Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIGITAL PHOTO: 6 Photo Layout

1.  Open Photoshop
2.  File > New 
Width:  8.5 inches
Height: 11 inches
Resolution:  300 pixels/in
3.  Find the 'VIEW' menu.
4.  Open the 'VIEW' menu.
5.  Make sure “Rulers” has a check mark next to it.
6.  Pull guides out of the rulers.
7.  Put vertical Guides at:  0.25 in, 4.25 in & 8.25 in
8.  Put Horizontal Guides at:  0.25 in, 3.75in, 7.25in & 10.75 in
9.  Find + Download your 6 favorite pictures.
10.  Resize and crop your 6 favorite pictures to be 4 in wide, 3.5 in height, 300 pixels/inch.
11.  Move the pictures into the spots created by your guides.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

INTRO TO TECH: CREATING MLA CITATIONS

You will need to create MLA citations for the information and images you used in your brochure or poster.  Since we got all of our information online, this post is only about creating citations for information and images found online.  Find the situation that applies to you and follow the directions below.  Use the links to go to the websites provided for information and diagrams.

How to Cite a Website in MLA
Information below taken from the following link.  Go there to learn more:

Citing a website article with an author

Citation Structure:
Last, First M. “Article Title.” Title of Webpage. Name of website, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Example Citation:  Moye, David.  "Conjoined Twins Refuse to be Separated".  Huffington Post,  10 Apr. 2014.  Web.  12 Apr. 2014

Citing a website with no author

Citation Structure:
“Website Article.” Title of Webpage. Title of website, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.
Example Citation:  Kindergarten Teachers.  iSeek Careers,  n.d.  Web.  12 Apr. 2014


Note:  If there is no article title, skip it and go straight to website title, like in my example.
Note:  If there is no Date Month Year Published, write "n.d.", like in my example.
Link to article example citation was created from: 


Citing a Photograph in MLA

Follow this link to see examples and find the situation that applies to you.


Citation Structure:
Description or Title. Digital Image. Title of Webpage. Name of website, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. 
Example:  Cats Playing in Garden.  Digital Image.  Cute Cat Pictures.  Dilaf,  n.d.  Web.  12 Apr. 2014.
Note:  Most of you will not know the name of the photographer of your image, so you can follow the structure below.  If you do know the name of the photographer add their name as "Last, First M." at the beginning of the citation.
Link to article example citation was created from:  http://www.dilaf.com/cute-cat-pictures/

Monday, April 7, 2014