ADVANCED STUDENTS (Levels 4 & Up)
When It's Due
Class Portfolios
Design instruction. Industry news. Life prep. Student artwork. Bad jokes. Cool music. Good times.
POST PRODUCTION

How To Print And Save For Web
PRINT
  • Select your paper size (Letter or Legal)
  • Be sure the orientation is correct (Portrait or Landscape) and
    check the SCALE TO FIT MEDIA box.
  • Print to the Lexmark (Copy 2) printer

SAVE FOR WEB
  • Open your work and do a COPY MERGED copy of it
  • Create a new file and paste it.
  • Go to IMAGE- IMAGE SIZE and change the resolution to 100dpi
  • With your file open, go to FILE - SAVE FOR WEB & DEVICES
  • In the upper right corner, select the JPEG option and make sure
    it's HIGH QUALITY
  • In the lower left corner, you'll see the file tag JPEG and a time in
    seconds. It should be under 100 seconds.
  • Choose SAVE and select your block folder.
Semester 1
Study guides for Photoshop and Illustrator certification
exams as well as codes to take the pre-tests can be
found by clicking on the text above.
MUSIC LINKS
DEVO

KRAFTWERK

DAVID BOWIE

SOMAFM.COM
Groove Salad is the channel I play
in class all the time
Semester 2
WIX.com is a simple web page creator that lets you look at thousands of
website templates and then save one and edit it. Remove their pictures, put in
yours. Remove their text, put in yours.  Changing color schemes, etc.. The best
portfolio pages have a simple landing (or Splash) page, and then links to your
gallery.

Some student examples can be
found here. Design an online portfolio for
yourself. Include your artwork you've designed this semester, year or so far
during your time in class. Your name should figure prominently into the design.
Pages should include:
  • Index Page - Examples Page - About You Page - Contact Page

*Pictures for upload must be saved JPEG, BMP, PNG or TIFF formats.
RESOURCES
WIX WEB PORTFOLIO
GRADING
2015 - 2016
NEW STUDENTS (Levels 1 - 3)
1. Class Questionnaire
2. Flip Face & Type
3. Who I Am
4. Bad Family Portrait
5. Retouch 3 Photos (Sept. 5th)
6. Colorize Black and White Photo (Sept. 5th)
7. Uglify and Beautify Your Pics (Sept. 7th)
8. You Were There (Sept.11th)
9. Aminal Hybrids (Masking) (Sept. 13th)
10. Slug Solos (1 Day Project Sept 7th)
11. Graphic Words Projects (Sept 24th)
12. 3 Logos (10 Yrs - Redesign - Music Mash) Fri Oct.12)
13. 1 Day Logo Design - Brand Parody (Fri Oct. 5th)
14. 3 Posters
15. Adobe Illustrator : Practice 1
16. Adobe Illustrator:  Practice 2
17. Adobe Illustrator:  Portrait
18. Adobe Illustrator:  Self-Portrait
LEARNING GOALS FOR THE WEEK
Projects
1 pt
2 pts
3 pts
2 pts
3 pts
2 pts
3 pts
3 pts
1 pts
3 pts
6 pts
1 pts
Weirdo Thing Of The Week
1 pt
5 pts
5 pts
3 pts

4 pts
3 pts
5 pts
What's Up This Week #14
New Students
Software Skills: Adobe Illustrator

Returning Students
Software Skills: Adobe InDesign
Senior Capstone Project Overview
"Change, it turns out, will be the only consistent thing in your life. Learn to embrace it
rather than resist it."
- Mr. Juul

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow isn't here yet. Today, be present in your own life.
Focus on the now."
- Mr. Juul

"When you become a part of the process, you're already a part of the solution"
- Mr. Juul

"Your own happiness depends solely upon you. Not your parents, your partner or your
friends. If you have little to no expectations of anyone in this department, you begin to
empower yourself."
- Mr. Juul

"If you think good design is expensive, you should see how much bad design costs"
- Dr. Ralph Spethe  - CEO of Jaguar Motors

"No one is considered dumb who asks questions. The people who don't ask questions
remain clueless throughout their whole lives"
- Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
- Leonardo da Vinci

"If you can't take 15 minutes out of your day to devote to your own health and mental
well-being... what are you really doing?"
- Mr. Juul

"What one man can do, another can do."
- Anthony Hopkins from 'The Edge'

"Don't always go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave
a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other
how to live."
- John Adams

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that
nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde

"All we have is now. All we've ever had is now."
- The Flaming Lips

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more
important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
- Confucius

"An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great
curiosity but great fulfillment."
- David Attenborough

"Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic
understanding of how the world works."
- Carl Sagan

“A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he
is awakened from his slumber.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”
- Isaac Asimov

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela

"The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step".
- Chinese Proverb
Food For Thought
2017 - 2018 *coming soon*
Dates To Remember
  • District Student Calendar 2018 - 2019
  • Monday, November 17th - Friday November 25th - Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 4th - 7pm Tech High Discovery Night
  • Friday, December 21st - End of First Semester.
1. 20 Ads Comparison
2. School Mascot Designs (Thurs. Sept 6th)
3. CD Project / Best Of Marketing Campaign (Sept 26th)
4. CD Project / Mix Tape For Someone Else (Sept 17th)
5. Friday Challange - Clones (Sept 7th)
6. Ambigrams (2) (Tuesday, Oct 9th)
7. Discovery Night Flyer
8. Political Poster
9. Yearbook Cover
10. Adobe InDesign Projects
New Students
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Self Portraits
  • Logo Redo
  • Emoji Sets
Monday November 12th - 16th
Introduction To Adobe Illustrator - Level 1 Students Adobe Illustrator Pre-Production & Practice
Have a look at the Adobe Illustrator section of the website. Your pre-production work will be to read about what Adobe
Illustrator is and does, what is it is primarily used for, practice using the pen tool by playing the Pen Tool Games, trace
out some simple and complex shapes using Illustrator, visit Adobe.com and have a look at their training tools for
Illustrator. Once you feel comfortable, you'll be creating a self portrait of yourself using Adobe Illustrator.
LEVEL 1 Students
PROJECT | Yearbook Cover Concept  (3 pts)
LEVEL 3 and Up Students
Senior Students
Senior Capstone Project
Check your folder for Capstone Information.
Adobe InDesign
PRE-PRODUCTION |  InDesign Tutorials  Projects Due Tuesday, November 12th

PROJECT | InDesign Variety Projects  (Business card; Resume; Brochure, Etc.)
Upper Level
  • Yearbook Covers
  • Adobe InDesign
What You're Turning In

Step 3 | Project - Beginners Pen Tool Exercises (Practice) 1pt
  1. Pen Tool Exercise -  Basic to Intermediate Tracing Exercises (Turn in this training)
  2. Basic Shape Tracing - 1 (Turn in this training)

Step 4 | Project - Intermediate Pen Tool Exercises (More Practice and Effects) 1pt
Step 6 | Project | Adobe Illustrator - Self Portrait Instructions
Step 5 | Project | Adobe Illustrator - Portrait Instructions
Wednesday, November 14th - Great American Teach-In
Christopher Tompkins from The GO! Agency (Blocks 3 - 4 10am to 10:45
Friday, November 16th - Thanksgiving Brou Ha Ha
Bring in cups, beverages, pretzel sticks, jelly beans, toast, popcorn...