Thursday, December 20, 2012

Question time!!!

Who inspires you and why?

This can be any role model, friend, family, random media character, ect. Just make sure it's 140 characters or less!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Using the Template

Ok, I have been getting a lot of questions on how to use the template. So, here is the way that I set up the template when I am working on a yearbook page.
Ok, when you first open the template in Photoshop, it should look something like this. The first thing you need to do is click on the page icon to get yourself a new layer. 
The next thing to do is to drag that "Guides" Layer below the  "Layer 1" So that Layer 1 is on top.
It should now look like this.
Ok. Now you are going to work on the background.

  1. Make sure you are selected on Layer 1
  2. Pick your background color from the color selector
  3. Select your paint bucket tool
  4. Dump your color in the template
  5. Delete the locked "Background" Layer. You can now rename Layer 1 background if you want.
Even if you aren't planning on having any of the background color show, it's a good idea to put a background color in there so you can see what you have covered and what you don't.

Now you can use the template as you would a normal Photoshop document. The guides are there so that you don't put anything important in those spaces. (i.e. a face or award) Those spaces will probably end up in the binding of the book.
 Go ahead and open what pictures you want to use, cut, copy, paste, crop, ect. 

Any Questions?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Senior Pages and Question

Ok... so I'm not that great on scheduled updates for this blog.... Sorry guys. But here we are again.

Senior Pages. I really need to know who is having me make their pages, preferably this week. As soon as I publish this page I will be sending out the yearbook template for your pages in an email. All of you MUST use that template so that they are ready to go in the yearbook. If you have any questions or concerns about the template, feel free to ask them here or send me an email.
IF YOU WANT ME TO MAKE YOUR PAGE I need you to email me ASAP. I have to get your pictures and ideas so I can start working on them. I want your pages to be awesome, and I'd hate to have you regret having me put your page together. :) PLEASE email me so we can start the process.

Those of you who are making your own pages, your page needs to be turned into the yearbook NO LATER THAN THE SECOND WEEK IN FEBRUARY!! If this seems impossible, you need to talk to Mrs. Cousino or Mrs.Wensley.

I know you guys are all busy, so am I, but please try to stay on top of this stuff. I will also try to be better about the updates.

Ok, enough nagging about the pages.  Now I'll nag you about the questions. ;)
Gabri raised a really good point the other day, "I published my other answers they still count?" Yes!! The reason we're asking for responses is so that we can choose a couple for every question. So even if you missed the earlier ones, please reply to them! It will make me very happy. :)

On that note, here is your question!
 What is your favorite HSC activity and why?

Don't forget your 140 character limit! Thanks everybody!