February 26, 2015

Day 24 – Graphic Communications Day 7

Hope you all enjoyed your Snow Days and stayed warm. We have a lot of time to make up only a few weeks left.

Today we will:

  • Review the Depco Activity Questions and make sure all have completed the questions.
  • Then continue with the photo activities where we left off.

Those ready to do your shirts:

  • You will need to sketch out your shirt design on paper
  • Look on Google Images to find ideas and save the images in your personal folder.
  • Then you are to use the skills you learned in activities 1-5 to create your shirt.
  • Make sure you set up your shirt with the proper size and resolution. Refer to page 35 in the student handbook.

Shirt Requirements:

  • Must have at least three graphic items on the shirt
  • At one location the graphics need to be layered.
  • Must have text added
  • Must have one effect or filter used
  • Must be your own work
  • Can not be copyrighted, this means no words going through the image
  • Be conscious of the amount of color used backgrounds must stay white.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Handout  (turn in when finished)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the Day: 

Log into Depco Studio proceed to Activity 5 Text Effects, watch the short video segments. Listen carefully! Find the answer to the following question completing the last question on the activity question worksheet. Turn in the worksheet to the folder, make sure your name is on it.

  • Activity 5 Photoshop Text Effects
    1. The three factors that determine file size are _____.

Application:

Start and complete Activity 5 learning how to work with text in a photo.

Here is a sample of Activity 5 project:

Text Effects and Filters

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Edit text within text layers.
  • Create and format text using the digital imaging program.
  • Manipulate the text using the Warp tool.
  • Create unique text using the Effects and Style tools.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

February 25, 2015

Day 23 – Graphic Communications Day 6

I am out today so you need to check your grades see what you are missing and get those items turned in.

Housekeeping and Today’s work:

  • You should have finished 1- 5 activities questions in Depco Studio if you are not finished go back and find the answers. Turn the handout to the folder to be graded.
  • All photos for each activity need to be completed follow the student handbook if you were absent for direction step by step.
  • You also can be working on any past working missing in your grades.
  • Then you can start or continue working on your shirt design look below.

Those ready to do your shirts:

  • You will need to sketch out your shirt design on paper
  • Look on Google Images to find ideas and save the images in your personal folder.
  • Then you are to use the skills you learned in activities 1-5 to create your shirt.
  • Make sure you set up your shirt with the proper size and resolution. Refer to page 35 in the student handbook.

Shirt Requirements:

  • Must have at least three graphic items on the shirt
  • At one location the graphics need to be layered.
  • Must have text added
  • Must have one effect or filter used
  • Must be your own work
  • Can not be copyrighted, this means no words going through the image
  • Be conscious of the amount of color used backgrounds must stay white.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Handout  (turn in when finished)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

February 18, 2015

Day 22 – Graphic Communications Day 5

Periods 5, 6, 7 you will start Day 3 today. Please scroll down to the post and we will continue from there.

Period 4 and some students in Period 5 Today you will be creating your T-Shirt!  I can not wait to see what creative and unique shirts you design. Use the skills you learned over the past few days.

Shirt Requirements:

  • Must have at least three graphic items on the shirt
  • At one location the graphics need to be layered.
  • Must have text added
  • Must have one effect or filter used
  • Must be your own work
  • Can not be copyrighted
  • Be conscious of the amount of color used backgrounds must stay white.

Once you have completed all the activity questions on the handout turn it in the folder to be graded.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

February 12, 2015

Day 21 – Graphic Communications Day 4

Periods 5, 6, 7 you will be on Day 2 today. Please scroll down to the post we left off at we will continue as a class.

Period 4 and some students in Period 5 Today you will be learning how to create unique text effects using Adobe Photoshop. You will also finish up any other photos activities that have not been completed. All are due today to be graded. We will be starting your t-shirt design next week so be thinking what you might like to create after you have learned over the past few days.

Housekeeping:

  • You should have day 1- 5 activities finish at this point if not make sure they are finished before continuing.
  • After today all activity questions should be answered on the handout. If you are not finished go back and find the answers. Turn the handout to the folder to be graded.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Handout  (turn in when finished)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the Day: 

Log into Depco Studio proceed to Activity 5 Text Effects, watch the short video segments. Listen carefully! Find the answer to the following question completing the last question on the activity question worksheet. Turn in the worksheet to the folder, make sure your name is on it.

  • Activity 5 Photoshop Text Effects
    1. The three factors that determine file size are _____.

Application:

Start and complete Activity 5 learning how to work with text in a photo.

Here is a sample of Activity 5 project:

Text Effects and Filters

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Edit text within text layers.
  • Create and format text using the digital imaging program.
  • Manipulate the text using the Warp tool.
  • Create unique text using the Effects and Style tools.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

February 11, 2015

Day 20 – Graphic Communications Day 3

Periods 5, 6, 7 you will be on Day 2 today. Please scroll down to yesterday’s post.

Period 4 – Today you will be learning more about using Adobe Photoshop manipulation tools and techniques that will all help you create an awesome T-Shirt design in a few days.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Worksheet
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the day:

Log into Depco Studio/Graphics Communication/Resume answers to the questions as you watch the video clips that are provided in Depco Studio. Listen carefully!

  • Activity 4 Photoshop Advance Manipulation II
    1. _____ is the term used for getting rid of all of the unnecessary portions of the image.
    2. Explain what are filters and why are they used with photo manipulation.
    3. What is feathering?

Application:

Start and complete Activity 4 in the Student Handbook following step by step to complete the four edited photos. Make sure you save your work as directed to show your teacher later.

You will complete the following Photoshop files, here are the samples:

hansen.activity4_edited-1

Filters- Pixelation

Feathering, Eyedropper, Inverse Marquee

Frame Border

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Perform advanced photo manipulation techniques to change an image.
  • Understand how to blur an image, correct dust specs, add a frame, match colors .
  • Enhance images with built-in filters from Photoshop.
  • Manipulate the edges of an image.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

February 10, 2015

Day 19 – Graphic Communications Day 2 

Today you will be learning more about using Adobe Photoshop tools and manipulation techniques. You will complete four different edited photos as you experience each of these manipulations techniques taught.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Worksheet
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the day:

Those not finished with the Activity 1 – Shapes and Layers you need to finish this first then continue below.

Log into Depco Studio complete Activity 3 answers to the activity questions listening to the video clips that are provided in Depco Studio. Listen carefully!

  • Activity 3 Photoshop Manipulation I
    1. Explain what the different photo editing tools are and how they can be used?

Application:

Start and complete Activity 3 in the Graphics Communication Student Handbook. Follow the instructions in the Student Handbook step by step as directed to complete the photos. Make sure you save each edited photo as directed in the handbook to be graded later.

Here are samples of today’s activity projects:

Marquee and Move Tool

Lasso, Copy, Paste

Quick Selection Tool, Inverse, Delete

Clone Tool

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Select individual elements of an image using several different selection tools.
  • Isolate and duplicate an element of an image.
  • Copy and paste different elements of an image to a new location.
  • Implement the use of the feather technique and the clone stamp.
  • Change a color image to a gray-scale image.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

February 9, 2015

Day 18 – Graphic Communications Day 1

All Grades Up To Date!

Many have missing work double check your grades and get your work turned in ASAP

Today we will be starting the second module, Graphic Communications, this time we are going to try having everyone complete Depco Studio at your own pace and the activity projects in the Student Handbooks. You can do it, just make sure you listen carefully to the videos and follow along the student handbooks step by step.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions work sheet
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the day:

Start and complete Activity 1 and 2 the Graphics Communication in Depco Studio. Then follow the student handbook to complete the project activity one. You will begin to use Adobe Photoshop Elements program and how to use the shape tool. Find the answers to the questions in the video clips that are provided, log into Depco Studio. Listen carefully!

  • Activity 1 Introduction
    1. Digital Design is ….. ?
    2. What is a pixel?
    3. Explain screen resolution.
    4. PPI or DPI what does this stand for?
  • Activity 2 Photoshop Shapes
    1. Explain the difference between vector graphics and raster graphics
    2. What are the different enhancements you can do to photos?

Application:

Once all questions are answered open your student handbook and complete the activity for 1-2.

Sample of today’s activity project:

Understanding Layers, Shapes, Colors

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • I can explain what is digital design and resolution of an image.
  • Open a new document in Photoshop Elements.
  • Explain the tools used for photo editing
  • Zoom in and out on an image.
  • Explain the use of layers in Photoshop.
  • Create and edit shapes in Photoshop.
  • Create custom shapes.
  • Create multiple shapes in one layer.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

February 6, 2015

Day 17 MakeUp Day

Today, we will use this day as a makeup day to get caught up on past work. Interims are coming out on Monday so all past work needs to be in and grades will be updated over the weekend.

You need to have turned in the following for grading:

  • Class Expectation Signed Sheet – handout
  • Activity Questions and Answers for Interactive Multimedia Module Jan. 22-27
  • Email on your goals – Jan. 14
  • Student Voice Survey – Feb. 2
  • Food Survey – Longfellow Website
  • Storyboard of your video production plan. – Jan. 23 and handout
  • Final Team Video Shared from your Google Drive – Feb. 3
  • Pre and Post test for Interactive Multimedia – handouts
  • Pre Test for Graphics Communication – handout
  • How I learn Survey – Feb. 5 give results to teacher for grade

Monday we will be starting Graphics Communication Module.