By The End Of Week 10 You Will Have Completed
Working on Software of Choice Project
Working on Capstone project
Pre-Test For Industry Certifications - Due by Friday to Test on 25th
Photoshop GMetrix Testing Overview
Fri. Jan. 10th - 4 Practice Adobe Illustrator Pen Traces
Wed. Jan. 22nd - Pen Trace of anyone and of you
If You Were Familiar With Illustrator
Fri. Jan. 24th - Adobe FUSE, ANIMATE, CHARACTER Beginner (3)
Tues. Jan. 28th - Practice 2D Flat Characters or Objects
Tues. Jan. 28th - Dominic Caveman 2D Flat Character
Tues. Feb 4th - Isometric Room
Fri. Feb. 7th - Capstone Proposal Letter (Part 1 of 3 on Capstone)
Tues. Feb.11th - Isometric Game Level
Tue. Feb. 25th - Illustrator - Your Original Logo Redone In Illustrator
Wed Feb 26th - 1st Attempt At Human Head or Face in Blender
Fri. Feb. 28th - Tangible, Credible evidence of what you've been working
on for your Capstone.
Wed. Mar. 4th - 2nd Attempt At A Creature or Full Size Figure
Fri. Mar 6th - Your creature or Full Size figure with color / texture
Fri. Mar. 6th - Typography - Your Favorite Game Logos
Fri. Mar. 6th - Your Software Of Choice Project Proposal
The Arcade Group will be visiting Mr. Volpe and his students on Thursdays at the beginning of 4th block.
The Good Design Bad Design group will be visiting Mr. Juul at the beginning of every Block 4 on Thursday. You'll need to detail what games you have chosen as good design bad design. We'll talk about what you should be showcasing. To start, I would say if it's a Good Design - highlight typefaces, colors, character design, menus, environments that are above and beyond amazing to you. Detail the "Why". For bad designs - same thing - type, mechanics, characters, story - What in the design realm would make this "Bad Design".
I would suggest re-watching some good design bad design
You Choose The Software - Production: Your Project (Proposals Were Due By Friday March 6th at end of class)
Your task is to find some software you've always wanted to use and spend the next few weeks immersed in learning it. The project concludes when you complete a submitted project in this software. It can be most anything you'd like within the Adobe world or open sources. Submit your software, what you'll be doing with it and what State Standards it includes... then have fun!
On Friday, I ask that your work stop by 10:40 to do a 15 Minute Artists or Industry Profile.
Goals and Scales For Design For Gaming
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20th - No School
Printing Your Files & Saving Files For Web
We have a Lexmark Laser Printer (C790):
After you press print, a dialogue box will pop up.
Be sure the Lexmark C790 Printer is selected.
Check the orientation of your paper is correct (Portrait or Landscape)
Be sure to scroll down a bit and check the SCALE TO FIT MEDIA box.
Print to the Lexmark (Copy 2) printer
Saving For Web In Photoshop
Open your work. Select all. Choose EDIT, then COPY MERGED
Create a new file and size, then paste what you just copied.
Make sure your file is resized.
Make sure your file has no white around it and it's cropped.
With your file open, go to FILE - SAVE FOR WEB & DEVICES (Legacy)
In the upper right corner, select the JPEG option and make sure it's set to HIGH QUALITY
In the lower left corner, you'll see the file tag JPEG and a time it take to load in seconds. It should be under 100 seconds.
Choose SAVE and select your block folder.
Turning In Your Assignments
We have a class in-box. The shortcut to it is on your desktop:
This folder contains YOUR folder with your class work. It is where you can keep your design work in class or move things into from your One Drive or your Flash Drive if you do work at home.
Above your folders are numbered ‘In-Boxes’, each one corresponding with a project. This is where you turn in your completed work for a grade. Doing so gives me a date and time stamp of when you turn your work in.
Find the numbered In-Box. Open your work and choose "SAVE AS", then choose your file format, choose the inbox (which may have a folder in it already with your name to make it even easier).
Keep in min that when you’re working on something and save it to your folder, you may be required to turn in a different, specific file format other than .PSD, such as a .jpeg or .png.
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.