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POST PRODUCTION

How To Print And Save For Web
PRINT
  • 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

SAVE FOR WEB
  • 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
    HIGH QUALITY
  • 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.
MUSIC LINKS
DEVO

KRAFTWERK

DAVID BOWIE

SOMAFM.COM
Groove Salad is the channel I play
in class all the time
Semester 2
LEARNING GOALS FOR THE WEEK
WIX.com 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.

RESOURCES
WIX WEB PORTFOLIO
GOALS & SCALES + STATE STANDARDS
Projects
NEW STUDENTS (1st Semester)
Software Resources
Tuesday October 16th - Friday, October 19th
Dates To Remember
  • Game Design Document
  • Creating Tiler sets & Backgrounds
  • Creating  Game Assets
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
"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
Tuesday, October   9th - Design Document Due
Tuesday, October   9th - Your Game Logo Due
Tuesday, October 16th - Game Design Document Pitch to Gaming Class

District Student Calendar 2018 - 2019
1. Class Questionnaire
2. Flip Face & Type
3. Who I Am
4. Bad Family Portrait
5. Animal Masking (3 custom animals)
6. 8Bit Self portrait
7. Slug Solo
8. Movie - Game - Band Cast
9. Animated GIFS - Character Study
1 pt
2 pts
3 pts
2 pts
3 pts
FILE FORMATS EXPLAINED
This is a good guide to the most often used file formats within the Photoshop realm
Key Terms to know: PSD, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, EPS, PDF
Pre-Production |  Your Game Assets: Tilesets and Backgrounds
  • Check out these resources about how to create tilesets and repeating patterns.
  • Terms To Know:
  • Repeating pattern
  • Tileset
  • Offset
PROJECT |  Your Game Design Document
Friday, October 12th
ALL STUDENTS
Meditation
What's Up This Week #10
PROJECT |  Your Game Assets: Tilesets and Backgrounds
  • *Task Sheet Coming Soon*
  • You will be using Adobe Photoshop to create backgrounds for at least two rooms / backgrounds / locations /
    scenes from your game. These should be detailed, clean and concise.  Proof each others work. Give critical
    feedback to that designer in a constructive way. How can you help? In turn, let their comments help you. Can
    you work with someone else in class and swap design duties? Could you provide characters or a design
    style to someone?
Pre-Production |  Asset Inventory
  • Create a Word file with your necessary assets for creation.