Week 14: April 29 - May 3
This will be the Final ALL CLASS Project: Due May 24, 2019
"When We All Fall Asleep" GO HERE to read about the contest and download the Creative Brief and Asset Kit (Make certain you download the Macx files). You can use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, or Animate for your final project. Rubric to come.
Week 13: April 22-26
Do the magazine cover this week. Continue to watch ACA videos. Show me your quiz scores and projects that you produce during the video.

What is your creative type? Take the Adobe Creativity Quiz HERE and find out!
Week 12: April 15-19
Completed Magazine Cover Due April 30th - no exceptions.
You should have watched Photoshop Unit 3 (the rock concert poster) and done the exercise by now. If not, watch it before you attempt this graphic design exercise.
You are going to design a magazine cover for a magazine that is all about you!
The size of the cover is 9x12 inches, 150ppi. File name= YourFullName.jpg   
WATCH THE VIDEO, sketch ideas, collect images that represent your interests, do a Google search and look at magazine cover designs.
Then go into Photoshop- Here's one cool idea to add effects to your portrait. USE LAYERS and create something that looks like a real magazine cover: add fake article names (of things that relate to you), Puplication Date, etc.
You MUST turn-in you sketches to me to receive a grade.
Completed Magazine Cover Due April 30th - no exceptions.
Worth 50 Points. ASK FOR HELP if you need it!

STUDY the magazine covers (Google Search) and make sketches! (REQUIRED).
Step 2:
Have someone take several photos of you with your cell phone and email yourself the best one. Take out the background so that you can add something creative.
Step 3: Add elements, text and titles to make it look like a real magazine cover. Use Layers!
Step 4: Let it sit for a day or two and revisit it - you should see some revisions that will improve your final design. When you are satisfied with your design, turn it in using the bear button at the top right of this page. DO NOT FLATTEN LAYERS.
Week 11: April 8-12     Start of 4th Quarter
ALL CLASSES: I want this to be a class that you look forward to. I WANT YOUR HONEST OPINION. Please fill out my latest SURVEY. It is totally anonymous - there is no way that I can track who filled it out.

UPDATE on the Tony Hawk Skateboard Deck Contest
Week 10: April 1-5
Quickly optimize an image for social media with just a few clicks in Photoshop:
New Adobe Creative Challenge Contest. Win an Intuos Tablet. Check it out HERE.
Deadline is Tuesday, April 9th. Need Extra Credit? This is the way to get it.
Let your imagination fly!
Earn an Adobe Certified Associate Specialist certificate
More and more, careers in top creative industries require mastery of more than one Adobe Creative Cloud tool. That's why we've created the ACA Specialist certificate. Earning a Specialist certificate allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise with the most common skills required for a specific industry:

Adobe Certified Associate Visual Design Specialist
Complete your ACA certification in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign within three years to earn this specialist certificate.

Adobe Certified Associate Video Design Specialist
Complete your ACA certification in Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects within three years to earn this specialist certificate.Adobe Certified

Associate Web Design Specialist

Complete your ACA certification in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Animate within three years to earn this specialist certificate.
Week 9: Mar 25-29
S-P-R-I-N-G   B-R-E-A-K
Week 8: Mar 20-22
ALL CLASSES: Wednesday and Thursday demos: How to do photo touch-up properly. WAIT until the demonstration to do the project. BEFORE the demonstration, Click on the photo of the woman. When it opens, right-click and save the file as: YourFullName.jpg. PAY ATTENTION to the demonstration and then open up the image in Photoshop and tune-up the photo. When you are done with her, select ONE of the two other portraits below and fix them. 2 photos, two different grades!
Get Certified! Don't pass up this opportunity!
Week 7: Friday, Mar 15   
Watch what you post online! It can come back to bite you.
How can information you post on the Internet affect your future opportunities? CLICK HERE TO DO A GRADED ACTIVITY.
Week 7: Mar 11-15  
Continue watching the ACA Test Prep Videos. L-E-A-R-N
You should be working on Unit 3 by now.
Week 6: Mar 4-8
  • Adobe Spark is still not up and running properly, so please go back and watch a couple of videos on ACA Test Prep, and do the quizzes and the projects and show me your screen with them.
Go to Adobe Portfolio and register. Start uploading everything you create digitally into your portfolio. Share your portfolio address with Ms. Durkin, because this will be 25% of your grade.
Week 5: Feb 25- March 1
Happy Birthday Jamerson!
Week 4: Feb 19-22
You MUST create a New Folder in the "Documents" folder and give it a name you will remember. (I suggest that you do not name the folder with your name, because someone might purposely sabotage your files.) Transfer ALL of your files into that folder and use this folder from now on to store ALL of your files.
FILES NOT IN FOLDERS will be wiped off the system on Friday., February 22. Yikes!
Week 3: Feb 11-15
Into Twitter? Check out @AdobeStudents
click on the photo below to see some amazing work by Korean artist, Soo Min Kim.
Go to Adobe Portfolio and register. Start uploading everything you create digitally into your portfolio. Share your portfolio address with Ms. Durkin, because this will be 25% of your grade.
Want to share an album from Lightroom to Portfolio? Click HERE for directions.
Click on the button below - Mobile Apps are FREE.
Week 2: Feb 4-7
Into Cars? Check out what Photoshop Artists
are doing by clicking on the photo below.
Friday, February 1st at 6:30 pm:
Heavy, but interesting information on our electronic devices.
Monday, February 4th is the start of Chinese New Years! Year of the Pig. Fireworks day and night for 3 weeks. Special family time. Family get-togethers and inspiring ceremonies. An aside: Check out this video of radical fireworks about three miles from where I lived in Taiwan.
Tues., Jan. 29 at 8:00 pm:
This is the sort of possibilities that large digital-world corporations offer:

Start thinking about a career in the digital creativity industry.

Mon., Jan. 28 at 7:00 pm:
2 Year Plan: Learn Photoshop and then, Adobe Animate and join this lucrative, creative world:
Go HERE to see some amazine examples of Art created with Adobe Animate. It's all created with a difficult program to learn, Adobe Animate.
You can get to this level. Just put your mind to it. I will support you in whatever way I can.
You are going to save EVERYTHING that you create this semester in a portfolio. Sign up for an free account at Adobe Portfolio.

Watch this Tutorial on how to build a site on Portfolio.
No soda or chips of any kind in the lab
Award-winning SHORT video