The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation is sponsoring a student design competition that asks student designers to create an infographic. The topic is your choice.
First prize is $2000 and an all-expense paid trip to Orlando, FL to attend the 2016 Graph EXPO.
The winner gets to take their favorite graphic arts teacher along with them to Florida in September of 2016. I will give each designer a project opt-out or extra credit for every entry.
Contest details can be found by visiting _graphcommcentral.org
Competencies this week:
103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.
402 - Apply appropriate color schemes to generate design solutions.
503 - Demonstrate basic use of page layout software (e.g. Quark, InDesign).
504 - Demonstrate intermediate use of page layout software (e.g. Quark, InDesign).
507 - Demonstrate basic use of image editing software (e.g. Photoshop).
Project Work for Week 15:
The Specifications and directions for the Calendar project is posted to Google Classroom. When the calendar design is complete, turn in a series of jpgs for each page of your InDesign Document Jpgs can be created in InDesign by choosing file>export and then choosing jpgs as the file type.
I am still too dizzy to drive - I'm following doctor's orders and hope to be back by tomorrow. I have been doing some work while I've been out. I am looking at a different class management system called Google Classroom. I want to evaluate using Google Classroom with our class and I will need your input and assistance. I've set up our class and posted a few activities. Now I'm going to ask you to join the class and try working with the activities I've posted so far.
You will need your Google Drive username and password to sign up for the class. Once you're logged onto Google Drive you can open a new tab and go to http://classroom.google.com.
The class key is 5mh7u3f
I have placed three different types of activities for you to work on today. Try to complete the SkillsUSA competition by end of class tomorrow. Post your opinions of Google Classroom on the announcement that was posted there. Is it easy to use? Is it clearer in what you're supposed to do? Let me know what you think in the announcement.
One thing I like about Google Classroom is the ability for students to post to the page. Students can share videos, websites, images, and documents that are related to what we are working on at any given time.
I will call in early during both class periods - 8:15 for the morning class and 12:15 for the afternoon class. If you can't recall your Google Drive username and password I will be able to give them to you during that call.
Be well and create something awesome today.
I apologize for being out another day - trust me I'd rather be there with you all. Here is a mini project that you can work on today. This image is an photo made up of other photos. One idea you might want to try is to have your photo be the main photo, and use images of friends to make up the mini-photos.
The step-by-step directions are available at this link: http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-effects/photo-fill/
Below is a sample image of a finished project. Try to be creative with this. I will call in during both class sessions if you have questions about this. Remember to hold the shift key when using the rectangular marquis tool to make a symmetrical square selection.
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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