PART A CMP 5064-2 Using a New Micro Computing Application (Mandatory) (Photoshop)
Unit 1-Digital Photography
Students learn digital photography techniques and apply them around the school. Each day a new technique is demonstrated via PowerPoint presentation and can be done with Smart Phones and not necessarily a high end camera.
Project 1-Digital Workflow
As Photoshop users, students go through the professional best practice of capturing an image, uploading an image, editing an image and saving an image.
Unit 2-The User Interface
Students form groups of 3 and are provided a topic related to Photoshop’s User Interface. Each group will provide a short lesson to the class on their respective areas and then have us apply our understanding by performing an activity in Photoshop.
Students consult Chapter 2: The User Interface, explore the program itself, and video to extend their understanding
Project 2-The User Interface Lesson
Student groups must submit a lesson plan, present their area on the Smart Board and have us perform an activity on Photoshop to apply what we have learned. When all groups have presented most of the user interface has been explored and explained and students have a much stronger foundation to move forward in the program
Unit 3-The Tool Bar
Students consult Chapter 3: The toolbar PDF as well as multiple video tutorials and in class demonstrations to understand how the tool bar works, and the tools available to them. This feature of Photoshop is the most heavily used and therefore we invest a lot of time in understanding it and how to use it.
Project 3-e-Harmony Profile
This project is problem based in that a client has contracted the student to make an image of them look much younger for their e-Harmony profile. They are to take the older image and use the tools on the toolbar to attempt to make them look 20 years younger while keeping a realistic aspect to the original image.
Unit 4-Brush Styles
Students consult a PDF lesson on Brushes and how to use them, download them, upload them to Photoshop and find them in the program. They also learn how to define brush tips and patterns. These are very useful aspects of the program as students move forward.
Project 4-Give Marty Hair
Students are asked to utilize pattern and brush knowledge, alongside the toolbar and user interface to add hair to Marty (a bald teacher at the school).
Layers are heavily used in Photoshop. They are often used in advertising, movie posters, CD and DVD covers, game cover design, etc. Students consult the PDF Chapter 5: Layers, video tutorials and in class practice and demonstration before attempting the assignment.
Project 5-Movie poster/game/CD/DVD cover/Advertisement
Students are asked to create 1 of 3 options and using 20-30 layer components, create movie poster, DVD/CD or Game box cover, an advertisement or a
pre-approved project of their choice using layers.
Students consult Chapter 6: Restoration PDF, video tutorial and in class demonstrations prior to completing a project that encompasses damaged photo restoration, another industry standard for Photoshop professionals.
Project 6-Restore a damaged photo
Students are asked to either bring in an old damaged photo or find one online. They are to restore the photo from it’s damaged state using aspects demonstrated and conveyed in the Chapter 6: Restoration PDF as well as shown in class.
Unit 7-Filters and Effects
Students consult Chapter 7: Filters and Effects PDF, video tutorial and in class demonstrations prior to completing this project. There is also a research component to explore different artistic styles and artists and choose one of their liking.
Project 7-Art Impressionism
Students are asked through research to choose an artist or art form they like. They are then asked to find a sample painting. Using Google Images they are to find a similar PHOTO to the painting. They are then asked to use the knowledge gained in Chapter 7 Filters and Effects to apply various filters and effects in Photoshop to attempt to re-create the painting on the photo, or to mimic the art style in general.
Unit 8-Colour, Lighting, Tone
Students consult Chapter 8: Colour, Lighting, Tone, video tutorial and in class demonstrations prior to completing this project. They are encouraged to explore the use of levels, adjustment layers and lighting to play with colour and tone in a photograph.
Project 8-Six Word Memoir
Students are asked to find visual representations of their current perspective and play with the colour, lighting and tone within the image. They are then asked to add a 6 word memoir to the image that ties in the mood of the colour, lighting and tone or vice versa, create a 6 word memoir and add it to an image and change colour lighting and tone to fit the mood and essence of it.
Students are asked to rely on all of their acquired knowledge in this project. They are to consult free, advance tutorials on a site called PH LEARN. Once chosen, they are to attempt to re-create the final product of that tutorial in our version of Photoshop. There is a high degree of difficulty involved as the tutorials do not use our older version of Photoshop. This is on purpose. Students are asked to apply their understanding of the program to find "work-arounds" and overcome obstacles to achieve the same outcome as the advance tutorials. This will require students to try a number of techniques, many times complex and in great combination to reach the outcome of the tutorial-thereby a great measure of their competency in the program.
Project 10-Participation mark and Padlet Portfolio
Student attendance is average throughout the term to provide a participation mark weighted out of 50% of this project 10. Also, they have been keeping their finished work in an online gallery showcase designed by them on PADLET-this is also weighted 50%. Both of these marks out of 50% are combined to provide a Project 10 mark out of 100%. Students work on these throughout the term.
Students are required to complete these projects in their entirety and to 60% or higher overall average to obtain a successful result for CMP 5064-2
PART B CMP 5062-2 GRAPHICS (EXAM)
After completing CMP 5064-2 students have met the pre-requisites to write CMP 5062-2 and do so immediately following the completion of the projects. This result is submitted as CMP 5062-2
CMP 5065-2 PART A-Web Space Planning
1. Web Space Plan, 2. Web Space Mapping 3. Web Space Building
Planning your site, visualizing your site, building your site
CMP 5066-2 PART B-Integration
1. Photoshop Integration, 2. Web Integration
In this half (more like a 1/3) you will be creating a web space presence. We will be using www.wix.com as our web host and site building tool.
There are 2 main parts to this half of the course, PART A has 3 components and is worth 2 credits.
PART B is optional, has 2 components and is worth 2 credits.
(MANDATORY) (2 credits)
1. PART A PART 1 Web Space Design Planning
A good website always begins with a good plan. That is why you will be required to plan your
website before you build it. The plan is clear and outlined and asks you about your subject,
your theme, your design choices etc.
WORTH 1/2 CREDIT
2. PART A PART 2 Web Space Site Mapping
Every good plan begins with brainstorming, a visual representation of a concept. You will therefore be required to create a mind map of your site (graphic organizer) to visualize the site plan using Popplet.
WORTH 1/2 CREDIT
3. PART A PART 3 Build your Web Space using WIX
Using WIX.COM, and the guide provided, build a web space based upon your DESIGN PLAN
and your SITE MAP from PART A 1 and 2
WORTH 1 CREDIT
CMP 5066-2 PART B-Integration
(OPTIONAL) (2 credits)
You can do both parts below for 2 credits, or just one part for 1 credit
Part 1 and 2 WIX Integration
1. Part 1 Wix Integration
INTEGRATE content within the WIX builder using apps available to enhance your site during your build, as well as uploaded content created using PHOTOSHOP, into your web space (photos, banners, art, backgrounds, videos, fonts etc. BUT IT MUST BE COHESIVE and RELEVANT to your web space)
WORTH 1 CREDIT
2. Part 2 Online Integration
INTEGRATE your web space into the WEB using the features in the WIX builder to do so. Add your site to GOOGLE Search Engines, screenshot proof of this being done. Also, connect social media to your site as integration too starting with the WIX builder options and ending with your adding them to the site design.
WORTH 1 CREDIT