Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#8 restoration (Note, this assignment #8 is not due until after the grading period)

So focus on your 6 photo's plus your Perfect 7th. 
Friday will be the last day you can show me your 6 photo's and your seventh perfect photo.
and then #8
Remove graffiti, phone lines and hanging lights.  Look carefully.  Imagine this is being made into a poster.  It has to be perfect.  There are many wires going through the trees.  You are going to send this to me when you are done and I am going to look very carefully at each one.  You should enlarge it when you fix it as I will be doing the same when I grade it.  send it to

Monday, November 28, 2011

On our first day back / Antacids!

Welcome Back.  Today will be a day of organization, taking stock,  seeing where we are and what we have left to do.  Missing work?  Have I marked you work off in the gradebook from last week? Do you know?  Hmmmmmmmm
Check your assignments.

Friday, November 18, 2011

This is it!

Last day before Thanksgiving.    Show me any work that you have finished so that I can enter your points.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

From the take a breather files. Try it!

This is really cool. The second one is amazing so please read all the way though..


Count every 'F
' in the following text:



6 -- no joke.
Really, go Back and Try to find the 6 F's before you scroll down.

The reasoning behind is further down.
The brain cannot process 'OF.'

Incredible or what? Go back and look again!!
Anyone who counts all 6 'F's' on the first go is a genius.
Three is normal, four is quite rare.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Grading / all 6 due Wednesday.

Show me your six fixed photographs.

Looking for the perfect photo repair.  So after our six.  Pic a hard one and save it, fix it, and show me.

Hints...   Enlarge what your working on.  Take your time.  Copy your sample often and don't swipe.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

6 photo repairs before grading.

6 photo repairs before grading.  Keep the originals for comparison.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Grading your work

I want you to do a total of 6 photo repairs.  Keep all of them. 

You need to enlarge them on the screen to do a good job.  You are replacing pixels and it works very well if you enlarge your photo and do careful work.  Make sure you have replace selected on the top left for mode.  I would rather you take time and do it right than rush through it and have it look amateurish.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The correct answer is...

A lesson for all of my classes. 

Please do your own research and investigation into things you hear or facts you are given.  Information can easily be skewed to reflect the way someone wants the world to be or the way they wished it would be.  Finding the truth is not easy and with the internet, anyone one can say anything and have it instantly published as "the truth."  Use multiple sources that do not have an agenda they are promoting.  Where are you getting your information?  Is the site, book or person unbiased?  What is the reputation of the source?  Does the source have an agenda?  Always, Consider your source. And yes, that includes me!  I have been wrong in the past and I will be wrong in the future.  If I teach you something that you believe to be incorrect, then prove me wrong.  Shoot, I'll give you a couple of bonus points for doing the research.  

Link to photo's

Healing brush hint.  Mode needs to be selected to replace.

Here is a link of old damaged photo's

Monday, November 7, 2011

Check off assignment for max points at beginning of class

But it must be done.

Repair a second photo.  Keep originals for comparison.

We are going to do at least 6 of these photos.

Clean station points / everyday / week / year.  It all adds up.   Announcement.  Push in Chair.  Pick up trash (yours or not) Straighten computer station. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Restoring old photo's

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: 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 Link

Tomorrow, Friday, is the last day for max credit possibility on the background removal projects. Total of 6.   Than 1 point reduction for each day after that.

Today's Assignment