•      Usually, this is the class where you learn Adobe software and all of the amazing things you can do with it. But, the most-used Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, & After Effects) are not available on Chromebooks, so we are going to take a different approach.
        The apps that I suggest that you install on your Chromebook will help you get a feel for how designers think and work. It's the next best thing to working with the professional software programs.
         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
See everyone's favorite colors HERE.
Week 3: 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 using the Bear Button in the top right corner of this web page.
Week 2: 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".