What Can You Learn…?

Today you will work together with a group of students. Please be aware, you will be with other students who do not speak your first language. Therefore, you will have to communicate with your teammates in English. There may be one or two other people in your group who speak the same first language that you speak. It would be

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Portfolio Website Checklist

You have made a folder named “5lastnameportfolio” (this is your site folder); inside that folder is another folder named “images.” Inside your site folder you should only place HTML pages. Inside your images folder you should only place JPGs and GIFs that will appear on your web pages. You have started a new HTML page in Dreamweaver; the page is

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Fantastic Animals

This project should be fun and may be a little silly. But it will also show your skills with lasso, cut-out, gradient and clone stamp. Make your Photoshop file 600 pixels width by 600 pixels height. You will need to combine at least three different pictures. Grades for this project will include consideration of (a) how realistic you make it

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A Great Place!

Each student should select a location that they think is great. It could be one place (like the Golden Gate Bridge or Coit Tower) or it could be a city (like San Francisco or Beirut). It could be something in local. Or it  could be something in your home country. If it is someplace local you should take photographs of

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Constructing Portfolio Website

You now have a design for your portfolio website. You now need to start constructing the site using HTML and CSS. create a folder named “5lastnameportfolio” – HTML pages will go inside this site folder. Also inside the site folder create a new folder named “images” – only JPGs and GIFs will go into this “images” folder. You can open

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Getting the Best Grades You Can!

In some cultures it is considered rude to question or challenge a teacher. But here we encourage students to ask questions. If you wonder why you got a “C” on an assignment instead of a “B” you need to ask Mr. Machtay directly. Most of the time Mr. Machtay is able to show you examples of things that you could

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Hero of Your Own Manga!

Manga are like adult comic books. They are stories told in panels of pictures (with words). There are action-adventure manga, romance manga, manga that relate a historical story, or manga that help explain scientific or math concepts. You will create a six-panel manga story where YOU are the hero. Maybe you are the hero who wins the Superbowl, or the

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Galileo Folder Covers

Many of you have already completed one folder cover design that is very simple. You have placed one image and then written “Galileo” (or “Galileo Academy”). OK. Now design a folder cover that is more complicated, that uses more than one image. Mr. Machtay will show two examples: (1) Uses multiple images with Layer Masks (Gradient Layer Masks); (2) Places

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Portfolio Website (Next Steps)

You have designed your template in Photoshop. By Monday, Mr. Machtay will return your Photoshop files with comments and suggestions about adjustments. Please be mindful of design elements like alignment and repetition (for instance make the gutters between columns the same width). Use actual text to indicate the placement, size and typeface of the type. Text that will be typed

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Ad Campaign for Galileo

Go to: Go > Connect to Server > smb://10.63.11.6 > pickupdropoff > machtayh > pickup folder. Inside this folder there are folders of images: galpics09, galpics10, galstudents, etc. Do NOT try to download the entire folder! There are too many pictures; the files are too large. Select 4 or 5 pictures you think you’ll use and drag those to your

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