Construct a vacation advertisement for a specific locale by applying previously gained knowledge.
Review the Rules of Typography. Make sure to apply these to your Ad.
- Find an image from the internet that you can CROP using the RULES OF THIRDS.
- Review other Advertisements for the same or similar locations to get text ideas. This is called REFERENCING.
- Crop the image and create informative text in the available blank space according to the rules of thirds. Use of BRUSHES and/or EMBELLISHED TEXT is REQUIRED.
Post daily updates to your blog and submit the completed .PSD file to the proper folder in the ExamDrop. Use the RUBRIC below to make sure that your image meets all requirements.
Source Images: 20 pts
Cropped correctly: 20 pts
Text/Brush Effect: 30 pts
Proper Typography: 20 pts
Appeal/Realness: 10 pts
Discover tactics used by graphic designers in today’s society to market products and deliver messages.
Class discussion through teacher led MarketingPresentation over Marketing.
Make sure to take notes to use for future test preparation.
Post to your blog a summary of good marketing practices in today’s society and discuss what some of the important questions designers need to answer when creating a marketing campaign.
We will take a glimpse into the history of advertising and discuss the impact that it has on society and culture.
Watch “Sell & Spin: A History of Advertising” and fill in the provided notes. The class will discuss the impact that advertising has played throughout the history of different cultures and eras.
Student Notes (Part 1)
Student Notes (Part 2)
There will be a quiz over the history of advertising.
Work with a team in order to create a full animation. Collaborate with team members and assign tasks based on strengths.
Use the supplied prompt to complete an animated short with your team. Assign roles based on member strength. Focus on camera shots, smooth animations, efficiency. The short must have a clear story.
Howard, Biggs, Torres
Lewis, Yarbrough, Jennings
Beasley, Gonzales, Alvarado
Alvarez, Hlavin, Barrientos, Cupp
Story board along with task sheet is due by the end of the first day.
Post progress shots to the blog every other day. The rendered and compressed animation is due to the ExamDrop by the end of the day on January 15. Each member is to post the compressed video to their blog along with an explanation of their role and accomplishments.
Learn and apply more techniques in Photoshop as we transition into advertising.
Choose one of the poster tutorials listed below to create an advertising poster.
Post daily progress snips to your blog. When complete, post finished .PNG to your blog and submit a folder (lastname_movieposter) with all of the source images, a word doc with the tutorial URL and a comment about the tutorial (typefaces and techniques used along with your overall thoughts on the project), and the final product to the appropriate ExamDrop folder.
This week, each student will work on the area they feel needs the most improvement. This will vary with each of you. For some of you it will be modeling, others will be texturing/Lighting, and others will be animating or rigging.
Use any tutorials you need, to learn new techniques or strategies to gain more skill in your area of weakness.
The link to your tutorial used as well as your finished deliverable is due at the end of the week.
Not all images are captured perfectly. Sometimes they must be touched up. The following tools will help with fixing blemishes or adding objects.
Use this PDF tutorial along with your own images or one that you found off the internet to create a modified version of the original image. There are a couple of tricky parts to this tutorial. Make sure to read carefully and follow the steps as listed.
Here is another video that discusses the clone stamp tool. It is a good example of real world application.
Post daily progress updates to your blog. Submit examples of all four modified images (clone stamp, spot healing brush, healing brush, and patch tool) along with their originals to your blog. You will also submit your finished image from the ‘Vanishing Point’ section of the tutorial and a summary of what you did throughout the tutorial and your thoughts on the last section that cover the quick tips for better cloning.
Discover how each blend modes works and identify how to choose which blend modes to use in which situations.
Read through the following article and take notes over each of Adobe’s Blend modes. Your notes will be used to review during future assignments as well as preparation for later exams.
Once you have read through the article and taken notes over the different blending modes. Submit them to your instructor for a grade and they will be returned to you.
Gain basic exposure to Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop.
Take notes over the following two-part article discussing the most commonly used adjustment layers in Photoshop. The Notes will be turned in for a grade and can be used later for a test.
Follow along with this tutorial and complete ALL of the adjustments.
Use any picture/pictures of your choosing to complete the assignment. Some images work better with different adjustments.
Submit your notes over the first two-part article to the instructor by the end of the day.
You will turn in 16 sets of images for this one assignment (ALL in ONE post). Each new adjustment should have both a before and after image for a total of 32 total images.
Post the images in pairs so that I can see the differences side by side.
UNDERSTAND: Each adjustment is independent of the next. DO NOT combine any adjustments for this assignment.
Use multiple images off the internet as needed for this assignment. This is to increase your understanding of the adjustment layers and what they can be used for. It is highly unlikely that one image is going to work for each action.
For this grade SOURCE IMAGES are worth 50 points!
Discover the basic steps and techniques used in creating characters and their environments.
This is a short course that you need to watch over concept sketching.
Work through either of the following tutorials. You can follow along with the supplied project files or you may create your own character concept. Make sure to finish working with concept sketches for your character before moving on to modeling.
First Character in Maya – Recommended
Character & Scene Development – Video 1-10
Low Poly Interior Room
Low Poly House Exterior
Use the snipping tool in order to take snap shots of your progress on a daily basis. Upload the images to your blog.