PHO102B Digital Photographic Imaging - ONLINE CLASS - FALL 2022

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As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add to or subtract from this syllabus or weekly semester guide.

 


PHO  102B - 1001 (84274)  Digital Photographic Imaging I

Traditional Online Class Format - Go at your own weekly pace - I am here to help, guide, and answer questions.


•••Assignments are in Purple
•••Due Dates are in Green
•••Videos are in Red


WATCH THIS VIDEO NOW  https://youtu.be/fynj0l8HNSw
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This course will introduce students to the basic Adobe Photoshop techniques such as layers, layer masks, color correction and retouching, directed specifically to how it applies to photography, will be explored. We will be using digital camera images. This course can be taken in the same semester as PHO 101. The student must be familiar with computer navigation, saving files, renaming files and using the internet.

•We Will be exploring Adobe Photoshop (Ps), Bridge (Br) and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) This semester. All three are part of you Adobe subscription.
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The Class
1) Work consistently, don’t procrastinate. Things will go wrong. To get the most out of this class you should plan on working in Photoshop every day for the next 15 weeks.
1a) OK - this is a jam filled class. Don’t wait to get started. Start NOW! NOW! NOW!
2) Have fun, explore, share ideas, have an open mind, be respectful or others, work hard, shoot more.
3) Because this class is mainly a technical class you will not be getting much aesthetic criticism from me.  If you have a problem with a project I will let you know how to improve.  Ask questions throughout the week, let me know if you are not understanding the project, the technique. I am here to help - Don't wait - Just ask!

Please email me at [email protected]
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You will need QuickTime installed on your computer to view videos. This is a free download.
Windows http://support.apple.com/kb/DL837?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Mac https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime

You will need Java installed on your computer  (it should already be installed, it is also a free download. You may need to update your version if your files do not upload    http://www.java.com/en/
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•••Any Project can be turned in BEFORE the due date•••
I grade projects as a group so if things are submitted early your work will be graded when all are graded.


HANDING IN YOUR WORK and viewing grades:                                                                              
We will work from Canvas for this.

Submit you files through Canvas in the correct portal. You will find grades and comments for your projects in Canvas.
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TITLING INFO: Please name files: LastName_FirstInitial_ProjectName.Extension                                                                    
Mary Smith retouch should be turned in as:    Smith_M_retouch.psd                                                                                      

•Files not named properly will not be accepted.                                                                                                           
I will not know the file belongs to you without your name.                                                                                                     
I will not know the project without the project name included.                                                                                               
Makes sense, right?                                                                                                                                                                
•DO NOT INCLUDE MY NAME IN YOUR FILE!!!

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•ONLY UPLOAD FILES, NOT FOLDERS -do not zip files or folders.                                                                                             
•Most files will be submitted at 2160 or 3000 Pixels on the longest side 240ppi, 8bit.                                                                     (ALWAYS READ THE FILE SPECS in the assignment for correct submission guidelines)                                                           
•I want to see Layers in your files!         

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Semester Assignments:
•Who Are You - 5pts
•Layered Canvas (saved as .PSD) - 10pts
•Bridge - Duotone Contact Sheet (this can be turned in as a .PDF or .JPG) - 20pts
•ACR Basics - 20pts
•ACR Profiles and Presets - 20pts
•Retouch - Old Photograph (saved as .PSD) - 20pts
•Colorize  (saved as .PSD) - 25pts
•Sizing - 20pts
•ACR - Crop, Straighten and Geometry - 20pts
•Levels Adjustment Layer - 20pts

•Curves -with Localized Corrections - 25pts
•Sharpening - Global (10pts) - Localized - (20pts)
•ACR Masking - 20pts
•Basic Composite - 25pts
•Basic Portrait -25pts
•Work in Progress -10pts
•Final Portfolio - 50pts

Extra Credit:
•Color Mix - 5pts
•Color Grading - 5pts
•Sepia - 5pts
•Extra Credit - B&W - with Localized Corrections - 10pts


week 1: August 29, - September 4, 2022
Syllabus

Office Hours
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Assignment - Who Are You:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/who-are-you


Turn in by Tuesday, September 6, 11:59pm for full credit. Do it now. 
Canvas Will Lock Submissions at 11:59 
You will not be able to submit your Who Are You.

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Final Portfolio: It is never too early to start working on your final project.
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf

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Introduction to Photoshop
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Setting up Workspaces and Preferences

https://www.pixelnrg.com/setting-up-workspaces-and-preferences
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Assignment - Ps - Layered Canvas
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_newcanvas
Tools, Panels, Creating a Canvas.
Today we will explore Photoshop. Open a new canvas, look at panels, play with the tools. This will be an overview of where things are. How to choose a tool. Color panels. Setting up your Photoshop color space for at home.

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MY MOVIES FOR YOU:
Create a New Canvas:  https://youtu.be/-S3ExgrdRHQ

     If you did not do this earlier set up your color workspace and preferences now.
Photoshop Preferences: https://youtu.be/cY8P-EfGSiA
Marquee Tools: https://youtu.be/D2_Uy7isgg4
Save a File: https://youtu.be/WXd3b6MUxtM
Lasso Tools: https://youtu.be/hnD7G2dKBFY
Gradient Layer: https://youtu.be/waJdKX8SC2o
One Last VIDEO  - Rename, Moving Layers, and more info to complete the assignment https://youtu.be/WLKfGRIh07U

Photoshop Tools - https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/photoshop-tools-toolbar-overview/
 


week 2: September 5 - September 11, 2022

Due - Who Are You - Tuesday, September 6, 11:59pm
Canvas Will Lock Submissions at 11:59 
You will not be able to submit your Who Are You
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Due - Layered Canvas - Tuesday, September 6, 11:59PM

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Lets start this week by exploring Adobe Bridge (Br) and building some basic Photoshop (Ps) knowledge.

Bridge (Br) will be the start point of your workflow all semester.
Explore some Adobe Bridge (Br) basics to get started - VIDEO - https://youtu.be/BtviBcn9Mfw
Additional info to make your semester flow
Explore panels and workspaces In Adobe Ps, a little more info
- VIDEO -   https://youtu.be/UokG8Pwokq8
Here we explore saving and backing up files
- VIDEO - https://youtu.be/rYOeg9HihdA
Master File, What is a master file?
- VIDEO - https://youtu.be/-dJM-gdd03g
Organizing your files - VIDEO - https://youtu.be/DqaLyjdCB7U
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Assignment/how to - Br/Ps - Duotone/BatchRename/Contact Sheet
Use your own images for this one. Bring in a full resolution image to use for this project. Do not download an image from social media. Start with an image at least 3000 pixels on the longest side. If you do not have an image to use let me know, I can provide one for you
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http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_duotone_contactsheet

 

Traditional Duotone - VIDEO - https://youtu.be/JlJwhV9Z0PA

Create a Faux Duotone - VIDEO - https://youtu.be/YQ7q-XhgEoY

How to Batch Rename Files within Bridge - Video - https://youtu.be/-652XEXlkKU

Create a Contact Sheet - Video - https://youtu.be/bV0ihJ7nFQ8
 


week 3: September 12 - September 18, 2022 

Due - Duotone Contact Sheet - Monday, September 12, 11:59PM
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Adobe, Introduction to Camera Raw - Read -  https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/using/introduction-camera-raw.html

ACR Short Videos
YouTube Playlist: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeAfR9hZHymOmaVR2gNvCzFQegi2SCBzK

00001 Intro to ACR Image dialog box - Video -
00002 Opening RAW, Jpg and TIFF files
- Video - https://youtu.be/v3e0kvtzhIg
00003 Introduction to the DNG
- Video -
00004 Introduction to ACR Interface June 2020 Release - Video - https://youtu.be/qCxtDN8o6Aw
00005 Using The Basics Panel in ACR
- Video - https://youtu.be/ax9AuY0DDFM
00006 Open, Done, Save, Buttons in ACR
- Video - https://youtu.be/kNNCpjZK_ko

00006a How to save a DNG from within ACR - Video -
https://youtu.be/lFDgOT_eoZU

00007 Working an image using the Basics Panel and a little Color Mixer panel
- Video -  https://youtu.be/-UzctFXeBz4
00008 Using the Texture and Saturation Sliders
- Video -  https://youtu.be/OLiJWxKL3NE
00009 Resetting an Image to Camera RAW defaults
- Video -   https://youtu.be/2JU7Rm_UJIM
00010 ACR - Bridge File Icons
- Video -  https://youtu.be/Fooud_sF-6Y


00016 Making a BW using the Saturation Slider - Video - https://youtu.be/9iYmnCDvBxc
00017 Making a BW using Profiles in ACR
- Video - https://youtu.be/VPRN4gCHcGE

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Assignment - ACR Basics
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102_assigment_acrbasics.pdf
My Images for you to use:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p785758266#h61a65ac1

•••How to download a file from the PixelNRG website  https://youtu.be/P0MG5hjSMU4
Open a file with a missing Profile. https://youtu.be/1jIOJ8hN2Vc


week 4: September 19 - September 25, 2022

Due - ACR Basics - Monday, September 19, 11:59PM

Assignment - ACR - Profiles and Presets - https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102a_wb_profiles_pre.pdf
My Images for you to use: https://www.pixelnrg.com/p855287950/e38593017

00011 White Balance Tool more in depth - Video - https://youtu.be/sVSMCxf9jhE
00019 What are Profiles and Presets in ACR?
- Video - https://youtu.be/ck60U4g9ACk
00020 Lets take a look at Profiles in ACR - Video - https://youtu.be/tol1q-5rCKw
00021 Lets take a look at Prests in ACR - Video - https://youtu.be/QwRjx_sg4VU
00022 Create your own Preset in ACR - Video - https://youtu.be/wZVNyCE3MU0
00023 Apply Settings to a Batch of Images
in ACR - Video - https://youtu.be/Qj8b4QrGX_0

•••Explore  create and submit a color mix or color graded image •ACR - Color Mix and Color Grading - 5 extra credit points.
Include a written detailed description of what you did in Comments•••

00015 Using the Color Mixer Panel (Hue/Saturation/Luminance) 
- Video - https://youtu.be/7fOI30X0Gio
00024 How to Color Grade - By Photoshop Training Channel -  https://youtu.be/LyolSZ3PcDI

Create and submit a sepia toned image - 5 extra credit points.
Include a written detailed description of what you did in Comments.

How To: Create a Sepia Toned Image using the Midtone Color Grading Wheel. https://www.pixelnrg.com/p1052294367/e3ed34183

Create a Sepia Toned Image using the Midtone Color Grading Wheel. - Video - https://youtu.be/DjlgJlhXSY4


week 5: September 26 - October 2, 2022

Due - Profiles and Presets - Monday, September 26, 11:59PM

Assignment/how to - Ps - Retouch (an old photograph)
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_retouch

My scanned images for you to use -
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE LARGE IMAGE  - the long side will be 2400 pixels - YOU DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS TWICE
Click on the link below. Choose the image you want. Click on the image to make it large. In the top left of the image look for menu, then download the original size. This will save to your HD. Most likely your downloads folder unless you have a different destination designated.
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/p15412033#h2b55080d

•••How to download a file from the PixelNRG website - Video - https://youtu.be/P0MG5hjSMU4
Open a file with a missing Profile 
- Video - https://youtu.be/1jIOJ8hN2Vc
How To Straighten Crop a Photograph in Adobe Photoshop CC
- Video - https://youtu.be/7NI-rnWjJ1Y
Video - How to make your image grayscale in Ps 
- Video - https://youtu.be/RwswYEPYD5w
Make a duplicate layer of the background
- Video - https://youtu.be/U-Cor30wgaE
Locating the Tools, plus a quick look at the Navigator Panel
- Video - https://youtu.be/7kwXjCaIyPo
Overview of the Image - Things to think about while getting started
- Video - https://youtu.be/Xa06jj_BiSY
How To use the Healing Brush 
- Video - https://youtu.be/PoBHSXD9Uyg
How To use the Clone Stamp
- Video - https://youtu.be/fuqwvhQAriw
How To use the Spot Healing Brush, Patch Tool and a bonus, Re-aligning the layers 
- Video -  https://youtu.be/GAYyylfv578
How to use a Rectangular Marquee to define your cloning edge 
- Video - https://youtu.be/8cU-S5vPRi0
How to use the History Panel
- Video - https://youtu.be/gDTr0PBBvdk
Did a part of your correction not look as great as you had hoped? If so you can copy the old bad to the new bad and start again. No need to redo the entire image. Here is how to do that
- Video - https://youtu.be/nuKQdVgk0uE
In this last video I just spend some time retouching an image using what we explored in the earlier videos.
•Bonus use the paint brush to draw a line.
Draw a straight line. Where you want your line to start click once. Move the curser to where you want the line to end. Hold the shift key and click the mouse, a straight line is drawn
- Video - https://youtu.be/4mGhtv1HEpM
How to Re-Align your layers if skewed
- Video - https://youtu.be/VPWDqyMdtVM
How to copy the Original Bad to the retouched worse. Only a part - Video - https://youtu.be/M5FX0wLrZz0


Final Portfolio: Due -Monday, December 12, 2022 11:59pm
100pts
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf


week 6: October 3 - October 9, 2022

Due - Retouch - Monday, October 3, 11:59PM

Assignment/how to - Ps - Colorize
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/pho240_colorize

My scanned images for you to use

Click on the link below. Choose the image you want. Click on the image to make it large. In the top left of the image look for menu, then download the original size. This will save to your HD. Most likely your downloads folder unless you have a different destination designated.
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p394342675#h624913e3

This video will help understand panels and workspaces - Photoshop Workspaces, Panels and more https://youtu.be/UokG8Pwokq8
Here we explore saving and backing up files - https://youtu.be/rYOeg9HihdA

My Movies for the Colorize Project:
RGB to Grayscale and back to RGB. https://youtu.be/fw24yKQtj-4
METHOD #1  https://youtu.be/iou3rWDS0Tc - Only use this method for 3 - 5 layers

Fully understanding the layer masks with this project will set you up for success for the rest of the semester.
15-18 layers using these next 2 methods. Don't forget the opacity and blend mode exploration.

Spend the most time with methods 2 and 3.
If you feel comfortable with the Layer Masks you will be ahead of the game for the rest of the semester.
METHOD #2 https://youtu.be/JbURFcKelNs -  
METHOD #3   https://youtu.be/M-WrRJ8TrGc
Make a more realistic image by using 2 or more like colors.  https://youtu.be/_CgBExadA7E
How to reproduce a color and save it in the Swatches Panel.  https://youtu.be/LYDiFr5IOVI
In this video I take you through the layers of a completed colorize project.    https://youtu.be/_QsjUyzZvzk

Photoshop shortcuts
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html

 


week 7: October 10 - October 16, 2022

Due - Colorize - Monday, October 10, 11:59PM

Assignment - Ps - Sizing Images
https://www.pixelnrg.com/sizingimages2018.pdf

My Images for you to use:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p372430237#hb3484d05

My Videos for You:
How to: Sizing https://youtu.be/ZUjNlGgDkDg

How to: Cropping  https://youtu.be/KLRB_uH0Sek

Resolution Explained:
https://improvephotography.com/48332/photoshop-resolution-setting-a-complete-guide-and-cheat-sheet/

 


week 8: October 17 - October 23, 2022

Due - Sizing - Monday, October 17, 11:59PM

Assignment - ACR - Crop, Straighten, Geometry - https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102assignment_acr_crop_geometry-.pdf

My Images for you to use:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p183258672#h293b75c7

00012 Using the Crop Tool and Straighten Tool - Video - https://youtu.be/AcHqAVSeztM
00013 Using the Geometry Panel
- Video - https://youtu.be/5S8jEr0Y2as


week 9: October 24 - October 30, 2022

Due - ACR - Crop, Straighten, Geometry - Monday, October 24, 11:59PM

Assignment - Br - Ps - Levels Adjustment Layer (Global Correction)
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignmentcc1_levels.pdf

My Images for you to use:
http://pixelnrg.zenfolio.com/p661329463
Download the 6 images to color correct using levels.

My Movies on Levels and Curves Adjustment Layers
*006 Setting the Eyedropper points in the Levels and Curves Adjustment Panels - Video  https://youtu.be/u6rUa5x8aGo

002 Levels Adjustment Panel, The White Eyedropper. https://youtu.be/yva9G4lb-dE

003 Levels Adjustment Panel - Gray Eyedropper.  https://youtu.be/Dg1EjqCq3Pw

004 Levels Panel Precise Adjustmenthttps://youtu.be/MoLqn8YFmQ8

005 Levels Adjustment Panel Sliders. https://youtu.be/0KfKs1KW618 

006 Two Quick Tips. https://youtu.be/5rAWd0iPCqU

007 Use the White Eyedropper in the Levels Adjustment Panel to correct the color cast in this image.
https://youtu.be/MWLNqposUow

008 Explore the Vibrance/Saturation Adjustment Panel in Adobe Photoshop. https://youtu.be/Pur-pKECISw

009 Photo Filter Adjustment Panel in Adobe Photoshop. https://youtu.be/32x01k3eEUY

010 Color Balance Adjustment Panel and Levels RGB Adjustments.  https://youtu.be/HEYeS0a2cM8

Assignment - Br - Ps - Curves Adjustment Layer
Global Correction and Localized corrections on each image.
 
https://www.pixelnrg.com/assignmentcc2_curves.pdf

My Images for you to use:
https://www.pixelnrg.com/p963368211/hC424B1DB#hc424b1db

001 Introduction to the Curves Panel   https://youtu.be/ghgiHux4r3Y
002 Assignment Curves: Demo Edit   https://youtu.be/Bw3R4jwopV0
003 Editing an image using Curves and a Black and White Adjustment Layer    https://youtu.be/3Q-oKWdZmxs
004 Curves and a little black paint on a transparent layer    https://youtu.be/1HB687SvG8M
005 Movie: Object Selection Tool    https://youtu.be/lkSx96gj3cs

Explore - BW Adjustment Panel - 10 extra credit points.
•Submit 3 different images exploring the BW Adjustment Layer.
For full extra credit
-Explore presets and tints within the BW adjustment layer.
-Explore using curves here if you want more or less contrast.
-Explore Localized Global, to add or subtract contrast  from a part of the image (add a curve adjustment layer or 2)

•In the comments tell me in detail about why you chose the images you did to make B&W.
What you did and why, when editing the images.

http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102_b-w
Canvas Will Lock Submissions at 11:59 
You will not be able to submit your extra credit late.


week 10: October 31 - November 6, 2022

Due - Levels Adjustment (Global) - Monday, October 31, 11:59PM
Due - Curves Adjustment (Global & Localized) - October 31, 11:59PM

Due Extra Credit - BW Adjustment Layer
- Monday, October 31, 11:59PM
Canvas Will Lock Submissions on the extra credit portal at 11:59 
You will not be able to submit your extra credit late.

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Assignment/how to - Br - Ps - Sharpening (Global and Localized)
Use your own images for this one. Start with an image at least 3000 pixels on the longest side.
http://pixelnrg.com/classes/pho-240/assignment-sharpening

My Movies on Sharpening

Watch this video first 
36D) What is a Master File: https://youtu.be/JosAvEbw-uA

001 Sharpening Prep/Unsharp Mask:   https://youtu.be/LnQtJ81D0HA
002 LAB Sharpening:   https://youtu.be/sRGcgm9YgRo
003 Luminosity Sharpening:   https://youtu.be/7cio7kI9vzQ
004 Layer Sharpening:   https://youtu.be/T-TymWGqKOg
005 High Pass Sharpening:  https://youtu.be/Z2dpt4-IxfU
006  Localized  Sharpening:  https://youtu.be/3m8J3vdhLbI


Final Portfolio: Due -Monday, December 12, 2022 11:59pm
100pts
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf


week 11: November 7- November 13, 2022

Due - Sharpening (Global) - Monday, November 7, 11:59PM
Due - Sharpening (Localized) - Monday, November 7, 11:59PM

There are 2 submission Portals for this assignment  - Part 1, Global - Part 2, Local - Submit your work in the appropriate portal.

Assignment - ACR - Masking - https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102_acr_masking.pdf

Use 4 of your own Images for this one. Images must all be different - subjects, genres, time of day, etc.

01 - ACR Masking Tools - https://youtu.be/ZS3wfoYqSUE
02 - ACR Masking Brush Options - https://youtu.be/ezRUTsHiaOg
03 - ACR Radial Gradient Tool - https://youtu.be/K6mGg_fkVBY
04 - ACR Masking using multiple tools in one image - https://youtu.be/AUxmt6ZInw8

 


week 12: November 14 - November 20, 2022

Due - Masking -  Monday, November 14, 11:59PM

Assignment - Br - ACR - Ps - Basic Composite - https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102basiccomposite.pdf

Photoshop Sky Replacement - https://youtu.be/ZqDBJ6JRkZ4
How to place 2 images into one Canvas - https://youtu.be/wHInq6bCyAk
Texture Overlay using Photoshop - https://youtu.be/uEKwANELzAc
Photoshop Overlay Demo - https://youtu.be/GXKsxSES4jc

 


 

week 13: November 21 - November 27, 2022

 

Due - Basic Composite -  Monday, November 21, 11:59PM

Assignment - Br - ACR -Ps - Basic Portrait Retouch 
https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho102_portrait2022.pdf
My Images for you to use:
https://zenfolio.page.link/iynJz


week 14: November 28 - December 4, 2022

Due - Basic Portrait Retouch - Monday,  November 28, 11:59PM

Continue working on your Final this week. Feel free to send me work in progress images for extra credit by May 2nd.
For the extra credit you must include a written statement on what your concept is and thoughts on the work submitted.

1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf

 


week 15: December 5 - December 11, 2022
Extra Credit - Work in Progress - Due by Monday,  December 5, 11:59PM
Canvas Will Lock Submissions at 11:59 
You will not be able to submit your Work in Progress late.


All late projects or re-submissions are Due by Monday,  December 5, 11:59PM
Canvas Will Lock Submissions at 11:59 
You will not be able to submit your work late.

Continue Working on your Final Project. I am looking for a minimum of 10 hours on this project. I am here for questions - To review work in progress - Whatever you need to make your final the strongest it can be.


week 16: FINALS Week: December 12 - December 16, 2022

Final Project Due -Monday, December 12, 2022 11:59pm
100pts

Canvas Will Lock Submissions at 11:59 
You will not be able to submit your work late.

Final Portfolio: 
1) https://www.pixelnrg.com/pho240de_final
2) https://www.pixelnrg.com/final_pho102de_checklist.pdf

 

As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add too or subtract from this syllabus or weekly semester guide.