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

Welcome back…

Now that we are back from break the students will continue to learn more about Illustrator and using different tools.

Monday – finish Calligrams & review for Type quiz

Tuesday- Friday – Type quiz and start Yoga Posters (2) due date Friday, March 2nd.

The Yoga posters will count as two test grades for the students. They need to put in effort and have all pieces accounted for in both posters.

Here’s to a great start back from break!


Mrs. H

Wrap up before Winter Break

This week the students will complete their Aquo poster in Illustrator and complete any unfinished tutorials they didn’t finish last week. Cartoon outline/color fill and Batman that were assigned while I was out last week are due for completion grades.


The students will learn about type character parts, how to download fonts and add them to their library on the computer. The students will have a type quiz on Tuesday, Feb 27th.


UPDATE: Parents/Students – I am going to be out all week. I have sent emails to all the students in my classes to keep them up to date. As well as, Mr Ward has stepped in to help with any question the students have while I am out. They will be working on the Aquos poster for the remainder of the week and the poster will be due at the end of class on Monday, Feb 12th.


The week of February 5-9, students will work on recreating the Aquos poster in Illustrator. They will use what they have learned in class on all tools to recreate this poster. This poster will count as a test grade/major summative grade.

The students will also work on their skills using the tools they’ve learned through practicing each tool on cartoon pages.



Mrs. H

Illustrator lessons…

This week the students will continue to build their knowledge and learn how to use basic shapes to create objects and merge objects together using the pathfinder tool. They will continue to practice tracing to help perfect the pen tool, merging objects, moving items to the front and back and layers.

Assignments in class this week (Jan 29 – Feb 2nd) are the wrench and screw driver, apple and intro to color theory.


Week 4 Continued…

Safety test is complete! I’m so proud of all of the students!

All classes have started Illustrator! We will continue to learn the different tools and the students will work in class on assignments to help reinforce and practice using the tools.

Tools reviewed in Illustrator – pen tool, shapes, selection tool, direct selection, copy, paste, grouping, ungrouping, resizing, placing objects, etc.

Next week, the students will move forward working with basic shapes, line segments, joining paths, combining shapes, pathfinder effect, raster vs vector and more.


Week 4…back in the swing of things…

This week we are starting off with Safety and Health. We will review standards and procedures on how to be safe in the computer lab, around equipment, etc. The students will complete a work packet and review for the test! The test will be Wednesday, January 24th for all classes! Every students must receive a 100%! This is a requirement to be able to move into Illustrator!

Since we missed last week, I will work them in while using and learning Illustrator.

We will start Illustrator after the safety test on Wednesday.

Mrs. H