Ms. Stein-Ross Humanities Book Cover Project
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Ms. Stein-Ross Humanities Book Cover Project
Second Trimester 6th Grade Reading Program Project: design a new book cover for one of your free-choice books.
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PowerPoint: Visual Design Concepts for the Book Cover

PowerPoint: Visual Design Concepts for the Book Cover | Ms. Stein-Ross Humanities Book Cover Project | Scoop.it
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This powerpoint goes through what choices you should make about font size, color, and graphic placement.  PLEASE refer to it when designing your cover!

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Fotor | Photo Editing Made Simple

Online photo editing & photo creatives made simple and fun with Fotor's free photo editing features including photo collage, photo frames, photo effects, color splash, tilt-shift, clip arts, text, photo cards, online HDR and more.
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This free, easy-to-use website will allow you to make lots of changes to your digital photo.  Play around with the zoom/crop, colors, effects, focus, and other features.  

 

REMINDER: Once you have edited your image into something you want to use in your project, save the file in your Humanities Folder.  Use this format:

 

FirstnameLastinitial-EditedImage.jpg (or .jpeg)

 

Ex: KatSR-EditedImage.jpg

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Ms. S-R's Sample Book Cover

Ms. S-R's Sample Book Cover | Ms. Stein-Ross Humanities Book Cover Project | Scoop.it
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I threw this together in Microsoft Publisher.  You'll figure out how to use this program in no time!

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PowerPoint: "Communicating with Color"

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Download this PowerPoint to view it on your computer as a slideshow.

 

Review the concepts of communicating with color.

 

Have fun with editing your image!

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Pixlr / Free online image-editing program

Pixlr Editor is a free online photo editor with a professional touch. Fix, adjust and filter your images. Manage your images in your browser, no registration jump right in!
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Another option for editing your raw image.  You can add lots of effects and overlays to make your photo something really special.

 

Choose "Browse" on the homescreen to upload the raw image from your computer.

 

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After you have edited the image, SAVE IT using this file format:

 

FirstnameLastinitial-EditedImage.jpg (or .jpeg)

 

Ex: KatSR-EditedImage.jpg

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Photo Composition PowerPoint

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Refer to this PowerPoint for tips on how to compose a good photograph to use on your book cover.  Remember: the raw image does not have to be perfect.  You are going to manipulate your digital photograph using online image-editing software.

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