Be the Ad…Photoshop and Illustrator

This week the students will use what they’ve learned in Photoshop and Illustrator to recreate an ad from scratch. Nothing borrowed from the internet. You must have a logo, text, image of person (you) and background. The idea with images need to be approved by me before you begin.

This project is worth 2 test grades. This will be one of your biggest projects for this semester. Please take your time and really work hard. I can’t wait to see your creativity come to life!

Next week, more Photoshop learning vignettes and masking.

Photoshop – Fantasy Animal & Multiple Me

Exciting week for the students working in photoshop. Creating their fantasy animal and voting for the most creative, realistic combo animal. Congratulations to my class winners – Block 1 – Lawrence Shadd, Block 2 – Noah Schelling, Block 3 – Matthew Karnatz and Block 4 – Ian Duncan.

The classes are wrapping up the week with their multiple me project. The students took five different photos of themselves to try and tell a story once the put all of their pictures into one image. I’m exciting to see how creative they are with this project.


Next week, they will be assigned BE THE AD…details to come Monday!

Have a great weekend!

Photoshop – how it works…

We will continue to learn the different tools within photoshop to let the student be more creative with their projects. They will learn the color replacement tool vs the paint brush blending option vs adjustment layers hue/saturation. I will explain how important it is to duplicate layers to make sure they do not ruin your original digital photo.

They will work on two in class projects this week (this may have to be adjusted since we have PSAT on Wednesday and only a half day on Thursday). One will be of themselves and the second they will be working on the pop art project. I am looking forward to seeing how creative they will get with these new projects and the more they get comfortable using Photoshop.


Have a great week!

Mrs. H

Homecoming Week – October 2-6

Homecoming week!

We hit the ground running this week and jump right into Photoshop. The students will get started with the paint brush tool, learn layers and the selection tool. They will build a hamburger and their first assignment will be to build a slice of pizza and move the toppings around from layer to layer. We move quickly working with additional tools – marquee tool, healing brush, and spot healing brush tool.

Students will have in class assignments throughout the week to help reinforce what they have learned.

Their first class assignment for their fantasy animal is due end of class Friday, October 6th.


Hope everyone enjoys Homecoming weekend!


Mrs. H