Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

OBJECTIVES:
Students will write and send e-cards to classmates and teachers
Students will continue to work on their Christmas card projects: Complete and Print today!

Agenda:
1. DIGITAL ZEN e-cards (CHRISTMAS!)
2. Finish Christmas Cards (see Wednesday's Post)

Teacher Emails
Mr. Aguda: mraguda@animojustice.com
Mrs. Penny: mberrios@animo.org
Ms. Riemenschneider: jriemenschneider@animo.org
Mr. De Soto: mdesetto@animo.org
Mr. Palacios: rpalacios@animo.org
Mr. Cook: jcook@animo.org
Ms. Vanwagenen: sarah.vanwagenen@animo.org
Ms. McRobbie: robin.mcrobbie@animo.org
Mr. Malecki: kyle.malecki@animo.org
Ms. Lee: mlee@animo.org
Ms. Harding: stacey.harding@animo.org
Ms. Aceves: aide.aceves@animo.org
Mr. Ramos: edgar.ramos@animo.org
Ms. Salazar: karen.salazar@animo.org
Ms. Kokores: sophia.kokores@animo.org
Ms. Ramirez: eramirez@animo.org
Ms. Griffiths: maggie.griffiths@animo.org
Ms. Kullar: pardeep.kullar@animo.org
Ms. Nguyen: linda.nguyen@animo.org

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Objectives:

1. Mini project: Create a Christmas card using monochromatic and analagous color schemes
2. Change picture color schemes using Gradient mapping

PROJECT: CREATE A CHRISTMAS CARD BASED ON A COLOR SCHEME
Create 2 compositions for the inside and the outside of Card.

Landscape cards: 5.5" x 4.25" (300 dpi)
Portrait cards: 4.25" x 5.5" (300 dpi)

Outside picture: (Save as - ChristmasCardFront.jpg)
1. Choose a color scheme: Triadic, Complimentary, or Analagous. (You can use any of the non-colors as well!)
2. Use a LARGE photograph from internet
3. LARGE greeting with appropriate font
4. Include a smaller text with a tag line and use an appropriate font.
5. Use a asymetrical layout scheme.

Inside Picture (Save as - ChristmasCardBack.jpg)
1. Use a MONOCHROMATIC color scheme.
2. Use a LARGE photograph from internet
3. Include small text (poem, bible verse, saying, note, etc.) with an appropriate font.
4. Use a symmetrical layout scheme.

Guidelines and Hints for both pictures:
1. Text should be readable
2. Use LARGE or EXTRA LARGE PICS and CROP the PICTURE APPROPRIATELY
3. Don't use more than 2 fonts TOTAL in the entire project
4. Remember to K.I.S.S. = Keep it simple, student. (stupid)

Use MS Publisher to place both pictures. (Save as: ChristmasCard.pub)

Print the file using the COLOR PRINTER.
Email the jpg files (Please don't email me your PUB file) to Mr. Aguda (mragudap5@animojustice.com)
Post both front and inside photo onto your blog.

Example: CLICK HERE.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Objectives:

1. Take a typing drill!
2. Change picture color schemes using Gradient mapping


Agenda:

1. Warm up (Typing Drill)
2. Gradient Mapping

Warm Up:
Go to http://www.typingdrill.com/

Take the test 2 times, jot down your WPM and ACCURACY.



Gradient Mapping:

Monochromatic, Analagous, Complimentary and Triadic.

Save each as "gradientmap-monochromatic" or "gradientmap-analagous", etc.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Objectives:

1. Learn about Color Schemes and Color Theory
2. Create Color Swatches for Analagous, Complimentary and Triadic Color Schemes


Agenda:

1. Warm up
2. Color Swatches Tutorial
3. Gradient Mapping

Warm Up:
Look at the following pictures by clicking on the link. For each, tell me:

(1) What color scheme does this represent?
(2) What colors are being represented in this color scheme?


Example #1
Example #2
Example #3
Example #4
Example #5
Example #6
Example #7


How to Make Color Swatches (Create 2 of them!)
1. Open up your version of the RYB color wheel.
2. Choose a BASE color from the color wheel.
3. Locate 2 Analagous sets, 1 Complimentary, and 1 Triadic Set of colors.
4. Use the Shape tool to create your swatches.
5. Label Your Swatches
6. Save as "hue-color-swatches-ACT"
7. Publish to your blog.
8. Repeat Steps 1-8 with a different hue.


Example:





Using Gradient Mappings to Adjust Color Schemes of Pictures

Image > Adjustments > Gradient Maps

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Objectives:

1. Create the RYB (Artistic) Color Wheel

2. Learn about Color Schemes and Color Theory

3. Create Swatches



Agenda:

1. Warm up (Create the RYB Color Wheel)

2. Color Theory Lecture

3. Create Swatches



Warm Up:

Copy the picture to Photoshop to create your RYB Color Wheel. Listen and Follow along on the tutorial.

Color wheel

Color Wheel Lecture

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

ELEMENTS OF ART: COLOR

Students will:
1. Understand the different modes that photoshop uses to define and describe colors by reading an online tutorial on Photoshop Colors and completing the 2 assignments.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Lecture on Colors (continued)
3. Colors in a photo activity.
4. Color Schemes in Graphic Design

Digital Zen:
1. If you aren't done with the Colors in a Photo Activity, please complete it now (see last Friday's blog)

2. If you ARE done with the colors in a photo activity, complete ACTIVITY #3.

Activity #3: Color Wheel Simplification
Open up a copy of your color wheel. If you don't have it anymore, you can either make a new one OR click and drag the copy you pasted to your blog earlier.

Follow the instructions on #9 to convert your color wheel to a simplified version with RGB and CMY)

Save as: ColorWheel-RGB-CMY.jpg
Upload to your BLOG.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

ELEMENTS OF ART: COLOR

Students will:
1. Understand the different modes that photoshop uses to define and describe colors by reading an online tutorial on Photoshop Colors and completing the 2 assignments.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Lecture on Colors (continued)
3. Colors in a photo activity.

Digital Zen:
1. What is HUE?
2. What are the 4 ways that Photoshop can describe colors? Describe what the letters mean.
3. In RGB color, how does one get the Color BLACK?
4. Black in HSB?
5. Black in CMYK?
6. Black in Hex?
7. White in HSB?
8. White in CMYK?
9. White in Hex?
10. White in RGB?

Colors in a photo activity (activity #1):
1. Download any photo from the internet. Make sure it is of high quality and resolution. You can go to google and choose LARGE or EXTRA LARGE pictures. -- CHOOSE one with MANY colors!

2. Use the Shape Path tool to create 5 SPOTS that you will sample colors from

3. Create a new layer on the picture and call it, "SPOTS"

4. Stroke your paths with brush size 4 and with white (or any color that will show)

5. Now label each SPOT (HSB, RGB, CMYK, and HEX) - Please use 1 CLEAR Font. (No special fonts please--if possible, use sans-serif)

6. Save as JPEG, and/or PSD (If you feel you want to edit it later).

7. Email JPEG to me, then POST on blog.



Activity #2:
Read about the 2 Color Modes in Photoshop (RGB and CMYK)
Answer these questions onto your blog.
1. What is meant by ADDITIVE color?
2. What is meant by SUBTRACTIVE color?
3. Why is RGB Additive?
4. Why is CMYK Subtractive?
5. RGB is a mode usually used in what form of Media?
6. CMYK is a mode usually used in what form of Media?
7. What would happen if you printed in the wrong MODE?

Activity #3: Color Wheel Simplification
Open up a copy of your color wheel. If you don't have it anymore, you can either make a new one OR click and drag the copy you pasted to your blog earlier.

Follow the instructions on #9 to convert your color wheel to a simplified version with RGB and CMY)

Save as: ColorWheel-RGB-CMY.jpg
Upload to your BLOG.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

ELEMENTS OF ART: COLOR

Students will:
1. Understand the different modes that photoshop uses to define and describe colors by reading an online tutorial on Photoshop Colors and completing the 2 assignments.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen // Tribute
2. Lecture on Colors
3. Colors in a photo activity.

Digital Zen:
1. Have you ever lost someone? Who? When? Describe how you felt. If you've never lost someone, think of someone that is really important in your life and what that day would be like when you loose this person.

Colors in a photo activity:
1. Download any photo from the internet. Make sure it is of high quality and resolution. You can go to google and choose LARGE or EXTRA LARGE pictures. -- CHOOSE one with MANY colors!

2. Use the Shape Path tool to create 4-5 SPOTS that you will sample colors from

3. Create a new layer on the picture and call it, "SPOTS"

4. Stroke your paths with brush size 4 and with white (or any color that will show)

5. Now label each SPOT (HSB, RGB, CMYK, and HEX) - Please use 1 CLEAR Font. (No special fonts please--if possible, use sans-serif)

6. Save as JPEG, and/or PSD (If you feel you want to edit it later).

7. Email JPEG to me, then POST on blog.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ELEMENTS OF ART: COLOR

Students will:
1. Generate the color wheel in Photoshop
2. Understand HUE, SATURATION, LIGHTNESS

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Create a Color Wheel
3. Worksheet

Digital Zen:
1. What does the eye-dropper tool do?
2. Use the Replace Color Tool to change the color of the clown fish here, and paste your picture onto your blog.

The Color Wheel:
1. Go to this page and create the color wheel.
Save as COLOR WHEEL.
Email the PSD and JPEG to ME
Put the JPEG copy onto your blog.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Objective(s):
Students will change the color of objects using the FIND AND REPLACE TOOL.
Warm up:
1. Download the picture of this car.




2. Cut it out and place it on this background.


3. Save as PerX-last-first-date-CAR.JPG

Find and Replace:

Close your file and reopen it.
Change the color of the CAR to green.


Other work files today:





Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Objective(s):
1. Finish the IPOD me Tutorial
2. Finish your IPOD me project
3. Upload your artwork to Deviant Art
4. Study for Midterm (FRIDAY!)

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Info on the MIDTERM!
3. Complete the IPOD me TUTORIAL
4. Finish Projects

Digital Zen:
Watch the Film and answer these questions:
There are no right or wrong answers...FILMS are made to be interpreted...so your opinion matters! (At least 1 Sentence per question for an UP stamp!)
1. Did you like the film? Why or why not?
2. What do you think the film was trying to say about life?
3. What is significant about "traveling" in this film? What did it symbolize?
4. What is significant about the "dead flies" in this film?
5. What was significant about the "CLIFF" scene in this film?
Midterm Information:
Study Sheet
Period 5 - Midterm Study Sheet (FRIDAY!)

Graphic Design
Balance
Mood/Emotion
Symmetry
Asymmetry
Composition
Typefaces
Serif
Sans-Serif
Photoshop Short-Cuts
Photoshop Tools (Pen, Selection/Marquee Tools)
Photoshop Palettes (Layers, Paths)
Paths
Layers
Opacity
Marquee/Selection
Bezier Curves
Focus
Font
Resolution
PSD File

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Objective(s):
1. Work on another IPOD me person.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411
3. Transparency
4. Work on your PowerPoints

Digital Zen:
1. Download the TUTORIAL file.
2. Ipod this person.

How to IPOD someone.
http://www.photoshoplab.com/make-your-own-ipod-style-photo.html

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Objective(s):

1. Students will use the pen tool to create an iPod commercial of themselves.
2. Students will be familiar with the term MASKING as it relates to LAYER MASKING.


Warm up:
Open the second CUP file (The Coffee Mug) and create a Path using the Pen Tool.
1. MAKE SURE YOU USE BEZIER CURVES, NOT JUST SHARP EDGES.
2. MAKE SURE YOUR CURVES ARE PERFECT OR NEAR PERFECT!!! :)
3. TO CREATE ANOTHER PATH (for the handle), GO TO THE PATHS palette and create a NEW PATH for the handle.
IPOD ME:
1. Look for your photo on the right. Click on it when it comes up. Download it onto your My Documents by dragging it there.
2. Use the PEN tool to create a path around you.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 5, 2008

Learning Objective(s):
1. Learn layers and opacity and paths
2. Introduction to Bezier Curves

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Photoshop Vocabulary
3. Bezier Tools Video
4. Bezier Tools Practice

Digital Zen:
1. Go to CNN.com.
a. Who won the election?
b. How many electoral votes did McCain get?
c. How many electoral votes did Obama get?
d. What candidate won South Carolina? Pennsylvania? California?
e. Who won the popular vote? By how many votes?

2. What is the difference between a PSD file and a JPEG? Why do we need to save it as both?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008





Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Continue practicing Cutting out objects
2. Start the COLLAGE project

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen

Digital ZEN 1. Finish your Campaign Poster.  BARACK OBAMA/JOE BIDEN OR JOHN MCCAIN/SARAH PAILIN
2. If you're done with that, CROP out the FLY in this picture using quick masking and place HIM (or her) on a picture of a piece of toast.  Make sure you use a GRAY color for his (or her) wings.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008





HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :)


Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Continue practicing Cutting out objects



2. Start the COLLAGE project

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Finish Campaign Poster



3. Digital Collage Project




Digital ZEN
1. Crop the person out of the following pictures and Save as WARMUP. Use the QUICK MASK (Q) function.


More Practice with Quick Mask: EVEN BETTER!

Grab the background:


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Identify Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.
2. Create Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Balance in Composition Activity (continued)
3. Finish Balance posters (2 Balanced - Symmetrical, 2 Imbalanced - Asymmetrical)
3. Basic CS3 Skills: Selection// Using the Marquee Tool

Digital ZEN
1. Crop the person out of the following pictures and Save.
Picture #1
http://api.ning.com/files/uEGSnnZvy3yLwxNHKDm3FAd77XqoGkbFBTRz9-P-Z*Y_/SenatorBarackObama1.jpg
Picture #2
http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/7/9/9/0/2/2/i/4/2/9/o/MccainVP.jpg
Picture #3:
http://jobbklikk.hu/pics/szoveg/246.jpg
Picture #4:
http://weblogs.nos.nl/washington/files/2008/08/biden-outsideimage-06-fullimage.jpg

Balance in Composition Exercise #2: ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE
In Photoshop, create a document with any dimensions, but at 200DPI.

In this Composition, you must create 2 ASYMMETRICALLY BALANCED layouts for the following objects on your COMPOSITION. (1 for each candidate)

Save Composition #1 as "PX-last-first-date-ASymmetrical1.psd" AND as a jpeg.
Save Composition #2 as "PX-last-first-date-ASymmetrical2.psd" AND as a jpeg.

Use the same elements as before, however make sure that your balance is ASYMMETRICAL. Change the sizes of the pictures or text as needed. Try to achieve tension and change of mood in the composition.

In your composition include:
- A LARGER HEADING
- THE CROPPED OUT PICTURE OF THE CANDIDATE AND HIS RUNNING MATE
- A SMALLER SUBTEXT
- A BULLET LIST OF WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR HIM

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008




Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Identify Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.
2. Create Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Balance in Composition Activity (continued)
3. Finish Balance posters (2 Balanced - Symmetrical, 2 Imbalanced - Asymmetrical)
3. Basic CS3 Skills: Selection// Using the Marquee Tool

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. Download the picture above.

2. Crop the picture and create a layout in a 3 x 3 inch 150 dpi photo that is BALANCED (SYMMETRICAL).

- You may crop the picture
- Add your own HEADING TEXT (A larger Text Box)
- Add your own SUB TEXT (A smaller text box with 4 sentences of writing).

Balance in Composition Exercise #1: SYMMETRICAL BALANCE
In Photoshop, create a document with size: 5inches x 3inches @ 200 dpi.
In this Composition, you must create 2 SYMMETRICALLY BALANCED layouts for the following objects on your COMPOSITION.

Save Composition #1 as "PX-last-first-date-Symmetrical1.psd" AND as a jpeg.
Save Composition #2 as "PX-last-first-date-Symmetrical2.psd" AND as a jpeg.

YOU MAY CROP THE IMAGE, CHANGE THE TEXT SIZES AND COLORS. BACKGROUNDS MUST BE A SINGLE COLOR (Please no picture backgrounds or gradients as this will disrupt the BALANCE you are trying to achieve).

Element #1: A picture

1. Grab the picture on the right.

Element #2: A main text

2. Copy and Paste the following text

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum


Element #3: A main Heading
Type the following main heading
This is the Main Heading


Balance in Composition Exercise #2: ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE
In Photoshop, create a document with size: 5inches x 3inches @ 200 dpi.
In this Composition, you must create 2 ASYMMETRICALLY BALANCED layouts for the following objects on your COMPOSITION.



Save Composition #1 as "PX-last-first-date-ASymmetrical1.psd" AND as a jpeg.
Save Composition #2 as "PX-last-first-date-ASymmetrical2.psd" AND as a jpeg.

Use the same elements as before, however make sure that your balance is ASYMMETRICAL. Change the sizes of the pictures or text as needed. Try to achieve tension and change of mood in the composition.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Identify Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.
2. Create Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Balance in Composition (continued)
3. Working with Multiple Canvases.

4. Basic Procedures: Cropping.

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. What is SYMMETRICAL BALANCE? Describe what it looks like. How does it make you feel? What is the mood?
2. Find a PRINT ad that shows SYMMETRICAL BALANCE. Place it on this blog. (Use http://www.google.com/ or http://www.adsoftheworld.com/)
3. What is ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE? Describe what it looks like. How does it make you feel/what is the mood?
4. Find a PRINT ad that shows ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE. Place it on this blog. (Use http://www.google.com/ or http://www.adsoftheworld.com/)


Balance in Composition Exercise #1: SYMMETRICAL BALANCE
In Photoshop, create a document with size: 5inches x 3inches @ 200 dpi.
In this Composition, you must create 2 SYMMETRICALLY BALANCED layouts for the following objects on your COMPOSITION.

Save Composition #1 as "PX-last-first-date-Symmetrical1.psd" AND as a jpeg.
Save Composition #2 as "PX-last-first-date-Symmetrical2.psd" AND as a jpeg.

YOU MAY CROP THE IMAGE, CHANGE THE TEXT SIZES AND COLORS. BACKGROUNDS MUST BE A SINGLE COLOR (Please no picture backgrounds or gradients as this will disrupt the BALANCE you are trying to achieve).

Element #1: A picture

1. Grab the picture on the right.

Element #2: A main text

2. Copy and Paste the following text

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum


Element #3: A main Heading
Type the following main heading
This is the Main Heading


Balance in Composition Exercise #2: ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE
In Photoshop, create a document with size: 5inches x 3inches @ 200 dpi.
In this Composition, you must create 2 ASYMMETRICALLY BALANCED layouts for the following objects on your COMPOSITION.



Save Composition #1 as "PX-last-first-date-ASymmetrical1.psd" AND as a jpeg.
Save Composition #2 as "PX-last-first-date-ASymmetrical2.psd" AND as a jpeg.

Use the same elements as before, however make sure that your balance is ASYMMETRICAL. Change the sizes of the pictures or text as needed. Try to achieve tension and change of mood in the composition.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Identify Balance and Imbalance in a print composition.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. Balance in Composition
3. Activity (Start)

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
Visit this picture
1. Consider the layout of the poster. Comment on the positions of each element. (Text and Pictures, Alignment of the pictures and/or the text)
Visit this picture:
2. Consider the layout of the poster. Comment on the positions of each element. (Text and Pictures, Alignment of the pictures and/or the text)
3. Compare the two pictures. Where is the focus on each picture?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Ketchup day -- Finish all required assignments and receive credit
2. Discuss typefaces and their effect on human culture by viewing a portion of HELVETICA.
3. Explore and Analyze balance and layout by identifying different types of balance in print ads.


Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411
3. Helvetica (30 minutes)
4. Discussion
5. Balance and Layout (notes)

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. Go to wikipedia.org in 2 Windows so you can see them side-by-side. In one window, search for "ARIAL," and in the other window, search for "HELVETICA."
2. Compare the fonts, are they the same or different? Describe them using the typeface vocabulary we learned so far. When were these fonts created? Who created them? (How old are these fonts?)
3. Put a copy of each picture on your blog.
4. Where have you seen these fonts before?
5. As a graphic designer, what kinds of compositions do you see yourself using these fonts?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's sessions students will:

1. Be assessed their first notebook check.
2. Ketchup day -- Finish all required assignments and receive credit
3. Identify balance and symmetry by analyzing the layouts of many print ads.


Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411
3. Notebook Check
4. Finish Page 10 (Typeface Mini Project)


Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!

1. Do you have a DEVIANT ART account? If not, sign up for one now http://www.deviantart.com (hopefully we're not blocked up again!)




2. What is tracking?

3. Describe the tracking in the ad below. What emotions/mood does it envoke?

4. How many fonts can you count on the ad?

5. What type of font is the ad using?

6. How many fonts are there?

7. What is the alignment of this font?

8. What do you think this font is all about?

9. Recreate this poster exactly on photoshop, except use a different font that would evoke a different emotion. (472 pixels x 544 pixels, 100 dpi). Save as JPEG with Medium quality. Post your creation on your blog.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hey all! I'm out sick today. I'm updating this blog from home. Anyhow...I should be back in tomorrow. Today you will make your first PowerPoint Slide show and email it to me for credit! Please follow the agenda. It's very important that you treat the sub well, take care of the room and computers, and make me proud to be your teacher! Anyone written up by the sub will get DETENTION on the following day--no questions asked!

Mr. Aguda

Today's Agenda:
1. Long Digital Zen!!! (Photoshop, Make these slides...see below!)
2. EMAIL the Poster to me!

3. When you are done, you may surf the net (appropriate websites only! All are recorded!)

The Digital Zen:
Photoshop

Poster #1 (10x8 150 DPI): Substitute Etiquette
In this poster, please include the following objects:
- 1 Large Title with the text "Substitute Etiquette"
- 1 Large Text with the text "What to do when Mr. Aguda is gone."
- 1 Text with the following text
(1) Check the Blog and complete the warmup
(2) Complete the assigned work quietly.
(3) Respect the sub and don't written up
(4) All students written up get automatic detention
(5) When you are done, show the sub, and you get free surf time.
- 2 Pictures that you can find on the internet that depicts these rules.

Save the File as a JPEG format and Email Mr. Aguda the file.

Use correct FONTS and appropriate pictures. The best Poster will be printed out as a classroom poster.

Finished?

Save as: PX-last-first-date-subposter.jpg

Email Mr. Aguda at:

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week's sessions students will:

1. Be assessed their first notebook check.
2. Understand expression using Fonts by creating signs that show appropriate use of fonts.
3. Know the difference between a Serif and Sans-Serif
4. Know alignment, tracking, and kerning.

5. Sign up for a DEVIANT ART portfolio account

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411
3. Lecture: Typefaces
4. Typeface Worksheet
5. Typeface Mini-Project.

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!

1. What is the difference between a SERIF font and a SANS-SERIF font?

2. What is a SERIF?

3. Open PhotoShop and create a 5x3 72 dpi image.

- Import a picture from the internet

- Use a MAXIMUM of 2 FONTS only to come up with a HEADING and a SLOGAN for how you feel today. YOU MUST USE APPROPRIATE TYPEFACES FOR THE EMOTION YOU ARE TRYING TO EXPLAIN. And DON'T WRITE ALOT! Let the FONT, Tracking, and Size speak for itself!

- Save as a JPEG file (NOT A PSD!)

- Then POST this on your blog (just like I did below)





Downloads

010 - TypeFaces Notes



011 - TypeFaces MiniProject

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week's sessions students will:

1. Be assessed their first notebook check.
2. Understand expression using Fonts by creating signs that show appropriate use of fonts.
3. Know the difference between a Serif and Sans-Serif
4. Know alignment, tracking, and kerning.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411
3. Lecture: Typefaces
4. Typeface Worksheet
5. Typeface Mini-Project.


Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. What are 5 of your favorite fonts? (Check MS WORD) Type the name and give a 1-sentence reason why you like these fonts.
2. Is there such thing as a FONT being difficult to read? Give an example.
Downloads
010 - TypeFaces Notes
011 - TypeFaces MiniProject

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:

1. Be assessed their first notebook check.
2. Know the criteria for the notebook check.
3. Finish Directional Posters for our campus

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411 
3. Lecture: Notebook Check
4. Installing the Color Printer


Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. What is a PIXEL?
2. What does Control-T do on Photoshop?
3. When is the notebook check?
4. How many pages are due?

Friday, October 3, 2008

October 3, 2008

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Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:

1. Be assessed their first notebook check.
2. Know the criteria for the notebook check.
3. Create Directional Posters for our campus

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411 (Syllabus: Tardy Procedure, Absent Procedure, Notebook Check)
3. Lecture: Notebook Check
4. Notebook Check and Typing work.

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. Where can you find the print station in Mr. Aguda's classroom?
2. When is the notebook check? (Check the calendar) Are you prepared? Why or why not?
3. What is RESOLUTION and how is it measured in Photoshop? 1-2 Sentences.
4. Download the 2 pictures below. Open them in Photoshop CS3. Which one would you use for PRINT graphics and which one would you use for PRESENTATION graphics? Why? Write at least 1 sentence for each picture.

Picture #1:




Picture #2:








Downloads for today:
Page 12: Notebook Check
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6340771/012-Notebook-Check-Power-Point
Page 011: Cursors and Mouse Fun
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6340668/011-Cursors-and-Mouse-FunCursors-and-Mouse-Fun

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:

1. Understand the concept of a bitmap image and how this image relates to Photoshop.
2. Create posters illustrating higher resolution.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411 (Syllabus: Tardy Procedure, Absent Procedure, Notebook Check)
3. Lecture: Bitmaps and Resolutions (continued)
4. Tutorials on Bitmaps


Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. Write a paragraph about how you are feeling today (100 words or 2 paragraphs) and then choose which face best suits you here. http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/~msrex/how-do-you-feel.html
2. Copy the picture onto your blog.

Downloads
007 - CS3 Introduction
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6340721/007-Photoshop-CS3-Intro

008 - Resolution Differences between PRINT and MONITOR
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6340733/008-Dpi-Example-Stuff

009 - Photoshop CS3 - Workspace
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6340723/009-Photoshop-Workspace

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:

1. Understand the concept of a bitmap image and how this image relates to Photoshop.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411 (Syllabus: Tardy Procedure, Absent Procedure, Notebook Check)
3. Lecture: Bitmaps and Resolutions
4. Tutorials on Bitmaps


Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. Click here to open the article.
2. What is Photoshop?
3. What specific files are native to Photoshop? (see features)
4. What kind of graphics do you want to create using Photoshop?
5. What does this statement mean? Write it in your own words:
It has been described as "an industry standard for graphics professionals"[1]

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:

1. Students will continue working on shapes and cropping activities.
2. Students will continue

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411 (Syllabus: Tardy Procedure, Absent Procedure, Notebook Check)
3. Shapes and Cropping (cont'd)
4. CS3 Installation
5. Basic CS3 procedures.

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. Click here to read an article about "TEXTING," then answer the questions below:
a. What is the average # of text messages sent by users per month?
b. Do you text this much? Around how many text messages do you send per month?
c. How many text messages for all of the united states are sent per month?
d. The article talks about a large majority of the text messages coming from a specific age group. What age group is it?
e. Do you think TEXTING could ever replace VOICE conversation? Why or why not? What is better?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week's sessions students will:
1. Discuss and analyze the main components of composition by determining what components are most important in a composition and ordering them.
2. Become familiar with the principles of graphic design by viewing examples of them and then creating similar designs on PowerPoint and Photoshop

Agenda:
1. Zen
2. Important Factors in Composition: Basic Shapes
3. Debrief
4. Blog Journal Time

Zen:
1. What email do you use to send Mr. Aguda a message?

2. What email do you use to send Mr. Aguda classwork/homework?

3. When are Mr. Aguda's office hours?

The following questions are review from Tech A: (If you can't remember, check the internet)

4. What are the dimensions of a standard piece of paper?

5. What size are the dimension s of a legal piece of paper?

6. What does it mean to "crop" an image?

7. What does Microsoft Publisher do?


Activity Resources:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week's sessions students will:
1. Discuss and analyze the main components of composition by determining what components are most important in a composition and ordering them.
2. Become familiar with the principles of graphic design by viewing examples of them and then creating similar designs on PowerPoint.

Agenda:
1. Zen
2. Important Factors in Composition
3. Debrief
4. Blog Journal Time

Zen:
1. What's your blog address?
2. Is there a difference between being creative and being artistic? (Hint: Creativity is your ability to create, while Artistry is governed by the rules and principles of art like balance, space, contrast, etc).  Can you be creative if you were given specific rules to follow? (1-2 paragraphs, 9 sentences)

Basic Principles in Graphic Design Activity

Reflection:
Take a look at these designs. One of them follows the graphic design principles for composition, one of them doesn't. Which one of them do you find more effective and why?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:
1. Review PowerPoint
2. Complete a Survey
3. Be assigned blogs, adding widgets to blogs

Agenda:
1. Zen
2. Computer Survey Questionnaire
3. Print Ads PowerPoint (continued)
4. Sign up for new blogs
5. Widget additions // Blog Rolls

Zen:
1. What is your email address?
2. What's the new blog website for Mr. Aguda's advanced tech class?
3. Take a look at this ad ((CLICK HERE)). What is this ad telling you? Who created it? (Hint: if you don't know, google it!) What are they trying to "sell?" Why is it powerful or effective? Write 1 paragraph answering these questions!

PowerPoint Print Ads
•Requirements:
•4 slides; each slide has 1 ad
–Full Color (millions), 3 Color scheme, No text, one of your own choice.
–1 Title Text Box
–1 Text box with the following information: What is the ad trying to sell? What components of design do you see in this ad(talk about color scheme, choice of font, pictures, etc.)
–Include custom animation for 1 of the components
–If you use a background, please use 1 color…we want to focus on the ad, not your background.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:
1. Review PowerPoint
2. Complete a Survey
3. Be assigned emails and blogs.

Agenda:
1. Zen
2. Computer Survey Questionnaire
3. Print Ads PowerPoint
4. Exit Slip

Zen:
1. What is due today?
2. What seat are you seated in?
3. What did you do this weekend? Be descriptive, I'm looking for 8 sentences.

PowerPoint Print Ads

•Requirements:
•4 slides; each slide has 1 ad
–Full Color (millions), 3 Color scheme, No text, one of your own choice.
–1 Title Text Box
–1 Text box with the following information: What is the ad trying to sell? What components of design do you see in this ad(talk about color scheme, choice of font, pictures, etc.)
–Include custom animation for 1 of the components
–If you use a background, please use 1 color…we want to focus on the ad, not your background.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:
1. Become familiar with the class syllabus through Mr. Aguda's presentation, popcorn reading and the completion of a syllabus scavenger hunt.
2. Discuss graphic design and class-topic ideas.

Agenda:
1. Warm Up (Half-Sheet)
2. Mr. Aguda's Introduction
3. The Syllabus
4. Good Design (Group Work)

Tonight's Homework:
By next Tuesday, bring the required materials as shown in the syllabus.

Warm-up:
Why are you interested in this class? Explain what you would like to learn during this year in Advanced Technology. What are you interested in creating? What are you interested in learning to do? Are there any specific software you would like Mr. Aguda to cover?

Exit Slip: (don't copy)
1.What are all the required materials for this class?
2. When are they due?

Handouts/Downloads
Print Ad Examples
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6101616/For-Advanced-Tech

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:
1. Become familiar with the class syllabus through Mr. Aguda's presentation, popcorn reading and the completion of a syllabus scavenger hunt.

Agenda:
1. Warm Up (Notecards)
2. Mr. Aguda's Introduction
3. The Syllabus
4. Classroom Culture

Tonight's Homework:
By next Tuesday, bring the required materials as shown in the syllabus.

Warm-up:
On a HALF SHEET OF PAPER, please provide the following information on each line (don't copy the questions, use the back if you need to):
1. Your Full Name (First and Last name)
2. Your address
3. Your telephone number
4. Date of Birth
5. Do your parents speak english? If not, what language?
6. Do you have a computer at home? If so, what brand?
7. Do you have a myspace or facebook page? If so, what is it?

Exit Slip: (don't copy)
1.What are all the required materials for this class?
2. When are they due?

Friday, September 5, 2008