Refine Photoshopping Skills

There has been some sloppy work recently when it comes to lassoing and cutting out images in Photoshop. This challenge is purely about demonstrating your skills. Take time and take care with the work (it will go into your final grade). Put a picture of yourself together with another picture. Make your file 600px x 400px (either landscape or portrait).

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“How Stuff Works” Animation

You will use Flash animation to show HOW SOMETHING WORKS. Keep in mine the principles of using Flash SUGGESTIONS: Look through your science class textbook. From Physiology/Biology you could show how blood flows through the chambers of the heart. From Chemistry you could show how the atoms in two different elements interact. Go to howstuffworks.com or ehow.com and look for visual

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Applying Aristotle’s Elements of Drama

In Aristotle’s POETICS, the Greek philosopher defined the building blocks of drama. PROTAGONIST: The “hero,” the central character ANTAGONIST: Who (or what) the hero fights/battles/struggles against BEGINNING: Nothing needs to come before this (that which nothing need precede) END: Nothing is needed after this (that which nothing need follow) MIDDLE: Forward movement of action from Beginning to End Choose your

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Design Principle Animation

The class will learn about 6 Design Principles. These are three sets of opposites: BALANCE vs. EMPHASIS – mostly about positioning of elements HARMONY vs. CONTRAST – mostly about colors UNITY vs. VARIETY – mostly about the elements in image In a painting class you would likely be asked to create two different paintings showing two of these principles. Since

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SF Ads

You have been hired by the San Francisco Tourist Board to create an ad campaign to encourage people who live in San Francisco to go out and visit sites around the city. You will create an ad campaign comprised of three ads, each 400px wide by 600px height. The three ads will have the same logos, typefaces, slogans, and styles

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Rolling Wheel Animation

This will be the class’s first use of MOVIE CLIP SYMBOLS within a Flash animation. Up till now all our symbols have been Graphics. PART ONE: CREATE A MOVIE CLIP SYMBOL Create a new graphic called “wheel.” Make sure you design it so you can see whether it turns. In Menu Bar, go to INSERT > NEW SYMBOL. Select MOVIE

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Branding with Type

Students need to understand GROUPING and HIERARCHY with text. You have been hired to create branding and identification by a company that opens for-profit schools. Each school needs a logo that represents its unique identity. The logo needs to work large painted on the side of a building, and also small as a patch on a shirt. For each school,

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Animated Logo

Go back to the index.html page in your web1 folder. You have a Photoshop logo at the top of the page with your first name. You will replace this logo with an animated logo. Your current logo may be 400px wide, or 600px, or 1000px depending on your page layout. You will make a new Flash animation that is the

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PSAs

Class will choose a slogan/catchphrase for this year’s Public Service Announcements. (Last year’s slogan was “Respect Our Differences.”) We have a request from Wellness to produce PSAs on the subject of Suicide Prevention and Encouraging Young People to Get Help for Emotional Problems. Your team will write a script and create a storyboard. You must give this to Mr. Machtay

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