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Teen Read Week Book Posters

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For Teen Read Week, Mr. Diaz’ digital imaging students were asked to design posters for books but in the style of a movie poster. The main objective was to demonstrate visual hierarchy: a design concept that uses color, contrast, size or other visual tools so that viewers get a sense of visual importance when looking at a design. Students were also supposed to create original artwork that captured the essence of the story by compositing various images together. Students used their own portraits to turn themselves into the main characters.

Art Advertisements 2013/2014

David Juarez

Students in Digital Imaging used prominent artworks as the starting point for this project. They designed a print advertisement that tied the content of the artwork to a modern day product. In some cases, students needed to come up with their own slogan to connect the product to the art work. They also were tasked with illustrating the concept of visual hierarchy, which is a concept that is crucial to graphic design. View some examples of the project.

Self Portraits – 2013

Yelssen Pena

Students from Digital Imaging 1B took and manipulated photographs of themselves. They mixed in meaningful and interesting textures, along with a line drawing, with their photographs to create these portraits. View gallery.

Emphasis Photos 2011

Edwin Chavez

After selecting photos, students converted them into black and white. Using photoshop, and their own keen eyes, students carefully painted color back into the photos to emphasize the subject. Check the gallery out.

Library Desktop Design Gallery

See more designs from the ER Library Desktop Design Challenge, including the winners on the Library’s website. These designs are also posted in the library’s display case.

Library Desktop Wallpaper Design Contest

1st Place – Jaylan Aburto

1st - Jaylan Aburto - Don-icles of Narnia

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Text Portraits – Spring 2011

Text portrait gallery from Imaging 1B. Students created self-portraits using carefully-arranged descriptive text.

Digital Collages – Fall 2010

Students in Digital Imaging 1A designed digital collages using Photoshop. Students needed to design three collages that demonstrated symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial balance. The students also designed the collages according to three themes: 1. Me: Past, Present, Future   2. Inspiration  3. Open Theme

Social Issue Posters 2009-2010

Students addressed social issues they felt were important to them. They began by researching their topic and attempted to understand the issue from all viewpoints. Based on their research of the issue, students then had to visually communicate their view by designing a poster. Students also wrote a short statement explaining the issue as they understood it and the message they wanted to communicate with their posters. View more posters here.

Logos & Business Card

Using Photoshop CS3’s vector graphics capabilities, students in Digital Imaging 1B designed an original logo for a fake brand or organization. Students also designed business cards to go along with their logos. See more designs here.