Thursday, December 16, 2010

Original ad

Now... With our skills in layout and our new skill in sizing and cropping photo's.


Create a full page ad. All original. Borrow ideas from past or present pages or just use your eye and creativity.

Grading on creativity, layout, spelling, sharpness of photo's, how photo's are cropped, and overall quality.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

4 photo's

Size 4 pictures form the net using yesterdays lesson. I want them all to be constrained so you must also crop your photo's to make all of them 3h by 5 w. inches. Save them all. The idea is that we can size and crop photo's that are of good quality for printing. Start with large photo's for best results. When you do a google search you will find small medium and large photo's

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

resizing photo''s

Read this article on resizing and then practice resizing photo's of your picking.

Resizing phto's

Monday, December 13, 2010

Finish formating assignment

I am checking off the format assignment. I only have 4 checked off for each period. Finish it up and call me over when your done.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Layout assignment

Layout assignment. Choose any one page ad and use the format on that page and create your own page. Text, picture and fonts can be different. the format should be the same.

Monday, December 6, 2010

3/4 5/6 assignments

Year two and three. Enter an assignment here

(This is not for you if this is your first year in computerized graphics)

Index page

Start working on this index page. Make it as close as you can including fonts, size, spelling etc. You can pick a different picture. Time allowed, approx two days.

3/4 and 5/6. Meet with me.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Group 2 due tomorrow and...

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your work for group 2 and for your grade.

If you are done continue and fix another old photo. save yesterdays and today's photo's.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Restoring old photo's

Grab an old photo that's black and white for restoration. Restore it!

Here is tutorial on restoring old photo's


Monday, November 29, 2010

End of grading period

Due this Friday for end of grading period

1. Banquet flyer
2. Magnifying glass
3. flower
4. japan dish
5. sound booth productions flyer

3/4 and 5/6 students need to include

6. spirograph

Combine all assignments into on pdf like we did before. name it lastname. firstname group 2

Put into the period folder

Background lesson

Original background lesson online

go to link below

Background lesson

Friday, November 19, 2010

James Jennings - Graphic Designer


"I just commented on the very cool sign for the Dog Pound Gear and learned that your class made it. That is so great. Just keep those additions coming. I am excited to see all the upgrades around campus! Tell your students to feel free to come up with ideas! Thank you so much for all you are doing to create a positive and spirited school culture!"

Barbara Samilson

Principal, Point Loma High School


Finish up all projects. Read the article from yesterday's post. Get ready for turkey day

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mag glass / reading

Finish Mag Glass

Since we don't have a test book in this class. We need to cover some basics of design

Please read and study the following

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Continue on Mag glass

Continue work on your Mag glass. Lot's of steps. following them one at a time. Read it carefully. You might need to use the help menu in illustrator to find certain commands. And if you want, check out your teacher... what's this?

Assignment for 3/4 5/6

mag glass

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

banquet flyer

Create the banquet flyer and turn into your period folder. Lastname.banquet PDF format

Due by the end of this period.

You should have turned in you group 1 pdf of work. I will accept late submission but with point reductions. Reduced by 2 points per school day. Highest possible points for Friday submission was 30 points. Highest today would be 28 assuming all work is complete and done with care.

Friday, November 5, 2010

banquet flyer

Turn in your assignments in one pdf. then...

We need a new flyer for a banquet. Look at this evite and create a full page flyer in color. Drop in period box as last name.banquet

Due at the end of the period Monday

Thursday, November 4, 2010

assignments due Friday

Turn in your assignments by Friday by the end of your period.

Group the following lessons Name it as your last name and p3 or p4 and group 1

ex. booth.p3.group1 or booth.p4.group1


1. college readiness
2. lopez and sons
3. 85 gala
4. wrinkles original and altered pics
5. Liquify original and altered pics
6. Collage

Up to 5 points each.

Lesson on grouping pdf's.

Attach and mail to

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day to finish

Let's try and finish up all work including getting on CATEMA. If you are done with that. Find a pic of a person and change the background.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

lopez and sons 1/4 page ad

Make a 1/4 page ad for the yearbook

Flier for PLHS Gala

Make a flier with this information.

85th Anniversary Gala - Dinner, Dance and Auction

85 Gala Banner

Everyone is invited to this unique event that occurs just once every five years!

"Once A Pointer, Always A Pointer!"
November 13, 2010, 6:00 pm
Liberty Station Conference Center
Gala Webpages

Schedule of events this evening will include:

  • "Open Stage" - During cocktails and dinner, PLHS alums Bryan Verhoye, Glen Fisher and David Zedaker will anchor an all-star band and those in attendance with musical talent or singing ability are encouraged to join them onstage to perform, too! Contact David Zedaker (619) 602-9609 or at if you would like to be on the "talent list".
  • Unveiling of the Pointer Dog Sculpture, rendered by
    PLHS Alum Richard Arnold
    Arnold Studio at Telluride
  • Special presentation by Alum Noah Tafolla, creator of

"Wonderland San Diego"
At the Gala Noah will be sharing his production of the history of
Point Loma High, when it started and how far we've come.

  • Dance to the music of one of San Diego's hottest show bands, Spectrum!

You can easily order online or with a check and ticket form!


· Participate in a Raffle for . . . A CRUISE FOR TWO . . . MAYBE YOU!
Just imagine, taking a 7-night cruise for only $20!! Only 500 tickets have been printed for this fabulous fund-raiser so your chances of winning are great. Drawing will take place at the Gala! Just
CLICK for all the details and the TICKET FORM.

· San Diego Bay Cruise for 8 -10 people aboard a 127 ft. megayacht, including appetizers, wine, and dinner!

Announcing "GalaDash 2010", Saturday, Nov. 13

8:00 a.m.

Muddy your paws and Join the Hungry Dog Distance Runners!

GalaDash 2010, PLHS . . . 85 Years and Running!

5K Run/Walk will start and end at PLHS, free and open to all ages, strollers/joggers are welcome.

Limited Edition Commemorative T-Shirt available to first 50 participants who give a donation of $10 or more to the PLHS Men's/Women's

Cross Country Team - GalaDash Flier

Contact Barbara Shirts

Please, the Gala committee could use your help with donations . .

Please contact Maria Virissimo-Gibson, Class of '87, at 619-938-7897 or if you would like to donate merchandise, services and/or money or become an event sponsor! The event focus is to gather the community together to celebrate this momentous occasion, but given the school budget crisis, the hope is to also have a successful auction from which money raised will benefit students over the next five years!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Liq. tool.

remove wrinkles from a new pic and change shape/ save in your doc folder

Friday, October 22, 2010

more wrinkels

Did you sign up for college credit? If not, Do it!

Practice on wrinkles again. Be careful where you click when pushing the alt key. You wantto click on good skin. Try clinking spots instead of dragging when replacing the wrinkles. Save the original and the fixed photo in your doc folder. Do not send in, yet!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Project

Finish your collage but don't turn it in.

New project is???

Monday, October 18, 2010


You have a sub today! I am getting the stitches in my head removed. Weeeeeee!

Keep working on your collage in photoshop. Pic multiple photo's. A theme of your choice. You can create it in illustrator or photoshop. However, your photo's should be edited in photoshop.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

new way to submit work

Attach your file to your email and mail it to...

mark your work in the following way.

your period, last name,first name, project

example p2 booth,douglas,1/2pagead

always use p2 or p3 or whatever you period is. Do not use "period 3" but instead " p3" and leave a space after the number. That way it will drop in a period folder for me and the TA.

Friday, October 15, 2010

College Credit

You have the opportunity to receive college credit for this course. You must receive an A or a B to receive credit. You also must sign up on the catema website.

Finish your mag cover and save in your docs and and drop the pdf version in your period folder.

Then sign up for your college credit.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Finsh the Mag Cover

Finish your mag cover and turn it in to your period folder. PDF.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

mag cover cont.

Keep working on mag cover. aaa logo. background sky. lettering shadows. colors. etc...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Open Photoshop to fix the aaa logo and learn how clip out photo's.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Live Paint

If you haven't, watch the video from yesterday on the blog. Choose a sketch on the web and color it in. Or, if you have your own, you can scan it and use that!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New sign assignment

Hi Doug,
I'm the ASB Advisor this year, and we're opening a new ASB store - to sell logo gear/wear, stuff like that. Anyway, we lack a sign. Is your class interested in helping out? It's called "The Dog House" - it's in room 303, the little office on the quad that was Kim Eurich's last year. There's room right above the door for a sign.
Anyway - please let me know if that's something you can/want to do. Thanks!

12h x 24 w

Amy Denney
Point Loma High School

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

3 signs

Finish your 3 signs. Save them as a PDF and drag them into your period folder to be sent off.

New assignment in the works.

Monday, October 4, 2010

sign assingment

Hi there,

I need a few signs for my classroom walls.

1. Ms. Cullen’s Wall

2. ESL

3. Seminar

A foot high? Cool fonts. Black is fine.

Michele McConnell

ESL Instructor and Link Crew Coordinator

PDF please

You sent me an AI file. You need to send me your flyer in a pdf format.

Next project is...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I want a car window flyer.

Go to and click on the link that says price list. Find out about my company and what I can offer and create a flyer. Make it a 1/4 page and then copy and past it so that you have 4 flyers on one page.


Finish 1/2 page ad.

Let's get it done and start a new assignment tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Checking 1/2 page ad

Get your ad up on your screen. I will be checking to see your progress or what you may think is your finsihed ad.

Monday, September 27, 2010

lesson videos.

We have lesson videos. Look to your right>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

finsish your 1/2 page ad with text

Monday, September 20, 2010

Flyers Cont.

Let's look at some flyers

Promotional flyer.

Time for a promotional flyer. We want to build a flyer to sell our services to the school. Start with a print document and build a one page flyer for

Point Loma High Publishing

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chapter #2 continued

We are going to continue to learn how to use the different tools and commands for Adobe Illustrator.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Meet at the screen for introduction to CS3 and review of letter to Mr. Booth

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

student ideas and gmail, letter

1. Fill out the following form.

Student ideas

2. You need a gmail account. Go to and create an account.

3. After you create an account, write me a letter explaining why you took this class and what you hope to learn. Grammer and spelling counts. Make it a page long, double spaced. Send it to me at

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chapter 1

I. Equipment Operation
1. Navigation A. Navigates through the computer desktop and programs.
2. Configuration B. Configures the desktop and understands the arrangement and relationship between the computer and programs.
3. Troubleshooting C. Identifies and fixes (if possible) any problems occurring with the computer system.
4. Overview of computer operation D. Describes the computer operation.
5. Overview of Peripherals E. Identifies peripherals (mouse, printer, scanner etc) and how they connect/interact with the computer system.
6. File Management and Integration F. Manages files and how they interact with each other.
1. Finding, deleting, moving and saving G. Finds, deletes, moves and saves files.
2. File format/size management H. Names files and manages the size for optimal efficiency.
3. Back-up I. Backs-up files.
4. Font Management J. Manages fonts for system efficiency.

Today's Assignment