Homework #16- Indesign Tutorial Due Nov 1st

Homework #16- Indesign Tutorial Due Nov 1st

Complete this Indesign tutorial chapter from this free online textbook we have used before. (check out the other chapters too, if you have time! The video I am creating for you this weekend will have the same deadline, so get started on this one now.)

You will learn how to be a pro at Styles and Masters- very helpful for applying to your Zine project. 


Upload to Dropbox for 20 points

EXTRA CREDIT? Complete this one too:


Upload to Dropbox for 20 points


Homework #15 Zines Layout due Oct 23rd

Homework #15 Zines Layout due Oct 23rd
  1. Watch this short video on Zines. We will discuss it on the 23rd.
  2. Read Chapter 7 of your Textbook- on Layout- in the comments below, tell me why you think using the Grid System, and one other suggestion from the textbook, might be useful when designing your Zine? 5 points
  3. Complete this easy 5 min InDesign text tutorial and notice how many more good ones there are here at Adobe for all their software!  Have some fun with this, then upload to Dropbox 10 points (Later on you will have to find a great tutorial to learn something new for the Zine Project) 


Examples of presentation board final due next class Thurs Oct 18th

Here are a few examples of the logo presentation board finals due next class Thursday Oct 18th.  (please ignore what I said in person today, for some reason I thought we had class on Tuesday too but no we don’t! yay Fall Break! )

Remember this next Thursday is a presentation day, not an Online Thursday.

At this final stage you have to think about how your logo will reproduce both small and large and in color. Get rid of any superfluous marks that don’t add anything to your logo. Printed final of logo printed in black and white and color and in use on a product.
Final to be printed and presented on a presentation board that shows it in practical use, both large and small, in color and black and white. You also have to show your logo in use on a product that suits the company. You will have to sell your logo to the class and explain its concepts.”
Email with Qs if you have them.

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Homework #14 Ch 6 typography due Oct 18th

Homework #14 Ch 6 typography due Oct 18th

I’m starting to work towards getting you ready for the next Project now, which is the ZINE. You will work on this below on Online Thursday. This isn’t due until the 18th due to Fall Break (but remember your logo is due that day, and more homework is coming too, so I would upload before then!)

  1. Read Chapter 6 of your textbook.

  2. Complete this short (open book) quiz  (10 possible points) and upload to Dropbox  QuizonTypographych6

  3. Watch this 2 min video on Zines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbhFkceNpJY&noredirect=1 Think about what your subject matter for your own zine might be.

  4. Create one of the projects from page 108 of Chapter 6 – Typographical illustration of a poem (try text on a path, different sizes and colors of fonts), or the Book Cover (just do the cover of book, not spine or back). Use either Photoshop or Illustrator, or both, but be creative!  30 points.

    Examples of Typography Poems:





These quick illustrator reminders might help too.

Type on path

How to convert fonts to outlines you can manipulate


Reminder Critique on Tuesday


  1. There is a critique this Tuesday on your Logo.
  2. Print your best logo.
  3. Print it so the logo fills a 8.5″ x 11″ page.
  4. Print in either color or black and white or both- up to you.
  5. DO NOT print to Epsons, make sure you use the HP Color laser jet.. or print elsewhere on campus.
  6. We will spend the class analyzing your logos and giving solid practical feedback for improvement.
  7. Be ready to talk about your logo in terms of the Gestalt Theory.

During class you will sign up to meet with me individually on Online Thursday to show me the progress made after you have made the changes using the feedback from this critique session.