COMMERCIAL & DIGITAL ARTS CLASS YEAR 1 & 2

What We're Doing During Week 4...

  • Ongoing Sketching Practice

  • A look at SkillsUSA

  • Beginning of the Year Photoshop Projects

  • 'Who I Am' project
  • Photo Retouching projects
  • Daily Sketches
  • The Design Process explained
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YEAR ONE & TWO STUDENTS
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Last Week We...

  • Year Two completed the Who I Am project to specifications, spoke with Mr. Juul about their design, made corrections as needed.

 

  • Class photos were on Friday

 

Your Design Word For The Week Is:

 

 - Contrast - 

New STudents
Year Two students

​Monday August 30th

Production Day

  1. Project: Who I Am project (2 pts)

  2. Project: Photo Retouch  & Manipulation (1 pt)

  3. Project: Uglify - Beautify Project (1 pt)

  4. Project: Photo Colorization  (1 pt)

These four projects are due Friday September 3rd

 

5 Minute Photoshop Demo: Character Palette & Formatting text

Sketches For Today From Memory Are: (No References)

  • A sad, wounded, human thumb

  • A starfish

Tuesday August 31st

Production Day

  1. Project: Who I Am project (2 pts)

  2. Project: Photo Retouch  & Manipulation (1 pt)

  3. Project: Uglify - Beautify Project (1 pt)

  4. Project: Photo Colorization  (1 pt)

These four projects are due Friday September 3rd

Please create a folder in the class In Box for your photos.

Please make sure they're Before & After, saved as a .jpeg

Wednesday September 1st

Check Out The Good Reads For Today.

  • Concept Sketching Part 1

Thursday September 2nd

Check Out The Good Reads For Today.

 

Friday September 3rd

Check Out The Good Reads For Today.

Artist Profile: Graphic Design legend Paula Scher

                     Sample Portfolio

Monday August 30th

Production Day

  1. Project: Photo Retouch  & Manipulation 

  2. Project: Uglify - Beautify Project
  3. Project: Photo Colorization 

 

These three projects are due Friday September 3rd

5 Minute Photoshop Demo: Character Palette & Formatting text

 

Sketches For Today From Memory Are: (No References)

  • A sad, wounded, human thumb

  • A starfish

Tuesday August 31st

Production Day

  1. Project: Photo Retouch  & Manipulation 

  2. Project: Uglify - Beautify Project
  3. Project: Photo Colorization 

 

These four projects are due Friday September 3rd

Please create a folder in the class In Box for your photos.

Please make sure they're Before & After, saved as a .jpeg

Wednesday September 1st

Check Out The Good Reads For Today.

  • Concept Sketching Part 1

 

Thursday September 2nd​

Check Out The Good Reads For Today

Friday September 3rd

Check Out The Good Reads For Today.​​

Artist Profile: Graphic Design legend Paula Scher

                     Sample Portfolio

ARTIST PROFILE

Usually Done At The End of Class On Fridays.

SEMESTER ONE
SEMESTER TWO
Goals & Scales
STATE STANDARDS
WIX WEB PORTFOLIO

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.

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 - Example Page - About You Page - Contact Page


*Pictures for upload must be saved JPEG, BMP, PNG or TIFF file formats.

RESOURCES

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
HOW TO PRINT

Printing Your Files

We have a Lexmark Laser Printer (C790):

  • After you press print, a dialogue box will pop up on your screen.

  • Be sure the class 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.

  • Press print

  • Please DO NOT Print: Work From Other Classes, Memes you Just Made And Think Are Funny But Are Not, Pages of Solid Colors, Work that has nothing to do with our class.

  • You can lose your printing privileges is this happens

HOW TO TURN IN WORK

Turning In Your Assignments


Save And Upload To Focus

  • All work will be turned in using FOCUS. I will be able to grade your work, count your work and give feedback on your work using Focus. In class, turn in work using the class InBox. Final Project folders will be numbered and titled.

Grading

  • Grades will be entered within two weeks of turning in your project. Some projects will take one or two days for you to complete, some will take several weeks. Please be patient as grading is completed.

Saving Photoshop Files

  • .PSD files preserve your layers, allowing you to come back and work on files with all your work preserved.

  • .JPEG files are compressed for display online. 300 resolution or better. Anything below is too blurry.

  • .PNG files are high quality and create a transparent background.

We have a class network to save your class work:

  • It allows you to keep work in class that you are working on. This file contains a folder for 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.​