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1. Be able to distinguish when to use PNGS, 7. Be able to identify which resolution and
GIFs and using JPGs. color mode you should be using for web
A. Use PNGs to create a screenshot and graphics versus printed graphics.
are created in FireWorks, GIF for A. Web resolution is 72
animations, and JPG for a photo. RGB is color mode of millions
Print Resolution is 300
2. Be able to list which files should be CMYK is thousands of colors.
included on the weebly website.
A. (1) Sky School Logo & T-Shirt 10-24 8. Be able to identify tools used in Photoshop
(2) Calendar 2018 - 11-1 and Illustrator.
(3) Career Flyer 11-3 A.
(4) Pop Art 11-8
(5) ADEN Logo - 11-17
(6) Animation 11-22
(7) Holiday Cup 11-22
(8) Selective Coloring 11-28
(9) Colorize a Vintage Photo 11-30
(10) CBE Business Logo - 12-6
(11) Photoshop Manipulation 12-11
(12) Vintage Postcard 12-13
BONUS: Color Sphere

3. Be able to explain what kinds of files are

produced from Photoshop and Illustrator.
A. Non-converted files are saved as .AI in
Illustrator and .PSD in Photoshop.

4. Be able to identify which program shows

the metadata from a file.
A. Adobe Bridge

5. Be able to mix and match the descriptions

of the elements and principles of design.
A. Elements of design described here
are point, line, shape, form, space, color,
and texture. And I gathered information
about various design principles, like the
balance, proportion, perspective,
movement, pattern, repetition, rhythm,
variety, harmony, and unity.
9. Be able to describe two methods of
6. Be able to identify f-stops and shutter importing graphics into weebly.
speeds. Know when to use them for A. Drag and Drop, Upload File
different circumstances.
A. F-stops relate to aperture of the camera 10. Be able to identify the 6 different lighting
which controls depth of field (32 small and patterns to use in the photography studio.
clear, 5 large and blurry) and shutter speed A. Split (Side), Loop (Front Side Reflection),
controls how long the shutter stays open Rembrandt (Light Triangle On Cheek),
and how much light hits the sensor Butterfly (Slight Shadow Under Nose),
(1/1000 clear, blurry).

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Broad (Face Away From Light), 18. Be able to explain how you can import an
Short (Turn Towards Light). image into an existing page and then
explain how to change the size of image
11. Be able to identify the best unit of without distorting it.
measurement that should be used when A. File > Import. Free transform, Drag a
creating a website. corner while holding shift or Transform >
A. Pixels Scale.

19. Be able to identify which file type is used

to create an animation in Photoshop.

20. Identify all of the different types of blend

modes and be able to identify how each
one changes a graphic.
12. Be able to explain the process of saving A. Multiply (Darker Image), Screen (Lighter
files for web and devices when using Image),
A. File > Export > Save For Web 21. Identify which keys are used to create a
copyright symbol using a Mac keyboard.
13. Be able to describe how you can review A. Alt Option + G
the size of a document in Photoshop.
A. Image > Image Size 22. Identify 2 ways to protect your artwork
14. Be able to explain how you reduce or A. Add a watermark/signature to the work.
increase the size of the graphic without
distorting the image. 23. Identify the different layer styles and
A. Transform > Scale, and input the desired effects offered in the layers panel.
percent scale change.
24. Describe how to use a new font in
15. Be able to explain the process of creating a Photoshop you have found online for free.
new website using weebly. A. Download it then open the .ZIP file and
A. Sign up for weebly, select a theme, extract the .TIFF FILE. Open that and select
choose a domain option, build it using the Install Font.
tools provided, publish your website.
25. Identify how to make a photo look old-
16. Be able to identify which file extensions fashioned using Photoshop.
match which software programs. A. Image > Mode > Grayscale
A. .AI Illustrator, .PSD Photoshop, .indd
Indesign. 26. Describe how to blur the background of an
image using Photoshop.
17. Be able to identify how to change the A. Use one of the selection tools to
camera mode from aperture priority to capture the image you dont want blurred
shutter speed priority. and paste it into a new layer. Then take
A. Turn the dial on the camera from AV to the old layer and add one of the types of
TV. blurs to it.

27. Describe how to remove acne from a

photo using Photoshop.
A. Use the spot healing brush over the
acne areas.

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28. Describe how to add a vignette to a photo 36. What is missing from the metadata of a
in Photoshop. PNG that would be provided in the
A. Create a new layer and fill it with black metadata of a JPG?
and set it to 0% fill, double click layer > A. Camera, lens, shutterspeed, aperture,
Layer Style > Inner Glow, 50% opacity ISO.
0% noise Technique: Softer Source: Edge
g75% range 37. How would you increase the saturation of
a colored photo using Photoshop?
29. Describe how to use a new Photoshop A. Go to the Adjustments panel and select
brush you have found online for free. Hue/Saturation and slide the Saturation
A. Download the file, extract the contents slider to the right.
from the .zip, Edit > Presets > Preset
Manager > Brushes > Load. 38. Identify which colors should be used to
elicit different emotions or psychological
30. Describe the qualities needed in a quality responses.
logo design. A.
How clean the logo is, how its organized,
whether it is recognizable, how it conveys
what you want it too.

31. Describe how to remove color from one

area of a photo, while keeping color on
other areas of the photo.
A. Create a black and white layer mask for
that layer and use a white brush on the
mask in the areas you want color to
remain in.

32. Describe how to rotate an image in

A. Edit > Transform > Rotate. Or use Free
Transform and move the cursor near one
corner of the image and click and drag to
manually rotate the image.

33. If a photo is too dark and shadowed, what 39. Identify different career paths available in
can you do in Photoshop to improve it? the field of graphics, communication,
A. Use the Sharpen tool on the dark areas and/or media.
to brighten them. A. Graphic Designer, Typographer,
Videographer, Photographer.
34. What can you do to edit a photo in
Photoshop if the photo is too light?
A. Use the Color Burn tool on the light

35. What information is provided from a JPG

that was created using a DSLR camera?
A. Camera Lens, date, dimensions, file
type, color mode, shutterspeed,
aperture/fstop, ISO.

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40. Be able to identify various filters and 31. CMD I > Invert in Photoshop.
editing options in Photoshop. 32. CMD J > Layer Via Copy in Photoshop.
A. 33. CMD ] > Bring Forward in Photoshop.
34. CMD [ > Send Backward in Photoshop.
35. CMD E > Merge Layers in Photoshop.
36. CMD A > Select All in Photoshop.
37. CMD D > Deselect in Photoshop.
38. CMD R > Rulers in Photoshop.
39. CMD > Grid in Photoshop.
40. CMD ; > Guides in Photoshop.
Write out 60 keyboard shortcuts related to Adobe rcc2017/mac
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and general use of
the computer. Here is a link to get you started:
1. CMD C > Copy
2. CMD V > Paste 2017_keyboard_shortcuts_2017_01_30.pdf
3. B > Open brush in Photoshop
4. A > Direct selection tool in Illustrator
5. Shift Click > Add to selection
6. R > Rotation tool in Photoshop.
7. Q > Quick Mask in Photoshop.
8. W > Magic Wand tool in Photoshop.
9. E > Eraser tool in Photoshop.
10. T > Text tool Photoshop.
11. G > Paint Bucket tool in Photoshop.
12. S > Clone tool in Photoshop.
13. A > Path Select tool in Photoshop.
14. Z > Zoom tool in Photoshop.
15. V > Selection tool in Photoshop.
16. C > Crop tool in Photoshop.
17. Y > History Brush in Photoshop.
18. U > Shape tool in Photoshop.
19. I > Eyedropper tool in Photoshop.
20. O > Dodge tool in Photoshop.
21. H > Hand tool in Photoshop.
22. J > Healing brush in Photoshop.
23. K > 3D tool in Photoshop
24. L > Lasso tool in Photoshop.
25. N > 3D camera tool in Photoshop.
26. M > Marquee tool in Photoshop.
27. CMD L > Levels in Photoshop.
28. CMD M > Curves in Photoshop.
29. CMD U > Hue Saturation in Photoshop.
30. CMD B > Color Balance in Photoshop.