What's Up This (Week 14)
Weird .Gif Of The Week
When It's Due
Design instruction. Industry news. Life prep. Student artwork. Bad jokes. Cool music. Good times.
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 (2nd Semester)
1. Adobe Illustrator Practice 1 & 2
2. Adobe Illustrator Styles
3. Adobe Illustrator Self-Portrait
4. Adobe Illustrator Emoji Sets
5. Adobe Illustrator Character Creation Poster
6. Adobe Illustrator Isometric Perspective Room
7. Final Game Backgrounds / Rooms / Scenes (2)
8. Final Game Characters (2)
9. Gaming Class Character & Background
  • Students become familiar with industry standard software - Adobe Illustrator.
  • Students learn the limitations and advantages to working with vector file formats.
  • Students create characters for their final project game designs
  • Students learn about Certification Options
Software Resources
Monday - Friday, April 16th - 20th
Splash Page
Menu Page & Buttons
Final Projects
Certification Pre-Testing
Adobe Photoshop Weekly Tutorial: One New Thing For The Week
What Is Content Aware FIll?
What Is An Adjustment Layer?
What Is A Smart Object?
2 pts
2 pts
2 pts
3 pts
3 pts
3 pts
5 pts
5 pts
5 pts
Dates To Remember
April 11th - Two Characters - Two Backgrounds
April 13th - Splash Screen & Menu Screen
April 18th - Splash Screen - Menu Screen Animation
April 27th - Deadline For Certification Pre-Testing Results (2 Pre-Tests with passing scores)
May   1st - 4th - Certification testing
May 15th - All Final Projects Due
May 16th - Osceola Graduation (11:30am) Seminole Graduation (2:30) Tropicana Field
May 17th - Tech High at Seminole - Final Exams for students grades 9 - 11
May 24th - Last Day Of School For All Students
Project 9 | Splash Screen & Menu Screen For Your Game (66.0, 71.0, 73.0) (Due Friday, April 13th)
  • You will be using Adobe software and a software of choice to create a splash screen for your game as well as a
    menu screen for your game.

  • A Splash Screen (or 'Title Screen') is best described as an image, a logo, and the current version of the software. A
    splash screen usually appears while a game or program is launching.

  • A Menu Screen is best described as the screen that lets you choose players, levels, characters, etc.



Your Splash Screen should have your logo, year and created by (your name). The Menu Screen
should have, Players, credits, options and any other game play screens applicable to your game
Project 11 | Final Project - Game Design (Due Tuesday, May 15th)
  • You will be using all of the software, techniques and skills you've learned this year to create a game based on a the
    game design you choose at random. You and another person will become a design team. You will be responsible
    for the look, feel, characters, logos, packaging, marketing ideas, story, game play, levels, weapons, assets, and
    more.

  • You will be competing against another team, possibly in another class., You will have to come up with the best
    game design and play. At the end of the project, parents, family, friends will be invited to come view your projects
    and vote on which they like.

  • More information will become available to you after you choose your game.
Project 12 | Digital Portfolio - Game Design (Due Tuesday, May 15th)
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.

If you already have a portfolio, you'll be updating it with this semesters work and e-mailing me your URL when its
published.

RESOURCES
Project 13 | Yearbook Page (Due Tuesday, May 15th)
  • Creating and turning in a Year Book Page. Saved to the folder which says "For Yearbook_17_18"
Project 10 | Animate A Portion of your Splash Screen or Menu (Due Wednesday, April 18th)
  • What would your menu or Splash page do if they had some animation or movement top them when they started?
       You will be using all of the software, techniques and skills you've learned this year to animate a portion of your  
       Menu or Splash page. Highlight the name. Make a character move. Color roll the logo. Wind blows. Your buttons on
       your menu light up or respond. Elements move in some way.
  • Create an animated gif.
  • Remember, to save a .gif, you Save For Web & Devices in Photoshop.
  • No Task sheet. Just animate.