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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Week 34

Week in Review:
This week, Mr. Skocko was out for meeting and other things that he was involved in to make things better for the students of Valhalla. We had a sub for 4 days this week, Thursday - Friday. We also had 2 guest speakers that were from different art colleges (Platt College and Academy of Arts University)around California.  These art colleges were mainly revolved around graphic design and digital artwork production. These colleges were pretty interesting to me, and the presentations definitely make me think about possible colleges I could attend in the future. For me, I would really like to attend a college that has a graphic design class or video game development classes. Besides the guest speakers and presentations, I started doing some photo manipulation as seen above. This is very fun for me and involves a lot of work and time to get the result you want.

Week 34 Self-Assessment:
This week I worked a lot on my projects and I listened and payed attention to everything the guest speakers were saying in their presentations. I think that I deserve the "You gave it your all" grade (A) on our class rubric.

Self-Guided Learning:
This week I started to move away from Youtube tutorials and started to move towards photo manipulation. I worked all week and I am starting to really like the results of my project.

Week 34 Goal Reflection:
I did achieve my goal of moving away from Youtube tutorials to try out some of my own projects. I am really enjoying photo manipulation and I really hope to do more of it in the future.

Week 35 Goal:
Next week I hope to start another photo manipulation project and maybe even start doing even more advanced projects.

Week 33


Week in Review:

During this week, I started to poke around into Photo Manipulation. This is a very fun subject for me as you get to create your own photo using others (Compositing). I have just recently started on this project and I hope for it to be done by next week. A really great channel to follow that revolves around photo manipulation would be Arun Kumar on Youtube. His channel is very interesting and he has many photo manipulation projects.

Week 33 Self Assessment:
This week I worked hard on my photo manipulation project and I am also about to start working on a project using the 3d editor in Photoshop. I would give myself the "You gave it your all" (A) grade on our class rubric.

Self-Guided Learning:
All of my self guided learning from this week came from Youtube. I watched many different channels that had photo manipulation, but so far the most interesting to me has been Arun Kumar.

Week 33 Goal Reflection:
During this week, I did complete my goal of using the 3d editor in photoshop. The project above shows my latest work in the 3d editor. The 3d editor is very fun to use and there are many possibilities that come with it.

Week 34 Goal:
My goal for next week is to start moving away towards Youtube and to start creating some of my own projects using my skills and techniques. I would also like to start moving into more photo manipulation projects.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Week 34

Week in Review:
This week, Mr. Skocko was out for meeting and other things that he was involved in to make things better for the students of Valhalla. We had a sub for 4 days this week, Thursday - Friday. We also had 2 guest speakers that were from different art colleges (Platt College and Academy of Arts University)around California.  These art colleges were mainly revolved around graphic design and digital artwork production. These colleges were pretty interesting to me, and the presentations definitely make me think about possible colleges I could attend in the future. For me, I would really like to attend a college that has a graphic design class or video game development classes. Besides the guest speakers and presentations, I started doing some photo manipulation as seen above. This is very fun for me and involves a lot of work and time to get the result you want.

Week 34 Self-Assessment:
This week I worked a lot on my projects and I listened and payed attention to everything the guest speakers were saying in their presentations. I think that I deserve the "You gave it your all" grade (A) on our class rubric.

Self-Guided Learning:
This week I started to move away from Youtube tutorials and started to move towards photo manipulation. I worked all week and I am starting to really like the results of my project.

Week 34 Goal Reflection:
I did achieve my goal of moving away from Youtube tutorials to try out some of my own projects. I am really enjoying photo manipulation and I really hope to do more of it in the future.

Week 35 Goal:
Next week I hope to start another photo manipulation project and maybe even start doing even more advanced projects.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Week 31


Week in Review:
This week I mainly worked on the new "Pops Concert" Poster Quest. In this quest, we were asked to create a poster for Valhalla's Vocal Music Department. This poster is going to be used to advertise the Pops Concert, an award ceremony for music artists taking place at Shadow Mountain Church. When I wasn't working on this poster, I was working on finding more YouTube tips and tricks to enhance my overall Photoshop experience. The new channels I viewed this week on YouTube can be found here (Phlearn, Photoshop Tutorials, and Shadow Tutorials). Overall, this week consisted of a fun quest, and I also learned a lot more from YouTube.

Week 31 Self Assessment:
This week I worked a lot on the Pops Concert Poster. I followed every step that was required and I am in the process of thoroughly enhancing my final product for the Poster. I think I should deserve the "You gave it your all" grade on our class rubric.

Self-Guided Learning:
This week I worked a lot on YouTube, finding new tips and tricks that will help me out on future projects. The channels I viewed during my time on YouTube can be found here (PhlearnPhotoshop Tutorials, and Shadow Tutorials).

Week 31 Goal Reflection:
The goal I set for myself for this week was for me to learn more about Photoshop and start watching more tutorials on Lynda.com. I did complete my goal and I am planning on watching more Lynda.com in the following weeks to come.

Week 32 Goal:
The goal I would like to complete next week would be to find out about Enhancing photography and logo creation. These topics interest me and I would like to find out more during this upcoming week.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Week 30




Week in Review:
This week I mainly worked on the Orange 380 quest. This quest was mainly about listing the names of the people who had a score of 380 or higher on the SAT Test. Once I finished that quest and poster I mainly started working on YouTube tutorials. These tutorials were revolved around Photoshop. The channels that I watched are found here (Spoon GraphicsPixovertBlue Lighting TV). This week was pretty interesting and I found many enjoyable projects.

Week 30 Self-Assessment:
This week I would rate myself on the rubric "You gave it your all." I worked throughout the week on the projects required to be completed. I completed the work required and I worked a lot during the week.

Self-Guided Learning:
I mainly watched YouTube tutorials on these channels (Spoon GraphicsPixovertBlue Lighting TV). The tutorials were focused on Photoshop and taught me some interesting Photoshop skills and techniques. 

Week 30 Goal Reflection:
This week I did achieve my last week's goal. I learned many new skills and techniques. YouTube is a great source for learning Photoshop and it gave me access to new Photoshop skills.

Week 31 Goal:
For Week 31, I hope to find out more about Photoshop and learn more about projects I can do in Photoshop.


Week 29

Week in Review:
This week was a very productive week for me. I mainly watched more YouTube tutorials and videos involving Photoshop. I have learned a lot of new skills and techniques that helped me figure out more about Photoshop. A lot of the projects that I completed involved many steps and very often resulted looking very good and professional. One day I hope to purchase Photoshop and continue modifying images in the best way I can.

Week 29 Self-Assessment:
This week I worked very hard learning all of the new techniques I learned in Photoshop. I would definitely say that I received the "You gave it your all" rank on our class rubric. This week was very productive and very informative and I learned a lot from it.

Self-Guided Learning:
All of the self guided learning I did this week came from YouTube. I am subscribed to more than 5 channels that are just specifically about Photoshop tips and tricks. I will have each channel I am subscribed to linked here: (Spoon GraphicsPixovertBlue Lighting TV). These pages include very interesting Photoshop tutorials that will enhance your overall experience with Photoshop.

Week 29 Goal Reflection:
The goal I set for myself last week was to increase my overall knowledge of Photoshop. I definitely reached my goal by continuing watching videos on YouTube,

Week 30 Goal:
For next week's goal, I hope to know almost everything you can do with Photoshop and try some of these things myself. I really want to get good with Photoshop because I really enjoy photo editing and creation.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Week 28



Week in Review:
This week I worked on the Antigone Poster Quest. This quest is very difficult because there is not a wide selection of backgrounds for this poster. I could not find a background so I resorted to making my own. The picture above is a work in progress of this poster. When I was not working on Antigone, I was working on YouTube tutorials. I figured out new skills that will help me create future projects. Overall, this week was pretty productive and I learned how to make better projects on Photoshop.

Week 28 Self-Assessment:
This week I worked pretty hard on the Antigone poster and Photoshop tutorials and I think I should receive the "You gave it your all" rubric grade.

Self-Guided Learning:
I worked a lot on Youtube, watching Photoshop tutorials and learning new things about future projects. YouTube was a great tutorial website and I learned a lot from it.

Week 28 Goal Reflection:
My goal for this week was to learn about Photoshop and Illustrator through YouTube tutorials. I completed this goal and I hope to learn more from YouTube.

Week 29 Goal:
In Week 29 I hope to accomplish learning about Photoshop and Illustrator on YouTube or Lynda.com.

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