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Posted: September 27, 2011

Design Basics

Posted: September 26, 2011

  Brushes Assignment Create a 8.5 x 11 Photoshop layout with 300dpi resolution that contains the following: 3 Text layers 3 different brush sets with effects 3 Pictures from the Internet Your poster can for a Movie/video game, music concert, TV show etc.  Be sure to use the basic design principles that we discussed in class.  

Posted: September 22, 2011

PSD Tuts

Posted: September 22, 2011

Layers activity (dog & Field) - Cut out dog and add to field picture.  Find 3 other pictures and add them to your project.  Add your name in 2 Text layers to your projects with various effects to your layout.Value 15 Lighthouse Project - Use crop tool to rotate picture and make it straight.  Use clone stamp to remove unwanted people from picture.Value 5 Magazine Cover - Refer to teacher page post for project requirements - 30 Fix Old Picture - Use brightness/contrast slider to fix levels.  Use clone stamp and healing brush tool to remish blemishes from picture.Value 5

Posted: September 16, 2011

In this assignment you will have an opportunity to practice using text layers.  You will create a magazine cover that has several layers of text will different font styles, colors and sizes.You will need to make use of your free transform tool as well.It will be important that you manage and name your layers.  Assignment requirementsYour magazine cover must have:A title for your magazineAt least 4 different font stylesAt least 10 layers total (including text layers)A BarcodeDate and priceChoose one of the attached image files as the starting point for your magazine cover (there is also an image of a barcode that your need to add).This assignment will be graded on:Meeting the requirementsDesign choicesCreativity
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Posted: September 11, 2011

  Digital Technologies 120 - Video Announcement Assignment discussion.  Introduction to Photoshop, Layers activity.  Click on the following link for sample media     Announcements Schedule   Monday - Billy Tuesday - Jeremy Wednesday - Mitchell Thursday - Morgan Friday -     Key Points from Video Announcement Assignment What segments could be added to our morning announcements to make them better?   "Interview People" "Switch up the people that we use" "Interview students about how they feel out something new in the school" "Interviews, sports etc" "A sports section would make it a lot better" "An interview section    What makes someone effective when reading the announcements?   "Put some energy into it, make it look like you want to be there." "Switch up the people that we use" "Speak clearly" "Be loud and clear" "Don't do anything too cheesy" 'Have some personality" "Different locations"  

Posted: September 11, 2011

Digital Technologies 120 - Finish and submit Video Announcement Assignment.

Posted: September 8, 2011

Digital Technologies - Finish Introductory Scavenger Hunt.  Work on Video Announcement Assignment.Video Announcement Assignment.Choose your favorite morning announcement from any of the following websites the following questions:1. Was the Announcement that you chose engaging?  Why or Why not?2. Did the graphics/subtitles used add anything to the piece?3. Could you tell that there was a green screen used?4. How were the audio levels?  Was there background noise?5. Did you notice any other technical issues?6. What segments could be added to our morning announcements to make them better?7. What makes someone effective when reading the announcements?8. Would you like to be on camera this semester?

Posted: September 7, 2011

Welcome Back!  Click on the following link for your online scavenger hunt

Posted: September 7, 2011

Digital Technologies 120 Course Website


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