Week of 9/18/17 through 9/22/17

Graphic Design and Illustration

Chapter 4 reviews techniques for adding and manipulating type and drawing and using vector paths and shapes. This chapter includes Lessons 7 and 8.

The students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop CC

TEKS – 1A-B, 2A-G, 3, 4, 5, 6A-B, 7A-D, 8A-E, 9A-E, 10, 11A-H

Activity – Lesson 7: Key skills include using rulers and guides, positioning text, previewing fonts, formatting text, and bending text along a path. Lesson 8: Key skills include drawing vector paths and shapes and using them to create vector masks to control what is shown in an image. Students will also create and manipulate their own custom shapes.

Materials – Learning Graphic Design and Illustration by Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez, and Brian Wood

Evaluation – Lesson 7 Projects, Lesson 8 Projects, and Chapter 4 Test

Week of 9/11/2017 through 9/15/2017

Graphic Design and Illustration

Chapter 3 teaches us eight Photoshop quick fixes for common problems, plus several ways to isolate specific content within an image.  Chapter 3 includes Lesson 5 and Lesson 6.

The students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop CC

TEKS – 1A-B, 2A-G, 3, 4, 5, 6A-B, 7A-D, 8A-E, 9A-E, 10, 11A-H

Activity – Lesson 5: Key skills include using the Red Eye tool, brightening a too dark image, combining multiple images into a panorama, applying blur, using the Content-Aware Move tool, and correcting for a number of camera lens defects. Lesson 6: Key skills include creating and refining masks to isolate content, using Puppet Warp to manipulate an image, and loading and isolating channels to make selections.

Materials – Learning Graphic Design and Illustration by Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez, and Brian Wood

Evaluation – Lesson 5 Projects, Lesson 6 Projects, and Chapter 3 Test

Week of 9/5/2017 through 9/8/2017

Graphic Design and Illustration

Chapter 3 teaches us eight Photoshop quick fixes for common problems, plus several ways to isolate specific content within an image.  Chapter 3 includes Lesson 5 and Lesson 6.

The students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop CC

TEKS – 1A-B, 2A-G, 3, 4, 5, 6A-B, 7A-D, 8A-E, 9A-E, 10, 11A-H

Activity – Lesson 5: Key skills include using the Red Eye tool, brightening a too dark image, combining multiple images into a panorama, applying blur, using the Content-Aware Move tool, and correcting for a number of camera lens defects. Lesson 6: Key skills include creating and refining masks to isolate content, using Puppet Warp to manipulate an image, and loading and isolating channels to make selections.

Materials – Learning Graphic Design and Illustration by Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez, and Brian Wood

Evaluation – Lesson 5 Projects, Lesson 6 Projects, and Chapter 3 Test

Week of 8/28/17 through 9/1/2017

Graphic Design and Illustration

Chapter 2 teaches us how to use selection and layering tools that let you choose and combine parts of different images and try on a variety of professional quality effects, all without undoing the original image. Chapter 2 includes Lesson 3 and Lesson 4.

The students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop CC

TEKS – 1A-B, 2A-G, 3, 4, 5, 6A-B, 7A-D, 8A-E, 9A-E, 10, 11A-H

Activity – Lesson 3: Key skills include selecting, moving, resizing, duplicating, and deselecting items, using keyboard shortcuts and the arrow keys to nudge a selection, and cropping unwanted area out of an image. The lesson concludes with an overview of training, education, and certifications for graphic design professionals. Lesson 4: Key skills include navigating the Layers panel, copying, renaming, arranging, and flattening layers, and applying a variety of styles and effects within an individual layer

Materials – Learning Graphic Design and Illustration by Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez, and Brian Wood

Evaluation – Lesson 3 Projects, Lesson 4 Projects, and Chapter 2 Test

Week of 8/21/2017 through 8/25/2017

Graphic Design and Illustration

Chapter 1 introduces students to the Photoshop environment and its basic tools. Lessons 1 and 2 will be covered in Chapter 1.

The students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop CC

TEKS – 1A-B, 2A-G, 3, 4, 5, 6A-B, 7A-D, 8A-E, 9A-E, 10, 11A-H

Activity – Lesson 1: Key skills include navigating and customizing the workspace, using the Zoom and Eyedropper tools, using the Layers and Navigate panels, brightening a photograph, adding and customizing text, and undoing actions in Photoshop. The lesson concludes with a review of employability and the professional qualities and personal appearance standards employers seek. Lesson 2: Key skills include straightening and cropping images, using the Spot Healing Brush, Patch, and Clone Stamp tools, and using the Curves and Levels options to adjust tonal range. The lesson concludes with a review of the history of graphic design.

Materials – Learning Graphic Design and Illustration by Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez, and Brian Wood

Evaluation – Lesson 1 Projects, Lesson 2 Projects, and Chapter 1 Test