Habits of Work: Self Evaluation

May 19, 2014

Follow this link to fill out a 4th quarter self evaluation.
Go to the link shown above, and fill out the self evaluation.
The form is due TODAY, Monday!

Quiz: A Vocabulary for Images

March 27, 2014

Here are 11 terms you should know. You may be familiar with most of them through the work you have done with Pixelmator.

pixel: stands for picture element. It’s the smallest part of an image on a screen.
resolution: how much information there is in an image, how many pixels/inch
opacity: how much of an image is showing through. 100%, it’s all showing, 0% means nothing is showing
hue: what we normally think of as color: red, yellow, green, blue, etc.
saturation: how much of the color is there. The thicker richer the color, the greater the saturation.

value: the darkness or lightness of the image
bit-mapped image: an image made up of pixels. When you blow it up, you may notice “jaggies” if there isn’t enough resolution.
vector-based image: an image built from mathematical formulas. As you enlarge it, the math scales the image up, and the resolution stays very high.
additive color: color you get through a screen. Colors are created in the screen and projected to the eye
subtractive color: color you see from paper, or paint. White light hits the paper, and all the colors are absorbed by the paper, subtracted, except for the color you see.
RGB  vs. CMYK: Red, Green and Blue create all the colors on screens. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black create all the colors on paper, or paint.

Here’s what happens when you enlarge a bit-mapped image too far!


Project #7: Making a Mohiba Poster

November 4, 2013

Make a good poster that we can blow up to 20″ by 30″ and print to promote this year’s Mohiba show: Double 0 Hiba. Here’s one idea. Let it inspire you, but don’t copy it!
By the way, Bond is played by Paden Stanton in Double 0 Hiba.

Here are some pictures you can work with:


Do your photo retouching and layering in Pixelmator. Build the text and the final layout using Pages. Ask for help to set up a special page that is 20 inches by 30 inches. Yours can be either portrait or landscape mode, depending on what works best for your design.

Work with attention to detail, and create something that you’re proud of!

Typography Quiz: What do you really know?

October 21, 2013

Look over the sheet below. When you’re sure you know the ten terms mentioned, ask for a quiz sheet.