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:

Per 1 (mragudap1@animojustice.com), Per 3 (mragudap3@animojustice.com), Per 4 (mragudap4@animojustice.com), Per 5 (mragudap5@animojustice.com), Per 6 (mragudap6@animojustice.com), Per 7 (mragudap7@animojustice.com).

Not finished?

Make sure you SAVE your work. You will have some time to complete it on Wednesday

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

Justice Logo PNG http://www.authenticvoz.com/techclass/phoenix.png

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