Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Week 19a 2014

Dec. 15-19, 2014

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.

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

Write a script of what is going to be said.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Week 18b 2014

Dec. 8-12, 2014

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

Assignment-2: Three Ringtones
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. Decibles- we measure the loudness of sound by decibles, dB.  Key decible 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.

Soundation: http://soundation.com/studio/
Extract from YouTube: http://www.clipconverter.cc/
Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


Monday, December 8, 2014

Week 18 2014

December 9 - 15, 2014

Details or link: http://code.org/

1. Choose a tutorial
2. Complete the tutorial http://hourofcode.com/code
3. Email me when your done at: multimedialab2003@gmail.com


Monday, December 1, 2014

Week 17 2014

December 1 - 5, 2014

Assignment: T-shirt & Poster Contest (100 pts)
Link: http://www.udmaf.org/2015-t-shirt-and-poster-contest/

2015 T-Shirt and Poster Contest

T-Shirt and Poster
Create the t-shirt and poster of the 2015 Utah Digital Media Arts Festival!  Students will create a theme of their choice relating to design, creativity, digital media, etc.  Then they will create a poster and t-shirt relating to that theme.  The winning entry will be printed and the t-shirt will be given to every student that attends the Festival in May.  Winners from previous years can be found on the udmaf.org website.
  1. Entry deadline: December 19, 2014
  2. Individual project
  3. All media assets must be originally created by the student.
  4. Theme:  Your choice
    1. Full color, 11” by 17”, 300 ppi.
    2. Include the festival website udmaf.org
    3. It should include your theme and a list of the categories:
      • 2D Graphics – Raster
      • 2D Graphics – Vector
      • Photography
      • Animation – Stop Motion
      • 2D Animation
      • Audio
      • Video
      • 3D Graphics
      • 3D Animation
      • Web Design
      • Interactive Media
Submit a .PDF file, sample name: poster_woodrow-hs_billj.pdf
    1. One color silkscreen.  You may choose one color for the shirt and one for the ink.
    2. Can be for either front or back
    3. Gradients count as many colors and can’t be used in the t-shirt design.  Halftones can be used to replicate the gradient look.
    4. Maximum size 11” by 12”, 300 ppi
Submit a .TIF or .PSD file, sample name: tshirt_woodrow-hs_billj.tif

Monday, November 24, 2014

Week 16 2014

Nov. 24-25, 2014

Assignment: 3D Glasses
Details: Open an image and change it into a 3D image.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Week 15 2014

November 17-21, 2014

Postcard: Front & Back
Size: 6" x 4" 200 resolution
Description: Use rules and guides to layout boarders for a post card. Use any image you want and place in text that relates to the image. Create both a back and front for the post card.
Save Files: 8lastnameFI_postcard.psd

Video Tutorals

Grouping Layers

Shape Tool

Creating the back of the post card.

Create 3D Post Card
From Photoshop

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Week 13b 2014

November 10-14, 2014

Download 10 Photoshop brush libraries from the Internet. You will create 3 different images only using brushes, paint buckets, gradients and filter effects.

-Brushes 100 pts. (6" x 4" 200 res)

Brushes: Downloading & Loading

Brushes Effects

Brush Glows

Creating Brushes & Using Preset Manger

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Week 13 2014

November 10-14, 2014

Assignment:  10Text.psd: Come up with a theme and type ten words related to your theme. Use different different fonts, layer styles to apply glows and shadow, and other effects.
Dimensions: 6"x4" 200 Resolution

Download fonts at; http://www.dafont.com/

Text Tool

Layer Styles

Text & Shapes Tool

Business Card
-Job Title

-10text.psd 50 pts. (6"x4" 200 res)
-businesscard.psd 50 pts. (3"x2" 200 res)

 Examples: http://www.vistaprint.com/

Extras: Text Effects http://photoshopcafe.com/
-Fire Text http://10steps.sg/tutorials/photoshop/text-on-fire-effect/

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Week 12b 2014

Nov. 3-7, 2014

Assignment: Shadows & Reflections
Details: Cutout and image place it into a new background then add a shadow or reflection.

Assignment: Profile Picture
Details: Take a picture of yourself then download a new hairstyle and add some new facial parts. Change the background.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Week 12a 2014

November 3-7, 2014

Cutout: Use three images and combine them using a Mask Layer.
Save As: cutout1.psd & cutout1.jpg

-Cutout 100pts.

Photoshop Mask Layer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week 11 2014

Oct. 27 - 31, 2014

Assignment: Fix the images in the Fixit folder. Use the clone stamp tool and healing tools to touch up the images.
Download: Download Images

From Photoshop

-fixit 50pts

Clone Stamp Tool

Touch ups & adding color using layer blends


Liquify Filter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Week 10 2014

October 20 - 24, 2014

Assignment: Create a Portfolio.
Details: Use iPhoto, Wix & Dropbox to create an online portfolio.

Portfolio Example

Home Page, Bio Page & Illustrator Page.

Digital Media Portfolio List

1. Boxes
2. Name Plate
3. Floor Plan
4. Cartoon
5. Logos
    -Logo 1
    -Logo 2
    -Logo 3
    -Logo 4
    -Logo 5
6. Layouts
    -Business Card
    -Web Header
    -Video Title
    -Magazine Ad
7. Game Design
    -Character 1
    -Character 2
    -Character 3
    -Character 4
    -Level 1
  8. Advertisement

Photoshop Assignments