SMW Viking Designs: Badges

Learners in the Digital Design course series set their own individual learning goals. As learners progress, badges are earned, learners update their own individual goals, and presentations on progress are submitted for grading. Our Badge Presentation template is posted here.

 

Advanced learners who have mastered the topics outlined may create highly individualized goals. Advanced learners must set and meet three SMART goals to earn one badge. Learners must incorporate video or text tutorials. Up to three advanced badges may be earned per section. 

NOTE: If a video loads slowly, click "YouTube" on the video tools to open it on the YouTube site. This will often ensure the video plays smoothly. 

Client Services Badge #1

Introduction to Project Management

SMART Goals

DUMB Goals

 

Client Services Badge #2

Writing Effective Emails

Overcoming Phone Anxiety

Body Language (In-Person & Videoconferencing)

Client Services Badge #3

Copyright, Public Domain, & Fair Use

Customer Service: Attitude Awareness

Photoshop v Illustrator v Indesign

Client Services ADVANCED Badges #1, #2, and #3

Advanced learners who have mastered Client Services badges 1-3 may select their own personal client services and project planning learning goals. Learners must set and meet three SMART goals to earn one badge. Learning must incorporate video or text tutorials. Up to three advanced client services and project planning badges may be earned. 

Photoshop Badge #1 (Source Files)

Tour of Photoshop

Opening, Editing, & Saving

Layers & Masks

 

Photoshop Badge #2 (Source Files)

Adjustment Layers

Creating Selections

Levels & Curves

Photoshop Badge #3 (Source Files)

Hues/Saturation

Scale, Rotate, & Align

Brush Tool

Photoshop Badge #4 (Source Files)

Cropping & Resizing

Adding Text

Liquify Tool

Photoshop Badge #5 (Source Files)

Smart Objects

Blend If

Blending Modes

Photoshop Badge #6 (Source Files)

Removing Distractions

Dodge & Burn

Photo Collages

Photoshop Badge #7 (Source Files)

Raw Photo Editing

Color Grading

Changing Colors

Photoshop Badge #8 (Source Files)

Correcting Expusure

Removing Blemishes

Frequency Retouching

Photoshop Badge #9 (Source Files)

Sharpening Portraits

Pen Tool

Cutting Out Hair

Photoshop Badge #10 (Source Files)

Matching Light & Color

Edit Landscape In Raw Camera

Swapping The Sky

Photoshop ADVANCED 1, 2, and 3

Advanced learners who have mastered Photoshop badges 1-10 may select their own personal Photoshop goals. Learners must set and meet three SMART goals to earn one badge. Learning must incorporate video or text tutorials. Up to three advanced Photoshop badges may be earned. 

Illustrator Badge #1 (Source Files)

Getting Started & Setting Up Documents

Drawing Shapes and Lines

Grouping & Arranging

 

Illustrator Badge #2 (Source Files)

Drawing with Shape Builder

Drawing Custom Logos

Using the Curvature Tool

Illustrator Badge #3 (Source Files)

Using the Pen Tool

Using the Pencil Tool

Using Brushes

Illustrator Badge #4 (Source Files)

Color

Gradient Tool

Type & Fonts

Illustrator Badge #5 (Source Files)

Liquifying & Distorting

Bending & Warping Shapes/Text

Patterns

Illustrator Badge #6 (Source Files)

Vectorizing Images

Exporting for Pint & Web

Next Steps

Illustrator ADVANCED Badges #1, #2, and #3

Advanced learners who have mastered Illustrator badges 1-6 may select their own personal Illustrator goals. Learners must set and meet three SMART goals to earn one badge. Learning must incorporate learner selected video or text tutorials. Up to three advanced Illustrator badges may be earned. 

 

InDesign Badge #1 (Source Files)

Introduction

Pages

Text & Fonts

InDesign Badge #2 (Source Files)

Images

Long Text- Part 1 & 2

Long Text: Part 3 & 4

InDesign Badge #3 (Source Files)

Exporting Files

Sharing Files

Next Steps

InDesign ADVANCED Badges #1, #2, and #3

Advanced learners who have mastered InDesign badges 1-3 may select their own personal InDesign goals. Learners must set and meet three SMART goals to earn one badge. Learning must incorporate learner selected video or text tutorials. Up to three advanced InDesign badges may be earned. 

 

Premiere Pro Badge #1 (Source Files)

File Organization

Quick Tour

Setting Up A Project

Premiere Pro Badge #2 (Source Files)

Creating a Sequence

Cuts & Subclips

Editing In The Timeline- Parts 1 & 2

Premiere Pro Badge #3 (Source Files)

Cutaway Shots

Building on Basics- Parts 1&2

Audio Transitions

Premiere Pro Badge #4 (Source Files)

Video Effects

Master Clip Effects

Adjusting Volume & Audio Effects

Premiere Pro Badge #5 (Source Files)

Adding Titles

Exporting

Next Steps

 

Premiere Pro ADVANCED Badges #1, #2, and #3

Advanced learners who have mastered Premiere Pro badges 1-5 may select their own personal Premiere Pro goals. Learners must set and meet three SMART goals to earn one badge. Learning must incorporate learner selected video or text tutorials. Up to three advanced Premiere Pro badges may be earned. 

After Effects Badge #1 (Source Files)

Introduction- What is After Effects?

Main Panels

Tools & More Tools

After Effects Badge #2 (Source Files)

Composition & Precomposing

Layer Properties

Keyframes & Spatial Interpolation

After Effects Badge #3 (Source Files)

Masking

Shape Layers: Part 1 & 2

Text & Text Animation

After Effects Badge #4 (Source Files)

2.5D & More 2.5D

Motion Tracking, Camera Tracking, & 3D Text

3D Text

After Effects Badge #5 (Source Files)

Mattes

Effects & More Effects

Third Party Effects

After Effects Badge #6 (Source Files)

Making a Lower Third 

Final Touches on A Lower Third

Exporting

After Effects ADVANCED Badges #1, #2, and #3

Advanced learners who have mastered After Effects badges 1-6 may select their own personal After Effects goals. Learners must set and meet three SMART goals to earn one badge. Learning must incorporate learner selected video or text tutorials. Up to three advanced After Effects badges may be earned.