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.