Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Devine Proportion / Golden Section

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Devine Proportion / Golden Section: Read this page and then click on the link at the end.  Watch and follow along with the video to create you own Golden Section.   Th...

Friday, October 25, 2013

Finish up Friday

Finish up the Castle mag cover.   No new assignments today

Extra Credit.  Create your own mag cover.  use high res photo's.  Line up text.  Make it pop! Look for creating good contrast.  Is is easy to see and read when you stand back away from the computer?  


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mag cover

                                     25 POINT ASSIGNMENT              

************GRADING RUBRIC**********

Here's the logo to add in the mag cover.  
Your job is to duplicate this ad. Make it look like this original. You should be able to find a picture very close to this on the net. Pay attention to the smallest details. Your grade will be based on accuracy.This is not a rush assignment. Take your time!

Start in Photoshop for fixing the pics.  The rest of the project is easier to do in AI.  Good luck.  

Use your skill in removing backgrounds for the castle.  Use similar fonts, colors and layout.  


  1. Magazine cover is 8.5 wide by 11 inches tall.  
  2. Use high resolution photo or photo's.
  3. Pay attention to the fonts and where they are on the page.
  4. Pay attention to the color used in the fonts.
  5. Can you get the lettering behind the castle top?
************GRADING RUBRIC**********

Continue on your layer mask assignment

Remember, I am looking for high res photo's and good work.    I will grade accordingly so if you don't think it's good, then go back and fix it.   

Monday, October 21, 2013

2nd layer mask assignment

*Another layer mask assignment.  Choose one background picture and 3 other pictures in insert into the background picture.  Your choice. 

*When searching for images type in the words high resolution  and then the search word.   For instance

high resolution dog

 *Make it fun and funny.    

Reading...Choosing High-Quality Images For Your Projects– A Must Read Guide

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Finish yesterday's layer mask assignment

And.   All projects from progress report 1 one will be accepted up to this Friday.  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Layer Mask lesson

READ The link to the lesson is below the picture.  Download and open the two pics in the lesson so you have the ocean scene and the martini glass.  When you finish their instruction I want you to choose two more objects to use in the project using the layer mask tool.  So save two more pics That you add to the ocean/martini project.   Open them from PHOTOSHOP.  Do not drag them in or copy and paste.  Here is my example.  I added a dog in the glass and the gymnast. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Standing next to a president

Standing next to a president

Get a photo of yourself.  Get a pic of a current or past president and put yourself next to him.  Use one of these or better yet, find your own.  This could be funny!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D29mKa3rqRM/TcNeHGe19xI/AAAAAAAAE8I/5jki5U1lAfQ/s1600/obama.jpg http://www.archives.com/genealogy/images/george_hw_bush_genealogy.jpghttp://www.addictinginfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/theodore-roosevelt-picture.jpg

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Restore a second photo

I am in jury duty today.  Do the same assignment as yesterday.  Pick a second photo that needs restoration, restore it and put both up on your blog.  Before and after.  It's all about practice.  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Restoring old photo's in photoshop

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

Here is tutorial on restoring old photo's

Do not use the one in the tutorial.  Search for old photo's or civil war photo's etc...    Put the before and after on your blog.

Link to lesson

Link to photo's

Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Self Portrait

That's right.   
Take a pic with your phone or the computer of your face.   Copy and paste it into illustrator.  
Start tracing using the pen tool and brush/pencil if desired.   

Okay.     1.  Close your lines
              2.  Command +    to  Make the pic giant.    Trace slowly and carefully. 

Color it in.   

Weeeeeeeeeeeee.   Fun!

Today's Assignment