I wasn’t able to focus on getting into my schedule today. Oh, I should explain what is on my schedule. While I look for a new position with a company in the fields of graphic design or journalism, I decided to work on my skills. I have the Classroom in a Book CC 2019 series by Adobe Press for InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PremierePro , and After Effects.

At first I was going to just focus on one program a day, but I realize that most of the lessons average around 60 minutes. I figure that means every two days is a finish project for a program. The longest lesson is 150 minutes. At most I will be spending three days on a lesson. I created a schedule to match a high school student schedule where I will spend 50 minutes on a lesson with three minutes for transitioning into the next. My morning is dedicated to learning After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign since mastering those programs are crucial to a being a graphic designer.

Even though I know the basics of each program, sans After Effects, it never hurts to keep learning and practicing. The afternoons are dedicated to writing. Which I will focus on descriptive, narrative, opinion, and informational forms of writing. In descriptive I will be using that time for drawing and journaling my progress with improving as an illustrator, as well as journaling day to day events like I’m doing now. My narrative block is for writing and/or planning my novels, screenplays, and short stories. Persuasive will be my block for writing reviews on books, sports, and other forms of media I like. Finally my last block is dedicated to expository, which will be for news article writing, which seems to be one of my higher read posts over the last few months.

I did block out an area for P90X (gym), so I may merge expository and persuasive together. Oh, and if you are wondering P90X will also be part of my journaling/blogging.

Now that we’re done with the remodeling, tomorrow will be my first “official” day with sticking to the lessons. Wish me luck!!!

#photoshop #illustrator #indesign #photoshop #aftereffects #writing #media

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