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Class Portfolios
Design instruction. Industry news. Life prep. Student artwork. Bad jokes. Cool music. Good times.

How To Print And Save For Web
  • Select your paper size (Letter or Legal)
  • Be sure the orientation is correct (Portrait or Landscape) and
    check the SCALE TO FIT MEDIA box.
  • Print to the Lexmark (Copy 2) printer

  • Open your work and do a COPY MERGED copy of it
  • Create a new file and paste it.
  • Go to IMAGE- IMAGE SIZE and change the resolution to 100dpi
  • With your file open, go to FILE - SAVE FOR WEB & DEVICES
  • In the upper right corner, select the JPEG option and make sure
  • In the lower left corner, you'll see the file tag JPEG and a time in
    seconds. It should be under 100 seconds.
  • Choose SAVE and select your block folder.
Semester 1
Study guides for Photoshop and Illustrator certification
exams as well as codes to take the pre-tests can be
found by clicking on the text above.



Groove Salad is the channel I play
in class all the time
Semester 2
Fall 2018
Week 1 Aug 13th - 17th
Week 2
Aug 20th - 24th
Week 3
Aug 27th - 31st
Week 4
Sept  3rd - 7th
Week 5 Sept 10th - 14th
Week 6 Sept 17th - 21st
Week 7 Sept 24th - 28th
Week 8 Oct 1st -   5th
Week 9 Oct 8th - 12th
Week 10 Oct 15th - 19th
Week 11 Oct 22nd - 26th
Week 12 Oct 29th - Nov 2nd
Week 13 Nov 5th - 9th
Week 14 Nov 12th - 16th
Week 15 Nov 26th - Nov 30th
Week 16 Dec 3rd - 7th
Week 17 Dec 10th - 14th
Week 18 Dec 17th - 21st

Projects Fall 2017 - 2018 is a simple web page creator that lets you look at thousands of
website templates and then save one and edit it. Remove their pictures, put in
yours. Remove their text, put in yours.  Changing color schemes, etc.. The best
portfolio pages have a simple landing (or Splash) page, and then links to your

Some student examples can be
found here. Design an online portfolio for
yourself. Include your artwork you've designed this semester, year or so far
during your time in class. Your name should figure prominently into the design.
Pages should include:
  • Index Page - Examples Page - About You Page - Contact Page

*Pictures for upload must be saved JPEG, BMP, PNG or TIFF formats.
2015 - 2016
NEW STUDENTS (2nd Semester)
1. Class Questionnaire
2. Flip Face & Type
3. Who I Am
4. Bad Family Portrait
5. Retouch 3 Photos (Sept. 5th)
6. Colorize Black and White Photo (Sept. 5th)
7. Uglify and Beautify Your Pics (Sept. 7th)
8. You Were There (Sept.11th)
9. Aminal Hybrids (Masking) (Sept. 13th)
10. Slug Solos (1 Day Project Sept 7th)
11. Graphic Words Projects (*coming soon*)
1 pt
2 pts
3 pts
2 pts
3 pts
2 pts
3 pts
3 pts
Weirdo Thing Of The Week
  • Design Process
  • What Is Commercial Art?
  • Designing Graphic Words
  • Marketing CD Packaging
1 pt
5 pts
3 pts
What's Up This Week #5
New Students
Photoshop Retouching Skills, Colorization Skills, Masking Skills

Returning Students
Packaging Design. Working with others, Research
"Change, it turns out, will be the only consistent thing in your life. Learn to embrace it
rather than resist it."
- Mr. Juul

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow isn't here yet. Today, be present in your own life.
Focus on the now."
- Mr. Juul

"When you become a part of the process, you're already a part of the solution"
- Mr. Juul

"Your own happiness depends solely upon you. Not your parents, your partner or your
friends. If you have little to no expectations of anyone in this department, you begin to
empower yourself."
- Mr. Juul

"If you think good design is expensive, you should see how much bad design costs"
- Dr. Ralph Spethe  - CEO of Jaguar Motors

"No one is considered dumb who asks questions. The people who don't ask questions
remain clueless throughout their whole lives"
- Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
- Leonardo da Vinci

"If you can't take 15 minutes out of your day to devote to your own health and mental
well-being... what are you really doing?"
- Mr. Juul

"What one man can do, another can do."
- Anthony Hopkins from 'The Edge'

"Don't always go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave
a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other
how to live."
- John Adams

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that
nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde

"All we have is now. All we've ever had is now."
- The Flaming Lips

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more
important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
- Confucius

"An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great
curiosity but great fulfillment."
- David Attenborough

"Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic
understanding of how the world works."
- Carl Sagan

“A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he
is awakened from his slumber.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”
- Isaac Asimov

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela

"The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step".
- Chinese Proverb
Food For Thought
2017 - 2018 *coming soon*
Monday Sept 10th - Friday Sept 14th
Returning Students
New Students
Dates To Remember
1. 20 Ads Comparison
2. School Mascot Designs (Thurs. Sept 6th)
3. CD Project / Best Of Marketing Campaign
4. CD Project / Mix Tape For Someone Else
5. Friday Challange - Clones (Sept 7th)
Friday Sept. 14th
  • Short Meditation
  • Pop Quiz!
PRE-PRODUCTION | Wednesday-What Is Commercial Arts   (16.01 - 18.01 - 20.1 - 21.01)
  • New students will be discovering what Commercial Art is in relation to graphic design.
  • If you need to take notes, do so below. This information will be on your final exam
  • What Is Commercial Art
PRE-PRODUCTION  |  Concept Sketching   (02.01, 02.02, 04.02, 04.02)
  • New students will be concept sketching images in 2 - 3 minute increments.
PROJECTS  |  Graphic Words
  • Your job is to concept sketch and create digital version of verbs, nouns and adjectives.
  • *Task Sheet* Coming Soon
PROJECTS - You Were There Task Sheet (Due Tues. Sept 11th)
Your job was to place yourself into a historical, vintage photo., Age your photo to match the original photograin.
Give it a frame and a name plaque with title
PROJECT  |  Create Artwork For A Mix CD   (16.01 - 18.01 - 20.1 - 21.01)
  • Returning students will be interviewing a chosen partner aabout their musical tastes and what they like.
    Your job will be to create a CD (packaging) with track lists, band names, photos and appropriate artwork
    which reflects the mood and style of the compact disc.
  • You will be graded on design style present, cohesiveness and proper formating (Sizes, typesetting, etc.)
  • It can include illustrations, photos or other original artwork.
PRE-PRODUCTION| Thursday - The Design Process   (16.01 - 18.01 - 20.1 - 21.01)
  • New students will be discovering what the Design process is in relation to graphic design.
  • If you need to take notes, do so below. This information will be on your final exam
  • The Design Process
PROJECT  |  Create Artwork For A Best Of CD   (16.01 - 18.01 - 20.1 - 21.01)
  • Returning students will be picking a favorite artists to create a "Best Of" CD compilation. You'll be creating
    artwork for the front sleeve, inner sleeve, back sleeve, CD disc itself and artwork for a mobile device. You'll
    also be creating an Electronic Press Kit. This will require a micro website.
  • Task Sheet - "Best Of" CD Compilation Marketing Campaign
  • Task Sheet - Microsites *coming soon*
PROJECTS - Hybrid Aminals! Task Sheet (3 points) (Due Friday, Sept 14th)
Your job was to create three aminal hybrids using Photoshop and Masking techniques
PRE-PRODUCTION  |  Sketch These Logos   (02.01, 02.02, 04.02, 04.02)