Introduction to file saving Protocols

FileSavingProtocol

Please remember to save your files using this system. This is the only way I can be sure to grade you properly. It left me know the name of the assignment (we have lots) and the name of the artist (I have over 130 students)

 

How you save and name your files matters in Photoshop. We will have a very specific way of saving our files for this class, using the following protocol:

Always capitalize your work! This makes it much easier to read them.

Read the following two paragraphs:

hello my name is fred i am looking to buy a new car. will you tell me what time it is? i can balance a pear on my head. isn’t that cool? i went down to the river to live in my box and the box was wet from the rain and that’s not very cool. i brought my box to mr. jones but he couldn’t help me. can we visit the capital city of california? i think it is called las vegas and i very much most wish to go there. how do we start new ideas in writing? oh, yeah- we start a new paragraph! how do we let people know that something is a proper noun? like a person? place? or thing? oh yeah! we capitalize them! the first letter of the word is upper case, while the rest of the letters in the word are lower case…

Hello my name is Fred I am looking to buy a new car. Will you tell me what time it is? I can balance a pear on my head. isn’t that cool? I went down to the river to live in my box and the box was wet from the rain and that’s not very cool. I brought my box to Mr. Jones but he couldn’t help me. Can we visit the capital city of California? I think it is called Las Vegas and I very much most wish to go there. How do we start new ideas in writing? Oh, yeah- we start a new paragraph! How do we let people know that something is a proper noun? Like a person? Place? or Thing? Oh yeah! We capitalize them! The first letter of the word is upper case, while the rest of the letters in the word are lower case…

Notice how it is easier to read the second one. Why? because your eye spots the places where a new sentence or an important thing is denoted-from the use of the Capitol Letter.

The moral of the story is this:

This is easier for me to read:

E01LastFirst.psd

….than this:

e01lastfirst.psd

All exercises must be saved using this format. If it is the 1st exercise, it must be called E01LastFirst.psd (or .jpg or .gif)  where you will use your last and first name. 

The first project must be called P01LastFirst.psd. I will always let you know which file extension (the .jpg or .psd) I want you to use.

Please use this file saving protocol. If you choose to call things whatever you want, then I may choose not to grade them…make my life grading you easier, not more difficult please. There are close to 140 of you turning in each assignment, so I want to see them all the same- easy for me to know two things:

1. Who’s work it is

2. Which assignment it is

If I cannot tell one or the other, it won’t get graded. if it doesn’t get graded, then you get an “F” on the work!

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