These projects are long and involved. Please save backups as you work, just in case you need to retrace your steps. You might "save as" a new version of the file for each work session.
As you work on the Angel quizzes, use the “Save and Continue” option to retain your answers. Try looking over the quiz before you start the project; it will help you find the answers later.
Choose your file(s) or folder(s); pull down the File menu and choose the Compress option; the .zip will appear on your Desktop. See this diagram.
Students often make zips that do not contain files; so check your process before you turn in projects. After you create the zip archive, please check the zip by opening it on your computer to make sure the files reappear. It will save confusion if you move the zip into a new folder before opening it, so the files do not clutter up your existing work.
The textbook may ask for a particular type font. Macintosh users in the lab can activate these fonts with the Linotype Font Explorer application. Select the Font Explorer from the Applications folder. Click on the "ATC fonts" folder to activate the project fonts. At home, you can download the fonts from the ATC website (see the book's inside back cover).
If you are working on a computer lacking the ATC fonts, feel free to substitute with a similar font.
The files used in the projects are available from the CBE Lab server, AVA-Disciplines. in the GRDSN > Against_the_Clock folder. They are also downloadable from the ATC website. Instructions are on the inside back cover of the book.
The activities in this course are the last four projects in the Against the Clock Adobe Photoshop CS5: The Professional Portfolio textbook. It is recommended that you complete the first Photoshop course before this one. If you have not taken Photoshop I, you should read the Getting Started and User Interface sections to become familiar with the book’s process.
Please pay attention to these instruction pages. If problems and errors are found in the textbook, they will be listed for each lesson.
Read and work through the project in the Against the Clock book. You will use the sample files provided by Against the Clock.
The projects ask you to use the Against the Clock fonts. If you are on a computer that does not let you install fonts, feel free to substitute a similar font from your computer.
The project and font files are stored on the server in the graphics labs, AVA-Disciplines/GRDSN/Against_the_Clock. If you work outside the lab, files can be downloaded by following the instructions on the inside back cover of the book.
You have several options for storing your class files at SFCC.
Read and work through the project in the Against the Clock book. You will use the sample files from the CD disk in the back of the book. You may find it convenient to copy the files from the CD to your personal storage area.
Complete the exercises for the Catalog Cover.
Send only the final EPS file of the catalog cover.
Create a compressed .zip archive of your folder. The zip files are a very safe way to move collections of files over the internet, and they usually reduce the file size.
Use the Macintosh Finder’s File>Compress “filename”, or Windows’ “New>Compressed (zipped) Folder” tools to create a .zip archive of the folder. Remember to save a copy of your work folder onto your personal storage device.
Rename your .zip file to 166-5-My name.zip.
Attach this .zip archive to your Angel turn-in area for this project.
Go to Angel’s Lessons section and take the quiz. You are allowed to retake the quizzes until you achieve a 100% score. You should use the Save and Continue Later option to store your answers, in case you need to retake the quiz.