Digital Graphics Daily Log 2020

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Assignment Due this week: Week 36 Progress Form. 
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May 18,19, 2020

No more starters? No more new content to do. Just turn anything you can on to Canvas.

May 14, 15, 2020

What did you find most challenging to do your work in my class since we have been online?

May 12, 13, 2020

What is the name of your film project or short story?

May 8, 11, 2020

Once you film out your clips, what program are you using to edit and combine your clips?

Examples: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Quicktime, iMovie or others....

April 6, 7, 2020

Shortcuts for Premiere Pro?

-Mark in: i. Mark out: o.

-Selection tool: V

-Razor Tool: C

April 4, 5, 2020

What is Chroma Keying?

Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a special effects / post-production technique for compositing two images or video streams together based on color hues.

April  30, - May 1,  2020

What organization is responsible for setting television and video standards in the US?

National Television Standards Committee (NTSC).

April  28, 29,  2020

What three terms describe “three point lighting?”

Key, Fill, Rim.

3 Point Lighting Diagram

April  24, 27,  2020

The standard frame rate per second for video?

30 fps

April  22, 23,  2020

Two most common video aspect ratios?

Two common videographic aspect ratios are 4:3,] the universal video format of the 20th century, and 16:9, universal for high-definition television and European digital television.

April  20, 21,  2020

What is aspect ratio?

The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. It is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a colon, as in 16:9.

April 16, 17, 2020

List three video format types

.mp4, .mov, .avi, etc.

April 14, 15, 2020

What are the three stages in creating a film project?

1. Pre-Production

2. Production

3. Post-Production

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April 3, 13, 2020

Who has a video camera or some sort of device to record video with? Let me know what you have or don’t have.

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April 1, 2, 2020

Will you be able to attend the Zoom Meeting during your class period time?

Zoom Meeting:

Zoom Meetings will Start Thursday April 2nd for A Day Classes



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March 30, 31, 2020

Fourth Quarter Starts today. This week rap up any animation that you did. After spring break we will start a new unit on video editing. I will be adding material to Canvas soon. Do you have access to Canvas today's question?

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March 26, 27, 2020

This is the end of the 3rd Quarter. Is there anything I have not given you points for?

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March 24, 25, 2020

Do you have a computer you can download Adobe Animate at home with?

Adobe Animate Link:

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March 20, 23, 2020

End of 3rd Quarter. Submit your portfolio & List any assignments you still need me to grade?

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March 18, 19, 2020

Do you have access to a computer, phone or both to work from home?

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March 13, 16, 2020

Define Timing?

Timing refers to the number of drawings or frames for a given action, which translates to the speed of the action on film.

March 11, 12, 2020

What is slow in & slow out in animation?

The movement of the human body, and most other objects, needs time to accelerate and slow down. For this reason, animation looks more realistic if it has more drawings near the beginning and end of an action, emphasizing the extreme poses, and fewer in the middle.

March 9, 10, 2020

What is Secondary Action?

Adding secondary actions to the main action gives a scene more life, and can help to support the main action. A person walking can simultaneously swing his arms or keep them in his pockets, speak or whistle, or express emotions through facial expressions.

March 5, 6, 2020

Opening the Scene Window?

Window / Scene

March 3, 4, 2020

What is a storyboard?

A sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production.

February 25, 26, 2020

What is a symbol in Animate?

A reusable object stored in a library.

February 21, 24, 2020

What is the difference between .fla & .swf?

.fla: Editable Flash Document

.swf: Published Flash Animation

February 19, 20, 2020

How many Frames are there in 10 seconds animation at 24 frames per second?

240 Frames

February 14, 18, 2020
What are the basic shortcuts for animation in Animate?







Command + Return+Alt

Command + Return

Insert Frame

Remove Frame

Key Frame

Convert to Symbol

Blank Frame

Break Apart

Test Scene

Test Movie

February 12, 13, 2020

How do you hide, lock and see outline on a layer?

Click the dot under the eyeball to hide layer, click on the dot below the lock to lock layer, click on the colored rectangle to see outline mode.

February 10, 11, 2020

List 5 shortcuts for Animate?

Selection Tool: (V), Free Transform: (Q), Paint Bucket: (K), Eyedropper: (I), Rectangle: (R)

February 6,7, 2020

List three audio format types.

.mp3, .wav, .m4a, etc.

February 4-5, 2020

Define the following terms: Wavelength, Amplitude, Frequency.

Wavelength - the length of one cycle in a wave. Changing the wavelength changes the pitch.

Amplitude - the height of a wave.  Changing the amplitude changes the volume.

Frequency- how many cycles/second.  The unit of measurement is Hz.  To determine the frequency of a wave take the length of time for one cycle, ie .002 seconds, and divide it by one cycle: 1/.002 = 500 Hz.  This means that there are 500 cycles per second.

January 31 - February 3, 2020

Whats a MIDI?

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol developed in the 1980's which allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other. MIDI itself does not make sound, it is just a series of messages like "note on," "note off," "note/pitch," "pitchbend," and many more.

January 29-30, 2020

Loudness of sound is determined by:

Loudness is the characteristic of a sound that is primarily a psychological correlate of physical strength (amplitude). More formally, it is defined as "that attribute of auditory sensation in terms of which sounds can be ordered on a scale extending from quiet to loud".

January 27-28, 2020

How do you export from Garageband to .mp3?

1. Share / Export Song to Disk...


2. Save as MP3


January 23, 24, 2020

Define Decibels.

Decibels- we measure the loudness of sound by decibels, dB.  Key decibel levels are:

     40dB- whisper

     60 dB- conversation

     70 dB - busy street

     80 dB- acoustic guitar 1" away

     90 dB- baby crying

     110 dB- Power tools

     130 dB- Rock Concert.

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Jan. 9, 10, 2020

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Digital Graphics Standards. 

Jan. 7, 8, 2020

Define Fair use, Public domain, Copyright, Intellectual Property.

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Fair use is a legal doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. It is one type of limitation and exception to the exclusive rights copyright law grants to the author of a creative work.

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The term “public domain” refers to creative materials that are not protected by intellectual property laws such as copyright, trademark, or patent laws. The public owns these works, not an individual author or artist. Anyone can use a public domain work without obtaining permission, but no one can ever own it.

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Creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution.

Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.

Dec. 20, 2019 - Jan. 6, 2020

How do you export gif in photoshop?

  1. Click on: File / Export / Save for Web (Legacy)

  1. Choose .gif at the top.

  1. Click forever for Looping and resize W: to 500 so it is not so big.

  1. Click the Preview button.
  2. It will open in a browser. If it looks good, right mouse click and save it as an image.

Dec. 18,19, 2019

The standard frame rate per second for video?

30 fps

Dec. 16,17, 2019

How do you open the timeline in photoshop?

  1. Click on: Window / Timeline.
  2. Then Press the Create Video Timeline button

Dec. 12,13, 2019

What does RGB & CMYK represent?

RGB: Red, Green, Blue.

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The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.

CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow. Black.

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The CMYK color model (process color, four color) is a subtractive color model, used in color printing, and is also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black).

Dec. 10,11, 2019

Define Triadic & Tetrad Color Schemes.

The triadic color scheme uses three colors equally spaced around the color wheel.

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Tetrad Color Schemes include four colors that are equally spaced apart on the color wheel.

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Dec. 6,9, 2019

What are Complementary colors?

Complementary colors are pairs of colors which, when combined, cancel each other out. This means that when combined, they produce a grey-scale color like white or black. When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those particular two colors.

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Dec. 4, 5, 2019

What is Monochromatic?

Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue. Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, gray or black.

Dec. 2, 3, 2019

Define the following terms:

Positive Space: The space an object occupies.

Negative Space: The space unoccupied around an object.

Nov. 25, 26, 2019

Define the following terms:

Shape: A 2-D outline of an image.

Line: Any element in an image that creates a path for the eye to follow.

Nov. 21, 22, 2019

Define the following terms:

Texture: A visual quality that you can “feel”.

Color: Reflected light producing different hues.

Nov. 19-20, 2019

How do you use Layer Styles?

1. Select a layer.

2. Double click on the layer or click on the fx icon.

3. Choose a layer styles

Nov. 15, 18, 2019

Install Brush

1. Select Brush tool.

2. In the status bar Select second pull down arrow.


3. In Brush menu click on the .

4. Choose Load Brush.

5. Locate and install your downloaded .abr file.

Your new brushes should appear at the bottom of all your other brushes.

Nov. 13, 14, 2019

What's the difference between Kerning and Leading?


Nov. 11, 12, 2019

What's the difference between San Serif and Serif fonts?

San Serif means without. Serif fonts have small decorative pieces at the ends.

Use serif for printed work

Serif fonts are usually easier to read in printed works than sans-serif fonts. This is because the serif make the individual letters more distinctive and easier for our brains to recognise quickly. Without the serif, the brain has to spend longer identifying the letter because the shape is less distinctive.                                         

The commonly used convention for printed work is to use a serif font for the body of the work. A sans-serif font is often used for headings, table text and captions.                                         

Use sans serif for online work

An important exception must be made for the web. Printed works generally have a resolution of at least 1,000 dots per inch; whereas, computer monitors are typically around 100 dots per inch. Even Apple's much vaunted retina display is only around 300 dots per inch — much lower than print.         

Nov. 7, 8, 2019

How do you use an adjustment layer?

1. Select an area on an image with a selection tool. (W)

2. Click on the adjustment layer icon. Choose from the list of options.

3. Use the properties window to make your changes.


Nov. 5,6, 2019

Using  Mask Layer

1.  Click on Add Layer Mask.

2. Select brush tool.

3. Apply black to hide, white to add back.

Nov. 1,4, 2019

How do you use blending styles.
-Create a New layer. (Command + Shift + N)

-Add color with the brush tool.

-Choose a blending mode. Click on Normal and change it up.


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Oct 30, 31, 2019

Select Clone Stamp Tool.  
-Target what you want to copy. Press alt & left mouse click.

-Let go and move mouse over to damaged area.
-Click and drag to apply.

Oct. 28, 29, 2019

.jpg vs. .psd



Web Friendly

One Layer

Difficult to edit

Small File

Not Web Friendly

Multiple layers

Easy to edit

Large File

Oct 24, 25, 2019

Photoshop Hot Keys: What are the hotkeys for Rectangular Marquee, Deselect, Move, Transform, Erase.

M: Rectangular Marquee  

⌘ +  D : Deselect

V: Move Tool

⌘ +  T : Transform (Scale & Rotate)

E: Eraser Tool

Oct 22, 23, 2019

Submit Your portfolio.

Oct. 16, 21, 2019

List three Careers in Digital Media.




Oct. 14, 15, 2019

How do you embed your scratch game into weebly? 

1. Click the share button.

2. Click Embed button.

3. Copy Embed code.

3. Login to Weebly. Drag over the embed build tool to where you want your game.

4. Paste embed code. Publish site and test.

Oct. 10, 11, 2019

How do you import graphics into scratch? 

1. Look for the upload icon.

2. Upload .png for transparent images.

Exporting Artboards 

1. File/Export

2. Click: Use Artboards

3. Chose Resolution: Medium (72 ppi), Background color: Transparent.

Oct. 8, 9, 2019

How do you force quit an app on a Mac?

Alt Option + Command + esc  ( ⌥ + ⌘ +  esc )

Oct. 4, 7, 2019

Define DPI & PPI.

The terms Dots Per Inch (DPI) and Pixels Per Inch (PPI) are commonly used to describe the resolution of an image. However, the terms do not mean the same thing and there are distinct differences between the two: DPI refers to the number of printed dots contained within one inch of an image printed by a printer.

Oct. 2, 3, 2019

Creating Outlines on Text 

1. Create text (Use Text tool)

2. Select Text ( Use Select Tool)

3. Type Menu / Create outlines, 3. Hot key shift+Command+O, 3. Right mouse / Create Outlines

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2019

List the following sizes of files in order to smallest to largest: MB, TB, KB, GB.

1 kilobyte (KB) 1,024 bytes

1 megabyte (MB) 1,048,576 bytes

1 gigabyte (GB) 1,073,741,824 bytes

1 terabyte (TB) 1,099,511,627,776 bytes

1 petabyte (PB) 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes

Sept. 25 - 26, 2019

How do you use Image Trace?

1. Select graphic.

2.  Click on the Image Trace pulldown button

3.  Choose an option from the pulldown. ( I use 3 Color most of the time).

4.  Click Expand.

5.  Use the Direct Select tool.  

6.  Click off the image, then Direct Select what you want to change.

Sept. 23 - 24,  2019

What are the hotkeys for the following tools: 

 Pencil Tool: N

 Width Tool: Shift + W

Shape Builder Tool: Shift + M

 Artboards: Shift + O

Brush Tool: B

Blob Brush Tool: Shift + B

 Eyedropper Tool: i

Sept. 19,20, 2019

Change colors on a Gradient? 

1. Select an object.

2. Select gradient picker

3. Change color: Select gradient.

4. Double click on a Gradient Slider.

5. Click on the pull down menu and choose RGB

Sept. 17, 18, 2019

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Sept. 13, 16, 2019

Install Fonts. 

1. Download font. (

2. Unzip download

3. Locate .ttf or .otf file. ( Double click to install)

4. Font will install through Font Book software.

Sept. 11 - 12,  2019

Group Objects 

1. Select all objects

2. Command + G, 2. Object Menu / Group Object, 2. Right Mouse click, Group Object.

Sept. 9,10, 2019

How many handles does a point have? 


Sept. 5,6, 2019

How do you change the color and thickness of the stroke? 

In the Controls bar you can change the color and thickness of the stroke

Sept. 3,4, 2019

Where should you save your files? 

1. Illustrator Files: Desktop / Digital Media / Illustrator

2. Exported Files: Desktop / Digital Media / Portfolio

Aug. 29,30, 2019

What are the hotkeys for the Undo and constraining? 

1. Undo: Command + Z

2. Constrain: SHIFT

Aug. 27 - 28, 2019

How do you export to a .png image? 

1. File / Export / Export As...

2. Save As: nameplate.png. ( Choose PNG from the Format options). Check the Use Artboards box.

3. Resolution: Medium (150 ppi). Click OK.

Aug. 23,26, 2019

How do you create a perfect ring with color? 

1. Create two Ellipses  . Hold down down SHIFT to constrain.

2. Block select both Ellipses.

3. Choose: Window / Align.

4. Select Center Vertical and Center Horizontal .

5. Choose: Window / Pathfinder.

6. Select Minus Front .

Aug. 21,22, 2019

What are the hotkeys for the Selection, Rectangle, Ellipse Fill Color & Zoom Tools? 

1.  Selection (V)

2.  Rectangle (M)

3.  Ellipse (L)

4.  Fill Color (X)

5.  Zoom (Z) (Alt+Scroll Wheel) (Command + or Command -)

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