Journalism Explores Adobe Suite

By: Aniela Gesing

Eisenhower journalism students recently began working on photo projects through Photoshop. Last school year the Warren County School District purchased the Adobe Suite that includes, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and many other programs. This year, thanks to our new technology, Journalism is able to enjoy the Adobe Suite and all it has to offer. The students are learning basic skills such as, editing blemishes, blending images, removing unwanted backgrounds, and so much more.

The first large assignment for the students asked them to create a photo composite of a place that explains how that place makes them feel. Students were required to include smaller words and images that would establish the feeling and story behind the location that was chosen. In order to complete this project, students needed to compile all of their previous skills learned in smaller practice assignments. The finished projects were to be neat, organized, and blended, and the students did just that. The final piece to the Photoshop project is to present the photo composites in front of the class.

The next program that journalism will be exploring is InDesign. InDesign is used to create The Senior Squire, which is the last issue published by The Squire for each school year. For The Senior Squire, journalism asks the senior class to write the articles, and later their articles will be published in paper for them to keep. The Senior Squire reflects on the senior class’ memories at Eisenhower and serves as a keepsake to which every senior has the opportunity to contribute.

The Squire is appreciative to the Warren County School District for providing the necessary programs needed to excel in our journalism program here at Eisenhower.

Owen Trumbull

Photoshop picture created by: Owen Trumbull

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