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1718 Warner Bros Contest!!!

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Added by ben necochea on September 19, 2017 at 9:13am — No Comments


Open Lab Days are Tuesday and Thursday ONLY during second lunch! Apply for your pass/button today!

NO BUTTON = NO ACCESS! Fill out the form, print it, and turn it in to Ben.…


Added by ben necochea on September 19, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

Assignments for Thurs. September 7

While I am gone please do the following - 

ACT 1 (p.0 & p.5) - Lesson 03 Tutorial (Boat Tutorial) Help each other through this.

  1. From the Finder - Click on Go > Connect to Server and type in into the Server Address and click on "Connect"
  2. In the New Finder Window, navigate to: ACT1Group > Tutorials > Photoshop Tutorial > Lesson03 >
  3. Drag ALL 3 files into your ACT1 folder. 
  4. Double click on Lesson03.pdf - These are…

Added by ben necochea on September 6, 2017 at 11:45am — No Comments

Behance Portfolio

Added by Azba Jamal on August 25, 2017 at 11:45am — No Comments

Alumnus Update...

Cool article about one of our own! Jose Menendez is an ACT and CSHS alumnus from the Class of 2002! Ever stylish and always creating, he has…


Added by ben necochea on April 18, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments


Hello Hip Hip Kidlets,

We have the hardware for 3" and 1.25" pin back buttons AND 1.25" keychains. The current cost is:

  • 1.25" pinback buttons  = 25 cents
  • 3.00" pinback buttons  = 50 cents
  • 1.25" custom keychain = $1.00

Check out the post in the Lounge for templates to help you design the button. All the instructions are there. Be sure to check with ben before you make your button. …


Added by ben necochea on April 14, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

2016-2017 ACT Promo Video

Directed by Nathan Preciado and Seth Warren, including Kevin Martinez

Added by ben necochea on January 31, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

ACT Assignment for November 17, 2016

There should be a guest speaker from FIDM today. Please assist them if needed. There is a laptop on the podium and the projector should already be on and ready to go.

IF, the guest speaker is unable to make it, do the following:

ACT 1 - Research the following basic elements of design: Line, Shape, Value, Texture, Color, and Format

Using Google Docs I want you to define each element, describe each elements…


Added by ben necochea on November 17, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Assignment for November 3, 2016

Here you go! All of the details are in the

ACT 1 - TWO THINGS 1. Fill out this survey 2. Photoshop Retouching Tutorial - All of the pertinent information is on Google Classroom. You are doing this one ON YOUR OWN! It is a good lesson on Photoshop, Reading…


Added by ben necochea on November 3, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ACT Assignment for November 1

ACT 1 (periods 0 & 5) - KETCHUP DAY! This your last day to complete the Zombie Tutorial. Instructions can be found on your Google Classroom page! When your Zombie is complete you need to File>Save for Web with the following settings: JPG; Quality=Maximum; Change width to 1,000 pixels. Upload the jpg to your Behance page. Help each other out!

ACT 2 (periods 1 & 2) - Custom Cubees. The final project is due FRIDAY, November 4. The project is NOT done until I have a…


Added by ben necochea on November 1, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

ACT Booster Club Meeting

Please forgive the last minute invitation, but you are invited to join us for a brief Booster Club meeting on Monday, October 17 at 5pm in room 301. You can also join us online through Google Hangouts at

We will be voting in new officers and setting up a calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. Please join us in supporting the program and…


Added by ben necochea on October 14, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments


Choose one:

  • Personify a genre of music.
  • Draw something exploding.
  • Draw a giant, magical dragon.

Added by ben necochea on September 13, 2016 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Assignment for September 12

ACT 1 (period 0) - go to, find the + sign and choose to JOIN CLASS. Use the following code to join the Elements of Design 1 class = r00zbv 

There are several assignments posted that you need to complete. Help each other out and get these done ASAP!

ACT 2 (period 1) -…


Added by ben necochea on September 11, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments


Added by Aiden Ramirez on June 1, 2016 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

2016 ACT Banquet!

Hello Friends of the ACT,
ACT hosted its 18th Annual End of the Year Banquet last night at the Elks Lodge here in Moreno Valley.

Photos can be found here -

Highlights of the night included:

  • Honoring Contest Winners
    • Emily Voong - ACT T Shirt Design Contest
    • Laura Muñoz - Apple Up Logo Contest for Business…

Added by ben necochea on May 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Banquet Meal Poll

Choose your preferred meal for the banquet.

Click on the link and log in with your account.

Added by ben necochea on May 6, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

Assignment for May 5, 2015

Sorry, I had to take the day off. Too much May the 4th Be With You for my old self to deal with...

ACT1 -

  • Click on MyGraphicsLab and take the DE Quiz.
  • This is the Design Principles Quiz based on the slideshow from the last two days
  • When your Quiz is completed, please print your results
  • There is a Print Icon on the top right to use for printing.
  • Submit…

Added by ben necochea on May 4, 2016 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Assignment for Tuesday, April 26.

ACT 1 - 

  • Log on to MyGraphicsLab by clicking the link here or in the top menu.
  • Select Course Topics
  • Select 2.0 Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Images
  • Select Image Sizing and Resolution
  • Select IS Projects
  • Complete Both Projects and Exercise 1 by clicking the PDF instructions and following the directions.
  • These will be turned in to…

Added by ben necochea on April 25, 2016 at 2:55pm — No Comments



The Booster Club is in need of more volunteers

for the Big Rock Triathlon

Saturday, April…


Added by ben necochea on April 15, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

We are a California Partnership Academy at Canyon Springs HS in Moreno Valley, CA and our career focus is in the digital arts!

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