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It’s CST week and I have missed out a lot of time from the Mac Lab. I am still working on my menu but that was interrupted when Skocko gave me a job which was to redesign the Senior Awards packet. I thought I had some decent time to work on it so I just played around yesterday. Unexpectedly I would find out harsh truth the next day.

When I came to my CST class today (which was Period 5 (Digital Arts)), I sat down to find a note placed on my computer. It said, “Fadi, see Mrs.Rixon.” And so I did, but when I got there, Mrs.Rixon instantly asks where is the print. I was not done yet for I didn’t know it was due today. I had none but two hours to crank out everything I got to finish this in time. When I returned to the Mac Lab, I informed Skocko of my predicament. To myself I was thinking I might not have enough time but Skocko replied that he believes that it would be no problem for me. I came to believe when I started working fast to finish it.

I first used a serif font-like on the original packet I got-but soon I would change it to a Century Gothic font. I then wrote the address as three separate lines but Skocko insisted on making it smaller so we made it two lines (the bottom line was shrunk and tracked). I added my name just because I was told I could. Then I worked on the emblem (using my previous version from the AVID shirt) to make it black and white. I added a shadow effect and made it look similar to a playing card. Finally, I added this ———★——— thinking it would make it look good. I presented this to Mrs. Rixon and she loved but still needed to redo the back of the packet as well. So I redesigned the back and added this (———★———) again. I took it back to Mrs.Rixon but since the printer was having problems I decided to print in the Mac Lab. I printed the two pictures on one page and it came it out nice. Lastly, I took it back to Mrs.Rixon and she was very pleased with it. Another satisfied Mac Lab customer.

A new project is headed my way but right now I don’t know anything about it but that doesn’t matter right now. Also, I might post a new tip/tutorial soon but I’m not decided on which it will be so stay tuned.


What’s on the menu today?

This week was mostly about getting read for the CST yet I spent most of the time-in the MacLab-redesigning the Palm Cafe lunch menu which was a job I thought would be fun. So far I have two designs. This first, as you can see, is a little too fun/colorful which is why I decided to make another one. I almost finished my 2nd but I will definitely have it complete soon enough. After I finish my 2nd one, I’ll probably hit some more jobs and finish up some illustrations. Also, my Earth Day poster got printed as well as the 840 poster(which I helped with in pen-tooling somethings).

The district art show submissions will be due Monday, but I’m not sure what to submit in. I would choose my big illustration if it was finished(but maybe I can still complete it in time).

If you haven’t seen Iron Man 2, you should. It was awesome and enjoyable (I went to see it last Saturday). Go see it when you have the chance.

5/15/10: Haven’t finished the menu yet, but there’s no rush. I was also asked to create a graphic of Michael Jackson’s pose which I’ll add to my things-to-do list. I will also try to study for my next CST which is also Monday. I’ll be sure to upload my MJ graphic and menu soon enough. Have patience people!

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