$100 ROARS poster design

We’re going to pause our snapchat filters for this week, as we just had an opportunity drop in our lap and it could win you $100 from Mr. Ingman. That’s right, this design is a paid gig for the winning poster.

Here are the perimeters:

Success ROARS!

  • 11″ w x 17″ tall, 300 DPI, transparent background (10 points)
  • A relevant background image (example: a roaring lion, the high school…) (20 points)
  • A CG logo, small and in the bottom right corner with the text: Cottage Grove High School or CGHS (10 points)
  • Original design that shows an understanding in Photoshop and its capabilities (20 points)
  • Correct spelling and grammar (10 points)
  • Must include the below text highlighting the acronym ROARS (20 points):

Success ROARS!


Complete work on time.

Be present & ready to work.


Plan ahead.

Have a system & use it.


Check your work & know your grade.

Advocate by checking in with your teachers.


Learn from the struggle.

Save as a PDF (keep the PSD file just in case) and please name it lastname_roarposter.pdf

Oh Snap(chat)!

My accepted CG filter, used seen over 40k times.

We’re going to try something new and pretty relevant to your daily life… also, it’s a good way to get your work seen and used by thousands of people.

You’ll be making a Snapchat filter, which you will submit to Snapchat.

As you probably know, Geofilters are used in specific locations, they can be as small as schools or as big as whole cities. You need to pick a location and craft a custom, creative and original creating for that location. Be careful though, the bigger the location (ie., NYC) the more rigorous the standard for acceptance. You should consider somewhere local like CG or Creswell, or even our school.

Here are the requirements from Snapchat’s page:

Following these guidelines will help increase the likelihood of your Geofilter being selected:


  • Businesses are not currently eligible for Community Geofilters.
  • Draw your geofence thoughtfully, it should only cover the relevant area.
  • Keep it local. Do not cover an entire country, state or province.
  • Select a public place, neighborhood, landmark, venue or other location where people are likely to gather and send Snaps.


  • All graphics used must be 100% original.
  • No logos or trademarks.┬áThe only exception is that we will accept college and university logos submitted by authorized officials from those schools.
  • No photographs.
  • No hashtags.
  • Be creative and make it visually compelling.
  • Don’t cover up too much of the screen.
  • Make sure it’s relevant to the location and something that people will want to use.

Submission Tips

    • Provide a good description, including any relevant dates.
    • Files should be 1080px wide.
    • Files should be under 300KB (for PNGs).

For this assignment, you will need to design, correctly save and format 2 designs, they can be for the same or separate place. Saving will be tricky your first time, so we’ll run through it together. Check out other geotags from around the world, notice that not all of them are super intricate.

Here is your template file


  • Uses template: 5 points
  • Maintains buffer (bleed) areas: 5 points
  • Demonstrates originality: 10 points
  • Demonstrates command of Photoshop: 10 points
  • Occupies 25% of screen or less: 10 points
  • Utilizes new fonts: 5 points
  • Saved correctly as PNG: 5 points

Lion Pride: Ticket

  • 6″x3″ 300 DPI, transparent background (10 points)
  • 1/4″ bleed on all sides (10 points)
  • Full color
  • Theme: Lion Pride Pageant: The Musical
  • Must include text (50 points):
    • Lion Pride Pageant: The Musical
    • Cottage Grove High School presents
    • April 26, 2019 7pm
    • CGHS Cafetorium
    • A benefit for Children’s Miracle Network
    • Pre-sale: $10, At the door: $12
  • Must include images (50 points):
    • Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center (provided)
    • Children’s Miracle Network (provided)
    • Remove the background from the logos
  • Fonts should be unique and balanced (10)
  • Correct and edited spelling (10)
  • Double-sided (10)

Logos to be included
Example of concept provided by Lion Pride

9 Shades

We’re going to utilize the photo editing tools we just learned about and demonstrate it in this project.

You’ll need a portrait of a person, this picture needs to be in color.

9 Shades – Example


  1. Copy the portrait you found
  2. Open a new document and paste the picture
  3. Now you’re going to math a little bit: change the canvas size, multiplying both the height and width by 3. For example, if your picture is 200 x 200, it will become 600 x 600.
  4. Lock your original picture, we won’t be changing it at all. It should be dead center on the canvas.
  5. From here on out, you’ll be using your creativity from here on out… you’ll duplicate the original 8 times.
    1. With each one, you’ll be augmenting the look of it using adjustment layers.
    2. Please, do not do more than 2 black/white adjustments.
    3. We should see the changes between the pictures, it should be obvious, but not look unrealistic.

      9 Shades - Example desctiptions

      9 Shades – Example descriptions

  6. Using Google Docs, document and write up the changes you did for each picture variation. This should be written with your best writing, with spelling, grammar, and conventions being graded.
  7. Under the turn-in folder, create a folder with your last name, saving the image as a .jpg and the document as a .pdf (you can download it as such from Docs).
  8. Please reference the sample documents