Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Opacity Masks

Opacity Mask Link

Choose your own images and create an opacity mask.  Show original pictures and final finish image in one post on your blog.  

Monday, December 12, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Working with 3D in illustrator

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Working with 3D in illustrator:   Watch the following video to make a flower pot using the 3D tool.                                 Video.  Making a flower pot  ...

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Take a Line for a Walk

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.

Start with lines, shapes, etc. 

Now flip it

Draw and turn it into ???   Join the lines and make to live paint.  use paint bucket to color it in.  
Graded on time spent on project, quality and creativity. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Drawing a face

Draw a face in illustrator from the link below using any of these tools  ...the pen tool or brush and pencil.  There are 3 faces to choose from.  Just choose one.  I would recommend showing a grid on your templet.   Good luck!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Extra Credit.

Project of your choice.  Do a search on the internet.  ex.   cool photoshop projects.   cool illustrator projects.   fun illustrator projects.      Make sure you add the link to the project you choose.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Last assignment before Thanksgiving.

It is posted below. 

You're Welcome!

This is a good time to catch up on older assignments if you missed any.  

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Mag cover

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Mag cover:                                      25 POINT ASSIGNMENT               ************ GRADING RUBRIC ********** Here's the l...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Animating Photoshop

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Animating Photoshop: Using the timeline in photoshop to animate your photo's To save.... Go to file and save for web.   Then choose GIF.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Layer Mask lesson

Check your powerschool and make sure I have marked off your projects

Then... do the lesson below. 

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: 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 mar...

Monday, October 31, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Get creative

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Get creative: A dog on the moon.    A cat driving a tractor.   A mini you standing on your friends head.     Just make it funny and cleaver.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Removing backgrounds

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Removing backgrounds: Video.   Removing Backgrounds Standing next to a president Get a photo of yourself.  Get a pic of a current or past president...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Continue working on your projects

No new assignment today.   I am in a meeting all day long.  See you tomorrow.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Restore 2nd photo.

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Restore 2nd photo.: Restore a second old photo.   This time choose a photo that is  not  on my link.   Use command plus to enlarge the image so you can do bett...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Restoring old photo's

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Restoring old photo's: FIRST   saving photoshop as png for uploading to blog Then... 1 Find an old photo that's black and white for restora...

Monday, October 17, 2016

Upload all your files to Google Drive

Our Computers are being replaced starting tomorrow.  You will loose everything that is on your computer unless up upload your files to google or another cloud service.

Here is your job...

  1. Watch the first 50 seconds of this video to learn how to upload to Google Drive.   Link
  2. Upload your files
  3. You're done.  
When your done, work on your final project if it's not turned in.  

New project starting tomorrow. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Last project of the grading period.

Grading period is over this coming Friday.   All projects are due by Friday!   Look at your powerschool account and make sure I have graded everything you have turned in.  (This is your responsibility) I grade around 100 projects a day so make sure there has not been some glitch in either me or the internet. 

Last Assignment

Trace and color one of the two cartoons below.  This time include the background.  Do not leave any of the original when you post it.  Click the eye to hide the original before you export to png.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Self Portrait

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Self Portrait: That's right.     1.   Take a pic with your phone or the computer of your face.   Copy and paste it into illustrator.   Start tracing ...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Extra Credit

Up to 5 points.  Choose another photo online or use an original photo to trace and color.  You can use any of the tools you like.  Pen, Pencil, Brush, Paint bucket, etc...   Make sure you title it EXTRA CREDIT.  YOU SHOULD BE GIVING ALL YOUR PROJECT A  TITLE.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Photo to Drawing assingment

  1. Take a photo of any object on campus using your phone
  2. Send it to yourself via email
  3. Open the picture in Illustrator
  4. Lock that layer
  5. Create a new layer 
  6. Trace the object using the pen tool or brushes.  (Your Choice)
  7. Make to live paint and color it in
  8. Post the original and the your rendition to your blog!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Pen tool assignments

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Pen tool assignments:                   Exercise: Pen Tool Shapes Assignment Use the  pen tool    (and  convert tool   ) to recreate the shape...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Video on using the pen tool

Link to video tutorial on using the pen tool 


Watch the tutorial and follow along in illustrator.   You are simply  learning how to use the pen tool.  After the tutorial is over,  Practice using the pen tool to create shapes and designs.  post Whatever you created on your blog.   This is a free creative assignment.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Continue on your projects.

If you are done you can do another cartoon for extra credit.   

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Another trace project and making you lines smoother.

Save your ai files onto your google drive everyday at the end of class.   Some students find it funny to erase other students work.  

Lesson on creating clean lines using the paint brush tool.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


  1. Finish your pencil box and table.
  2. Study this quizlet for a test on Friday.    Adobe illustrator  1

Thursday, September 1, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Pencil Project.

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Pencil Project.: Pencil lesson video Try this link if the above link does not work When you are done you will export from illustrator and sav...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Saving your files to google drive & introduction to AI

First let's check to see if I have your blog in my reader.  

1. Saving your Ai files to google drive Video

2. AI #1 Video        
Open Adobe Illustrator and get started experimenting with the program

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

About you

1. I would like to know a little bit about you.  

  • Open the link below.  It's in google docs. 
  • Make a copy of it.
  • Fill out the document
  • Share it with me.   plhsbooth@gmail.com
About you link

2. Create and design your blog

Monday, August 29, 2016

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Introduction

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Introduction: Welcome  Introduction  /  About this class.   Me    dougbooth1.blogspot.com   The class Rules The Computers.    You make a prezi ...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016


Choose one of the pictures below and trace it using the pen tool.  You must color it in using the paint bucket tool.  I am looking for accuracy with the trace.  You can be creative with the colors.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lab Day

You have completed all the assignments for this year.  This is a great time to either finish any work you haven't completed for this class or for another class.   Please take advantage of this time.  You have a computer and the time.  You are welcome!   

Monday, June 6, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time to work

I am giving you this time to catch up on your assignments.  

2 hours. 

No excuses for missing assignments young Jedi's. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

New logo Contest

This is for a band I play in.  The name of the band is...  The Steely Damned

What should be on the logo?

The name of the band

The Steely Damned.

Maybe some instruments, guitars basses percussion. We want The name in it obviously

 Play them some of the hits. Make sure the know what the Steely Dan is. 

That should help.

Link to their songs

Logo Examples

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Contest and ASSIGNMENT

$$$$$$  I will personally give you $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place if your logo is picked by the CSA committee.   $$$$$

5-3 - HS Principals - Logo Design Contest for HS Students (Please share)

Greetings!   The Community Service Association (CSA), celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016, is pleased to announce a logo contest for all high school students in the district.

We are asking for a few minutes of your time to help us promote the contest.  Please forward the details to your Graphic Arts teachers and encourage them to use the contest as a student project.
Enclosed are details concerning the contest (also enclosed is a list of charitable organizations that received support from CSA in 2014-2015). The deadline for entries is May 31. Contest winners will be awarded $300 for first place, $200 for second, and $100 for third.  The awards will be in the form of a donation to a charity designated by the winners.  (Awards may be made to a school foundation.)

Questions may be directed to Barbara Asaro, CSA Secretary/Treasurer, at csa@sandi.net.

Your time and assistance is very much appreciated!

Barbara Asaro , on behalf of the CSA Board of Directors
Hans Becker


Friday, May 13, 2016


Comic-Con Line management jobs  
Friday, May 13, 2016 8:19 AM

If you are interested in applying for the position, please reply to ALL the questions below:
1.      I would like to participate in this year’s Comic-Con (Yes/No)
2.      If YES, please confirm the following information:
a.      Your Name (your e-mail is not always indicative of your name)
b.      Any Scheduling Challenges (what days, dates, times, including training days are you NOT available)
c.       Any Other Restrictions (can’t work outside, can’t stand, don’t like crowds, cannot arrive to the SDCC before a certain time, etc.)
d.      Shirt Size
e.      Cell number
f.        Address (please reconfirm it even if you haven’t moved)
g.      Change in Tax Information (have you gotten married, divorced, added children, etc.)
h.      Do you get paid via direct deposit, live check or a cash card and do you wish to CAHNGE to manner in which you typically get paid? (This one is really important to ensure you get paid in a timely manner.)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Easy Selective color Effect.

I am giving the AP music exam today so you have Mr. Z. to entertain you.  Grades are in and are set.  The only changes I can make are if I have made a mistake.  It is too late to turn in assignments for the grading period that ended Friday.  One exception (I will still accept the Dolphin Project)

Todays lesson

Make sure to use your own image. 

Easy Selective Color Effect link. 

Friday, May 6, 2016


***Check you powerschool and make sure I have your assignments marked off correctly. 

 Come up to my desk if you have a question about your current grade or assignment. 

 Today is the final day to turn in work for the grading period.  So, it's up to you to make sure it is accurate.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dolphin AI file

***After you post your dolphin project on your blog, send me your AI file.  Upload it to your google drive and share it with me. *** 

Friday, April 29, 2016


Inventory on the Dolphin Project.  Were are you?  What step?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


This assignment is new for this class.  I am assuming it will take you a few days at the least.  

Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Dolphin In The Deep Blue Ocean

vector dolphin

Monday, April 18, 2016

$$$ Contest $$$

$5,000 to $10,000 Contest

Our office was contacted by the Nick Cannon Foundation, (He is the host of America’s Got Talent among many other ventures.) Nick Cannon is originally from the San Diego area and he wants to give back to the community. His foundation works to educate youth to the global career and entrepreneur opportunities available on the "business side" of the mega multi-media/entertainment industries. Please share the attached competition guidelines with your students. This is an amazing opportunity with a grand prize of $5,000 to $10,000 cash prize. The top three teams will be selected to attend the upcoming CCTE showcase on June 1 to present their business plans to a panel of judges including Nick Cannon himself. Students can create business plans for a variety of ideas such as a podcast, radio/television show, invention, clothing line, innovative app, production company etc. All CTE students in all industry sectors can enter. Please review guideline document carefully. Here are some actions that will need to be taken asap. Please contact me if you have any questions.
  1. Students should identify their team of up to four members.
  2. Each students completes membership form at at www.ncf.clubexpress.com
  3. Each student registers for Business Plan Competition at above website.

College Credit

You can get college credit for this.  You must...

  1. Get an A or a B in this class by the end of the school year.
  2. Fill out the registration from the link below.
  3. Have me add you to the class by jumping through a few hoops on the link.  

Today's Assignment