Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We are right on track!

There will be no more assignments this week.  That gives you the next 4 days to get in as many as you can if you haven't finished.   You are Welcome!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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.  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Flower Pot

Watch the following video to make a flower pot using the 3D tool.
                               Video.  Making a flower pot 

Monday, December 4, 2017

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, November 27, 2017

Finish the face project

Only about 1/4 of the class is caught up.   New assignment tomorrow.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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 14, 2017

Low Poly Portrait

I'm Back.   Everything is graded so check you powerschool for accuracy.

Some of you may want to fix you Mag Cover.  (In class explanation)

New Project.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Magazine 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**********

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Moving Text

Moving Text

To save....Go to file and save for web.   Then choose GIF. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2 days of lab.

Today and tomorrow is yours to work on any and all projects from the beginning of the year to yesterday.   If you are finished with everything, feel free to make another fancier animation.  It is not extra credit but for those of you who are interested in becoming even better on photoshop etc.  As always, check your power school.  Not all things have been graded but we are working on it. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017


Check your powerschool for missing assignments

Finish up Friday

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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, October 25, 2017

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. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

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 clever.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Removing backgrounds

  1. Video.   Removing Backgrounds

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.jpg

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

3rd photo restore . The Grading will be more strict on this one.

Do a third photo repair but first... Let's look at a job well done.  What do you see what is different than most.  Nice Job Hailey and Nareg.  


Restored Photo 2

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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 better and more detailed work.   Post both the original and restored photo.   

Great Student Example by: Alan Hausinger

Monday, October 16, 2017

Removing wrinkles

Find your own picture and remove the wrinkles.   Upload to your blog.
  1. Opening a photo and Removing Wrinkles

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Photoshop. #1 . Restoring old photo's

  1. FIRST  saving photoshop as png for uploading to blog


1 Find an old photo that's black and white for restoration. 

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

3 Restore it!

4 Post the original and the restored photo.  

Link to lesson

Link to photo's

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Complex trace with background

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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Self Portrait.


Please check powerschool.  All assignments have been graded.  I had to look for some that didn't show up in my reader so there may still be some hiding.  Let me know if I have missed anything.  

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 using the pen tool and brush/pencil if desired.   

2.   Close your lines

3.   Command +    to  Make the pic giant.    Trace slowly and carefully. 

4.   Color it in.   

Weeeeeeeeeeeee.   Fun!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Choose one cartoon to duplicate with the pen tool.

This is a big project.  15 points instead of 10 points.  You can earn up to 5 extra credit points if you also do the background.  When you start your new project make sure it is in inches and that the orientation is correct.  i.e.  horizontal or vertical.  Click on one image and copy and paste it onto your templet.  Create a new layer and lock layer one.  USE THE PEN TOOL.  

Monday, September 25, 2017

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Extra Credit

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: 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, Penc...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Continue on your projects

Continue on your projects and check your powerschool to make sure your assignments are checked off and graded.  

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pen tool templates

There are 5 templates to turn in in the following online lesson.  Post all 5 at once in 1 post. 
 Click here.  

Monday, September 11, 2017

Drawing smooth lines assignment .

Check your power School and make sure it is alignment with the assignments you have turned in.  

Lesson on creating clean lines using the paint brush tool.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Finish up Friday

If you are done with all your assignments you can do another trace and color or work on any homework from another class.  

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tracing, coloring and Layers

Assignment... Choose a cartoon online to trace and color in.   Watch the two videos below to learn how to do it. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Quizlet test.  


  • Close all windows except the quiz.
  • Take the test once
  • Raise your hand when you are done so I can record your score
  • Any cheating will result in a zero grade. 

Today's Assignment