GRAPHIC DESIGN I- OCTOBER, 2018
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

WED

10-17

BELLRINGER: Complete the "Cool Stencil" Photoshop Mini Tutorial. Save your final (colored) stencil to your BELLRINGER folder for grading.

The Good News: You get to use your phone!

FOR TODAY:

  1. Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. Begin the creation of your poster. Make sure that you use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester. Keep UNITY and EMPHASIS Principles in mind, as well!
  2. Our upcoming project is Designing with Type. Work on this when you have completed the Human Rights Poster.

TUE

10-16

BELLRINGER: We do a quick preview on our next project Designing with Type. Then, we get to work completing the Midterm Project. (Here is the slideshow that we reviewed in class.)

FOR TODAY:

  1. Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. Begin the creation of your poster. Make sure that you use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester. Keep UNITY and EMPHASIS Principles in mind, as well!
  2. Our upcoming project is Designing with Type. Work on this when you have completed the Human Rights Poster.

MON

10-15

BELLRINGER: Just for funz... Complete the "When You See It, You Won't Believe It!" Puzzler.

If you have seen this already, please do not spoil it for others!

FOR TODAY: Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. Begin the creation of your poster. Make sure that you use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester. Keep UNITY and EMPHASIS Principles in mind, as well!

NEED A BETTER FONT? Try looking at FONTSPACE.com. You can find almost any font you want. DOWNLOAD the font that you like and EMAIL it to MR. B. along with your computer number and wWe will have Mr. Baker and Colby install it for you.

WED

10-10

BELL RINGER: Complete "The Human Rights Poster Review, #2 Thinking Sheet."

FOR TODAY: Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. Begin the creation of your poster. Make sure that you use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester. Keep UNITY and EMPHASIS Principles in mind, as well!

NEED A BETTER FONT? Try looking at FONTSPACE.com. You can find almost any font you want. DOWNLOAD the font that you like and EMAIL it to MR. B. along with your computer number and wWe will have Mr. Baker and Colby install it for you.

TUE

10-9

BELL RINGER: Complete "The Human Rights Poster Showdown, #2 Thinking Sheet."

WORKSHOP DAY: Mr. B. conducts a Master Class on Brushes and Patterns for use in your Human Rights Poster.

FOR TODAY: Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. Begin the creation of your poster. Make sure that you use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester. Keep UNITY and EMPHASIS Principles in mind, as well!

MON

10-8

BELL RINGER: Complete "The Human Rights Poster Showdown Thinking Sheet."

FOR TODAY: Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. Begin the creation of your poster. Make sure that you use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester. Keep UNITY and EMPHASIS Principles in mind, as well!

FRI

10-5

BELL RINGER: Complete "The Human Rights Poster Review, Number One."

FOR TODAY: Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. Due next block period.

  1. For today, complete your brainstorming of ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  2. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  3. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

WED

10-3

BELLRINGER: As an introduction to our upcoming MIDTERM PROJECT, please carefully read and review the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER THINKING SHEET. We will discuss this as a class when we are done.

FOR TODAY: Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. Due next block period.

  1. Start by reviewing the Declaration of the Common Rights of Humanity from the United Nations website. What are these rights? What do they mean?
  2. Review the right that has been assigned to you. Research, if necessary. What does it mean? How does it work?
  3. Brainstorm ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  4. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  5. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

TUE

10-2

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, please work on your Tutorial Projects.

WORK DAY: Work on "The Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

MON

10-1

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, please work on your Tutorial Projects.

FOR TODAY:

  1. THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP:
Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.
  1. Our next project is a BRUSHES tutorial. You will be learning how to install and use brushes, as well as creating an original artwork from the techniques learned in a tutorial. It is called "The Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

FRI

9-28

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today, please work on your Tutorial Projects.

FOR TODAY:

  1. Visual Communication Exercise- The 12 Moods Nametag Project. FINISH this, it will be graded today.
  2. THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP: Photoshop Artwork: "The Emotion Painting". Save your Emotion Painting to your "lastname_tutorials" folder when you are done. Make sure to follow the rules regarding NAME and TITLE of your artwork when you are done.

    EXTRA BONUS- Set up your Emotion Painting as the background for your phone and receive 10 extra credit points. You must agree to keep this as your background for one week!

    When you have finished the Emotion Painting exercise, complete the following three tutorials:

    Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

Our next project is a BRUSHES tutorial. You will be learning how to install and use brushes, as well as creating an original artwork from the techniques learned in a tutorial. It is called "The Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

WED

9-26

BELLRINGER PUZZLER CHALLENGE DAY- Answer the questions below. If students DO NOT discuss possible answers amongst themselves, Mr. B. might be willing to grant 6 points of extra credit for each problem (equally divided between all students that correctly answer the puzzler.) If there is any class discussion, all extra credit opportunities are forfeit!

  1. Complete "The False Statements Puzzler."
  2. Complete "The "Sardine Can" PUZZLER.

FOR TODAY:

  1. Visual Communication Exercise- The 12 Moods Nametag Project. FINISH this, it will be graded today.
  2. THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP: Photoshop Artwork: "The Emotion Painting". Save your Emotion Painting to your "lastname_tutorials" folder when you are done. Make sure to follow the rules regarding NAME and TITLE of your artwork when you are done.

    EXTRA BONUS- Set up your Emotion Painting as the background for your phone and receive 10 extra credit points. You must agree to keep this as your background for one week!

    When you have finished the Emotion Painting exercise, complete the following three tutorials:

    Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

Our next project is a BRUSHES tutorial. You will be learning how to install and use brushes, as well as creating an original artwork from the techniques learned in a tutorial. It is called "The Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

TUE

9-25

BELLRINGER: We discuss the LOVE vs. HATE logo project. Then, we complete a short Web/Writing exercise regarding "Emotion". Grab a card and a pencil. Mr. B will guide you through the Emotion exercise.

FOR TODAY: We have a new project for today:

  1. Visual Communication Exercise- The 12 Moods Nametag Project. You will be using TYPOGRAPHY to illustrate a series of your own MOODS.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT- THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP: Photoshop Artwork: "The Emotion Painting". Save your Emotion Painting to your "lastname_tutorials" folder when you are done. Make sure to follow the rules regarding NAME and TITLE of your artwork when you are done.

    EXTRA BONUS- Set up your Emotion Painting as the background for your phone and receive 10 extra credit points. You must agree to keep this as your background for one week!

    When you have finished the Emotion Painting exercise, complete the following three tutorials:

    Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

SOME TUTORIALS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL IN THE PERSONALITY NAMETAGS:

MON

9-24

BELLRINGER: We need to learn some ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR DRAWING BASICS for our upcoming LOVE vs. HATE Project. COMPLETE the "DRAWING A HEART" EXERCISE. Save your final PHOTOSHOP FILE to your BELLRINGER FOLDER.

FOR TODAY: We have a new project for today:

  1. Visual Communication Exercise- The 12 Moods Nametag Project. You will be using TYPOGRAPHY to illustrate a series of your own MOODS.
  2. Our new TYPOGRAPHY/ LOGO Project- Love vs. Hate Commission Project.

SOME TUTORIALS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL IN THE PERSONALITY NAMETAGS:

FRI

9-21

BELLRINGER: The LOVE VS. HATE BRAINSTORM EXERCISE- We have a customer who wants a logo design for their Love vs. Hate Commission Project. So that we keep this in our minds, let's do a little brainstorming. Grab a piece of scratch paper from the center of the room and pencil sketch THREE DIFFERENT IDEAS for the Love vs. Hate Logo. Show them to Mr. B. when you are done, who will put them in the gradebook.

FOR TODAY: We have a new project for today:

  1. Visual Communication Exercise- The 12 Moods Nametag Project. You will be using TYPOGRAPHY to illustrate a series of your own MOODS.
  2. Our new TYPOGRAPHY/ LOGO Project- Love vs. Hate Commission Project.

SOME TUTORIALS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL IN THE PERSONALITY NAMETAGS:

WED

9-19

BELLRINGER: We may have a "customer" visit to discuss their Graphic Design Commission Project today. We do have a Typography Bellringer to complete- "The Bad Typography" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: We have a new project for today:

  1. Visual Communication Exercise- The 12 Moods Nametag Project. You will be using TYPOGRAPHY to illustrate a series of your own MOODS.
  2. Our new TYPOGRAPHY/ LOGO Project.

This project is due next week!

SOME TUTORIALS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL IN THE PERSONALITY NAMETAGS:

TUE

9-18

BELLRINGER: First, we discuss TYPOGRAPHY and what it is, then, we complete a couple of BELLRINGERS pertaining to our projects that we have coming up:

  1. Complete "The Andrea Typography" Thinking Sheet.
  2. Complete the FEAR Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: We have a new project for today:

  1. Visual Communication Exercise- The 12 Moods Nametag Project. You will be using TYPOGRAPHY to illustrate a series of your own MOODS.
  2. (There is an upcoming TYPOGRAPHY/ LOGO Project coming this week!)

This project is due next week!

SOME TUTORIALS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL IN THE PERSONALITY NAMETAGS:

MON

9-17

BELLRINGER: Complete "The Jefferson Airplane" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: WE COMPLETE OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT- The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

OUR NEXT PROJECT- THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP: Photoshop Artwork: "The Emotion Painting". Save your Emotion Painting to your "lastname_tutorials" folder when you are done. Make sure to follow the rules regarding NAME and TITLE of your artwork when you are done.

EXTRA BONUS- Set up your Emotion Painting as the background for your phone and receive 10 extra credit points. You must agree to keep this as your background for one week!

When you have finished the Emotion Painting exercise, complete the following three tutorials:

Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

FRI

9-14

BELL RINGER: No Bellringer today, please get right to work on your Unity-Emphasis Advertisements. These need to be completed by MONDAY.

FOR TODAY: OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT- The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

OUR NEXT PROJECT- THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP: Photoshop Artwork: "The Emotion Painting". Save your Emotion Painting to your "lastname_tutorials" folder when you are done. Make sure to follow the rules regarding NAME and TITLE of your artwork when you are done.

EXTRA BONUS- Set up your Emotion Painting as the background for your phone and receive 10 extra credit points. You must agree to keep this as your background for one week!

When you have finished the Emotion Painting exercise, complete the following three tutorials:

Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

 

WED

9-12

BELL RINGER: Spend 7-10 minutes completing The Chupa Chups Thinking Sheet.

We spend a little time discussing how to complete a canvas for the Unity/ Emphasis Advertisement Project.

FOR TODAY: OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT- The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

TUE

9-11

BELL RINGER: Complete The "Clever Advertisements" Unity and Emphasis Quiz. This will be a graded ASSESSMENT. Give this your best effort, please!

FOR TODAY: OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT- The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

MON

9-10

BELL RINGER: We analyze an advertisement and complete the "Forests for Life" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT- The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

FRI

9-7

BELL RINGER: We analyze an advertisement and complete The "ZU Thinking Sheet."

FOR TODAY:

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

GRADING TODAY: "Moving Animals".

WED

9-5

BELL RINGER: We review the requirements for the Unity/Emphasis project, including the two often missed requirements for the Unity/Emphasis Project: the Grower's Statement and the Catch Phrase. Then, we complete the The Unity/Emphasis Object Advertisement Catch Phrase Worksheet.

AFTER BREAK: We analyze an advertisement and complete "The Three Hearts" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: Finish your work on "Moving Animals": this will be graded today during the second half of class.

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

TUE

9-4

BELLRINGER: We have a couple of things going at the start of class today:

  1. We analyze a commercial and complete "Who Shot Alexander Hamilton?" Thinking Sheet.
  2. Lecture- Graphic Design Principles: Unity and Emphasis. Students should be taking notes in Google Docs, for these concepts will be seen later on an exam, which tend to be "Open Book."

FOR TODAY: Work on "Moving Animals": This is a written tutorial, not a video. The Hummingbird is a practice canvas. Once you produce a nice hummingbird mask, move on to the actual assignment (at the bottom of the assignment sheet), which is to move TWO animals from their original backgrounds to TWO new backgrounds on two new canvases. This should be a 60-90 minute process. Make sure you take all the proper steps to get this done RIGHT. No halos, no jagged edges! DUE ON WEDNESDAY.

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, we will complete a very, very short writing to get you thinking in the right direction: The Unity/Emphasis Object Advertisement Catch Phrase Worksheet.

FRI

8-31

VERY SHORT CLASSES TODAY, NO BELLRINGERS.

FOR TODAY: Work on "Moving Animals": This is a written tutorial, not a video. The Hummingbird is a practice canvas. Once you produce a nice hummingbird mask, move on to the actual assignment (at the bottom of the assignment sheet), which is to move TWO animals from their original backgrounds to TWO new backgrounds on two new canvases. This should be a 60-90 minute process. Make sure you take all the proper steps to get this done RIGHT. No halos, no jagged edges!

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, we will complete a very, very short writing to get you thinking in the right direction: The Unity/Emphasis Object Advertisement Catch Phrase Worksheet.