ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Welcome! You will be learning & getting certified in Adobe Photoshop in this class. You will also build the Titan Yearbook.

All students will need to make a Google Account to begin the class. You will be making a Google Site (website) as your portfolio for all your completed Photoshop assignments. You should always back-up your project files to Google Drive.

Assignments for Week 1 & 2:

A) Make your Google Account and Website
B) Do the Worksheet - Digital Imaging Terms
(Note: You will get -10 points off if you don't turn in your signed class info/rule sheet)

Click the down arrows on the right side of each title below to expand the assignment instructions and links.

A) Create Google Website
(Do this FIRST)

Create a Google Site (website) to use as your portfolio.
All your assignments will be posted on it for grading.
Name the website like this: FirstName-LastName-23
Follow instructions on the slides HERE to learn how

Make sure you turn in your signed Class Info Rules Sheet or you'll get -10 points taken off your score.


(CTE Standards: 1.23 Begin developing a professional portfolio to be updated as the student progresses through the program. 1.01 Explain proper use and care of tools and equipment.)

B) Worksheet - Digital Imaging Terms
(Do this SECOND)

Instructions:

Open and answer the questions in the form HERE.
Use the slides below to find the answers.
Use the slides HERE for answers to questions 1-10.
Use the slides
HERE for answers to questions 11-16.


After you've made your website and completed the Digital Imaging Term Worksheet above, you can start the Photoshop assignments below. Passwords to log-in will be provided soon.

1 - Motivational Poster
Introduction to Photoshop

Learn how to download a stock photo and type in Photoshop while making a motivational poster.

1) Click HERE to learn how to create the poster.
2)
Click HERE to learn how to put the JPG in your site.
3)
Click HERE for self-grading rubric

(CTE Standard: 1.24 Create a sign) (Exam objectives: Create page, Work with type)

2 - Music Poster
Learn how to edit text

Learn how to make specific text edits while making a music / band promo poster.

Click HERE to learn how to create the poster.
Click HERE to review how to put the JPG in your site.

(CTE Standard: 1.24 Create a sign) (Exam objectives: Create page, Work with type)

3 - Photo Collage
Learn how to copy in stock photos

Create a photo collage using 5 photos. One photo is a background and the other 4 will be on top.

Put the title "Photo Collage by .............." either above or below the photos.

Click HERE for the slides and videos to learn how.

(CTE Standards: 1.22 Make a collage 4.06-Crop and scale photos for layouts)

Review Quiz #1
(All quizzes are open note - meaning USE THE ASSIGNMENT SLIDES TO FIND THE ANSWERS!)

Take this open note quiz HERE. Use the assignment slides to find the answers!

4 - Brushes & Colors Exercise
Learn how to create brushes

Download a worksheet and practice brushes and colors on it.

Click HERE for the slides and video to learn how.

If you forgot how to add new pages to your portfolio website, watch this HERE.


(CTE Standards: 1.09 Mix and apply colors to produce desired hues, tints, and shades. Exam objective: creating brushes and colors)

5 - Making Selections Exercise
Learn how to remove backgrounds

Learn how to make different types of selections in Photoshop by doing these 5 exercises.

Put your name on each one to practice typing. Put all 5 in your portfolio, but you don't need to include the photos you used separately this time.

Click HERE for the slides and videos to learn how.

If you forgot how to add new pages to your portfolio website, watch this HERE.

(CTE Standards: 1.05 Demonstrate a basic understanding of photo-editing / photo-manipulation programs.)

6 - Ocean Collage Project
Composite photos into a scene

Create an Ocean Collage to practice removing backgrounds and using blending options.

Click HERE for the slides and video to learn how.

If you forgot how to add new pages to your portfolio website, watch this HERE.

(CTE Standards: 1.22 Make a collage. Exam objective: Layer Blending Modes and Opacity)

7 - NASA Posters
Make layer masks and clipping masks

Create 2 NASA Posters using Layer Masks and Clipping Masks.

Click HERE for the slides and video to learn how.

(CTE Standards: 1.22 Make a collage. Exam objective: Non-Destructive Editing with Layer Masks)

8 - Text Effects
Use layer and graphic styles on text

Create 4 text graphics using Graphic Styles and Layer Style Effects to create a stylistic look.

Click HERE for the slides and video to learn how.

(CTE Standards: 1.12 Demonstrate 2D Design capabilities. Exam objectives: Graphic Styles and Layer Styles)

9 - Space Scene
Paint a space scene from scratch

Create a space scene.

Click HERE for the slides and video to learn how.

(CTE Standards: 1.07 Utilize tones, hues, and values 1.09 Mix and apply colors to produce desired hues, tints, and shades. Exam objectives: Brushes, Non-Destructive Edit Adjustment Layer)


Class Syllabus - 1st quarter

Commercial Art 1 - 8718010


Students will create commercial art using Adobe Photoshop and create the Titan 22-23 Yearbook.

Note: There will be yearbook assignments added in a little later in the 9 weeks.


Week 1 & 2: Create Google Website

Create a Website to use as your portfolio.


Standards: 1.01 Explain proper use and care of tools and equipment. / 1.23 Begin developing a professional portfolio (to be updated as the student progresses through the program).


Week 1 & 2: Worksheet - Digital Imaging Terms

Read slides and complete a worksheet to show understanding of digital art terms.


Standards: 1.02 Discuss the legal and ethical issues related to graphic design.

Exam objectives: Terminology (ie: Raster vs. Vector, Raw files, Dimension, Proportion, Aspect Ratio, Resolution, Gradients, Target Audience, Demographics, Project Planning Phases, Scope, Scope-creep, Client goals, etc)


Week 3: Motivational Poster

Create a poster using a stock image and get an intro to the type tool. Learn how to save work in .psd and .jpg format. Learn how to post on website for grading.


Standards: 1.24 Create a sign

Exam objectives: Create page, Work with type


Week 4: Music Poster

Learn how to make specific text edits like Kerning, Tracking, Leading while making a music / band promo poster.


Standards: 1.24 Create a sign

Exam objectives: Learn how to make specific text edits like changing font styles, colors, adjust kerning, tracking, and leading.


Week 5: Photo Collage

Learn how to search and download stock photography to create a photo collage using 5 photos of students’ choice. One photo is a background and the other 4 will be on top. Type their name and title at the top.


+ REVIEW QUIZ


Standards: 1.22 Make a collage / 4.06 Crop and scale photos for layouts

Exam objectives: Learn how to work with layers, transforming photos (scale and rotate), continue to learn the type tool


Week 6: Brushes & Colors Exercise

Open the template provided and experiment with colors and brushes as per instruction on instructional slides. Learn about opacity, hard vs. soft brushes. Learn the tools used in painting with brushes.


Standards: 1.07 Utilize tones, hues, and values. / 1.09 Mix and apply colors to produce desired hues, tints, and shades.

Exam objectives: Learn how to edit brushes


Week 6 (continued): Making Selections Exercise

Learn how to make selections and remove backgrounds of photos by using the 5 images provided and following the instructional videos and slides.


Standards: 1.05 Demonstrate a basic understanding of photo-editing / photo-manipulation programs

Exam objectives: Learn how to use the lasso tool, quick select tool, and magic wand tool.


Week 7: Ocean Collage Art

Practice skills learned in previous assignment making selections, removing backgrounds to make an underwater ocean scene. Use layer blending modes and opacity levels to achieve a realistic aesthetic.


Standards: 1.22 Make a collage

Exam objectives: Layer Blending Modes and Layer Opacity


Week 8: NASA Posters

Continue with skills learned in the last assignment while adding the use of clipping masks and non-destructive edits like layer masks to make a NASA themed poster.


Standards: 1.22 Make a collage

Exam objectives: Non-destructive layer masks


Week 9: Text Effects

Learn how to use the graphic styles and layer styles on text layers to make the words look visually like the word they describe.


Standards: 1.12 Demonstrate 2D Design capabilities

Exam objectives: Graphic Styles and Layer Styles