Final Project – Portfolio

The students will take 14 of the assignments/projects they worked on throughout the semester and create a final portfolio. The project will be 16 total pages with front cover and back cover. Each student was handed a rubric that they are responsible to keep with them and hand in with their final project. The project is due, Friday, May 18th. The portfolio is work 2 test grades.

The students were also given their final exam review sheet today in class. It will be due next Friday as well. For Seniors, they will take their exam next Friday and I can review with them on Wednesday, May 16th.

I can not believe how fast this semester has flown by…



Mrs. H

InDesign…Family Newsletter

This week the students will learn their last program in this Intro class. They will begin to work in InDesign. InDesign is a layout program where they will pull everything they have learned together. The first couple of days we will review the basic functions and get them started on their next assignment. A four page newsletter – they will design a masthead/name plate for their newsletter, come up with ideas for their articles/stories and write each one on their own.

I’m looking forward to seeing the topics each student comes up with and see how much they’ve learned. This project will be due Monday, May 7th at the end of class.

Any missing assignments must be turned in by Wednesday, May 16th for credit.



Mrs. H

Finishing Photoshop

The students have completed their recreation of their advertisement in BE THE AD. Putting themselves in the advertisement and recreating all elements from scratch. As we are moving to the end of Photoshop, the students will use what they have learned on A Novel Approach. They will be given a synopsis of a real novel. They will come up with a new book cover from how they interpret the information.

Next week, the students will have their final project in Photoshop, Multiple Me. They will take 5 pictures of themselves in the same setting. The images will tell a story and using Photoshop, they will place their images in one picture and make it look realistic.

I’m looking forward to sharing some of the students work in my next blog.

Until then….

Mrs. H

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a relaxing break! We hit the ground running today. The students in each class will be begin their selection on BE THE AD. Each student will chose an existing ad to recreate. They have to put themselves within the ad when they recreate from scratch. Today the students submitted their selections and had them approved. Tomorrow they will be begin to take pictures and recreate the layout.

This project will count as a test grade and is due on Friday, April 13th at the end of class. Each student in all blocks received the information in their gmail account to create their project.

I’m excited to see how well they do on Friday!


Mrs. H

Enjoy Spring Break!


Before we head off to break…I wanted to share the WINNERS of the Fantasy Animal contest from all of my classes.

Block 1 – Alexis Scarpinato

Block 2 – Lawson Willard & Ethan Perlakowski

Block 3 – Jenna McCormick

Block 4 – Michael Faress

Everyone worked really hard on this project using tools they have learned over the past two weeks in Photoshop.



*Please remember if you are missing any work from the past 5 weeks – I need it before Wednesday, April 11th, or I will not be accepting for credit. Unless you have spoken to me and made arrangements.

One last thing…I hope everyone has a relaxing, fun filled Spring Break! When we get back we will refresh on Monday and jump right in!



Mrs. H

Before we head to Spring Break!

This week the students will continue to work in Photoshop. They will learn to use different filters, change hair/eye color and create their own Pop art. 🙂

They will also, get to vote on the best Fantasy Animal created in each class. I can’t wait to see how well they used their Photoshop tools to create a new blended animal. I will select the top 4 from each class then the class will vote on the winner. I will do my best to post the winners before spring break.

Hope everyone has a very restful week and enjoys some downtime!


Mrs. H

Getting to know…PHOTOSHOP

This week the students have starting using some of the tools in Photoshop. They finished the lessons in Illustrator and took their final quiz in the program.

They reviewed all tools in Photoshop then have started with the top 4 tools. The movement tool, marquee, lasso and the magic wand. Next week, they will learn how to correct images using healing brush, spot heal, patch and then pattern stamp and clone stamp. The students will have several assignments to help them reinforce what they’ve learned.


Mrs. H


Wrap up Illustrator…PHOTOSHOP begins…

Students will wrap up Illustrator today, Monday, March 12th. They will finish their Mike’s Coffee poster. We will review for the Illustrator quiz on Wednesday, March 14th. REMINDER: Wednesday, March 14th is a half day. We will see how much time is left after the quiz and continue to move forward with Intro to Photoshop.

The students will review the tools and start learning how to build images in Photoshop…first up, the hamburger then heading to the pizza. After those simple, beginning assignments the students will learn the selection tool and finish the week learning how to fix images.

I know the students are excited to start Photoshop…can’t wait to see what they think!


Mrs. H

Illustrator – Masking & Mike’s Coffee

The students have completed the Yoga posters. They worked all week to get both finished before the weekend! 🙂

During the week of March 5th-9th they will learn how to do Masking, Color project and head into their final project in Illustrator Mike’s Coffee. We will see how the first couple days go and I will let you know when the Mike’s Coffee due date will be. Looking for them to be complete Friday, Oct 9th but most likely will be due – end of class on Monday, March 12th.

When this project is complete the students will move into learning about Photoshop…

One more thing – students that have missing work from the beginning of the semester will have until Friday, March 9th to complete their missing assignments. After that date – they will not be accepted.


Mrs. H