Monday, January 30, 2012

Internships/Sign up by email/CATEMA/

1.  Meet at video screen.  Then sign up if your interested in an internship.   Click Here

2.  Sign up for college credit.  Click Here    This is the second step.  The first step was turning in your form.  


3.  LESSON 2
Click this link.  >>>>>>>>>>>> Making a budget 
How to bring your spending under control, so that you get the most out of every dollar.

Read it and take the test.  Review Lesson 1 if needed.  We will have a test in class after we finish the assignments.  The test questions will come right from the questions from the money site.  So, take the practice tests and make sure you know the answers.  

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Rubric and Grading Criteria

Read through this rubric.  Now that you have a plethora of skills with Photoshop and Illustrator,  I am looking for higher quality work.   Furthermore, the projects and assignments will have more exact due dates or deadlines.  That is correct!   It's just like the real world of Computer Graphics and the fun of working with clients who expect you to be professional.   For today, check and see if your blog page is connected to mine and that it opens up correctly and that your work is visible and shows well.  Put more work up on your site and doctor it up (clean up) your site to look the way you want it too.    Who will be looking at this site?   Is it targeted to your audience and or clientele?  Why would they hire you instead of the thousands of designers already in business?  You need to work on this today!  Think of this as a new class with stricter rules and expectations.  I will post what I need on each assignment.  For instance.  Todays blog says, "You need to work on this today! "  Some might say something like.  "No late work will be accepted."  Just read the blog carefully and follow the directions for each day and you should be fine.

Mr. Booth    

    Rubric for CGD   /    Grading Criteria
Graphics -Clarity
Graphics are all in focus and the content easily viewed and identified.
Most graphics are in focus and the content easily viewed and identified.
Some graphics are in focus and the content is easily viewed and identified.
Many graphics are not clear or are too small.
Graphics - Originality
Several of the graphics used on the project reflect a exceptional degree of student creativity in their creation and/or display.
One or two of the graphics used on the project reflect student creativity in their creation and/or display.
The graphics are made by the student, but are based on the designs or ideas of others.
No graphics made by the student are included.
Required Elements
The project includes all required elements as well as additional information.
All required elements are included on the project.
All but 1 of the required elements are included on the project.
Several required elements were missing.
Graphics - Relevance
All graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand.
All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand.
All graphics relate to the topic.
Graphics do not relate to the topic
Use of Class Time
Used time well during each class period. Focused on getting the project done. Never distracted others.
Used time well during each class period. Usually focused on getting the project done and never distracted others.
Used some of the time well during each class period. There was some focus on getting the project done but occasionally distracted others.
Did not use class time to focus on the project OR often distracted others.
The project is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness.
The project is attractive in terms of design, layout and neatness.
The project is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy.
The project is distractingly messy or very poorly designed. It is not attractive.

Date Created: Dec 09, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Final Project.

1.  Go to
2.  Create your own blog page for Computerized Graphic Design.
3.  Upload your best work to your blog page.
Click on Design/Add Gadget/Add Photo's or Upload them to a new Blog Post or Create a slide show with Then.   Leave a comment below on this post with your blog URL and I will connect it to this page.
4.   Go under comment on my blog and post your url in the comment box of my blog.  They will all appear as a link to all of the students blog pages. 

5.  Finish any work that you need to finish and email it to me.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Internships and we will have a final in form of an assignment!

This is how it works.     (Yes, I will tell you in class)

New Assignment

The Two Approaches to Drawing Structure
There are two main approaches to drawing structure. The first is to start with basic skeleton and add detail, visualizing the basic shapes that underly a complex surface, like a sculptor working in clay and adding pieces on. The second method involves an imaginary box, working from the outside in, imagining basic shapes that the form fits within, like a sculptor starting with a block of marble and chipping bits away. Often you will find yourself using a combination of these two approaches. Give them both a try!
The Aim: To practice establishing the basic structure of objects.
What You Need: Adobe Illustrator
What to Do:
Choose a simple object. It doesn't have to be 'artistic', a sewing machine or electric kettle is fine!
Now, imagine you are going to sculpt it from a piece of stone. What rough shapes will you carve out first? Note the very simple cylinder shapes used for the first sketch in the example above. Draw the perspective as correctly as you can, freehand. It doesn't have to be perfect.
Now you can begin to indicate the main shapes within the form, such as the line through a row of detail, or large indentations. Show where details will go, but don't get sidetracked by them. Concentrate on getting the overall proportion and placement.
Finish the drawing if you wish, or just leave it as an exercise in structure.
Going Further: Try drawing more complex objects, always looking for simple component shapes. Try looking for shapes within the objects, like a skeleton, and looking for containing shapes, like boxes, with which to establish your structure. You can practice observing without a pencil too, just observing your surroundings wherever you are.
- Begin with the largest section of a complex form.
- Don't worry about mistakes, they are part of learning.
- Don't use a ruler - train your hand.
- You don't have to 'finish' the sketches.
- Practice!

drawing lesson image
Visualising simple forms in a complex object.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Your Grade

Click  here  for your most recent assignment check off list and your grade.   If you have turned in a project or assignment and it is not checked off,  than talk to me and I will update your records.  I have received many assignments in my email and some of them would not open so that may be the reason it is not registered.  In a nut shell.  If you turned an assignment in and it's not listed, don't worry, it will be.  

Thursday, January 19, 2012

 You Decide.  

Let me clear up what is expected of  you in this class.

1.  You log into our blog which is, and you click  on the link to your class. 

2.  You Carefully read the blog for the lesson of the day.

3.  You follow the directions and do the lesson First!

4.    If you need further instruction or help, I help you.

5.   You log off, push in your chair and make sure your station is clean.

6.   You do steps 1- 5 and get a good grade.  You don't and you will not get a good grade. 

7.  You're Happy, I'm Happy, We are Happy! 

Shape Lesson

I have a lesson on using shapes in art but it is not great.   Do a search on google for Shape in Art and post it here on this blog.   In other words,  Search art lessons using  SHAPES.   It might not be for adobe OR Computer Graphics which is normal.  I'm looking for a lesson or project that you think would be fun to do where you learn about the (Shape, as in Shape in art)  And... We can do the project in Illustrator. 

Google / Art Lessons using Shape / Post it to the Blog.

Here is an example

EX.      Click Here

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Take a line for a walk. (Using lines)

Take a Line for a Walk 

   Make a line that curves, zigs and zags, has corners, etc. all around the paper (Screen). Turn the paper around until you see something that you can develop. Begin adding pattern, example - turn something into an elaborate eye, add more facial detail, add more pattern, keep going until the page is filled with pattern, thickened lines (from your original lines) to add emphasis, etc.

Friday, January 13, 2012


1. You should have filled out yesterday's student info. Link below.

2. You should have your second logo done today.

3. If your logo looks more like a flyer than a logo. Go back and review the PowerPoint and MATSV.

logo exmples

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

update on grades

Old Town House + other assignments

Please turn in your Old Town House Logo by tomorrow.  And turn in your original logo by Friday.  Notice my email address above.

Submission Rules.  

Let's try this...  Put a 1,2 or 6 in front of your email subject title for your period, than name the email.  ex.    1boothold town house or
 6boothparkphoto.       Make sure you save your files in pdf format.  

Monday, January 9, 2012

Check your assignments

Some of the files that were sent to me are not viewable.  Please check you class period and marked assignments here.  

If you have turned in your assignment and it is listed as missing, that means either you have not turned it in or more likely, I could not open the file.  Re-save your missing assignment as a pdf file.  You simply open it in Photoshop or Illustrator and save as (pdf).  Mail it to me at

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mail your logo

and then create another logo of your choice.  

No words in the logo and use the 5 principels of good logo design

 Save your logo as a pdf
Mail your logo to

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Past assignments.

Please email me your following assignments for grading.  To...

1. Park Restoration.
2. Disneyland castle


Look up Old Town House Restaurant on the internet.  Notice their coffee cup logo.  They want something that says beach or surf or both.  That is all the direction they have given me.  Use your imagination.  At this point you can come up with more than one idea.  It doesn't have to be perfect but needs to be good enough to show the client.  Use the reading from yesterday as your guide to making a good logo. Pay attention to the Vector format.


Use Illustrator


    • 1
      Create a new file Adobe Illustrator by going to "File>New." Type in the physical size of your document. For example, if creating letterhead, you will probably want to start with a letter-size sheet.
    • 2
      Create your graphics. If you need to draw something, you will want to use points and bezier curves to get your graphics the way you want them.
    • 3
      If you use the symbols tool or other special features, you will need to flatten the transparency of your artwork before saving. Select all the objects on your page by holding down the "Ctrl + A" keys at the same time for px ("Command+a" for Mac).
    • 4

      Go to "Object>Flatten Transparency." When the flatten transparency box comes up, hit "Ok."
    • 5
      Save your artwork. You've now created your first vector file.


Today's Assignment