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Week 1 objectives
Complete work on currency project
Start work on pop art project

Week 1 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Layer set Load selection Layer mode Opacity
Filter Canvas Ruler Desaturate

Monday & Tuesday- I need you to work on your currency project during class today. Hopefully, you will finish both sides of the bill in class. I will grade the work for those of you who finish, while the rest will be graded in our next class period. This is the rubric we will be using to grade our work:

Points Requirement
10 The document is two-sided, each measuring 3" by 5", and uses a range of well-matched color
10 You have the name of your imaginary country on both sides of your bill
10 You have included a slogan or motto on your bill (like E Pluribus Unum or In God We Trust)
10 There are photos or graphics on both the front and the back of the currency
10 The denomination is shown of both sides of the bill
10 You have maintained consistency in your use of fonts, narrowing your selections to only a few
10 You have used creative elements in your work instead of recreating an existing currency
10 Your work is submitted on time
20 You have created a watermark effect (layer below the others with lower opacity)

Wednesday & Thursday- Using Photoshop, you will create pop art in the style of Andy Warhol. He painted, but we will use Photoshop. Some of his famous works were of Marilyn Monroe and Che Guevara. You will select your own subject for this lesson.

Friday- If we are not finished with the pop art, we will complete the work today. If we are finished, we can start working on something a bit other-worldly. With Halloween approaching, what better time of the year is there to create an alien? Take a picture of yourself, your best friend, your sweetheart or someone famous (notice how I did NOT say your teachers?) and turn that person into an alien using these steps. It should be fun.

teks: 7d, 8ab

Week 2 objectives
Create original art in Photoshop using an existing photo

Week 2 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Filter Liquefy Color balance Opacity
Bloat tool Ruler Guide  

Monday & Tuesday- We will continue in our efforts today to create an image of an alien by using a photo of a person. We will follow this lesson to achieve our goal, and I will give you a project grade for completing the work successfully. Any missing element (nose, eyes, color, etc) will cost you 10 points in this project grade. Also, before you walk out the door today, please answer a few questions for a quick daily grade.

Wednesday & Thursday- Wednesday will be a rather abbreviated day. Some of the classes that day will be cancelled due to testing, while others will meet. Thursday, it will be business as usual. For those classes I meet with on Wednesday and all of my classes on Thursday, I want to take this chance to administer the interim assessment. I will give the test on this website, and your grade on the test will be used only as a way to award extra credit points.

Students on Thursday, I will do two additional things. I want to give you plenty of time to research how to prepare for college after we complete the interim assessment about college readiness. This is a good site for that. I also want you to see one of my favorite spots to look for scholarships. No reason you can't start looking now, no matter what grade you're in. When we get to about the last 30 minutes of class, I will need you to save this photo and follow a few simple steps with me so we can do a neat Photoshop project before the weekend.

teks: 7d, 8ab

Week 3 objectives
Create a pair of advertisements in Photoshop with two distinct target audiences

Week 3 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Target audience RGB CMYK Design principles
Contrast Repetition Alignment Proximity

Monday & Tuesday- You will create two different advertisements for a summer camp. Since it's your summer camp, you can decide what kind of activities this camp will have and what kinds of kids should attend. Take a look at these totally unique camps for a little inspiration. We will brainstorm a few ideas for really great camp activities, then you can put down a few details about your camp here. Once we have that nailed down, we'll start with the design. Your goal will be to make one ad that appeals to the young people you want to have at camp, and the other ad should appeal to their parents. What interests kids? What is of interest to parents? Think about the different target audiences as you prepare your ads.

Wednesday & Thursday- During class today, we will take a little time to read an article and answer a question. Your material is located here. In addition to that, we will take time to work on our advertisements in earnest today. Your work will be graded against this rubric:

Points Requirement
10 Teen-centered advertisement contains graphics that appeal to its target audience
10 Teen-centered advertisement contains information that appeals to the target audience
10 Teen-centered advertisement contains contact information, dates and prices
10 Teen-centered advertisement uses colors and fonts to appeal to the target audience
10 Parent-centered advertisement contains graphics that appeal to its target audience
10 Parent-centered advertisement contains information that appeals to the target audience
10 Parent-centered advertisement contains contact information, dates and prices
10 Parent-centered advertisement uses colors and fonts to appeal to the target audience
10 There is a clear distinction between the advertisements. One is clearly directed to teens, while the other is clearly directed toward parents
10 Both advertisements are saved in the JPG file format

teks: 1cd

Week 4 objectives
Begin preparing for Adobe Certified Associate testing
Create an animated GIF using Photoshop

Week 4 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Target audience RGB CMYK Design principles

Monday & Tuesday- During the first part of class today, I would like to see and assess the two advertisements you made for your summer camp. When you finish that, let's update the Google sites we've been using for display of our work. At this point, you should have your five images from the first big project, your currency and today, your summer camp ads. It should be a pretty good collection of your work.

Something I want to start working on with you all is preparation for the Adobe Certified Associate exam. There is a test prep application the District will provide soon, but until we are granted access, I want you to start looking at some other preparation materials.

For a daily grade today, I want to see if we can make this watercolor effect.

Wednesday & Thursday- Something you may like to try is making an animated GIF using Photoshop. There is a lesson here, and you can download images in the lesson. When we finish that, I want to see if you can animate an original drawing as a GIF.

Friday- I get the feeling that lots of you will be out of the classroom today. There are many homecoming activities and a senior college blitz happening all day. For those of you who are in class, however, I want you to log in to GMetrix and complete one practice test before the end of the period. Remember, use training mode, make use of the light bulb icon whenever you're confused and learn from every question.

teks: 1cd

Week 5 objectives
Prepare for Adobe Certified Associate testing
Prepare for and complete six weeks test
Begin working in Adobe Illustrator

Week 5 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Bitmap Vector graphic Pen tool Path
Artboard Stroke Fill  

Monday & Tuesday- You have several options for how to proceed today in class. I expect you to do one or more of the following tasks:

  • Complete any missing work ahead of the end of the grading period
  • Study for your six weeks test using this material
  • Prepare for your upcoming Adobe Certified Associate test

I will assign a grade based on your continued participation in one or more of these activities, checking randomly for progress. Also, I would like to know when you think we should take the Adobe Certified Associate exam.

Wednesday & Thursday- Today, I will give you about 30 minutes to study, then we will complete the six weeks test here. After that, you may either prepare for your ACA testing or complete any missing work I still need.

Friday- In the third six weeks, we are going to start working with Adobe Illustrator. The very first thing we need to master is the pen tool, which lets you create vector paths. We will talk more about vector shapes and how they are useful next week. For now, let's try a few lessons. Follow along with me on Lesson 1, then try Lesson 2 on your own.

teks: 1cd