8th Grade Project Lessons
7th Grade Lesson: Go Here
Week 1 (February 4-8)
2/4: Class Overview and Syllabus
2/5 and 2/6: Block Day--Photoshop TV episode, Turning on the computer, Photoshop CS2--Identifying the Workspace
2/7: Lesson #1 The Crop Tool: We will use the following picture to copy (Right click).
Our lesson and project can be found here.
2/8: Bottle Project information here.
Week 2 (February 11-14)
Monday, 2-11: We will learn how to customize a gradient. This goes on the background.
Finish the Bottle Project: Due at the end of period today! Drag your project into my folder. (Drag your file from your :M drive and drop it into my Student W>DiConti>:T drive> Photoshop 8>Choose the correct period. Once it's in, I will not allow you to resend.)
Don't forget to Flatten Image. Go to Layer in the Menu and Find>Flatten Image.
Tuesday, 2-12: Download and Save to file the following Evaluation Form for your Bottles Project. (This is to be printed and turned in during the first 10 minutes of class today.) Document Size: W= 8.5 in. H= 11 in. @ 72 p/i
Video Tutorial: This is done as a class on the big screen, but you may watch again (muted) at a later time in class if you don't understand. It will not be graded or turned in but may be used for your portfolio.
Block, 2-13 and 2-14:
Week 3 (February 19-22)
A Different Mandala Lesson: Introduction to Filters
Friday, 2-22 Mandala Filter Assignment
Due at the end of the period.
Choose a picture from Morguefile.com
If you don't remember the steps, go to tutorial. (above link)
Monday, 2-25 Make a study guide for the quiz we take on Friday.
Copy what's on the board.
Activity: Using the pen tool (p)...We will watch two videos and then practice using the tool.
Tuesday, 2-26: Test on Friday
Lesson: Practice using the pen tool.
2-29 (Happy Leap Year!)
Fun Friday Fotoshop eFfects:
Week 4 (March 3-7)
Block, 3-4 and 3-5: Finish Your Arcimboldo (first half)...if you finish early try the tutorials above.
Practice a Postcard(2nd Half)...We'll do this together.
March 6-7: Continue Making A Postcard. (Tutorial and Requirements Here)
Week 5 (March 10-14)
Monday, March 10: Finish your postcard today. (Tutorial)
Please be sure to review the requirements! Don't forget that your portfolios are due tomorrow!
Do the Fire Text if you finish early.
Tuesday, March 11: Montage Practice
Block 3-12 and 3-13: Montage Assignment.
Week 6 (March 17-21)
Monday, March 17: Finish your Montage. (Due today!)
If you finish early, do the following tutorial. (not for a grade)
Block Period March 19 and 20: Type Animal (instructions)
Week 1: (April 14-18) Practice Spoof
Week 2: (April 21-25)
"Jumping Out of a Frame" practice
Your assignment is here.
Week 3: (April 28-May 2)
Make a caricature from an inanimate object: fruit, vegetable, household object, tool, etc...First do the practice.
Tuesday: Look at the following cartoons. Get an idea from the pictures.
Personification Project Here