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2/28/14

All classes:  

Photoshop 1:

Assignment:  Animated Gif

Read the following page before you get started:
What is an Animated Gif?


Your assignment:
Create a simple animation using the given image and the tutorial.
Then, make an animation using an image of your choice.

Download this Zipped File for starting file and tutorial.
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue with Advanced tutorials or projects
    • Email me your Tiny Tap links.  Let me know if you have any problems doing this.  The Life Skills teacher really wants to use the games with her students!
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment: 

    Invitation Project
    • You have a nephew or niece that loves to play a certain [insert video game].
    • He/she is having a birthday party, and you've been asked to design the invitation.
    • Make 2 pages (like you did with the business card) so that one side is the front, and one side is the inner part of the invitation.
    • Use the same document dimensions as you used on the baby shower invitation.
    • Use at least 3 techniques you've learned since starting InDesign.  In your caption, explain what those three things are.

    2/27/14

    All classes:  

    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: Photo Cube




    • Photo Cube:  Right Click and Download this Photo Cube file.
    • Open the folder and follow the included directions.
    • Upload your finished image along with a sentence about what you did or what you learned.
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue with Advanced tutorials or projects
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment: 

    • Finish invitation.
    • Upload a screenshot of your finished image along with a sentence about what you did or what you learned. 
    • Check top right of this page to see a list of all the InDesign assignments as of today.

    2/26/14

    All classes:  

    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: 
    • Continue with Comic Portrait
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue with Advanced tutorials or projects
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment: 
    • The following link will have part 1 video and 
    • A download for the files for working on the card.
    • Design a Baby Shower and Announcement and Thank You card with one design using InDesign
    • When you are finished with part 1, go on to part 2.
    • Upload all three of your designs.
    • Write a sentence about what you learned.

    2/25/14

    All classes:  

    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: Comic Portrait
    Examples 
    • Link to video:  Going from Text Portrait to Comic Portrait  
    • After watching the video and stroking your paths, fill in your areas with color.
    • A useful tip is to use the eyedropper to select colors from the original photo.
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    •  Right click on this compressed file and download it to your desktop.
    • Choose from the tutorials in this folder for your next project.
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment: 

    Creating a Business Card

    Go to the following link to download the files you will need and to watch the video: 
    She goes pretty fast, so be prepared to pause by clicking the video.
    You will have to create your own text for the card.  You can make up info or try to read what she has.  Just make sure your text takes up as much space as hers does.

    2/24/14

    All classes:  

    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: 
    • Catch up day
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    •  Work on advanced tutorials
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment:  
    We are going to leave the Motorcycle brochure for now and come back to it later.
    For today:
    • Download the contents of the folder called "InDesign Series"
    • Watch the videos and follow along using the files provided.


    2/21/14

    All classes:  

    Please be nice to sub! 
    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: 
    • Finish Wanted Poster
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    • Work on Advanced tutorials.
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment:  

    7th period:  remember to do Monday and Tuesday's assignments first.
    • Continue with InDesign TastyTuts Project (see Wednesday's post)

    2/20/14

    All classes:  

    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: 
    You will create a wanted poster using a photo of yourself or friend. 
    When you click the link, you will see three files.  Download all three.  The videos run better if they are on your computer instead of on the Internet.
    Wanted Poster 


     Photoshop 2:

    Assignment: 
    • Advanced tutorials 
    • (download this zipped file and choose one of these, or find one on your own.)
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment:  
    • InDesign TastyTuts Project (See 2/19/14 blog post)

    2/19/14

    All classes:  

    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: 
    • Finish text portrait.
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    • Advanced tutorials.
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment:  

    Everyone:  make sure you have done Monday and Tuesday's assignments before you do this one.
    • InDesign TastyTutes Project
    • Click the Gaming Graphics link above.
    • Click the Indesign link and the Tasty Tutes link
    • Download and unzip both files:  all the videos for the project are in one file and all the files you will need are in the other.
    • Play the videos and follow along with the narrator.  Do everything he does--including creating the folders.
    • Note:  in video 2, the narrator says you can skip the next video, but you cannot!  If you do, you will mess up the files.
    List of uploads for your blog (remember to write a sentence about what you learn!):
    Video 1:  Just watch
    Video 2:  Screenshot of your folders.  Upload the screenshot and write a sentence about what you learned.
    Video 3:  Screenshot of your open CMYK folder.  Upload the screenshot and write a sentence about what you learned.
    Video 4:  Just watch
    Video 5:  Watch at the beginning (you won't have the same file open, but have Indesign open anyway) and create a Workspace along with him.  Take a screenshot of your finished screen (Command, Shift 3) to show your entire window.  Upload the screenshot and write a sentence about what you learned.
    Video 6:  Watch and follow along to set up your document.  Save your document.  Take a screenshot of your "Pages" panel.  Upload the screenshot and write a sentence about what you learned.
    Video 7:  Just watch

    2/18/14

    All classes:  

    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: 
       Continue with text portrait.
       
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    •  Continue with TEKS.
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment:  
    Note:  When you open Indesign for the first time, go to Indesign > Preferences > Units & Increments and change the Ruler Units (Horizontal and Vertical) to inches.
    • InDesign tutorials 1, 2 and 3 (Click the Gaming Graphics link)
    • In video 3 you will be creating 2 items:  a postcard and an airplane with a clipped image
      • Use your own images for the postcard.  
      • For the plane use one of your own images in place of the sky and 
      • use this image in place of the plane.
        • After you click on the "this image" link above, go to file > save page as and save the image to your desktop.
        • Open the plane image with Illustrator
        • Use the direct select tool to click on the plane and copy 
        • Go to your Indesign document and paste.
    • Upload both finished images and write a sentence about what you learned.

    2/17/14

    All classes:  

    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment: 
    • Continue text portrait
    Photoshop 2:
    Assignment: 
    •  Graphic Design TEKS
    Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
    Assignment: 
    Watch the video called:  Low vs High Quality Images

    Create a folder on your desktop called "Photos."
    Find and save 10 large images for each of these subjects:
    1. Animals
    2. Sports
    3. Landscape
    4. Portraits
    Download videos:  Bridge 1, 2
    Follow along using your downloaded photos.
    Upload a screenshot of your Filter and Keyword panel.
    Write a sentence about what you learned.

    Download videos:  Raw 1, 2 and 3
    Follow along using one of the portraits you downloaded in place of the photo he uses.
    Upload a screenshot of your finished image.
    Write a sentence about what you learned.

    2/14/14

    All classes:  

    Happy Valentines Day!
    Photoshop 1:
    Assignment:  
    Text Portraits:
      If you have not seen these yet, take a Look at these examples.
      Take your photo.
      Make sure you start with the correct file size!  These will be printed, so it is VERY IMPORTANT to start with a US Paper file size.  You can change it to horizontal if you wish.
      Once you have the file created, "Place" your photo on the canvas by going to File > Place.
      This way your photo is automatically a Smart Object.

      One more VERY IMPORTANT rule:
      When placing your text, start from the inside and work out.
        Photoshop 2:
        Assignment: 
           Advanced Tutorials
           
        Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
        Assignment: 
        • Take exam or
        • (If you have passed exam) work on advanced tutorials under your link.

        2/13/14

        All classes:  

        Photoshop 1:
        Assignment: 
        • Text for text portrait is due today:
        • Paste text into a Word document.
        • Take out all the returns, like with the Gilligan assignment.  You should have one large document.
        • Take a screenshot of your Word document and upload it to your blog.
        • In your caption, explain why you chose the text you chose.
        • Tomorrow you will be taking your photo.
        • Your portrait will be much more interesting if you can think of a pose you would like to use rather than just standing there.
        • Here are some sample poses:
         http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Sundance+Film+Festival+Taqwacores+Portraits+HrOZGx7c4LHl.jpg

         http://www.windsorstar.com/entertainment/cms/binary/7862353.jpg?size=640x420
        http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02119/dennis-haysbert_2119771i.jpg

         http://daniel.shortens.net/user/files/photoblog/photos/photo_corner_20111108124852.jpg

         http://www.burton-sagephotography.com/Images/IMG_6382-Edit-11x14.jpg

         http://bestkcseniorpictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/senior-portraits-kc-002-Side-2-200x300.jpg

         http://jamiebeargphotography.com/files/2013/02/seniors-6.jpg

         http://bestkcseniorpictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/0428-Stormy-Morrison-Blog-Layout-008-Side-8.jpg

         http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ny7a7KYaeZg/TDNAJmdPsZI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/ToHfCA8kmL8/s1600/high+Fashion.jpg


         Okay!  Get started on your project.
        Photoshop 2:
        Assignment: 
        • Advanced Tutorials
        Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
        Assignment: 
        • Study for Exam

        2/12/14

        All classes:  

        Photoshop 1:
        Assignment: 
        • Finish Gilligan
        Photoshop 2:
        Assignment: 
           Advanced Tutorials
           
        Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
        Assignment: 
        • Review for exam or
        • Complete review tutorials or
        • Take exam or
        • (If you have passed exam) work on advanced tutorials under your link.

        2/11/14

        All classes:  

        If you have an Amazon account, download this Kindle Book while it's free.

        Photoshop students, there is an assignment in the back that you will be doing at a future date, but when we need it, this will be back up to 99 cents, so download it now.

        For all other students, if you ever want a quick way to fix photos, this would be good to have.  But if you are reading this late and the link says it costs 99 cents, don't get it.  It will be free again sometime next month.   

        If you do not have an Amazon account, I will try to provide you will a pdf.

        Photoshop 1:
        Assignment: 
        • Graphic Design/Photoshop 1:
          Assignment:

        •  Gilligan Text Portrait:  Do a very simple trace of Gilligan but without stroking your lines.  Remember to name your paths.
        • Add the lyrics to Gilligan's Island to your paths.
        • Lyrics  (Scroll down to the bottom.)
        • Photo
        • Here is a link to watch me do the pen work and the text work.

        • You will be taking your photo Friday.  
        • You will need to have the lyrics to a song you want to use in your portrait (or poem or some sort of written work) by Thursday for a grade.
        Photoshop 2:
        Assignment: 
           Advanced Tutorials
           
        Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
        Assignment: 
        • Review for exam or
        • Complete review tutorials or
        • Take exam or
        • (If you have passed exam) work on advanced tutorials under your link.

        2/10/14

        All classes:  

        Photoshop 1:
        Assignment: 
           Finish celebrity outline.
           
        Photoshop 2:
        Assignment: 
        • Cont. with tutorials
        • Evaluating other work:
          • Over the next two weeks take time to look at blogs of other Photoshop 2 (and 3) students
          • Choose 2 images from students (not in your class) that you think are worthy of printing poster-sized
          • Turn in a piece of paper with each student's blog name and the name of the image
          • Comment on at least additional images (not the same, and not in your class) using constructive feedback:
            • 1 thing you really like about the image
            • 1 suggestion for change
        Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
        Assignment:  

        Download and complete the
        Illustrator Review List.
        You can work together, but in order to pass the test, you not only need to know the information, you need to be able to complete the steps in Illustrator. 

        For those of you finished with your exam, there is a folder under your link above called "Advanced Gaming Graphics"


        2/7/14

        All classes:  

        The Gaming Graphics class is completing its unit on comic strip creating.  If you are a Gaming Graphcis student, or just someone who enjoys creating comics, you should check out the following books:  Great Comic-Creating Books

        Also, if you wanted to donate one of those books to our class, I wouldn't be adverse to the idea (used a PSAT vocab word there... :)
        Photoshop 1:
        Assignment: 
          Outline a celebrity's face and hair.
          Find an image of a celebrity--just a head shot.
          Outline the face and hair using the pen tool.  You don't have to fill your paths, just outline.
          Create a text layer below your image and put the celebrity's name.
          You could also use a teacher or an administrator.
          Example 1
          Example 2
            Photoshop 2:
            Assignment: 
            • Cont. with tutorials
            • Evaluating other work:
              • Over the next two weeks take time to look at blogs of other Photoshop 2 (and 3) students
              • Choose 2 images from students (not in your class) that you think are worthy of printing poster-sized
              • Turn in a piece of paper with each student's blog name and the name of the image
              • Comment on at least additional images (not the same, and not in your class) using constructive feedback:
                • 1 thing you really like about the image
                • 1 suggestion for change
            Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
            Assignment: 

            2/5/14

            All classes:  

            FYI, this is a great deal!  Photoshop and Lightroom for 9.99 a month. 
            Limited offer, blah, blah, blah... :)
            Photoshop 1:
            Assignment: 
            • Make sure you sign up for Photoshop 2!
            • Did you know it's worth 2 credits?  (But you only take 1 class!)
            • Finish eyes
            Photoshop 2:
            Assignment: 
            •  Find a tutorial on your own.  
            • Ask me about the psd tutes tutorials
            Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
            Assignment: 
            • Make sure you sign up for Print and Image 2!
            • Did you know it's worth 2 credits?  (But you only take 1 class!)
            • Take Illustrator practice test

            2/4/14

            All classes:  

            The Gaming Graphics class is completing its unit on comic strip creating.  If you are a Gaming Graphcis student, or just someone who enjoys creating comics, you should check out the following books:  Great Comic-Creating Books

            Also, if you wanted to donate one of those books to our class, I wouldn't be adverse to the idea (used a PSAT vocab word there... :)
            Photoshop 1:
            Outlining eyes
                Photoshop 2:
                Assignment: 
                • Take exam
                • Or (if you've passed)
                • Follow along with Josh N. while he shows you how to make an animated gif.
                Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
                Assignment:  
                Get a free Certiport.com account.  
                Get test link from me and take the Illustrator CS6 practice test.

                  2/3/14

                  All classes:  

                  Photoshop 1:
                  Assignment: 

                  Photoshop 2:
                  Assignment: 
                  •  Study for exam
                  • Or (if you've passed)
                  • Follow along with Josh N. while he shows you how to make an animated gif.
                  Gaming Graphics:                                                                            
                  Assignment: Comic

                  Finish and print