I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing long weekend. We have a lot of work to get done when you get back, so rest up and recharge those batteries!
The gallery below is made up of some of the coolest looking product boxes I have ever seen!
Today we are working on your most challenging assignment yet. You will need your magazine cover, a ruler, a pencil, and a boat load of patience. I will walk you through expectations in class, and get you started. You will need to work very hard, keep yourself on task and be prepared to have this assignment finished by Wednesday of next week.
I will be printing off your hall passes today. Please make sure they are saved as print ready .pdfs in the proper folder on the y: drive.
The theme has been set (Leave Your Mark!), and I need EVERYONE to work together to help Maddy and Drew the ladder. Now is the time to apply all your creative ideas for content/layouts/etc and pick your pages. You need to take ownership of this year's book, starting TODAY. There are no excuses, and we will help each other, and at no time will anyone drop the ball. This book needs to be the best ever, and we have the team this year to make it so.
We will be continuing on with our hands-on discovery of the powerful tools that make up Adobe InDesign.
As review of everything that you learned on Friday, please create the following:
Dimensions: 6" wide x 4" high
Personal Photo: at least 2" x 2"
Background: solid colour or photo
Information: First Name, Last Name, AWE3MI, Yearbook Staff (all of these pieces of information must be on the tag)
Export the finished file as a .pdf and email it to me. I will print your id tag on the colour printer. You are to use the laminator to finish your card.
Stuck in InDesign? Need a quick review of a concept, skill, or tool? Try these links.
Working with Graphics
This course is very condensed and "content heavy", as we have a lot of skills to learn in order to stick our promise of completing and delivering a yearbook at the end of June.
The due date for the Self-Exploration of the Rules of Photography assignment has been moved to next Tuesday to allow you to take advantage of the Thanksgiving weekend. This will have given you three weekends to complete the expectations. Remember to fill out your self-evaluation before handing the assignment and rubric in.
As you keep pushing yourself to improve your photography skills, take a look at this website for some interesting pointers.
For those of you still interested in improving and practicing your Photoshop skills (which I highly recommend), you can download a trial version from Adobe.com that will work for 30 days before you either have to buy it or it cripples itself. Similarly, there is free software with a lot of the same functionality as Photoshop, such as GIMP that is readily available on the internet. There are also plenty of resources to get you started (the learning curve is a little bit different, but you should catch on quite quickly).
This is the site for Consumer Design lesson plans, expectations, and course materials.