Graphic Design at Morristown High School

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Photoshop Tutorials: Using Layer Masks

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Everything, Resources, Tutorials | 0 comments

Photoshop Tutorials: Using Layer Masks

What are Layer Masks? Photoshop uses Layer masks and Illustrator to some extent uses clipping masks as a way to combine images with overlays, see-throughs, punch-outs and masks. A simple start from KreativeGarden.com Or this sample video from Chris Orwig’s series at Lynda.com, via YouTube Review selection techniques Basic Selections and Quick Select, by Russel Brown on AdobeTV, (best used with solid color backgrounds) Masking Basics and Advanced Masking again with Russel Brown at...

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Mind Mapping Tools for Creativity

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in 21st century skills, Classroom Tips, Design Loop, Resources | 0 comments

Mind mapping allows us to layout our creative ideas and build links from items to items. These are a list of apps that can be used for mind mapping. The review is from Lifehacker.com. I don’t know whether they looked at bubbl.us but I know that one is simple for classroom use and easy to use. In any case here is the original article....

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Photo1 FAQs

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Classroom Tips, Everything, Photo 1: MP3, Photo1: MP1, Photo1:MP2, Photography, Resources | 1 comment

Photo1 FAQs

Each year students seem to question less, this directly effects your ability to understand what is expected of you. The best students will question until they understand the challenge completely. I will always try to clarify the posts. It seems something is always missing, sometimes it seems we are answering the same questions from each class, sometimes the same class, and even the same question multiple times from the same student. While asking your neighbors is the quickest solution (most...

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Adding Color to your logos and Color Theory

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Everything, Graphics1 Projects, Graphics1: MP2, Resources, Tutorials | 0 comments

Adding Color to your logos and Color Theory

Every logo should have color, if a logo doesn’t it is by design and probably the result of hours thinking about alternatives. The colors you choose send a message, positive or negative, your choice of color has an impact. Hopefully your color choices make a positive impact. Adding color to your logos is not as simple as you may think. Yes, you can add color in less than a minute and have a ‘good’ looking result with a little bit of choice, but how about if we asked you to...

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Tutorial Guide

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Classes, Everything, Graphics1 Projects, Resources, Tutorials | 0 comments

These are the tutorials we will and have referred to during Skill building phases: Photoshop Collage and Clipping Mask Tutorial: VECTORDIARY.com This is the page Graphics 1 students will use in 4 weeks (spaced out of the year) to learn Illustrator. Those weeks are as follows: 1) Parts 1-5, 2)   This in conjunction with other tutorials that combine these skills, students will be able to create anything they wish by the end of the course. This is a well written starting point for the kids....

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