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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 it's
  • 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 can be found by clicking
on the text above.



Groove Salad is the channel I play
in class all the time
Semester 2
LEARNING GOALS FOR THE WEEK 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 gallery.

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.

  • 3-D Character Designs
  • Adobe Certification Pre-Testing Walk Through
"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
What's Up This Week #06
NEW STUDENTS (1st Semester)
1. Adobe Illustrator - Isometric Room Design
2. Adobe Illustrator - Character Design
3. Blender - Practice Face & Creature
4. Blender - Assets - 2 Characters
5. Good Reads Submissions
3 pts
3 pts
  • GMETRIX Review For Photoshop
  • Creating Game Assets using Blender
Dates To Remember
Software Resources

  • Monday, February 18th - No School
  • Wednesday, February 27th - Certification Testing
  • Friday, March 8th - No School
  • March 9th - 17th - Spring Break

  • April ??? - Field Trip to Dali Museum (Need a 'C' average or better to go)
Pre-Production | Learning Blender
Part 1 - Blender Fundamentals (41 videos. 2 mins or so each)
Part 2 - Learn The Blender Basics
Part 3 - Part 1: Creating A Human Head         Part 2:
     There are lots of video tutorials out there.
Part 4 -
Creature Creation       Low Poly Character - Creature
Pre-Production | Learning Adobe Character
Animator Tutorials - Video
Animator Tutorials - You Try!
All Students
Project | Rendering One or Two Of Your Game Characters Using Blender.
(Due Friday, February 15th)
  • Your job is to create a one or two of your game characters using Blender.
  • Your job is to create a fictional creature using Blender.
  • Above and beyond is to export these to Photoshop to color them and use effects.
Project | Rendering One or Two Of Your Game Rooms or Locations Using Blender.
  • Your job is to create a one or two of your game locations or rooms using Blender.
  • Your job is to create a fictional creature using Blender.
  • Above and beyond is to export these to Photoshop to color them and use effects.
Project | Good Reads
  • Your job is to find three suitable stories to be put up on our Good Reads section of the site.
  • Stories should be readable, not video, and tie -in to something we're studying.
  • Stories also could be interest pieces you find intersting enough to want others to read.
  • Please turn in your links in a Word file with the link and story name. Drop this word file into class folder #5 Good
    Read Submissions by Friday, February 8th