Welcome to the 2020-21 Adobe Photoshop Class Page
It is time to talk about the ACA Photoshop Certification Exam.
Before Winter Break, I will be testing you to determine who has the skills and has done the classwork to pass the ACA Certification Exam. I encourage everyone to go for ACA Certification.
Weeks 10 & 11: November 4-15, 2019
You are going to do a self-portrait in the style of Andrea Constantini.
We will shoot the photos here in the studio. Look at the site linked above and you can also do a Google search on Andrea Constantini to get more ideas.
The theme is: Where is your mind?
You are going to do a work in the style of Andrea Constantini. First, check-out some of his work HERE
This assignment is worth 200 points. The Reflection part of the assignment is worth 100 points.
Access the Assignment Sheet HERE
Access the Assignment Rubric HERE
WORTH 100 POINTS:
Access the Assignment Reflection HERE
The image above is NOT a photo. It is a Photoshop painting created by Photoshop legend, Bert Monroy. Check out some of his other work HERE
Week 6: October 7-11, 2019
You need to get through Units 3 and 4 by the end of the week. Be certain to show me your quiz scores and the projects that you created while watching the videos.You are doing a great job! Keep it up. The more you learn, the more fun the program becomes!
There are 124 ACA Photoshop videos to watch. There are approximately 30 class sessions left in the semester. If you are behind in your learning you need to watch at least 4 videos per day to stay on track!
Week 5: September 30 - October 4, 2019
- ASSIGNMENT: Due Friday, October 4 - Worth 50 points
- Use your imagination and do something with the stag in the photo (pictured below).
- DOWNLOAD the source file HERE. Do NOT download the image by right-clicking on the image below.
- Do NOT change the size of the canvas. Keep it at 1000x1000 pixels, 96 ppi. You may, of course, change the stag in any way you wish.
- USE LAYERS and make certain they are labeled. Do NOT flatten the layers.
- READ the RUBRIC!
- SAVE your file as a .jpg with YOUR FULL LEGAL name as the name of the file.l
- TURN-IN your file using the Bear Button at the top-left of this papge.
Week 4: September 23-27, 2019
- ASSIGNMENT: Due Friday, Sept. 27th - Worth 50 points.
- Use your imagination and do something with this object (pictured below) in a creation.
- CREATE FILE: 2200 pixels wide x 1500 pixels high. 96 pixels per inch. Save your file as: YourFullName.jpg
- Download the Photoshop File HERE. Open it in Photoshop. Select All (Ctrrl-A). Copy (Ctrl-C). Open the file you made and paste this new file (Ctrl-V). In Photoshop, change the mode to Grayscale, then change it again to RGB.
- USE LAYERS - Make certain your layers are labeled. Do NOT flatten layers.
- RUBRIC HERE
- TURN-IN YOUR FILE using the Bear Button at the top-left of this page. Save your file as a .jpeg. If you are having trouble submitting your file, ZIP your file and try again.
Week 3: September 16-20, 2019
EASY PEASY Grapefruit Assignment: 50 points DO IT TODAY!
Download the file HERE.
Rename it to: FirstName LastName.jpg and when you are finished turn it in using the Bear button at the upper left corner of this page.
Watch the video below and then create your own masterpiece! You can get EXTRA CREDIT if you "colorize" other parts of the photo>
Week 2: September 9-13, 2019
Continue watching the videos. If you need a break, take a look at the latest issue of Create Magazine
. You will be amazed at what you can make with Adobe software!
Week 1: September 4-6, 2019
This semester you will be learning how to efficiently and effectively use the Adobe software, Photoshop
. You can earn college credit
by passing the Adobe Certified Associate exam (optional) at the end of the course.You are responsible for your learning.
You will be watching training videos made by the best in the business: ACA Test Prep by Brainbuffet Elite
(or click on the red circular logo at the left side of the page). From the videos you will create Photoshop projects that will further cement your understanding of this complex software.
There will also be other projects on this website that y do. There will be a final exam or culminating project at the end of the semester.
Need a PDF of the Class Syllabus? CLICK HERE.
- Go to TreeRing and start looking at the Shared Photos that have been uploaded. Look at ALL of the photos by clicking on EACH individual pic irepresentation. You will discover that the representations on screen are completely different than the photos that you will actually be placing on the page. If you are signed-up to do a page, as you are viewing the pics, TAKE NOTES on which images you want to use! TAKE the TIME to thoroughly look through the selection. Laziness makes for a bad book. If you do not take the time, please know that Durkin knows EVERY photo and will redo your page (much to your detriment) if you have been too hasty (or biased) in your choices. The yearbook is about featuring EVERY student in the school, not just your friends. Sounds harsh, but it's true.
- Talk to the photographers - including Ms. Durkin - about what photos you envision for your page. We will do everything we can to fulfill you wishes.
- When you select the photo(s) that you want to use, the first, and MOST IMPORTANT thing that you must do is: CLICK ON TAGS (it will say 0 tags). You MUST enter the correct name of EACH person in the photo. If you do not know, ASK other people in the room!
- Questions? ASK for HELP. No worries. I am here to make you successful and proud of your pages. II have NO hidden agenda. My goal is ONLY to make the best, most fair yearbook possible.
ASSIGNMENT: Time to design a page! Ms. Durkin will show you how it's done and then you will all make your own page using the photos available.
- Pay attention to Ms. Durkin's presentation on page layout
- You will be assigned a 2-page spread
- Your Page Assignments (for this task only) HERE
- Use ONLY the photos available in the Cross Country file.
- You MUST have the team photo as the largest photo on the page. Add other photos as desired but remember to try and get every team member on the page twice.
- Read the CRAP Poster
- Read the Page Design Rubric
- Look at the Contact Sheets of the Photos available and make note of the photos that you want to use.
- Place and Resize the photos. Add pretend captions below EVERY photo. 8 pt Myriad, line height: 1.1
Words of wisdom from my Adobe Education Colleague, Mike Skocko
Digital Arts is supposed to be fun. Why are you so hung up on hard work?
Short Answer: So you’ll have fun in Digital Arts.
Longer Answer: It’s like learning to play a sport or a musical instrument. Those who work at it learn more quickly. The more you learn, the better you become. The better you become, the more you begin to enjoy the process. In time, the effort is no longer hard work but a kind of focused play. At that point, Digital Arts becomes a fun class that you’ll look forward to each day.
The Flip Side: Those who refuse to follow instructions day after day do not have fun in Digital Arts. The class is stupid, or boring, or a waste of time. It happens every year and the complainers are always the lazy ones.
I don’t want you to be miserable so I’m trying to make this as clear as possible.
You are all capable of this level of work!