Friday, September 22, 2023

Week 6 2023 Media Layouts

September 25-28, 2023

Objective: Placing Graphics for different sizes.
Assignments: Business Card, Web Header, Video Title, & Magazine Ad.
Description: Use your logo place in each of the design layouts.
Download Media Template

Save As:
Save As: 007_MediaLayouts_XX.png

 Video Tutorials:

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Week 5 2023 My Logo

September 18 - 22, 2023

Assignment: MyLogo (50pts)
Details: Create your own business and design five different variations of your logo.

Save As:

Export As: 07_MyLogo_XX.png
Your logo must be a vector art graphics, no images on your logo. You can trace with the pen tool or download fonts to get clip art if you want.

Download: Download 5 Fonts
Description: Download 5 different fonts and Install.

1. Find 5 fonts.
- DaFont:
- ReFont: 

2. Download Font
3. Unzip Font (.zip)
4. Install font. (.ttf or .otf) 

-5 logos 100pts

Illustrator Gradient Tool

Illustrator Type Tool

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Week 4 2023 Pen Test

September 11-15, 2023

Assignment: Pen Test
Details: Download the Pen Tool test and practice manipulating curves.

Download: Pen Test

Assignment: Trace a professional Logo (25pts)
Details: download a few logos, open them up in Illustrator and use the pen tool to trace and redraw a couple of logos.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Week 3 2023 Floor Plan

September 5-8, 2023

Objective: Using Layers
Assignment (
-House (Floor Plans)

Description: Draw one floor in your house. use layer for walls, doors, windows, furniture and text.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Week 1b 2023 Nameplate

August 21 -  25, 2023

Objective: Learn how to create and move shapes
Description: Using the pen tool create a Name Plate.
Save As:
Export As:  00_Nameplate_XX.png

Video Tutorial: 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Week 1 2023 Welcome

August 21 - 25, 2023

Welcome to Digital Graphics Art Intro. This semester you will be learning how to use Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, html, Audio, Film editing and many other software programs. Digital Graphics takes patience and practice but can be very rewarding. Each week you will be given an assignment do the best you can do. All of your assignments will be placed in an electronic portfolio.

Every day on the board answer the starter question in the first 5 minutes of class.

1st Day
-Take a picture of yourself
-Write a bio about yourself.
-Write 2 goals for this class.


Illustrator is a Vector based tool used to create logos, clip art, t-shirt designs, and many other graphics. Learned how to use the Selection Tool, Moving objects, creating rectangles, ellipses, changing color of the fill and stroke, Duplicating, rotating. Went over the Zoom tool, Align, and Pathfinder.

-Boxes & Shapes 

Assignment: (

Description: Only using boxes and color create a graphic or image.

Assignment 2: (

-Draw an image using the shapes tool.

Description: Add a background and other details to your shapes image.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Week 37 2023 Portfolio & State Test

May 15-19, 2023

Submit Portfolio (100pts)

State Test Code (150pts)
Period 1: N7YAZNEB
Period 3: SBE4VADE
Period 6S8MUPKEU

Practice Test:
Digital Media Practice Test

Assignment: Study for test.

2019 Digital Media 1B State Standards

2D Animation -- Students will produce and utilize 2D animation.

:-) (-:

Frame by Frame Animation:
FPS: Frames Per Second
24 FPS for Animation.

Digital Video: Students will plan, create, edit, and publish digital video.

Camera Angles

Helpful websites for study:
  3 Point Lighting Diagram Lighting Ambient Lighting

Point Light:

Aspect Ratio:

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Week 35 2023 Special Effects

May 1 -5, 2023

Objective: Create animation effects.
Assignment: Special Effects
Description: Download 5 images. Organize them into a folder. Open After Effects and apply effects to your images.
Recommended Sizes: 1980 x1080 72dpi

Download 5 Images:


Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Week 34b 2022 Group Video

April 24 -28, 2023

Group Film Projects
Assignment: Script, Storyboard, Shot list
Description: Choose a prop. Write a script, create a storyboard and shot list. Film your video. Use five different camera angles.

Pre Production

-Shot list



Post Production 

-Capturing Footage

Film Project (300pts)
-50pts (Script, Storyboard, Shot List)
-50pts (Group Intro)
-50pts ( Title, Credits)
-50pts (5 Camera Angles)
-50pts (2 Sound FX)
-50pts (Export video clip)

Editing Skills

Details: Edit video clips
-Create a project folder
-Slice Video Clips
-Add Titles
-Add Effects: (examples: lighting effects, slow motion, reverse clip etc..)
-Add Transitions
-Remove and Add Sound
-Export or render clips into a stand alone movie.


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Week 33b 2023 Video Editing

April 17 - 21, 2023

Objective: Edit Video Clips
Assignment: Re Edit Movie Trailer -100 pts
Description: Download and re-edit a movie trailer in iMovie. Find a movie on YouTube then download using a you tube downloader.

YouTube Down loaders
Firefox: Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express

Free Videos:

Links for Sound:
Sound Bible:
Find Sounds:

Show the following skills in your re-edit of a movie trailer:
-Slice Video Clips
-Add Titles
-Add Effects: (examples: lighting effects, slow motion, reverse clip etc..)
-Add Transitions
-Remove and Add Sound
-Export or render clips into a stand alone movie.



Monday, April 17, 2023

Week 33 2023 Final Cartoon

April 17- 21, 2023

Assignment: Final Cartoon Animation
-5 Sound FX (50pts.)
-Final Animation (50pts.)


Cartoon Project
March 13-17Week 29
Character Design & Storyboard
March 20-24Week 305 Backgrounds50
March 27-31Week 31
Sound FX & Animation
April 10-14Week 32Title & Credits50
April 17-21Week 33
Testing & Submit Portfolio

Monday, April 10, 2023

Week 32 2023 Title & Credits

April 10-14, 2023

Assignment: Title & Credits
-Menu (50pts.)
-Credits (50pts.)

Objective: Inserting Inserting button
Assignment: Play button
Details: Use Actionscript 3.0 to create a stop action and a button to play your cartoon.
Code Snippets:
ActionScript / Timeline Navigation:
    Stop at this Frame
    Click to go to Scene and play
Save As: Cartoon.fla

Monday, March 27, 2023

Week 31 2023 Sound FX

March 27 - 31, 2023

Assignment: 5 Sound FX (50 pts)
Details: Use sounds library in flash, download or create sound effects in Garage Band. Use .mp3 or .wav files when importing into flash.

Sound FX Links
Flash Kit
Speak Text

Monday, March 13, 2023

Week 29 2023 Animation Clip

March 13 - 17, 2023

Objective: Scene Animation
Assignment: Animation Clip
Details: Export what you have animated up to this point.
Save as: .swf, .mp4, or .mov
Click to download Level 1-4

Flash Ninja Animation Tutorials


Thursday, March 9, 2023

Week 28 2023 Backgrounds

March 6 - 10, 2023

Create 5 characters and 5 Backgrounds.
- 5 Characters (50 pts)
- 5 Backgrounds (50 pts)
Details: Using scenes, create five different points of view. For example create an establishing shot from a distance, use medium shots, close ups birds eye view, and other angles.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Week 27 2023 Brainstorm & Planning

February 27 - March 3, 2023

Digital Graphics

March 1-3Week 27
Character Design & Storyboard

March 6-10Week 285 Backgrounds
March 13-17Week 29
Sound FX & Animation

March 20-24Week 30Title & Credits
Mar. 27-31Week 31
Testing & Submit Portfolio

April 2-7
Spring Break

Objective: Brainstorm & Planning
Assignment: Storyboard (50 pts)
Details: Draw your cartoon in a storyboard.

Assignment: Create 5 characters and 5 Backgrounds.
- 5 Characters (50 pts)
- 5 Backgrounds (50 pts)

Photoshop Assignments