Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hello All,
I have posted assn 11-13 on my fotothing. Many thanks to you Prof Nevins, this has been a fun class.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Hi All,
A bit late but here nonetheless, Assn 6-10. Check them out. Thank you in advance.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hello all!

I posted Projects 10 through 13 on fotothing and I had a lot of fun doing both of them! I am glad to start doing more colors and things with depth. It is easy once you get the hang of it. :) Hope you all are enjoying the spring weather.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Last Day of Class and Final Grades

Hi Everyone,

The last day of class is a week away...  I have been posting comments on your fotothing portfolio as appropriate.  Please take a moment to review the "grading criteria... how am I doing" link in the upper right hand side of the page.  I will be using this to do the final grades.  I called the registrar's office to ask and the last moment I can submit grades is Monday morning, May 9th.

Check with the ADP office about deadlines for incompletes and withdrawals if anyone feels they need to do that.

If I can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to call...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Projects 8 and 9

I just posted projects 8 and 9. I personally like the number nine much better. I used the letter N and had fun with finally using some color in the design. I liked changing it up and with both projects playing around with flipping and rotating and seeing what I got from it all. Hope you all are enjoying the spring weather!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Project Seven

I posted project 7. I did the San Fransico bridge. It's pretty cool, the finished product. Hope you all enjoy!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hello All!

Hi everyone, Sorry for the delay! I have posted Assignment 4's photos on fotothing for your viewing pleasure. I rather liked this assignment it was fun seeing what the image was going to be. One image I thought was going to be boring actually came out nice once I flipped it. Enjoy! Thanks. JREP (fotothing name)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Assignment number 6

So I did a kind of Swirly D this time and was MUCH happier with my product. I just posted them on my fotothing. Let me know what you all think!

Hello Everyone! (Next Assignment)

So I posted some of the "negative and positive space" projects on my fotothing but I will DEFINITELY be re-doing it because I don't like how they came out... but this was my first try and I will be putting up my second try once I get it all done. I have some thoughts already. I loved the examples on the syllabus but mine in comparison are not so great. I think I might make my letters bigger and choose a different letter because the Q didn't work out so well.

How are the rest of you doing with it?

Here is my link since I can't upload on here still.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Project 2

I'm doing project 2 over and I'm stuck I'm following all the directions step by step that your telling us to do and its not coming out right.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Can I please have your fotothing names so I can look at your work as well! I would love to enjoy what you are doing as well!

New Post!

So I posted my new piece. I practiced first with the S, like our examples that were giving us. Then I made one big piece with an "L". They are so pretty and if I wasn't told how they were done and just came upon the picture I wouldn't even know that it was a letter making such an intricate design. I hope you all had fun too!

That is the link to my fotothing. I am having a hard time uploading pictures to the blog so please click on the link to see the newest project as well as my others! Thank you!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Academic Expectations

Academic Expectations:

Post at least twice a week to the class blog. Care about the quality as well as quantity of your creative work, help and collaborate with others in the class, communicate openly with me…. Do your best. Your portfolio posted toFotothing will be the tangible evidence of your progress in the medium but your overall contributions will play a role in determining your grade as well. Don't wait until near the end, then try to get your work done in a rush... that's like skipping class all semester. A minimum of 50 projects posted to your fotothing account is suggested. You may keep working on earlier assignments until the end. You may replace earlier work with newer work you like better. Your final grade is based on "The Big Picture", that is, how well you have tried to understand the assignment and worked to create pieces reflecting the spirit of the task at hand, your progress in the medium, your contributions through posting comments on other's work on the class blog as well as on fotothing. Effort counts! Qualtity as well as quantity count!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Project #4

I tried once again to post an image on here and it didn't work. I have posted the mirrored images projects on the fotothing (lrmattei) tonight. There are four images. I had a lot of fun with this one.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Third Project

Hello All, I have completed the third project and posted them on fotothing. I am unable to upload a copy of the image on here. Thank you. Jillian Repasky

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Third Project

I posted the third project! I want you to know that on the syllabus sometimes the pictures cover your instructions and what-not so I cannot read them the whole way through. Please let me know if you have any problems with the pictures that I am uploading on fotothing and if I should be doing anything else then this. I don't want to get behind or not do my best because I am missing something. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Second Project

I posted the second assignment on fotothing and hopefully will be posting the third project tomorrow :)

Let me know if I need to make any changes!
I did project 2 and it didn't come out right

Monday, March 28, 2011


Hello! I revised my first project... I also have projects two and three done, but fotothing only allows ten uploads per 24 hours so I will be getting them up in the next two days! Hope everyone else is going well! I really enjoyed the second project's end results. Very Fun.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Second Project

I'm having trouble with the second project. The part where we have to hit ctrl c and ctrl m I'm doing that and it's not opening a new layer and in the beginning where we doing the dots and you made one of the dots bigger I couldn't do that neither. So I don't know what I'm doing wrong

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Design 2

Hello everyone,

Design 2 is available for all to see at My name is JREP. Thank you and I hope you like.

Jillian Repasky

Thursday, March 24, 2011

First Assignments

I am sorry this is so late. It took me a while to get into the Adobe and figure it all out. I did the first assignment and the ten pictures are posted on my fotothing...

It is the same fotothing name from my photography class... lrmattei

Let me know if you have a hard time finding me on the site.

:) I will be posting the second assignment soon as well!

I will be enjoying taking this class (even with the late start!)


Sunday, March 20, 2011


Each project has a video to lead you through it step by step.  All are in the syllabus under each project.  Inc ase you missed it, the first video for the dots assignment is here:

Play it through to get an overview then play it and pause it while you do what I demonstrated... play it some more, pause it, etc... You can't go wrong...  Once you learn how to do the project, make it your own by finding your own solutions.  I am looking for you to do at least 6 variations of each project, posted to fotothing.  Post one version here and invite the class to see your work on fotothing by posting your screen name there.


Hi Jerry I'm stuck on the dots assignments I don't know how to do the assignment and where I'm suppose to do the assigment at

Friday, March 18, 2011

Link Fixed!

Cheryl was kind enough to write to tell me the link to the "How to Post to the Class Blog" was broken... Thanks Cheryl... it is fixed now.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

dots 1-5

Hello Prof. Jerry,

I have completed dots 1-5 and posted on fotothing. I had to download photoshop elements 9 cause CS5 was not working properly and I found it easier to use anyway. Thanks.

Jillian Repasky

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Studen

Hi I'm Lawanda Stewart and I don't know nothing about blogging

Friday, March 11, 2011

Welcome to Class!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Two Dimensional Design.  The class revolves around creating a portfolio of images in either Adobe Photoshop (either Elements or the full version) You can download a free trial of Photoshop that is good for 30 days at… just download Photoshop CS5 extended, not the whole suite or Photoshop Elements 9.  You’ll have 30 days for each and that will take you to the end of class… if you prefer you can get Elements at a big box store like Costco or B.J.’s, or Best Buy (maybe even Target)  for around $80 and own it outright for good… Another possibility is to buy a previous version like Elements 6 on eBay for around $10 or less (good forever)… but while you are waiting for it to arrive, download the trial from Adobe so you don’t fall behind. I found Elements 9 for $63 including shipping here:

The first week will be about getting up to speed in creating your accounts and getting your software image editing program working.  We will also start small with the first project listed on the syllabus... The Dot.

I don't use campus cruiser for my online classes as it isn't equipped to handle visual portfolios and blogging.  Moodle isn’t much better.  I host the syllabus on my website,  Take a look around there to look at my teaching philosophy, syllabi, portfolios of my own work, tutorials and more...

Here is a link to the syllabus for this class:

There you will find links to each project, the class blog and the class online portfolio at

Important!.... click on the link In the email I had blogger send you it will be from Jerry (me)...  There are instruction on creating an account at blogger and joining the class blog... you don't need to create your own blog... just join the class one..  Here is a link to the blog:

Also go to  and create a free a picture... any picture and post your fotothing name on the class blog so I can find you... I will then add you as a "friend" (class member)....If you have a fotothing account from digital photography, you can continue to add to that….

Download and install your image editing program...

Check out what the day class is doing with Two D Design recently…

I want you to have fun with this class and not get hung up on any of the technical stuff...  Once you get rolling, you'll see it is fun and very engaging...

Don't hesitate to call me at home if you are stuck!

Jerry Nevins