Assignments

Design Lab HS - (New)Yearbook/Illustrator/Photoshop

Instructors
Denise Eufusia
Jason Farthing
Term
2019-2020
Department
Electives ~ High School
Description

Quarantine - Class Update

While you are at home, why not keep practicing your Photoshop and Illustrator skills?

Adobe has made their platform available for you to use at home on your own computer.
(if you do not have a computer, please contact Cathy Stroud at cstroud@orchardviewschool.org to arrange to borrow a Chromebook from school).
Note: *If you use a Chromebook, Adobe Apps will NOT work. You will need to use a free version of a similar program, please email me for links to these programs.
 
To install Adobe at home, please follow these directions.

Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and educators, so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.
 

1.Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your school credentials to sign in.
 
 
2.If prompted, select Company or School Account and then enter your password. Or provide your credentials in your school’s login screen.


3.From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app or apps. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.
 Install Illustrator on your machine, open, sign in and start designing.
 
For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.

*See attached PDF for screenshots of login process.
 

Please email us with any questions at:

jfarthing@orchardviewschool.org

deufusia@orchardviewschool.org

 

Stay Safe, Keep Learning, and Have Fun!

 

Jason and Denise

 
 
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In this NEW class format, we will explore the Adobe Creative Suite, using Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, along with Digital Photography Lessons and Assignments to work together to Design and Create the 2019-2020 Orchard View School Yearbook (8th-12th grade). We will work together as a class, having weekly design meetings (scrums) to set and meet goals for creating assets, photographing events, and laying out the yearbook.
 

Introduction to Photoshop: Changing image sizes


Launch Photoshop by clicking on Ps icon. Follow this link to the 17-minute “Change the image size” tutorial:


https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/image-resizing-basics.html?playlist=/services/playlist.helpx/products:SG_PHOTOSHOP_1_1/learn-path:get-started/set-header:ccx-designer/playlist:ccl-get-started-1/en_us.json&ref=helpx.adobe.com


Under “WHAT YOU’LL NEED” click “Get Files” to download practice files. A zip file named “image-resizing-basics” will show up in the progress bar near the bottom of your screen. Double-click on the zip file to unzip it.


Complete Steps 1-4 as instructed in the tutorial. When you reach a point where you need to open the sample files you downloaded, navigate to your computer’s download folder to find the basics-fundamental folder. When you’ve completed Step 4, save your work as a jpeg file in your Working folder on G-drive.

 
 
Unit 1 - Introduction to Illustrator
Unit 2 - Creating Vector Graphics
Unit 3 - Introduction to Digital Photography
Unit 4 - Digital Photo Editing with Photoshop
Unit 5 - Layout with InDesign

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THE YEARBOOK IS STILL ON!!!

We hope you are well and keeping creative, and wanted you to know that we are planning on completing the yearbook this year. Thanks for all your hard work up til now, we appreciate it greatly.
We have a few more sections to finish up with and hopefully with your help, we can get them done.
 
IMPORTANT: Please see the information in the class posting about using Adobe at home - it will be available for you to download and use with your school ID at home through the month of May. If you have questions, please email us.
 
That being said, since we have our shared folder system in place and photos are uploaded, it would be great if you could find time to create a photo collage for some of the remaining sections of the yearbook. (please have a look at the sections and what has been created to date).
We can give you suggestions on sections to work on if you like, just ask, :) 
 
When you work on a section, please update the spreadsheet with your name, etc.
 
NEW SECTION: Homebound 2020
We are hopefully adding ONE new and unexpected section dedicated to Homebound activities and the Quarantine we have going on right now.

The idea is for students to submit a photo, keeping busy at home, as well as a little friendly ‘hello message’ to send your peers at school in the yearbook. 

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-Stay Safe, Keep Learning, and Have Fun!

Jason and Denise

Past Assignments

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Here is a 13-minute Photoshop tutorial to watch in class today before we begin working on our photo collages for the yearbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfUz7JjZkV0

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Design Lab Photo Experiment #6:

Assignment: Place an image (or images) inside text with Photoshop. Think of a word or phrase that is relevant to the yearbook - Classes, OVS, 11th grade, etc. - and fill it with images that relate to the word or phrase. For step-by-step instructions, see this tutorial on PhotoShop Essentials: https://www.photoshopessentials.com/photoshop-text/text-effects/image-in-text/

Guidelines: Like the photo essay assignment from last week, this is a chance to tell a story or make a statement. Imagine where this composite might work in the yearbook and to what effect we might use it. Use any images taken by you or a classmate on Orchard View Campus this year.
 
Grading: This assignment is worth five points toward your grade: one point for submitting the image inside text; one point for effectively telling a story with your images; one point for submitting the assignment on time; and one point for submitting it as directed below. Anyone earning the first four points will be eligible for an extra bonus point based on the quality of the work submitted.
 
Submission: Please label your essay with the due date, e.g. “12/16/19 - essay” and save it to your shared Photo Assignments folder as a jpeg no later than 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16 to earn all five points available with this assignment.

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Design Lab Photo Experiment #5:



Assignment: Building on the PhotoShop Collage assignment, Create a photo essay using three or more images. A photo essay is a series of images intended to tell a story or evoke an emotion in the viewer beyond what is possible with a single photo. Take new photos or combine images from previous assignments as needed. Words may not be necessary if the images you choose are effective, but feel free to use headlines or captions to make your statement

Guidelines: You are not being asked to submit a photo essay for inclusion in the yearbook, so feel free to take your photos off campus if you choose. This is a chance to find a subject you care about and tell its story through images and words. You may also submit this assignment as a collage instead of three separate photos if you prefer. Please spend some time choosing your subjects and be creative with your presentation.


Grading: This assignment is worth five points toward your grade: one point for submitting the photo essay; one point for effectively telling a story with your images; one point for submitting the assignment on time; and one point for submitting them as directed below. Anyone earning the first four points will be eligible for an extra bonus point based on the quality of the work submitted.


Submission: Please label your essay with the due date, e.g. “12/9/19 - essay” and save it to your shared Photo Assignments folder as a jpeg no later than 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9 to earn all five points available with this assignment. 

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Introduction to Photoshop: Working with layers


Launch Photoshop by clicking on Ps icon. Follow this link to the 20-minute “Work with layers” tutorial:


https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/ps-layers-basics.html?playlist=/services/playlist.helpx/products:SG_PHOTOSHOP_1_1/learn-path:get-started/set-header:ccx-designer/playlist:ccl-get-started-1/en_us.json


Under “WHAT YOU’LL NEED” click “Get Files” to download practice files. A zip file named “layers-basics” will show up in the progress bar near the bottom of your screen. Double-click on the zip file to unzip it.


Complete Steps 1-5 as instructed in the tutorial. When you’ve completed Step 5, save your work as a psd file to your Working folder in G-drive if you’d like to continue working on it; otherwise save it as a jpeg for review.

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Design Lab Photo Experiment #4:

Field assignment:
With the yearbook in mind, use your phone (or borrow a tablet)
to take 20 or more photos of groupings of 3 or more objects. At the end of the exercise, review the photos you’ve taken and evaluate their suitability for inclusion in the yearbook. Choose the 3 best images and submit them along with a statement explaining why you chose each one and where you would put it in the yearbook.

Guidelines:
You may be lucky and come across interesting groupings as you go through your classes this week, but it may also be necessary to stage some of your subjects. As you look around, notice things like symmetry and asymmetry, repetition and pattern, etc. Pay extra attention to the quality of your images, especially getting the proper exposure and capturing the sharpness of the details.
Try taking multiple shots of the same grouping from different perspectives: with your camera above, below or at the same level as your grouping; at an unexpected angle; etc. Try moving around to get the most interesting shot.
Grading:
This assignment is worth five points toward your grade: one point for submitting three photos; one point for submitting a statement for each of the three photos; one point for submitting the photos and statements on time; and one point for submitting them as directed below. Anyone earning the first four points will be eligible for an extra bonus point based on the quality of the work submitted.
Submission:
Please label your images with the due date and an image number, e.g. “10/28/19 - 1” and share them with your statements to both jfarthing@orchardviewschool.org AND deufusia@orchardviewschool.org no later than 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28 to earn all five points available with this assignment.

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Design Lab Photo Experiment #3:

Field assignment: With the yearbook in mind, use your phone (or borrow a tablet)
to take 20 or more photos textures or patterns you find on campus that could be used as a background image. At the end of the exercise, review the photos you’ve taken and evaluate their suitability for inclusion in the yearbook. Choose the 3 best images and submit them along with a statement explaining why you chose each one and where you would put it in the yearbook.

Guidelines: With background images we are looking for a texture or pattern that won’t compete for the viewer’s eye with the photos placed on top of them. Focus extra attention on the quality of your images, especially on getting the proper exposure and capturing the sharpness of the details.
Try taking multiple shots of the same subject from different perspectives: with your camera above, below or at the same level as your subject; at an unexpected angle; etc. Try moving around your subject to get the most interesting shot.
Possible textures or patterns include walls, ground or floor coverings, the sky or a distant horizon, the surface of a desktop, etc.
Grading: This assignment is worth five points toward your grade: one point for submitting three photos; one point for submitting a statement for each of the three photos; one point for submitting the photos and statements on time; and one point for submitting them as directed below. Anyone earning the first four points will be eligible for an extra bonus point based on the quality of the work submitted.
Submission: Please label your images with the due date and an image number, e.g. “10/21/19 - 1” and share them with your statements to both jfarthing@orchardviewschool.org AND deufusia@orchardviewschool.org no later than 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21 to earn all five points available with this assignment.

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Design Lab Photo Experiment #2:


Field assignment: With the yearbook in mind, use your phone (or borrow a tablet)
to take 20 or more photos that capture students learning and/or teachers teaching at Orchard View. At the end of the exercise, review the photos you’ve taken and evaluate their suitability for inclusion in the yearbook. Choose the 3 best images and submit them along with a statement explaining why you chose each one and where you would put it in the yearbook.

Guidelines: Frame your photos in a way that tells a story about what is taking place: Students reading, writing, working in workbooks; Teachers at the whiteboard, answering questions; etc. Feel free to work together or stage your subjects.
 
Try taking multiple shots of the same subject from different perspectives: with your camera above, below or at the same level as your subject; at an unexpected angle; etc. Try moving around your subject to get the most interesting shot.
 
Experiment with cropping your most successful shots to eliminate distracting elements or improve the composition.
 
Grading: This assignment is worth five points toward your grade: one point for submitting three photos; one point for submitting a statement for each of the three photos; one point for submitting the photos and statements on time; and one point for submitting them as directed below. Anyone earning the first four points will be eligible for an extra bonus point based on the quality of the work submitted.
Submission: Please label your images with today’s date and an image number, e.g. “10/7/19 - 1” and submit them with your statements to both jfarthing@orchardviewschool.org AND deufusia@orchardviewschool.org no later than 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14 to earn all five points available with this assignment.
 

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Introduction to Photoshop: Getting familiar with the basics


Launch Photoshop by clicking on Ps icon. Follow this link to the 21-minute “Get to know Photoshop” tutorial:


https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/ps-basics-fundamentals.html?playlist=/services/playlist.helpx/products:SG_PHOTOSHOP_1_1/learn-path:get-started/set-header:ccx-designer/playlist:ccl-get-started-1/en_us.json&ref=helpx.adobe.com


Under “WHAT YOU’LL NEED” click “Get Files” to download practice files. A zip file named “basics-fundamentals” will show up in the progress bar near the bottom of your screen. Double-click on the zip file to unzip it.


Complete Steps 1-5 as instructed in the tutorial. When you reach a point where you need to open the sample files you downloaded, navigate to your computer’s download folder to find the basics-fundamental folder. When you’ve completed Step 5, save your work as a jpeg file in your Working folder on G-drive.

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Design Lab Photo Experiment #1:

Field assignment: With the yearbook in mind, use your phone (or borrow a tablet)
to take 20 or more photos that capture an aspect of campus life at Orchard View. At the end of the exercise, review the photos you’ve taken and evaluate their suitability for inclusion in the yearbook. Choose the 3 best images and submit them along with a statement explaining why you chose each one and where you would put it in the yearbook.

Guidelines: Look for subjects that tell a story about life at Orchard View: Students working in the classroom or outside at the picnic tables; backpacks lined up hooks; etc. What makes Orchard View unique? Feel free to work together or stage your subjects.
 
Try taking multiple shots of the same subject from different perspectives: with your camera above, below or at the same level as your subject; at an unexpected angle; etc. Try moving around your subject to get the most interesting shot.
 
Experiment with cropping your most successful shots to eliminate distracting elements or improve the composition, be aware of your subject matter, try using the "rule of thirds" that was explained in class. 
 
****Edit and send us your Three Best Photos with a Statement explaining why you chose each one and where you would put it in the yearbook.****
 
send photos to:
 
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Illustrator
 
Continue with Illustrator tutorials on creating shapes.
 
 
 

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Getting to Know Illustrator 

Before getting started, please subscribe to this class page to be notified of assignments. (click subscribe and enter your information and email address. be sure it is an email address that you have access to on a regular basis)

Please login to your google email account to access the Drive. I will set up a shared folder for you as you work today.

Open the link below to watch the videos and follow along with the exercises by downloading and using the files here.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/ai-basics-fundamentals.html?playlist=/services/playlist.helpx/products:SG_ILLUSTRATOR_1_1/learn-path:get-started/set-header:ccx-designer/playlist:ccl-get-started-1/en_us.json&ref=helpx.adobe.com

When you are finished, upload your .PDF files to your folder for review.

  1. Take a tour of Illustrator 

Take a hands-on tour of the workspace in Adobe Illustrator. 

What you learned: Illustrator workspace

  • Menu bar (at the very top) shows the File, Edit, and other menus that give you access to a variety of commands, adjustments, settings, and panels.
  • Tools panel (on the left) contains tools for creating and editing artwork. Similar tools are grouped together. You can access them by clicking and holding a tool in the Tools panel.
  • Panels (on the right) include Properties, Layers, and other panels that contain a variety of controls for working with artwork. You can find a full list of panels under the Window menu.
  • Document window (in the middle) displays the file you’re currently working on. Multiple open documents appear as tabs in the Document window.
  1. Learn how to zoom and pan 

Explore how to zoom and pan in an Illustrator document. 

What you learned: Zoom and Pan

  • The Zoom tool, located in the Tools panel, can be used to show you more detail of a document. To change from Zoom In to Zoom Out, press Alt (Windows) or Option (macOS).
  • The Hand tool, found by clicking and holding the Zoom tool in the Tools panel, allows you to pan across a document.
  1. Create a new document

Learn how to make a new document. 

What you learned: Create a document

  • The Start screen appears when there are no documents currently open in Illustrator. It lists your recent files, Learn content, and presets. You can also access various resources and search Adobe Stock from here.
  • Choose File > New. In the New Document dialog box, start by choosing a preset. For example, the Print preset shows various sizes and document options you can set for a new document.  
  1. Save your work  

Explore the different methods for saving your Illustrator projects. 

What you learned: Save a file

  • Choose File > Save or File > Save As. 
  • Saving in Illustrator (AI) format retains layers, type, and other editable Illustrator properties. It’s best to save your document in the .AI format while you’re still working on it.
  • The Illustrator Options dialog box appears when you first choose File > Save or File > Save As. This dialog box offers other options when saving an Illustrator document.
  • Choosing File > Save As and choosing Adobe PDF saves as a file that can be shared, opened by free PDF readers, and posted online.


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Yearbook Review Scrum Notes:
see attached assignment files for our in class review of the yearbooks from prior years.