Desktop Publishing Assignments Examples Of Personification

In this course you will learn how to create a number of different documents using page layout skills and software as well as a website. By learning the skills of design and layout for different audiences you will be able to self-publish a variety of printed and digital matter. This may include menus, invitations, magazine pages, book covers, calendars, websites, business cards, advertisements, retail logos and packaging designs, signs etc.  Desktop publishing allows you to produce many different forms of print without the expense of commercial printing. By the end of the course you should feel confident in your creative and technical abilities. 

*We will be using a number of free online software to create our products. You will need an email and may be required to sign up for free software accounts to complete assignments. 
          Assignments        85%
          Participation         15%

                                                                         STAY ORGANIZED IN YOUR FILES!
        Save the file as P#_Your Name_Graffiti    eg. P1_Jaspreet Bains_Graffiti
         * All files you send me should have the file name as P#_Your Name_Assignment Name or they will not be marked*
          Deposit the File into the Shared Drive-> Classes -> Weidmann-> Block C -> Appropriate Assignment File
Week 6
Mar 7th
Poly Background Tutorial- How to Write a Recipe

Mat 6th
Complete Sticker or Logo- Hand in

Week 5
Feb 26- Day 19
Finish Cartoon

Feb 27-Day 20
Logo Pwpt
Logo Sketches
Complete Cartoon

Feb 28- Day 21
Logo sketches
Science Fair Visit

Week 4
Feb 19/20- Day 14/15
Does everyone want to be successful?
Complete SOS Poster- Hand in
Check some cool background effects

Feb 21- Day 16
Hand in SOS Poster
Review of Selections
Cartoon Creations- Tutorial
Photoshop Quiz Tomorrow!- Review your notes!

Week 3
Feb 13- Day 11
 Design Font for Sandwich Board
Design SOS Poster

​Feb 14/15- Day 12/13
Design SOS Poster- start digital copy
Feb Jan 29- Day 1
Student Info Sheet
Classroom Expectations
How to Write a Professional Email

Jan 30- Day 2
​Emergency Procedures
Graffiti Assignment 
Step 1: Choose a word that is meaningful to you.
Step 2: Think about what colours connect to that word. Eg. Red=Agressive
Step 3: Click on the link above and choose a font that best represents your word.
Step 4: Type in your word and design your own Graffiti!
Step 5: Take a screenshot after zooming in. 
Step 6: Copy/ Paste into a Word Doc.
Step 7: Crop Image and center
Step 8: Write a paragraph explaining your choice of word, font, colour and design.
Step 9: Save as P3_Name_Graffiti and Hand into Hand in folder in the Shared Drive.

Jan 31- Day 3
1. Complete your Graffiti Assignment
2. Hand Assignment into the Hand in bin in the Shared Drive
​Photoshop Basics- Tools Sheet

Feb 1- Day 4
Finish Photoshop Tools Notes
Pen Tool and Selection Practice
Pen Tool Tutorial

Feb 2- Day 5
Text Effects
Quote Assignment​

Feb 5- Day 6
Review How to Emphasize Text
Quote Assignment

​Feb 6- Day 7
Finish Quote Assignment
Peer Edit- Hand in

Feb 7-9- Day 8-10
WW Poster Assignment

Self-publishing has come a long way. In its early days, publishing took monstrous, elaborate machines and hours of labor to produce paper with words. Today, we can design and print whatever we so imagine (and more) from the comfort of our bean bag chairs without a single metal slab or crank of a lever.

Modern print-minded teams and individuals have obscene advantages when it comes to publishing, and it’s easy to take them for granted. If Jonathan Swift were alive today, his “Modest Proposal” might have had some killer clip art or diagrams — the potential of which we’ll unfortunately never know. It’s only right that, in honor of those pioneers and their limited tools, we take full advantage of desktop publishing software and its unlimited possibilities.

For startup newsletters, independent magazines, event flyers or personal pet projects, desktop publishing tools are invaluable gadgets, combining utility and creativity with an incredible set of useful features. Products like Microsoft Publisher and Adobe InDesign are used for everything from textbooks to newspapers to interactive online news sources, reaching millions of individuals in the process. But like any breed of design software, the learning curve can be an intimidating one. Many of the companies that already use the software probably don’t veer “too far from the sidewalk,” and only use the most basic features. Others might avoid desktop publishing software entirely, electing instead to outsource graphic design services or multilingual desktop publishing services to local providers.

There’s certainly nothing to be ashamed about in either case here. But it behooves these budding publishers to know that these tools don’t bite — and any effort to understand their purpose will only serve to benefit their craft, team, brand and audience. It can even be fun along the way! I’d reckon that mezzotint and lithograph publishers of old would’ve had a ball with this software, and there’s no reason why you can’t as well.

To help you get started or dig deeper into these technologies, below are some of the common tools you’ll find in a desktop publishing platform, with a brief explanation and some use case examples. You can then read reviews of the best desktop publishing software on G2 Crowd to see what real users think are the best and worst features of different products on the market.


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