Photoshop Assignments

Monday, October 31, 2016

Week 11a 2014 Photoshop Filters

Nov. 1-4, 2016

Objective: Learn the how to use Filters to create textures.
Assignment: Photoshop Wallpapers.

Photoshop



Create 5 Desktop Wallpapers using filters in Photoshop.
Start out by creating a 1920 px x 1440 px image 72 resolution.
Start by going to filters/render/clouds. Then experiment with all the different filter effects. Each texture you create use a minimum of 5 filter effect. On the 11th texture, open an image of yourself and use the liquify filter effect to distort yourself.



 Photoshop Filters



Photoshop Hot Keys
-Add Color : Command + B (Color Balance)

-Change color : Command + U (Hue/Saturation)






Assignment
-Wallpaper1.psd 20 pt.
-Wallpaper2.psd 20 pt.
-Wallpaper3.psd 20 pt.
-Wallpaper4.psd 20 pt.
-Wallpaper5.psd 20 pt.

With pictures
-Wallpaper6.psd 20 pt.
-Wallpaper7.psd 20 pt.
-Wallpaper8.psd 20 pt.
-Wallpaper9.psd 20 pt.
-Wallpaper10.psd 20 pt.

Assignment: On the 11th texture, open an image of yourself and use the liquify filter effect to distort yourself.


-Texture11.psd 20 pt. (Distorted image of yourself)

Photoshop Filter

Photoshop Liquify Filter

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Week 10 2016 Radio Ad

Oct. 24-28, 2016
  
Assignment: Submit Portfolio (100pts)






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.

Break up into a  groups of 2 to 3 students.
Brainstorm ideas.
Topics:
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: http://soundbible.com/
FMA: http://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Electronic/
Imcompetech: http://incompetech.com/
Find Sounds: http://www.findsounds.com/

Monday, October 17, 2016

Week 9 2016 Editing Audio

Oct. 17-19, 2016

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.


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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Week 8 2016 Portfolio

October 10 - 14, 2016

Assignment: Create a Portfolio.
Objective: Organize photos into a online portfolio.
Details: Create the following pages: Home Page, Bio Page & Illustrator Page.Use iPhoto, Weebly, or Wix to create an online portfolio.

Weebly: Portfolio Example
Wix: Portfolio Example

Home Page, Bio Page & Illustrator Page.

Digital Media Portfolio List

1. Boxes
2. Name Plate
3. Floor Plan

4. Logos
    -Logo 1
    -Logo 2
    -Logo 3
    -Logo 4
    -Logo 5
5. Layouts
    -Business Card
    -Web Header
    -Video Title
    -Magazine Ad
6. T-Shirt Design
7. Game Design
    -Logo
    -Character 1
    -Character 2
    -Character 3
    -Character 4
    -Level 1