Graphic Design at Morristown High School

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MP Project: Cartoon Election!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Graphics1 Projects, Graphics1: MP1 | 0 comments

Introduction: A benchmark assessment is one that shows people what you have learned and that you are ready to move on with your learning. These are used in the graphic design courses to provide a complete, applied example of your learning in an original project. Objective: This is your first Benchmark Assessment and the assessment for the first marking period, this project asks you to create a scene and use your skills that you have learn to complete the task. You will have to find an image of a cartoon and put them in an election. Your Job is to create an election poster for the cartoon character of your choosing. The Process: Step 1: Use Illustrator to recreate a cartoon character from a web image This cartoon character (40 pts of 100) should be recreated from a web image that shows your skill using all the tools we have used over the past few weeks. The pen tool, shapes, anchor point tools, pathfinder, and possibly the brush tool should all be used in the recreation of your cartoon. The cartoon character should be used in the election poster below.  here is a tutorial that can help keep things simple for your character recreation… this one that uses the the outline stroke technique… finally this one that shows you how to use the Live Trace function that may give you a bit of a jumpstart. Step 2: Plan, design and create an election poster for your cartoon character Create an election poster for your Cartoon’s bid for any elected position, have fun with it! KEEP IT ORIGINAL, not to mention school appropriate. Research Suggestions: With every design project we should begin with research. In this project, your research should include this site that reviews 200 years of election posters and even other searches that include election posters, logos and election materials created over the years. Some questions you will need to ask yourself  (and write about) about the designs are… What colors are common? | What is a visual hierarchy and how does it apply to election posters? | Is the choice you want voters to make clear? | Does a voter need a reason? If so, does it belong on the poster? | What is the slogan? Does your poster design need a slogan? | Is it legible from far away (60 ft? … how do you know?) | Does it make sense? | Is it a simple design? | Do all the alignment and color choices make sense with the overall design direction and choices you made? | Can you explain why you made all the choices you made? You CAN research other skills that help your signs become simple from tutorials that use text and text design skills, but be sure that you are making original work and not simply reusing tutorial results. Think about how design elements help your layouts.  Elements on the page are associated through similarity and how legibility is helped by size and contrast. This means you will have to make smart design decisions...

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Photography Enhancements: Enhancing Photos.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in 21st century skills, Classes, Everything, Photo 1: MP3, Photo1: MP4, Photo1Projects, Photography, Projects, Tutorials | 0 comments

Project Description: Use the following tutorials to create better photography projects through the application of the skills you have learned. Specifications: Use 9 of your previously submitted photographs One Photo>One tutorial to enhance it — Each of the tutorials you are selecting will be applied to ONE of your photographs with the goal of enhancing it. View the 4 required tutorials and Apply those skills to 4 of your 9 photos Select 5 other optional tutorials and apply them to your remaining 5 photos. Post the before and after photos (side by side) on your blog with links to the original tutorials. Create blog posts (2) that showcase your new skills, abilities, knowledge and improved photographs. You can choose from ANY of the photographs you have taken before 4/1/13. Including the ones before Photo I if you have something that works. Feel free to ask first. Process: View the tutorials that are both needed and that you like. Begin matching your previous photography submissions with the tutorials you will apply them to. Make a copy of each of the photographs, Save them in an ‘enhancing photos’ folder Use each photograph in one of the tutorials you have selected, Save the PSD and a JPG for your blog Repeat Step 4 for each photograph you have chosen, 8 more times Create two blog posts to get the points for this project: First Post: Complete the 4 required tutorial/photographs in one post accordingly – Due before the 3rd Marking Period Ends Second Post: Pick 5 from the Choice Tutorials list and post accordingly – Due for the design Show (May 23rd) NOTE: Each of the descriptions of what you ‘applied’ should give a background or description of what is at work. The example would be if you choose the Lomo Effect Tutorial; you would need to describe what Lomo Photography was or is. Tutorials: Use the tutorials below to apply photographic enhancements to nine of your previously submitted photographs. After each link there are questions that need to be answered in the blog description of the required tutorials. In the optional tutorials, you will have to explain the new techniques and tools, whether it is non-destructive or not, and some of the new terminology you learned. Required Tutorials: Color Correction with Curves; Q’s: How does Color work in Photography? How do you control these items in Photoshop? Enhancing Skin Quality – Q’s: Describe how or why this is either Destructive or non-destructive editing, as well as some of the tools you used in this tutorial. Vintage Photo Effect – Q’s: What are Adjustment layers? How do they work? Explain the process of exporting the ‘right’ photo and the original when you are using non-destructive techniques. Abduzeedo-Dave Hill Effect– Describe Dave Hill’s photography style? What techniques and tools are used to achieve this effect? Can Dave Hill’s photography be achieved in the camera? How? How do you shoot HDR images? What is HDR Photography? Note: Try substituting This tutorial for having a true HDR image. OR Use...

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