click that.
    • Click the Digital Graphics Movies folder
    2.  Work on Reviews

    Tuesday, 10/23/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:

    •  Continue working on Portrait Project
    Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue working on poster or your own choice of assignments (remember to post to my blog what you are going to work on if you are at the point of choosing your own assignment.)

    Digital Graphics:
    Assignment:

    1.  Watch the 2 videos on taking video with the iPad (called iPad photos and videos), then spend a few minutes practicing what you learned.
    • To get to the movies:  while you're on your computer, click the desktop to make sure you are in "Finder."
    • Hold down Command and K at the same time
    • Click "Browse"
    • Look for Miller's iMac (it might be "Linda Miller's iMac")
    • Wait a moment, and you should see "Teacher's Public Folder."  Click that.
    • Click the Digital Graphics Movies folder
    2.  Work on Reviews (Note:  I've decided that when you have reviews to work on, you will have all week to finish it.  That way you can work on additional assignments--like today, you are watching the video and practicing what you learn--without being bogged down by review after review.  Soon we will have the requested reviews out of the way, and any additional reviews will be rotated amongst the students.)

    Monday 10/22/12

    Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
    Project & Contest:

    Original Portrait
    1. Open the following photos in Photoshop:
    2. Jewelry, Wilmer, Louise, Steph, Red Lips, Trio, Reeves,
    3. Open a new file:  US Paper
    4. Create a brand new face using 5 of the faces you've been given.  
    Rules: 
      1.  You have to use at least 5 different people (even though there are 7 photos, there are 9 people in the photos).
      2.  You MAY get other images to add to your portrait, but you still have to use the original 5 in some way.
      3.  The more believable your portrait is, the better your grade.  I should not see any "lines" where you can tell something has been added.  Try to match skin tone and hair color.
      4.  Upload a screenshot (Cmd Shift 4) of your layers--this will be worth 20% of your grade.
      • The layers must be named.
      • The screenshot should be as large as possible, and only of the layers palette
      5.  Upload your portrait
      6.  Explain how you made it (20% of your grade).
      • In your explanation say which tools you used and which images came from which photo.  (Example:  "I used the lasso tool to select the nose from Reeves, the ear from Steph, etc.  Then I used the eraser with a soft edge to erase the backgrounds....)
      • Three sentence minimum.  You don't have to go into step-by-step detail, but anyone reading with some Photoshop knowledge would know how to do it themselves.
      7.  Spelling and Grammar:  This is a test grade:  make sure your spelling and grammar are correct.
      8.  You have 4 class periods to work on it.  Make it good!
      9.  Email me with the link to your image (not your blog) if you want to enter your project into the contest.
      10.  Winner will receive:  A certificate, 10 extra-credit points, a "goody bag" of prizes
      11.  Runners-up will receive:  a certificate, 5 extra-credit points, their choice from the prize box
      12.  Last day to email me will be Friday, Oct. 26th.   
       Advanced Graphic Design/Photoshop 2: 
      Assignment: 
      •  Cont. flow chart poster or begin an assignment of your choice

      Digital Graphics:
      Assignment:  If you are not finished with your last review, finish that first, then...
      Review the following apps according to your class period.  You will have until Wednesday to finish.
      2nd
      L:  The Virtual Bacterial ID Lab
      J:  Rescue City
         4th
      M: Miranda App
      T:  The Virtual Bacterial ID Lab

      5th:
      R: Bag and Tag
      D:  Rescue City
      B:  Miranda App

      6th
      G:  Bag and Tag
      B: Rescue City
      J:  Bag and Tag

      7th
      B:  Bag and Tag
      N:  Flash Face


      Practice pasting and resizing:
      Use this Photoshop file to create a filmstrip of your choice of subject.

      Friday, 10/19/12

      Voting on Halloween Project
      Click on the link above to view the projects, then go to the voting page to cast your vote.  You can only vote once.  If you vote more than once, all your votes will be removed.

      Everyone:
      If you used a dynamic layout when you created your blog, please change it.  I need to be able to see your tags and archive without having to click around to find it.

      How do you know if yours is a dynamic layout or not?  When you're looking at your blog, can you see your archived posts, or do you have to click on the little tabs on the side of the page?  If you have to click the tabs, your blog is a "dynamic" blog.

      Here's how to change it:
      While viewing your blog home page (where you read your posts):
      • click on the little house in the top right corner
      • then on the next page click the dropdown on the far right of your page next to "View Blog"
      • and click "Template"
      • On the template page, scroll down and choose any template EXCEPT a dynamic template.

      Graphic Design:  
      Watch this Liquify tutorial using the "arm" file from Tuesday
      Using a photo of your choice, change the expression of someone using the warp tool.
      Upload the 3 images to your blog:  the arm, the before expression and the after expression.


      Adv. Graphic Design:  Continue Flow Chart Poster

      Digital Media: 
      Stop what you're doing--it can wait till Monday.
      • Fill out this form, then
      • take your iPad for a field trip:  Taking Photos
      • Before you go, make sure your settings in iCloud have the Photo Stream turned on and 
      • under Privacy you have Locations Services turned on (at least for the camera).
      • Then:
      • Go to four different areas of the school and take 4 pictures.  You can even go out to the field house or the track area or the greenhouse.  While you're out, also take a 10-15 second video.  You will be working with these photos and video next week.  Please do not delete any photos or video that have been added by the person sharing your iPad.
      • Be back before the end of class.

       
      Graphic Design Practice:
      Practice removing wrinkles:  Wrinkle1, Wrinkle2, Wrinkle3

      Thursday, 10/18/12

      Hey, Photoshop 2.  I decided that if I was going to require you to post your work regularly to your blog, I would do the same.  If you'll look to the right of this page, you'll see a link to my "Work in Progress" blog.

      For Everyone:  Adding labels and the label gadget is a grade.  If you would like your grade to be a 100 instead of a "Missing," please go back and look at the Oct. 8 post.

      Also For Everyone:
      If your first name is not at the top of your blog, please put it there now, by either of these ways:
      • Change the title

      1. While viewing your blog, Click on "Design" in the top right corner (if you have a "Dynamic" design you will click on the little house, then click the dropdown and click "Settings")
      2. Click on "Settings" on the left
      3. At the top, under "Basics," you'll see "Title."  
      4. Click "Edit"
      • Add a "Text Gadget"

      1. While viewing your blog, Click on "Design" in the top right corner (if you have a "Dynamic" design you will click on the little house, then click the dropdown and click "Settings")
      2. Click on "Layout" on the left
      3. Click "Add a Gadget" on the right side of the page
      4. Scroll down to "Text" and click it
      5. In the large box, write something about yourself or just type your name.  Whichever you do, make sure you include your first name but not your last (although you can include your last initial if you like).
      • Add an "About Me" Gadget
      1. Follow the above instructions to add an "About Me" gadget.

      Today's Assignments:


      Graphic Design:  
      • Finish work from Tuesday and/or Wednesday;

      Adv. Graphic Design:   (Note:  Voting on Halloween images will be Friday.  Please edit your Halloween posts so that the image is as large as possible without spilling over the edges of your blog.  Do not change the name of the post because I've already created the links to the voting page.)


      • Finish and turn in Anti-Bullying poster;
      • Continue working on Flow Chart Poster

      Digital Media:
      • Finish work from Tuesday and/or Wednesday


      Practice removing scars:  Scar1, Scar2, Scar3

      Wednesday, 10/17/12

      PSAT
      Shortened Schedule
      Everyone:  Continue work from yesterday

      Tuesday, 10/16/12

      Graphic Design: Beautifying Portraits (3 assignments)
      2.  Content Aware Fill
      3.  Puppet Warp
      • arm
      • Watch video, use the "arm" image to make the guy more muscular.

      Adv. Graphic Design:  Continue either Anti-Bullying poster or Flow Chart Poster

      Digital Media: 

      2nd, 5th:  Learn how to laminate, then work on yesterday's review.
      On Thursday, 6th and 7th will learn.

      Everyone else:  Finish yesterday's review

      Practice removing pimples:  pimple1, pimple2, pimple3

      Monday, 10/15/12

      Graphic Design:  Beautifying Portraits (3 assignments)
      Learn to remove blemishes and smooth skin:

      Blemish 1 Video
      Pic
      Blemish 2 Video
      Pic
      Upload finished jpegs as Blemish 1 and Blemish 2

      Smoothing 1
      Smoothing 2
      Pic
      Upload finished jpeg as Smoothing 


      Adv. Graphic Design:  Bullying poster due Wednesday.
      Next assignment, due Tuesday, 10/23/12:  Flow Chart Poster


      Digital Media:  Today we're going back to real reviews.
      Find your class period and the first initial of your name.  Download the game or app next to your name.
      Play the game or use the app for 10-15 minutes before writing your review.
      You will have two days to complete your review.
      Your finished review should look very similar to the reviews you've been reading and reviewing.
      Note:  I will be grading your reviews according to the format you used to Review the Reviews.

      2nd
      L:  Transfuse
      J:  Dr. Panda's Hospital-Free        

      4th
      M: Dr. Panda's Hospital-Free
      T:  Lie Detector Plus

      5th:
      R: Dr. Panda's Hospital-Free
      D:  iCrime Fighter CV Lite
      B:  iCrime Fighter CV Lite
      E.  Dr. Panda's Hospital-Free



      6th
      B:  Lie Detector Plus
      G:  iCrime Fighter CV Lite
      Ju:  Lie Detector Plus 

      7th
      B:  iCrime Fighter CV Lite
      N:  Lie Detector Plus
      M:  iCrime Fighter CV Lite

      Friday, 10/12/12

       
      Graphic Design:  Ketchup day

      Adv. Graphic Design:  Ketchup day

      Digital Media: Ketchup day

      Have a great weekend!

      Thursday, 10/11/12

      Graphic Design:  
      Last day to work on collage

      Adv. Graphic Design:
      Tomorrow is last day to finish Halloween image.  After tomorrow, 10 points off per class period.

      Digital Graphics:  
      Finish Review of the Reviews;
      Scanning

      Wednesday, 10/10/12

      Graphic Design:  
      Finish Project
      Adv. Graphic Design:
      Continue working on Halloween or Anti-Bullying projects
      Digital Graphics:  
      Finish last Review of the Review


      Extra:
      Practice rotating, coloring and making and coloring titles:
      Car 1
      Car 2
      Car 3
      Car 4
      Car 5
      Car 6
      Car 7
      Car 8

      Tuesday, 10/9/12

      Graphic Design:  
      Check out these images (2011 Gradient Mask Projects) from last year, then read about your next project below.

      Gradient Mask Project:
      • What are you passionate about?  Band?  Music?  World peace?  A certain someone?  Find or take a minimum of 5 pictures that represent that passion and create a collage using the gradient mask technique you learned in the Gradient Mask tutorial.  
      • Add text to create a title for your collage.  Make sure to use capitalization in your title.
      • You will have 2 full class periods to work on this.
      • Note:  last year students were not required to use a title, but this year you are.

      Adv. Graphic Design:
      Make sure you finish and "publish" your Halloween image.  Send me an email, or post a comment below to let me know when you publish it.

      Digital Graphics:  
      Do one last review of the review using an app from this list.
      Note:  you should have at least 3 Reviews of the Reviews.  Even if you are behind, please make sure you do 3 reviews before you move on to anything else.

      Extra:
      Practice rotating, coloring and making titles:
      Car 1
      Car 2
      Car 3
      Car 4
      Car 5
      Car 6
      Car 7
      Car 8

      Monday, 10/8/12

      Everyone must do this assignment:  Tag your posts
      Yes, it's for a grade
      Yes, I mean everyone (Photoshop 1 and 2 and Graphic Design)
      After you tag one of your posts, come back to this page for the rest of the assignments.

      Graphic Design (Photoshop 1):  More Working with Text
      Note about last assignment:  Although I said you didn't have to use exactly the same text as I did, your text did have to look like mine, at least the size and the amount.  I have not graded the assignment yet, but if you only used "Hello" or something like that, you will not pass the assignment.  The purpose of the assignment was that you know how to fit text around an image. You still have some time if you want to delete that image and replace it with another.


      More Working with Text
      These next three videos will show you how to get more creative with text:
      • Clipped Text:  watch the video then find your own photo to do the same.  Don't just slap a word on the photo, make it creative!  Here's the Clipped Text video.
      • Text to Path: Open a new Photoshop file (use "default" Photoshop size) and follow along.  Here's the Text to Path video.
      • Warp Text:   Open a new Photoshop file(use "default" Photoshop size), type the word Hello, make it the size in the video, then follow along.  Here's the Warp Text video.

      Adv. Graphic Design (Photoshop 2):
      • If you didn't get a chance to look at the poster design examples, go to the Resource link above.

      Digital Graphics:  
      1. Finish your Review of the Review from Friday 
      2. Tag all your posts (this will make it easier for teachers to find reviews)
      3. Check for any scanning in your DIM box behind Mrs. Miller's desk.

      Friday, 10/5/12, PS1 Voting Today for Fav Filmstrip Postcard!


      Graphic Design:  
      Learn to add text to an image.
      You will need:
      Entering Text File (this is a Photoshop file)
      Entering Text Video 1
      Entering Text Video 2
      Upload your finished image to your blog.
      Extra Credit:  Find an image, add a poem or part of a poem or part of a song's lyrics to the image (Example).

      Adv. Graphic Design:  












      Check out these saved image searches:
      Anti-Bullying Poster Image Search  (you'll have to weed through them to get the good ones, but there are some very good ones.)
      Poster Design Image Search (some really cool posters)

      Digital Media: 
      Do another review of the review using an app from this list.