Photoshop: Colorize


The students will use layers, layer adjustments, magnetic lasso, lasso, magic wand, quick mask and quick  selection tools to edit an object in Photoshop.


Students will take a simple black and white image and add some color to it to create a wonderful emphasis effect or to breathe new life into an old, worn out image. This will give us some great work with masks as well as modifying selections and working with Adjustments. Other tools used will be the magnetic lasso, quick selection tool, and magic wand tool. 


Colorize Soldier Instructions

Video 1: Save Project as Photoshop file
Video 2: Magic Wand
Video 3: Magnetic Lasso
Video 4: Quick Mask
Video 5: Fix a Mask

An Introduction to Autodesk Maya

Develop a solid understanding of the core features available in Maya and learn its User Interface (UI) and how to navigate within the three-dimensional space.

Use the “Getting Started with Maya” Unit using the Spartan Videos shared with you in google drive. These videos will help you discern the Maya UI and gain an understanding of how to navigate the space, create projects, and perform functions using some of Maya’s core tools.

Turn In:
Use the snipping tool to captures images of you working along with the video. Explain what you have learned while following along with the tutorial. Minimum of 4 to 6 complete and coherent sentences.

Graphic Design 1 Blogs

Parker Allen

Camden Baldwin

Jenniya Brooms

Patterson Burroughs

Robert Carlyle

Omarion De La Cruz

Bridgitte Fernandez

Abrahan Gallo

Sasha Glauser

James Kang’oroti

Hunter Leggett

Paxton Markheim

Casey Matlock

Kyndall Musteen

Alexa Nieto Arellano

Daniela Nunez

Ethan Parrott

Ayden Perez

Cindy Rangel Lozano

Sam Rodriguez

Ryan Rose

Kohan Sexton

Kellen Tasby

Stop Motion


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and give examples of stop motion animation
  • create their own stop motion animation


Your task is to create a short stop-motion film about any subject you like.
You may work in pairs or individually to complete this project. The outcome
should be as professional as possible. Familiarize yourself with recent
award-winning stop motion films to get an idea of the quality of work being
done. Also ensure that you pay close attention to the marking guide so you
know exactly what you need to do/include to gain maximum marks.

Your animation should be between 30 seconds. You must include at least two characters. It need not be a humanoid, in fact, it might be more interesting if you use an inanimate object instead, but overall you should be able to demonstrate a range of
animation principles and timing with your project. You must demonstrate the 3 animation principles in your work.


Stop Motion Animation Story board

Camera, Iphone

Objects/Clay/Toys etc…


Creating Stop Motion in Photoshop Tutorial


12 Principles of Animation


The student will review and apply the 12 Principles of Animation.


Work through teacher led discussion to identify and act out the 12 principles of animation.

Turn In:

The students will take notes and create a blog post. 

Create a new post on your blog that contains a definition, video example, and explanation of how the video clip you chose represents each of the 12 principles of animation.


Animation 2: Quarter 1 Project

Learn how to tell a compelling story with a simple character. This project is a culmination of mostly all that you have learned so far.

Using an app that you feel the most comfortable with, you are to create a animation of your own creation while adhering to the design cycle and the production process.

Turn In:
You will turn in weekly updates of your progress that illustrates your progress and ability to meet a deadline. These updates should fit the production process seen above. They will include a synopsis, a production calendar or timeline, storyboard, screenshots showing progress, and the final render.

All projects are due by October 8th.

InDesign: Introduction


The student will learn how to do the following:
• Open documents.
• Select and use tools.
• View information in the Properties panel.
• Use the Application bar and Control panel.
• Manage document windows.
• Work with panels.
• Customize the workspace.
• Change the magnification of a document.
• Navigate through a document.
• Use context menus and panel menus.
• Change Interface preferences.


This lesson will take one class period to complete. To get the lesson files used in this chapter, download them from the Google Drive. For the text book, you will download from Canvas.

Introduction to Character Animator


The student will follow tutorials about Adobe Character Animator. This the application software lets you animate characters with your voice and a webcam.

Students will then create their own character and create a mini skit that illustrates the following:

  1. Creation of own character *you may create your own puppet from scratch or you can use a previously made puppet to start. However, the puppet must be edited, changed, re-mastered, etc… to be your work.*
  2. Use of visemes synced up with your voice recording.
  3. Use of the following rigging tools: Handle, Stick, Pin, Dragger, and Dangles
  4. Use of puppet behaviors to create facial expressions and movements: Eyebrows, Pupils, Blink, arms, legs, Walking,
  5. Use of physics to control gravity and create a more realistic cartoon.
  6. Use of Triggers to help bring character to life.
  7. Background scene or scenes
  8. Bumper music, sound effects, incidental music


Students will access Youtube and subscribe to Okay Samurai channel.

In the section titled Character Animator Beginner Lessons you will start with the first video and follow the tutorials.

At the end of EACH tutorial video, you will post to your blog a summary of the video and your progress on your own character.


The following Resources will be shared with your via Google Drive

-Blank Templates to create your own character from scratch

-pre-made mouths pack

-pre-made backgrounds via Adobe Character Animator resources

-Character Animator Audio pack for sound effects

Photoshop: Making Selections

Identify the different selection tools in Photoshop. Gain skills in the use of the selection tools and gain a solid understanding of when and why to use the different tools.

Work through all of the selection tutorials in order to gain a solid understanding of each tool. Make sure to follow the order below. You will need to Google your own assets. Make sure all pictures you choose to use are large and free of watermarks.

Turn In:
As you work through the tutorials, make sure to use the snip tool to capture screen images of your artboard and layers panel to post to your blog. Describe the process and uses of each selection tool with the correlating image. All images and descriptions are separated into individual posts.