2018-19 School Year
ACA Test Prep Site
Welcome to InDesign
Week 18: May 28-31 FINAL - worth 200 points. Due Wed., June 12 Go here for instructions
Week 17: May 20-24
Another project to help you boost your grade! This one is easy. Due June 7.
Week 16: May 13-17 WEIGHTLESS
Get caught up with your work! Time is running out!
There is a new assignment: Weightless due June 7.
Week 15: May 6-9
Final ALL Classes Project. REQUIRED. Worth 50 points. You may use the Adobe product of your choice: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Animate, or Character Builder. Your final project is due Friday, May 31 NO EXCEPTIONS.

The theme is "When We All Fall Asleep". Where do we go when we fall asleep? Is it possible for two people to share the same dream?

To see some examples of what people have done, go HERE.

Requirements for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign projects:
Canvas/Image size = 11x14 inches, 150dpi.
Download the required image on the Software Classes Page
Week 14: April 29- May 3
The Magazine cover is due Tuesday. No late work will be accepted without a grade mark-down. Deadlines are everything in this industry!

Need some extra credit? Or make-up for an assignment? CLICK HERE, follow the directions, watch the video and produce a great portrait.
Week 13: April 22-26
Finish the Magazine cover this week. You should have completed Units 3, 4, & 5 by now. Show me your screen with the quiz scores and the work that your completed while watching the ACA videos.
Week 12: April 8-12
READ the assignment on the Software Classes page. Revisit the Photoshop Unit 3 videos and begin work on your magazine cover
Week 11: April 8-12   4th Quarter Starts
Go to the Photoshop PAGE here and do the Magazine Cover assignment - except - do it in InDesign! Your project is DUE APRIL 30th
Week 10: April 1-5
Perfect Portfolio.  Videos: 5.01-5.24
Week 9: March 25-29
S-P-R-I-N-G   B-R-E-A-K
Week 8: March 18-22
ALL CLASSES: Wednesday and Thursday demos: how to do photo touch-up. BEFORE the demonstration, Right-click on the photo of the woman and open up the file in Photoshop. Change the name of the file to: YourFullName.jpg.
Week 7: March 11-15
Week 6: March 4-8
Graphic Resume. Videos 4.01-4.04
Week 5: February 25- March 1
Menu. Videos 3.01-3.16
Week 4: February 19-22
Yearbook Spread. Videos 2.01-2.15
Week 3: February 11-15
Proceed through the videos:1.01-1.19 and take Quiz 1 again.
Show me your screen with your quiz score.
Week 2: January 28 - February 1, 2019
This semester you will be learning how to efficiently and effectively use the Adobe software, InDesign (Ms. Durkin's favorite program).

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, circle, logo at the top of the page). From the videos you will create InDesign projects that will further cement your learning of this complex software.

There will also be other projects on this website that you should do - indicated by the "FOR A GRADE" symbol. There will be a final exam (taken from the ACA Practice Quiz questions) and a culminating project at the end of the semester.
You are going to save EVERYTHING that you create this semester in a portfolio. Sign up for an free account on Adobe Portfolio

Tutorial on how to build a site on Adobe Portfolio.
ALWAYS take the practice test BEFORE AND AFTER watching the videos- This strategy is PROVEN to help you remember the information!

When taking the test AFTER the exam, see
how you do without using any Hints!
Watch the introduction and complete the Quiz 1 test before you
do the 1st Unit of lessons.

Proceed through the videos:1.01-1.19 and take Quiz 1 again.
Show me your screen with your quiz score.
Another project to help you boost your grade! This one is easy. Due June 7.