Archive for January, 2009

Beginning Photoshop

January 29, 2009

We are going to be working in Photoshop this week. We will be working in Photoshop for about three weeks.

If you work through all of the lessons, you will have some well developed skills in Photoshop. In fact, the Fine Arts class “Photography 1” is using the same book and lessons. If you finish them all in here, and you take Photography next year, you will be way ahead of the class.

The lessons in Photoshop are very technical. The instructions are very TECHNICAL. If you don’t follow the instructions EXACTLY, eventually you won’t be able to continue with the rest of the lesson. If you have trouble, you should go back to the beginning of that section of the chapter and start over paying careful attention to the details of the instructions.

If you have questions, you can ask me for help, but, my first response will be to ask you if you went back to the beginning of that section, and if you read all of the information for that chapter. 99% of the time, it is something you overlooked in the instructions.

Here are the due dates for chapters of Photoshop:

Chapter 1        Monday Feb 2 – Beginning of Class (BoC)
Chapter 2        Wednesday Feb 4 – End of Class (EoC)
Chapter 3        Friday Feb 6 – EoC
Chapter 4        Tuesday Feb 10 – EoC
Chapter 5        Thursday Feb 11 – EoC
Chapter 6        Monday Feb 16 – EoC
Chapter 7       Wednesday Feb 18 – EoC
Chapter 8        Friday Feb 20 – BoC
Chapter 9        Tuesday Feb 24 – BoC
Chapter 10      Thursday Feb 26 – BoC
Chapter 11      Friday Feb 27 – EoC

On time work is determined by when you post your finished product with a summary of what your learned and two TEKS that apply to what you learned. If you have trouble with a lesson, you can work on it from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM any school day, during your lunch, or another time that does not conflict with another class. No after school time is available.

The instructions for the lessons are in pdf format in this folder: S:\shared\students\Bjerke\CAMM\CiAB\Photoshop.

The files (images) that you need for the lessons are in the same place, inside a folder named “Lessons.”

The first class which has everyone done with every lesson will get a pizza lunch for everyone.

Checking your vestor versus Raster Assignment

January 28, 2009

At about 10 minutes before class ends, I will come around to check your work.

If you are not completelydone, you will receive a 50. You can improve that grade if you finish later this week

Vector versus Raster

January 27, 2009

After listening to today’s discussion, define the following terms:

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
“Save Link As”

Get two high resolution images. Record their file size and pixel dimensions.

Then go to Vector Magic and convert two of your images.

Insert the two images into your blog. Check and add the image information into your blog.

You will have to figure some of the steps out. Talk to your neighbor.

This is due at the end of class tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th.

Grade Check Today

January 23, 2009

I will start checking your work 10 minutes after class begins.

You should have your TEKS, email and your blog open, ready for me to check.

You should also open “My Computer” to show your “H” drive.

I will be looking for:

TEKS – completed

Images and Pictures from the Web in your blog; I will look for the two TEKS which should be pasted into your blog entry for the assignment Images.

Breakfast Bytes – Extra Credit

January 22, 2009

If you attend one of these events at U.T., and you bring proof, you will receive a 100 on two weekly quizzes.

To prove you were there, you have to bring pictures of you participating in the activities.

Friday Preview

January 22, 2009

On Friday (1/23) we will check through your assignments.

Be sure that you have everything for this six weeks complete. There has been enough time that even if you were absent or need extra time, you should be done.



Three Bridges

Pictures from the Web

You should also be able to show that your documents are all on your “H” drive, that there is nothing in My Documents or on your Desktop.

If you have completed all of your assignments and all of your files are on your “H” drive, you will receive a 100 for your daily grade the first three of this six weeks.


January 21, 2009

Today I will give you some information about images. After reading this article, then continue with this assignment.

Pick a subject and search for it on some image search site like Google.  Find two each of different resolutions of images and save them to a new folder on your H drive.

Now you need to find four pictures, insert them into your blog, and give information about them. Include: file size, resolution, file type and the site where you found the picture.

At the end of your blog post, explain what you have learned, and list two TEKS (both columns – yours and theirs) that apply to this lesson.

This is due by the end of class tomorrow.

Inauguration Day

January 20, 2009

You should enjoy this historic day, so watch the events on the big screen.

TEKS – Finish

January 14, 2009

Finish interpreting the rest of the TEKS. The completed document is due by the end of class Friday.

You will have a pop quiz on Friday.

Tomorrow, using Firefox (your browser), use the file menu to open the file titled january_16th_quiz.htm.
This file is located in the folder S:\shared\students\Bjerke\CApps

Extra Credit

January 14, 2009

On Thursday, January 15th, Mrs. Moyers will have a meeting for a new Robotics club.

If you attend this meeting and participate constructively for 4 weeks, you will get to skip your six weeks quiz. If you continue to participate, you will get to skip every six weeks quiz.

Speak to me if you want more info, or if you have questions.

I will be holding an organizational meeting next Tuesday (Jan 20) for three groups that start next week.

One group is for people who want to get their A+ hardware/software repair certification.

The second group is for people who want to learn how to program the micro-mill we recently received by donation. The programming uses a coordinate based system, like you use in algebra.

The third group is special in that you can only get in if you are recommended. the third group will be assembling their own computers. If you are interested, talk to me.

There is no cost, and no prerequisite (you don’t have to know anything to join).