Week 1-3: Photoshop Project 1- Getting to Know You Posters
Thursday, August 25
Intro computer desktop. Create folder. Photobooth selfie. Get student ID and password for google login.
Friday, August 26
Find an adjective to describe me. Share with the class. Search for a quote online that goes with your adjective. Drag into your pages document.
Monday, August 29
Finish finding quotes. Share quotes with your neighbors. Find the best quote that goes with your adjective. Print pages document. Find fonts on dafont.com. Take a photo with Mrs. Kushner.
Tuesday, August 30
View 7th grade examples of finished projects. Identify what makes them successful. Start Photoshop. Create a new 17 x 11 inch document at 300 dpi. Drag in your photo. Click T for text. Type your adjective. Play with size, font, and color (white or black). Save image to your folder. Retake your photo if you want.
Wednesday, August 31
Review what makes a composition successful. Continue in Photoshop. Add a text box for your quote. Use fx to enhance your text. Use the move tool to space out the placement of your quote so it doesn't overlap your picture. Leave a margin around the edge of your page.
Thursday, September 1
Continue in Photoshop. Work with spacing of your quote and text for a balanced page composition. Make sure your font, color, size, and fx choices make your text clear and easy to read.
Friday, September 2
Finish your Photoshop images. Save, conference with Mrs. Kushner, then get your image printed (one copy for display, one for you to take home). Save your image as a .psd. Save your image again as a .jpg. If you have extra, time, experiment with the brush tool and pen/tablet.
Tuesday, September 6
Finish your Photoshop image. Type a paragraph in a new Pages document that describes your choices in each of the six composition categories: font, size, color, fx/effects, contrast, space/margins. Save to your folder.
Wednesday, September 7
Go to students.weebly.com. Login chmedia6th. Go to your page. You are now an editor of your own blog page. Drag a Title- type Welcome to ______'s page. Drag another Title- type Photoshop Project 1. Drag an image underneath. Double click on the image. Double click on your folder and drag and drop your .jpg poster file into the image box. Let it upload. Then drag text underneath the image. Copy and paste the paragraph you wrote in pages describing your poster. You can edit the text on the blog. Publish when you finish.
Thursday, September 8
Go to chutemediaarts6th.weebly.com. You are now a viewer on the website instead of an editor, as you were yesterday. Hover over 7th period and click on each person's page. Open a pages document and type the title Photoshop Award. Take notes on at least 4 people's projects, typing what you like or what stands out about their projects. Pick your favorite one and write what makes it the best in your opinion. Use our Photoshop project vocabulary to describe what this person did well in his/her project. Save to your folder.
Friday, September 9-Tuesday, September 13
Create a new document in Photoshop that is 17 x 11, 300 dpi. Title it yourname photoshop award. Click G on your keyboard to get to the paint bucket tool. Double click the foreground color (the top color of the two boxes on the bottom of the toolbar). Select a color for the background of your award. Go to the viewing site on the blog and drag and drop the person's picture you are picking into Photoshop. Use fonts, colors, fx, space, and margins to type the name of your award, who receives it, and why you're awarding it to that person. Make sure your words and images are easy to read and well balanced on the page! When done, save to your folder and have Mrs. Kushner print.
Wednesday, September 14-Thursday, September 15
Celebration! Photoshop Project 1 Awards Ceremony. Update blog.
Week 4-8: Photoshop Project 2- Where I'm From
Monday, September 19-Thursday, September 22
Writing in pages: My family story
Interview parents at home.
Friday, September 23- Friday, October 14
Search for images or take your own photos. Arrange photos by overlapping or putting images side by side in photoshop. Experiment with opacity and changing photo size. Create a balanced composition. Add your story using the text tool. Add fx to make the words stand out. Save final image to your folder. Peer review: look at someone else's and give suggestions on how they can improve their composition and image choices to tell their story visually. Conference with Mrs. Kushner about your image to get feedback and make sure your project is complete.
Week 7-9: Doodle 4 Google
Redesign the Google logo using the theme of a future city.
What will our city look like in 50 years?
Transform the letters into at least 3 objects that show your ideas for a future city.
Use the space around the letters to provide a background and extra details that enhance your future city logo.
Week 9-11: 3D Print or Carvey Project, documented on Adobe Spark Page
Create a 3 x 3 inch design to 3D print or a 6 x 6 design to carve out of a tile using the Carvey.
You can use sharpie or a black colored paintbrush in Photoshop.
The 3D print can be your name, initials, or a design. Make sure all the black areas of your design connect.
The Carvey can be a logo or design. All black areas will be carved out.
Use your iPad to take photos of your entire process.
Airdrop the photos to your computer or use your iPad to explain your process in Adobe Spark Page.
Share the finished Spark Page, copy the embed code, and embed the Spark Page presentation on your blog.
Week 12: Stop Motion Movie
Use Stop Motion Studio to create a stop motion animation. You should have at least 100 frames and sound that enhances your movie.