WEDNESDAYS:
Every Wednesday is now an Applied Work Day (independent work day).
Teachers will have posted work in all classes for you to complete. As usual, click on the digital homeroom slideshow for your class to be marked present and access the work.
I am available for one hour in both am/pm to assist you with questions or clarifications. My AM office hour is 8-9am and PM is 3-4:00pm. The OFFICE HOURS link can be found on your Google Classroom stream.
  • There is a lot more to being a graphic designer than knowing the software. In this class, we are going to focus on the Graphic Design as a career choice, and what you need to learn in order to have a great life in the profession.
  • -Ethics, Copyrights
  • -Layout
  • -Color: RGB, CMYK, Spot
  • -Typography
  • -Images (Photography & Illustration): resolution, manipulation
  • -Designing for different genres: web, apps, packaging, print, logos, publications, etc.
  • -User experience (UX designer), User interface (UI designer)
  • -Marketing materials: flyers, brochures, postcards, posters
  • -Presentations
  • -Shirt and Apparel designs
  • -Photo Editing/Photoshop Artist
  • -Multimedia designer
  • The idea is to have a good time - learn about the creative industry, expand your skills, play with new ideas, and create visual designs that will inspire you to the next level.
Graphic Design Fall 2020
WELCOME TO A DIFFERENT KIND OF SCHOOL YEAR
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Week 12: Nov. 30 - Dec. 4: Back to Distance Learning
Check out this talented paper artist. Sabreena Karnik uses strips of paper to create incredible art.

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Adobe Spark project: I AM project
Instead of trying to fill out the IAM project form, GO HERE instead (this one works).
We will suspend Brain Buffet for now - bummer.
WEDNESDAYS: Every Wednesday is now an Applied Work Day (independent work day).
Teachers will have posted work in all classes for you to complete. As usual, click on the digital homeroom slideshow for your class to be marked present and access the work.
I am available for one hour in both am/pm to assist you with questions or clarifications. My AM office hour is 8-9am and PM is 3-4:00pm. The OFFICE HOURS link can be found on your Google Classroom stream.
Week 11: Nov. 16 -20: Finally in the Classroom!
WEDNESDAYS: Every Wednesday is now an Applied Work Day (independent work day).

Teachers will have posted work in all classes for you to complete. As usual, click on the digital homeroom slideshow for your class to be marked present and access the work.

I am available for one hour in both am/pm to assist you with questions or clarifications. My AM office hour is 8-9am and PM is 3-4:00pm. The OFFICE HOURS link can be found on your Google Classroom stream.
Week 10: Nov. 9-13   
Week 9: Nov. 6   
One of my all-time favorite Photoshop artists is Erik Johansson. Check-out his work HERE.
  1. Create a new PhotoPea document: Print>Letter. Immediately name it LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-DOG.psd
  2. You must use at least one of the Weimaraner dogs above. You may use both, if you wish)
  3. Create ANYTHING you want (it must be school appropriate) with the dog(s) somewhere in your image. Take a look at BHHS student results from the last time we did this challenge. Let your imagination go wild! Find photo resources HERE.
  4. Read the Rubric HERE
Week 9: Nov. 4-6   
Destructive Type Effects Using PhotoPea
  • You are going to create 3 different logo ideas of the word: push whereby you "destroy" the text. There are lots of ways you can do this.
  • Watch the video which show you a couple of tools you can use to "destroy" your text using PhotoPea.
  • Complete steps 1 and 2 until you have a range of different logos using the text destruction technique.
  • Take a look at this article to see some example designs you can create using this technique. More ideas HERE
  • Name you files LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-PUSH1 (etc). Turn-in your 3 projects using the bear button at upper right.
Week 9: Nov. 3   Some Type Games
Some are silly, but it is a great way to get exposed to Typefaces.
Write down your scores!
Enter them HERE.
Font Games
Week 9: Nov. 2-6    Vector v. Raster
Here's the SHEET explaining the difference between raster and vector. VERY IMPORTANT information that you MUST completely understand in the design industry.
PROJECT: Your Name
  • You can download Gravit to your ChromeBook or use Gravit Online. Click on the circular logo above.
  • Gravit HELP
  • Your first task is Create a New Document:
    6 inches wide x 3.5 inches high.
  • Follow along in the video below. Sorry for the horrible audio quality - I did not have any of my mics when I recorded this.
Week 8: Oct. 29 - End of 1st Quarter
It's the last day of the quarter!
We're going to have a little Halloween fun. Click on the LEARNDURKIN button at the top-left of this page and then click on the pumpkin. We are all going to do a Halloween Escape Room!
Week 8: Oct. 28
  • Go to the Google Chrome store and install Gravit.
  • There are short help videos on the Gravit Designer YouTube Channel.
  • This is new software for me, too. It is supposed to be the closest thing to Adobe Illustrator. So I am going to watch the videos, too.
Week 8: Oct. 26-30
YOUR TASK: You are going to spend some time exploring the Graphic Design world by going to the premier portfolio site: Behance. Click on the logo below to access the site.
DUE DATE: 4:00pm on Friday, Oct. 30
  • On the Behance site, first click Discover. In the horizontal-scrolling categories that appear, find one that interests you.
  • The idea is to inspire you. Every artist that is featured on the Behance site started out just like you
  • Take your time to explore different artists. Find TWO designers/artists whose work you admire.
  • One of my favorites is VonGlitschka. Check him out HERE. And HERE is Adobe's feature digital artist of the week.
  • Write down their names and then go HERE and answer a couple of questions.
  • That's it!
Week 7: Oct. 19-23
YOUR TASK: Get creative! The theme is: Ocean
DUE DATE: 4:00pm on Friday, Oct. 23
  • Using layers, you will build an image that has at least one object/image that is in some way related to the ocean. It can be fish, surf, beaches, boats - anthing!
  • Use your imagination - a combination of raster and vector images is always fun.
  • Make a new file and call it Ocean. This is where you will save all of the "assets" (photos, art, etc) for the project.
  • Save several different images and vector art that you find on any of the copyright free sites HERE.
  • Open those images in PhotoPea.
  • Create a new file in PhotoPea: File>New>Social>Youtube Profile 800x800px.
  • Name the file: LASTNAME-FIRST-OCEAN Do it now. If I get any more files with the wrong name, I will take 10 points off!
  • NOW - make selections from the images and paste them into a your new file. Play with the hierarchy of the layers. Play with filters. Add words if you want. Have fun. Create something that you want to do.
Silly Surf Scene
See everyone's favorite colors HERE.
Week 6: Oct. 12-16
This week we will continue to learn more of the tools in PhotoPea: Color Swatches, Shapes, Text Tool, Lasso Tool.
YOUR TASK: Get creative! The theme is: Abstract Autumn
Download the Photoshop file (.psd) HERE
DUE DATE: 4:00pm on Friday, Oct. 16
  • Using layers, you will build an image that communicates Autumn.
  • Your image must contain at least 1 of the elements provided. You can use shape, line, text, texture, photos, clip-art, whatever you wish
Instructions
  • First, unzip the file by right-clicking on it, select “Extract All”
  • BEFORE you do anything else, rename the file in the proper format: LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-Autumn.psd
  • Name the file in the proper format: Last-First-Horror
  • You will notice that there are 2 copies of each image. While you work on a layer, it is a good idea to save a copy of the original layer - it helps keep your options open.
  • When you open the file, you will see that each image is on its own layer. You can drag and drop layers to change the order of the layers. You can cut, recolor, add effects - EXPERIMENT.
  • When you are finished, click in the Bear Face Button, or CLICK HERE to submit. 
Abstract Autumn
See everyone's favorite colors HERE.
Week 5: Oct. 5-9
This week we will continue to learn more of the tools in PhotoPea: Color Swatches, Shapes, Text Tool, Lasso Tool.
YOUR TASK: Get creative! The theme is HORROR.
DUE DATE: 4:00pm on Friday, Oct. 9
  • Using layers, you will build an image that communicates HORROR.
  • Your image must contain at least 2 main elements = the spider at right.
    You can use shape, text, photos, clip-art, whatever you wish
  • Select Photo>5x7 - change the DPI to 96 - hit Create
Instructions
  • Click on the spider at right. A new window will open with a big black spider on the screen. Right-click on that spider and save to your drive.
  • Open PhotoPea. File>New
  • Name the file in the proper format: Last-First-Horror
  • Select Photo>5x7 - change the DPI to 96 - hit Create
  • In PhotoPea, click on Open>Place, and select the spider. resize and position the spider
  • Now, add two more elements to your creation. You can find photos, use type, use shapes, brushes, etc.
See everyone's favorite colors HERE.
Week 4:
Mon., Sept. 28 - Fri., Oct 2
YOUR TASK: You are going to take the following images (files have been shared with you) and create something with them in PhotoPea.
  • Photo of Meadow
  • Helicopter
  • Bumblebee
  • Golden Eagle
  • Log Cabin
  • Elk
Instructions
  • Download this FILE to the hard drive on your computer
  • Open PhotoPea. https://www.photopea.com
  • In PhotoPea, go to: File>Open and select the file that you saved on your chromebook's hard drive (Meadow Project.psd)
  • A new window should appear with the files piled on top of one another.
  • The individual pics are in the layers to the right in the Layers Panel.
  • By rearranging the layers, you change what is visible (on top). Select a layer at a time and resize, move, and play with other effects to achieve a new creation!
  • EXPORT your file as: "LastName-FirstName-Meadow.psd" and turn-in by emailing it to me (as an attachment to the email).
Week 3: Fri., Sept. 25 - Dive into PhotoPea
Brooklyn is coming out with new subway maps, but are testing the ideas first. Check them out HERE.
Learning PhotoPea: YouTube Playlist
Learning PhotoPea: Written Instructions
ASSIGNMENT: Make something with at least two different elements of color. It can be type, shapes, a photos - anything. I want to see you try-out PhotoPea!

REQUIREMENT:
It must be Instagram Story size: 1080x1920px.

Save your project using the file naming format at the top of this page and turn it in using the bear button at top right.
Week 2: Wed. Sept. 23 - COLOR 1
My Page
Indigo
RESPOND: DUE FRIDAY, SEPT 25
PLAY WITH: Adobe Color Site.
Write down the HEX codes (6 digits numbers & letters) for TWO of your FAVORITE colors and enter those HEX codes HERE
THINK:
What is your favorite color?
What is your next favorite color?
Week 2: Tues. Sept. 22 - COPYRIGHTS
As of 2020, copyright has expired for all works published in the United States before 1925. In other words, if the work was published in the U.S. before January 1, 1924, you are free to use it in the U.S. without permission.
Learn the legal and ethical responsibilities required in the arts, audio/visual technology and communications workplaces.
Guiding Questions
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Do you have to file copyright?
-What are the consequences of breaking copyright law?
RESPOND: DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPT 23 Online Copyright Quiz
Week 2: Mon. Sept. 21 - CAREERS
We will explore career opportunities in the Graphic Design World.
Guiding Questions
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Where and how do we encounter images in our world?
- What is graphic design?
- How do designers grow and become accomplished?

  • Career Assessment
  • Graphic Design Disciplines
  • Ethics in Graphic Design
  • Software & Hardware to do the job
  • Purpose of a Portfolio
  • Building your own brand
  • Freelancing v Corporate
  • Art School v University
  • Certification
Career Posters
List of local design agencies/businesses   
Brookings
Wild River Productions
Cornerstone Graphics
Chic Design & Marketing
JS Design StudioIn-
Motion Graphics   

Crescent City
Custom Dezign Graphics
Picture it
Photo Service
DigiGardin
MacGraphically Yours
Ram Offset Lithographers
Six Rivers Graphic Design
Marshall Arts
Don Hoover Originals
EXPLORE:
    RESPOND: DUE TUESDAY, SEPT 22
      Week 1: Tues-Fri, Sept. 15-18
      DUE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 18
      Attached is a typical Google Slide that has been designed. It really needs a complete makeover.
      Complete the following tasks:
      1. After opening the Google Slides IMMEDIATELY RENAME it (File>Rename). Name it as" Pd2 YourLastName YourFirst Name
      2. Create a new layout for these two pages by moving/resizing/recoloring elements on the page.
      3. Add photos, change background colors if you wish
      4. Definitely change the type and color!
      5. Turn-in your assignment. Don't know how? There's a video for that!
      Week 1: Tues-Wed, Sept. 14-16
      Class Surveys are due Fri. Sept. 18
      • Read and Sign the Syllabus
      • Tech information that I need HERE
      • Experience information HERE
      • Tell me about you: HERE
      How you organize and name files is the #1 thing that you
      must master no matter what kind of career!
      Every designer (including me) has done what you see on a job. This unorganized way of working will cost you hours of wasted time and will totally lose respect from those who have to try and figure out your files. Form good file organization and naming habits now and it will pay well in the future.
      Complete the following tasks:
      I HIGHLY recommend spending some time in the G Suite Learning Center
      Week 1: Mon. Sept. 14
      Some Paperwork that needs to be done.
      DAY 1: Friday, Sept. 11
      What you will learn (Learning Intentions):
      In this lesson you will Get acquainted with me and your classmates and get an idea of what we will be doing this semester.
      Complete the following tasks:
      • Into to the CLASS WEBSITE. You will be using this a lot this semester. There are a lot of great resources and examples of work. Let's watch a couple of videos.
      • FlipGrid Hello! Assignment
      • Download and install some video programs onto your Chromebook. Adobe Rush is my #1 choice, but it is not yet available for Chromebooks- grrrrrr.
        Here is a list of the best video editors for Chromebook:
        (the links are in the webpage. Scroll down and choose.)
        1. PowerDirector
        2. KineMaster
        3. WeVideo (web-based, which is nice)
        4. YouTube Studio Video Editor
        5. Magisto
      This is the first video ever uploaded on YouTube on April 23, 2005
      This is what happens when a Special Effects guy stays at home with his son during lockdown.
      You are capable of producing this level of work in Adobe Spark
      DAY 1: Friday, September 11
      What you will learn (Learning Intentions):
      Realize that this is going to be a different kind of learning. Give it a chance, and you might find that it fits you!
      Complete the following tasks:
      • We'll watch a few videos (below) which should give you some insight into the design world
      • FLIPGRID Hello! Assignment
      • If you are working on a desktop or laptop computer, contact me so that I can give you the license to download all Adobe products - free.

        Chromebook users: Download and install design programs. One App to replace Photoshop, One or two to replace Illustrator, and all of the Adobe Apps.

        The big 3: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are not available for Chromebooks- grrrrrr.

        Photoshop alternatives:
        Here is a list of the best photo editing apps for Chromebook:
        1. Google Photos
        2. Adobe Lightroom - my recommendation
        - just keep scrolling down to see the rest
        3. Snapseed
        4. Pixlr
        5. Gimp

        Illustrator alternatives:
        1. Vecteezy Editor
        2. Gravit Designer - my recommendation
        3. Vectr - my recommendation because it allows you to work together on a project!

        Adobe Apps that are a MUST:
        Install Adobe apps on your Chromebook
        1. Adobe Draw
        2. Adobe Comp
        3. Illustrator Draw
        4. Photoshop Mix
        5. Photoshop Sketch
        6. Adobe Spark - it is web-based: https://spark.adobe.com
      Week 1: Monday, September 14
      What you will learn (Learning Intentions):
      I want to find out more about you.Get to know the website.
      Complete the following tasks:
      Week 1: Tues-Wed, September 14-16
      It is VERY important that you complete the class surveys by Tuesday, September 15
      • Read and Sign the Syllabus
      • Tech information that I need HERE
      • Experience information HERE
      • REALLY important (last one, I promise!): HERE
      How you organize and name for file is the #1 thing that you
      must master no matter what kind of career!
      Every designer (including me) has done what you see on a job. This unorganized way of working will cost you hours of wasted time and will totally lose respect from those who have to try and figure out your files. Form good file organization and naming habits now and it will pay well in the future.
      Complete the following tasks:
      I HIGHLY recomment spending some time in the G Suite Learning Center
      To find out more about the Adobe Suite of Creative Software watch "50 Adobe Programs in 10 minutes".
      Jason Hoppe is one of my favorite Illustrator professionals. Check him out HERE