Photoshop Assignments

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Week 22 2022 Radio Ad

January 24 - 28, 2022

Objective: Record audio
Assignment-3: Radio Ad
Details: Create a 10-30 second ad for radio. Use sound effects and record your voice for the ad. Include a minimum of 3 sound effects.
Upload to Portfolio:

Break up into a  groups of 2 to 3 students.
Brainstorm ideas.
1. Sell a product.
2. Promote an event
3. Warning

Part 1 - Write a script of what is going to be said.
Part 2 - Record Voice in QuickTime or Garage Band.
Part 3 - Add 3 or more sound effects.

Links for sound effects
Sound Bible:
Find Sounds:

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Week 21 2022 Audio Editing

January 18 - 21, 2022

Objective: Editing audio files
Assignment-1: 30 second song.
Details: Using Garage Band, create a 30 second song using the Garage Band loops.

Assignment-2: Three Ringtones or Sound Effects
Details: Using Garage Band, create 3 ringtones at 10 seconds a piece.

Terms to be familiar with the physics behind sound:

1.Wavelength - the length of one cycle in a wave. Changing the wavelength changes the pitch.
2. Amplitude - the height of a wave.  Change the amplitude changes the volume.
3. Frequency- how many cycles/second.  The unit of measurement is Hz.  To determine the frequency of a wave take the length of time for one cycle, ie .002 seconds, and divide it by one cycle: 1/.002 = 500 Hz.  This means that there are 500 cycles per second.
4. Equal Loudness Principle: If the amplitude stays the same but we change the frequency, low and really high frequencies sound quieter than the mid-range frequencies.  Our ears perceive the frequencies to be different volumes even though the volume isn't changing.  The louder the frequencies are played at the more similar the volume will be on all the frequencies.
5. Decibels- we measure the loudness of sound by decibels, dB.  Key decibel levels are:
     40dB- whisper
     60 dB- conversation
     70 dB - busy street
     80 dB- acoustic guitar 1" away
     90 dB- baby crying
     110 dB- Power tools
     130 dB- Rock Concert.
6.  Dynamic Range of Human Hearing: 0 dB-120dB (threshold of human hearing)- 140dB (threshold of pain).
7. Frequency range of human hearing: 20Hz-20,000Hz.  lowest and highest perceived pitch.
8. Temporary Threshold Shift (TTS)- when we are in loud environments our ears protect themselves by temporarily shutting down, so we can't hear as well.  After a couple of hours or days hearing returns to normal, unless the exposure was too long in which case hearing damage becomes permeant.
9. Earwax- our body's natural protection against loud sounds.

Extract from YouTube:

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Week 20 2022 Portfolio & State Test

 January 10-14, 2022

1-Pre-Test (50pts)

2-Kahoots (25pts)

3-State Test Review (25pts)

4-State Test Code (100pts)
1: 4S56WHS9 (January 12th)
4: Q8HZPJHV (January 12th)
7: T8AGCCCK (January 13th)

5-Submit Portfolio (100pts)

Monday, January 3, 2022

Week 19 2022 Green Screen

Jan. 3 - 7, 2022

Objective: Remove Green Screen
Assignment: Green screen
Details: Details: Take a picture of yourself against the green screen. Cut it out and place in a background.

Video Tutorial: Photoshop: Remove green screen glow.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Week 18 2021 Product Design

Dec. 13-17, 2021

Objective: Design graphics for a Product
Assignment: Product Design
Dimensions: 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 225 Resolution


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Week 17b 2021 Animated Gif

Dec. 6 - 10, 2021

Objective: Edit Video Clips in Photoshop
Assignment: Animated Gif
Details: Animate two layers and save for web to create animated gif.
Size: 200 px. x 200 px. 72 Resolution.

Photoshop: Creating an animated gif

Monday, December 6, 2021

Week 17 2021 Video Tutorial Effect

Dec. 6 - 10, 2021

Objective: Learn Something new.
Assignment: Video Tutorial Effect
Description: Choose a video tutorial from the internet and create your own project.
Save As: VT_Projectname.psd, VT_Projectname.jpg

Video Tutorials: