Wednesday, March 2, 2011
This is like working backwards from a final product.
Here are two instructions/explanations from Basic Deign by Tim Harrower.
STEP ONE: You will need graph paper and a ruler.
STEP TWO: Pick a Design to Mock-Up. I've included many examples below; you can also find these and more in the newtowrk forlder.
STEP THREE: Using a Pencil, Decide on the Columns and layout of the Page and Start creating the Dummy on One side of the Graph Paper.
STEP FOUR: Remember. Use Xed Boxes for art, Squiggles for Body Copy, and Only One or Two words to indicate headlines.
STEP FIVE: Label at least 8 elements on your dummy.
STEP SIX Turn in a Print Out of the Original Side by Side of the Dummy.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
COOL STUDENT EXAMPLES
BEFORE AND AFTER
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
PRINT THE CHECKLIST FROM THE FREEUSERAREA FOLDER ASSIGNMENT 8
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
PHOTOSHOP: BASIC ADJUSTMENTS
10 pts _____ Step 1: START with 4 images that are from your own collections. Create a folder called Assignment 7 and put these in the file.
These can be taken on a digital camera or camera phone. They should not be professional images or images borrowed from the internet.
You can send them to yourself on email or download them directly from the device or transfer them using a memory device.
0 pts _____ Step 2: Using the Assignment 7 POST of the Desktop Instructions blog, you will watch or read the TUTORIALS for:
LEVELS, CURVES, CLONE STAMP & HEAL BRUSH,
CUTOUTS FrOM BACKGROUNDS
40 pts _____ Step 3: PERFORM each task to a different picture. You will save the 4 pictures as originals and as fixed images.
WHEN YOU FIRST OPEN THE FILE *******SAVE AS******* and label a new copy of the image with the NAME OF THE TECHNIQUE included in its title.
Example: “Roberson_LEVELS_before”, “Roberson_LEVELS_after”
POINTS ARE AWARDED BASED ON THE QUALITY OF THE ADJUSTMENT
20 pts _____ Step 4: PROPER file types are required.
As you work in Photoshop, remember the file types are critical and you can have multiple file types with the same name
The Original SHOULD be a .JPG.
The Working Image MAY be a .PSD
The Final image MUST be a .JPG
45 pts ______ STEP 6: Publish the Final Document
_____ (20) Post the ALL 8 JPEGs to BLOGGER in a NEW POST TITLED ‘Assignment 7” and each is labeled with the name of the adjustment and “before” or “after”
_____ (10) Email the .final JPEGs to email@example.com
_____ (15) Print in COLOR 3x5 proofs using WINDOWS PICTURE AND FAX VIEWER
You need to Learn
ClONE, STAMP OR HEALING
CUT OUTS w/ Filters & Lasso Tool
WEBSITE TUTORIAL (using LASSO Tool)
I've embedded certain tutorials that should help you along the way.
THE RAW EADVANCED (this is for students who have completed Basic Photography and want to enhance their photography ability with Photoshop)
* The paper should be any WORD document and be at least 300 words long.
10 pts _____ Step 2: Choose 2-4 fonts that you will use for this assignment. (
* Font choice: _____________________ * Font choice: _____________________
* Font choice: _____________________ * Font choice: _____________________
0 pts _____ Step 3: SET the page to Narrow Margins
* Narrow margins .25 or .5
50 pts _____ Step 4: Create FINAL LAYOUT.
►) CLEVER Title (in txt bx)is a complete Headline Package with Primary and Secondary ►) Author in Text Box ►) 2 Images
►) Use at least 1 Effect ►) Limit colors to Black/White (gray tints)
►) Use a consistent leading ►) Use at least 3 different Point Sizes
►) Use a variety of typography technique ►) Limited to 1 sgl page
25 pts _____ Step 5: Save as PDF and convert to JPEG
15 pts ______ STEP 6: Publish the Final Document
_____ Post the JPEG to BLOGGER in a NEW POST TITLED ‘Assignment 6”
_____ Email the PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
_____ Print the final and turn in with checklist
10 Pts _____ STEP 7: BLOGGER COMMENTS
First Person comments ______________________
Second Person comments ______________________
Friday, January 28, 2011
When you INSERT of PLACE an Image in a Layout using Desktop Publishing software like Word 2007, InDesign or Blogger, you are asking the program to create a link between the image on the layout that appears on the screen and the image file that exists somewhere else, probably on a server or desktop hardrive. We call this LINKING and it is similar to a LINK that jumps you from one webpage to another, only this kind of LINK just remembers the information from the image and recreates that information on your layout. Since the image still remains intact in the folder, the link allows the layout document to remain small.
When you COPY AND PASTE and image, the information from that image, its code if you will, is embedded in the layout document. Because the code exists in the document itself, the layout document has to take up more space to remember all the information. And the larger a layout document gets, the slower it moves.
This is an example of using the INSERT button in Word 2007
The result is a file that is big, but not huge
Sunday, January 16, 2011
NOW you are going to create a TYPGRAPHICAL package of a famous quote using Microsoft Word 2007.
The objective of Assignment 5 is to Introduce you to the qualities of TYPOGRAPHY and basic TYPOGRAPHY philosophy, while also introducing you to the specific tools availabale for TYPOGRAPHICAL manipulation in basic DESKTOP software like WORD 2007.
STEP ONE: FIND a Famous QUOTE and copy it into WORD
STEP TWO: Choose the font(s) that you will use for the assignment. You can use the basic font families that are suggested in the FLASH SLIDESHOW on Font Families.
STEP THREE: Create a SPACE for your PACKAGE and separate the quotes into a number of parts, each in it's own text box. This space MUST BE SQUARE or RECTANGULAR. It should be the size of a small Bumper Sticker.
STEP FOUR: Use the typographic adjustments available in the Microsoft WORD 2007 Fonts selections and create typography that enhances the quotation and fills the package.
STEP FIVE: Your will save the file TWICE. Once will be fore the printed and emailed PDF/JPEg. THis is the clean and final version. The second saved file will ned to be labeled with the typographical adjustments that you have made.
HERE IS THE REQUIREMENTS AND CHECKLIST with an EXAMPLE of STEP 5
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
You should watch all 5 slide shows (estimated time: 25 minutes)
You must write a short quiz (3 questions each) for at least 4 slide shows. Your questions can be in multiple choice, true/false, or label/identify using actual fonts from your font choices in Word. You will be graded based on your creativity and accuracy.
We will complete the first slideshow together and write a quiz as an example.
Your own quiz may only be multiple choice. You must include the right answers. These quizes are Due FRIDAY.
You will get extra credit when you take the Typography Test on MONDAY if I used your questions.
Be sure to SUBHEAD each quiz with the title of the FLASH SHOW.
QUIZES ARE DUE FRIDAY AT BEGINNING OF CLASS
History of Typography Timeline
Measurement and Spacing
Fonts and Families
Monday, January 10, 2011
then Select DESIGN from the next screen.
STEP TWO: From the side column, choose ADD GADGET / BLOG ROLL
STEP THREE: TITLE LIST any title will do. Something like "My Peeps" is fine
STEP FOUR: SAVE LIST (It will not be visible until you populate it with URL addresses)
STEP FIVE: Use ROBERSON's LISTS OR th DASHBOARD to NAVIGATE to AT LEAST five classmates' sites. For EACH site, "Follow" their blog and COPY their URL
STEP SIX: RETURN TO YOUR BLOG ROLL, and PASTE their URL into the URL Line (make sure it is hot by erasing the last slash and pressing space)
STEP SEVEN: LABEL the CONTACT
STEP EIGHT: SAVE
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Today you are going to play with a cool TYPOGRAPHY tool on a website called WORDLE
and if you are totally on target, you might just be able to publish your WORDLE on your own BLOG.
WORDLE BLOG IS DUE BY WEDNESDAY
STEP ONE: Goto WORDLE and CREATE your own. You might try entering your favorite quote or poem or song lyric (even if you have to look it up on the internet).
Try changing the layout and the fonts and the colors to get the one you like.
STEP TWO: Now you are going to PUBLISH (PRINT) your WORDLE as a PDF.
STEP TWO: SELECT PRINT (WORDLE uses a copyrighted JAVA scripts and cannot directly save as a JPEG so we are going to use the ADOBE software to save the file as a PDF and Convert it to a JPEG).
YOU WILL NEED TO check the BOX "ALWAYS ALLOW APPLET TO USE THIS PRINTER"
THEN PRESS PRINT AGAIN
FOR A MORE DETAILED EXPLANATION OF WHY WE ARE USING THIS TECHNIQUE, CHECK OUT THE FAQ for WORDLE under the SUBHEAD "Can I save as a JPEG/GIF/PNG, etc"
DO NOT PRESS OK
CHANGE YOUR PRINTER NAME to ADOBE PDF
NOW YOU MAY PRESS OK
CHANGE YOUR LOCATION ADDRESS to your PERSONAL DESKTOP CLASS FOLDER on the SHSNEWS1 network . Create a FOLDER for ASSIGNMENT 2
And change the name of your WORDLE if you want.
STEP THREE: CONVERT the PDF to a JPEG so that you can POST it in your BLOGGER.
The PDF will probably autolaunch in ADOBE ACROBATE PRO. If it doesn't you will need to open it directly from your file by double clicking the icon.
YOU may need to ROTATE the VIEW 90 degrees clockwise to make it horizontal
NOW SAVE AS
and CHANGE the FILE TYPE
to JPEG (*.jpg, *.jpeg, *.jpe)
do not choose JPEG2000
You can leave the name the same since the file types will be different, they won't cancel each other out and the File Location should remain the same as the PDF, but doublecheck to be sure
STEP THREE: In BLOGGER create a NEW POST called "My WORDLE" and upload your cool WORDLE JPEG using the Picture Icon and Browser. Say a few Words.