Friday, February 24, 2017

TGIF Everybody!

Image result for oopsImportant note: the new Cintiqs were in the process of being installed and the operating system did not seem to work after installation. Therefore, there are many of you with regular monitors who might notice that your computer is being reimaged. Please DO NOT TOUCH these computers. Let them finish...

CONGRATS to AM first year student, Cienna for acceptance into School of Visual Arts in NYC! We have had advanced student Sophie accepted into School of the Art Institute of Chicago AND California College of the Arts as well. Practicum student April in the AM class was accepted into California College of the Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Ringling! Wow, the AM class is rocking those acceptances so far! From the PM class, Daniel has been accepted at both Otis College of Art and Design and California College of the Arts. Wow!

Major project, major grade.
Due date timeline is this:
Wed. March 1 - Test shot due for accessories, report your brand.
Wed. March 8 - Final ad due for accessories. Layout is complete.
Wed. March 22 - Test shot due for hair, report your brand.
Wed. March 29 - Final ad due for hair product. Layout is complete.
Wed. April 5 - Test shot due for cosmetics or fragrance, report your brand.
Wed. April 12 - Final ad due for cosmetics or fragrance. Layout is complete. (You may do both.)
Wed. April 19 - Test shot due for full clothing brand, report your brand.
Wed. April 26 - Final ad due for clothing brand. Layout is complete.


Next week (Feb. 27-Mar. 3):  Mon. > Frida/Amanda P./Gabrielle and Marissa/Olivia  Tues. > NO TALKS, TOURS  Wed. > NO TALKS, PRESENTATIONS Thurs. > Amanda S./Joshua/Ben and Antonio  Fri. > Cienna/April/Andrew and Alysia/Sayli 

JUNIORS TALKS BEGIN/SENIORS Round 1 TALK is completed during this week as well. (Mar. 6-10) Mon.: Alex/Heather/Ash and Andie/Nick, Tues.: Gracie/Harley and Daniel/Colin/Eduardo, Wed.: Taylor/Clayton/Neil and Simran/Kenni/Kiley, Thurs.: Tama and Jarret/Roxana, Fri.: Naveen/Henry and Braeden/Emmalee (Mar. 20-21 afternoon only!) Mon.: Eli, Tues.: Shay

First Year: 

Sketchbook #24 Free draw. Sketch in your sketchbook with no restrictions. I suggest that observational drawing might be a great idea.

Tutorial #10 - Creation of a magazine cover from scratch.

Tutorial #11 - Straightening a crooked image. Watch only. Nothing needs to be turned in unless you want to get credit for trying it!

Tutorial #12 - Lighting special effects: Bokeh When you finish, send

Tutorial #13 - Advanced tutorial: I don't need you to do this tutorial. I would simply like for you to read through this to see how much there is left to learn. It would even take me awhile to get through this one. I only want you to see how much there is left to know. So if you think that you can do parts of this tutorial, it would be great practice. If you read it and get a headache, just understand that it is a pretty standard advanced tutorial and there are many much harder out there. Never think that you have Photoshop under control, because just when you think you discover you don't.


Wrapping up Boot Camp! This is all video content that is from I have made a playlist of intermediate level information that will be helpful to you as you continue to learn what we have left to cover in Photoshop. In a day or so, you will begin to have daily exercises or "projects" from the things that are covered in this list. Here is the link to access the playlist. Watch during class at your own pace!

If you are scheduled for food styling, start at the beginning of class, mentors. Today's mentor is Tatum.

Food Styling - 
AM CLASS / PM CLASS WHO ARE READY: Magazine layout examples - See these covers Be sure to complete tutorial #10 above first!

PM Session:
Jessica and Alex D.: seasonal drinks Tues. Feb. 7th (mentor, Lane)
Alan: pancakes Wed. Feb. 8th (mentor, Jarret)
Simran: yogurt parfait Fri. Feb. 10th (mentor, Tatum)
Nick: smoothie Mon. Feb. 13th (mentor, Jarret)
Marissa: fruit / citrus Tues. Feb. 14th (mentor, Paola)
Kiley: soup or pasta Wed. Feb. 15th (mentor, Lane)
Roxana and Kenni: cupcakes Thurs. Feb. 16th (mentor, Colin)
Shay and Andie: cupcakes Tues. Feb. 21st (mentor, Paola)
Eli and Olivia: Butterbeer Thurs. Feb. 23rd (mentor, Colin)
Braeden: dessert Fri. Feb. 24th (mentor, Tatum)


  • New assignment: Please see this link - CREATING INFOGRAPHIC
  • Rehearsal and polishing your presentation Friday during class. I need to see each group today to check for memorization. We will stand for this presentation.
  • The presentation date will be determined by how well things are going on Monday run throughs. We will have a run-through for practice, and then we will be ready to present. The presentation will not be on Feb. 28th due to a middle school tour that day. We will postpone it to March 1, but we will do run-throughs on Monday anyway. (Tuesday is tours, and Wednesday we present.)
Practicum: Continue with portfolio prep - the next review will begin right after Spring Break. I should expect to see new work being displayed and some old work displaced...

Thought for the Day:
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