ReadChapter 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
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)
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!)
Read Chapter 6 of your textbook.
Complete this short (open book) quiz (10 possible points) and upload to Dropbox QuizonTypographych6
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), orthe Book Cover (just do the cover of book, not spine or back). Use either Photoshop or Illustrator, or both, but be creative! 30 points.
Complete Textbook p55 project in Adobe ILLUSTRATOR- figure/ground and letterforms- project using your initials to make an interesting design. Please use the Pathfinder* tips below (just 1 is needed- upload to Dropbox)
Complete Textbook p70-71 Elephonts assignment in Adobe ILLUSTRATOR (do 2 animals) Examples on the gallery page!
Due Sept 27th worth 40 points
Make good use of the pathfinder window after converting your initials to paths, (also ungroup them).
If you have forgotten how to use pathfinder (it was in the Illustrator chapter you read -p73) or how to combine shapes look at this here
Review this Powerpoint during your online class this Thursday. Answer all the questions in it, using a word doc and upload to Dropbox by tend of day on 13th. Also read Chapter 8 of your textbook- on color 10 points
Complete these 4 Photoshop tutorials for Sept 13th– (finished files uploaded to Dropbox) The extra credit optional vid is an oldie but goodie that I made a while back. Foundations of Digital Art and Design 106-135 – Color Models Foundations
Give this a read then go back through and take notes of all the new things you have learned for your future reference- just the same as you did for the Illustrator chapter.
Upload this reference sheet to Dropbox by Sept 11th— 15 points.
Practice these techniques on the computer so you know how to use them. We will do a few more tutorials and videos in Photoshop – especially covering the use of Masks and Layers which will be used for Project 2, but this reading gives you a great foundation.