Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Quizzes on Friday morning. 15% of your grade are the quizzes, typically 9 new, 1 review, and 1 extra credit question from our articles.
This years Sat / Act prep work comes from “100 Most Common SAT Words” by Quizlet. As we are using their list to pull from you are able to use their free study tools. Make a free account so you add the new words to your Study Bank. As the weeks go by and you are studying from this ever growing word bank, you will find that your vocabulary (speaking and retention) has improved.
The weekly latin root comes from “42 Most Common Latin Roots”.
Sat / Act prep
- Demagogue – rabble-rousing leader. “The leader was a gifted demagogue with particular skill in manipulating the press.”
- Digression – straying from main point. “Mr. Cronin often digressed from the lesson when he started talking about Guitars – he just couldn’t focused.”
- Diligent – hard working. “The diligent student was able to earn in A in Cawd through their creative designs and attention to detail”.
Latin Root of the week
- Fract, Frag – break. “The dam had a fracture that risked the survival of the town residents down river.”
- An Avatar is an icon or figure representing a particular person in video games, Internet forums, etc.
- Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.
- A Still Life is a painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware.
- Vector Art uses mathematic equations and geometric primitives (points, lines, and shapes) to create art that is clean, and can be scaled infinitely, without any loss of quality or fidelity. We have been using Vector art with Photoshop with our Avatar projects, and many of you used Vector art with Mr. Moore in Illustrator. Vector art can scale infinitely!
- The Shape Tool in Photoshop allows us to create basic shapes (rectangle, ellipse) but also has the Custom Shape Tool where pre-built and downloadable shapes may be used for designs, such as a phone, moon, or banner. Typically shapes in Photoshop are created with Vector Art.
- Layer Effects are visual adjustments which can be made to layers in Photoshop in a non-destructive way. The layer effect can always be removed. Some examples of layer effects include:
- Stroke (outline)
- Color Overlay
- Pattern Overlay
- Drop Shadow
- A workspace is an arrangement of windows, tools, and other windows in Photoshop. Photoshop has built in workspaces that we can jump between, and we also have the ability to create our own workspace. Some example workspaces that we use in Cawd are:
- Essentials (what Photoshop has a default)
- Graphic and Web (A focus on typographic tools)
- Photography (A focus on digital image manipulation)
- A clipping mask in Photoshop is a tool/effects where the content of a higher layer is only revealed through the shape of a lower layer. To enable this effect between 2 layers click “alt” with your mouse between them. If this effect is enabled, clicking “alt” again will disable the effect.
- Web Fonts are font files which are hosted online (such as Google fonts) that we as designers can use. Compared to a font which may be installed on your computer (and only available to you, not the users of the web) Web Fonts are available to anyone on the web.
- CSS is part of the trinity of Front End Design. CSS deals specifically with the style of the website. In Front End Design:
- HTML stands for the structure.
- CSS handles the design – this is what we started this week.
- CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. These files end with .css.
- We use the link tag to connect the HTML file (.html) to the CSS file (.css)
- <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”location of css file”>
- CSS rules are setup in a Selector, Property, Value model.
- Selector is the part of the HTML we want to style. For example body is an HTML selector.
- Property is the specific element of the selector you want to style. For example color is a property.
- Value is the what we are changing the property to. For example #333333 is a hexadecimal color.