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Unit Plan for Year 10 Digital Design

Week Monday, Lesson 1


(single)
Tuesday, Lesson 2
(single)
Wednesday, Lesson 3
(single)
Friday, Lesson 4/5
(double)
Notes
3 Trimester 2 begins:
-Run through classroom
expectations with new
students (OHS/W)
-Checking space on H
Drive
-Introduction to
Photoshop- setting up a
new page; docking a
window; zoom in and out
shortcuts; using the paint
brush tool.

Introduction to Photoshop
continues: Teacher led
tutorials-
-Students will learn how to
create text in Photoshop
-Students will understand
the concept of layers
-Students will learn how to
open an image in
Photoshop
Text creation in Photoshop:
-Students will learn how to
use text with paths
- Warping text
-Using shapes to run text
along them
Introduction to Task 1 (The
Monogram):
-Students will work in groups
to deconstruct different
monograms and come up with
business names and themes
that relate to the initials and
their style represented
-Students will be introduced to
the first task, The Monogram
design

Task 1: The Monogram
design- Students are
required to design
their own monogram
(on Photoshop), using
their own initials and
by manipulating and
joining them seeing
how they can
interconnect and work
together. This will test
their knowledge of
how to use elements of
Photoshop CS4.
4 Photoshop elements:
-Students will learn the
purpose of rasterizing text
and turning it into a
graphic. This will allow
them to manipulate text
by cutting, cropping and
warping it further.
-Students must also finish
their monogram
thumbnail sketches this
lesson.
Backgrounds for
monograms:
-Students will learn how the
background of their
monogram design can help
the monogram, itself, stand
out more.
-Students will learn more
about layers also
Independent student work:
-Students will work
independently on their
monogram design, noting
when they face any
challenges and how they
overcame them.
Task 1: Monogram Design due
today
Finishing Task 1 and
Introduction to Task 2 (Poster
Design):
-Students will spend the first
half of the lesson finishing
their monogram designs.
-Students will be introduced to
the second task by undergoing
a group work activity that
allows them to look at
different design elements and
principles (handout will be
given) in a range of different
gaming and movie posters.
Task 2: The Poster
design- Students are
required to design a
poster for the school
play (The Wizard of
Oz). It must the 4 main
characters (in
silhouette), the forest,
the emerald city, the
wicked witch (optional)
and it must have an
overall well-considered
composition and good
use of colours.
5 Teacher directed
Photoshop tutorials and
Independent work on
poster design:
-Show students how to
create a silhouette on
Photoshop and how to
apply new layers.
-Students will then use the
skills they have learnt so
far on Photoshop to work
independently on their
poster designs.
Teacher directed
Photoshop tutorials and
Independent work on
poster design:
-Show students how to cut
text from the background
layer.
-Students will then use the
skills they have learnt so far
on Photoshop to work
independently on their
poster designs.
Independent work on
poster design:
-Students will work
independently producing
their posters on Photoshop;
with teacher assistance
offered to those they need
it.
-Students are instructed to
place names on existing
Monogram designs and
submit into the Submitted
work folder on the Shared
drive.
Introduction of Homework
Task and independent work
on poster design task:
-Students will be introduced to
their Homework Task which
requires them to analyse a
movie poster according to the
design elements and principles
sheet they received earlier.
Homework Task:
Students are required
to analyse a movie
poster design using the
design elements and
principles handout and
the analysis task sheet
to assist them. The
purpose of this task is
to gain an
understanding that a
design is created with
many elements in
mind.
6 Design analysis game and
independent work:
-Students will be involved
in a design analysis game
and then asked to analyse
a movie poster to help
reiterate

Independent work:
-Finishing poster design and
back up work.
Independent work:
-Finishing poster design and
back up work.
Task 2: Poster Design due
today
Homework Task due today

-Last day for students finish
and hand up ALL work for
marking.