Homework #24 Part 2 Fantasy Composite Due Dec 4th

Homework #24 Part 2 Fantasy Composite Due Dec 4th

OUR FINAL HOMEWORK!!!! Part 2 of the Composite homework in Photoshop!

  • Complete the tutorial using these files provided.
  • I noticed a slight change in the new version of Photoshop, and the properties box for Select & Mask is no longer there. It is fine though, just work around it.
  • Upload finished zipped/compressed unflattened PSD file (it will be a large file but you can always save a my version to 72dpi to save space if you like) to Dropbox.
  • Due Dec 4th- 40 points

Homework #23- Business Cards Due Nov 29th

Homework #23- Business Cards Due Nov 29th

I’ve bought three packs of Avery Business card stock so each of you can design and print your own business card and get a stash of 50! (Feel free to buy more or test a different brand!)

  • Download either the Illustrator or Indesign template here: https://www.avery.com/templates/5871
  • Create your own logo design in Illustrator, so you can practice those tools again, rewatch the Composite paths & Shape Builder tool video.
  • You can work in Indesign template and bring the Illustrator file in as a linked file (more text options there). You can also use Photoshop as an additional tool, (but not instead of).
  • Output the Avery template filled with your business card to the manual bypass feed tray- select this when you go to print too- and load your card in the HP printer. Also, think about printing the other side with a related design and feeding it back through. Due Nov 29th Online Thursday (give me a physical business card on Dec 4th or earlier)

Tip– you might want to use or revisit your initial letterform logo from HW 9

Blog for inspiration

Some videos below for inspiration:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyT8zPxYSd0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBdl5RCn4Fw

 

Homework #22 Part 1 Subtle composite in Photoshop Due Nov 20th

Homework #22 Part 1 Subtle composite in Photoshop Due Nov 20th
  • Read Chapter 2 of your textbook on the History of Graphic Design (The final one I am assigning! Feel free to finish up with CH 11&12). Take bullet notes on at least 3 of the time periods of Graphic Design mentioned. Flesh out the notes a little more for the time period that you are most interested in. Upload to Dropbox 10 points
  • Watch Part 1 video below to learn more about subtle image collages in Photoshop- this is just a little recap of working with PSDs, masks and layers (Find your own photographs to do it, I am sure you have something similar or could take some pics) Upload your un-flattened version to Dropbox for 15 points

Composite Image with Layers and Masks from dana hargrove on Vimeo.

Homework #21 – Non-destructive editing Due Nov 20th

Homework #21 – Non-destructive editing Due Nov 20th

Ideally you would do this homework before the deadline, so you can incorporate the techniques into the Zine.

  • Watch this Photoshop vid below about Camera Raw video and complete your example in Photoshop- feel free to use my file or your own.
  • Upload to Dropbox 10 points
  • Optional Extra Credit: Watch my Copy and Paste video and complete your example in Photoshop- feel free to use my files or your own- upload to Dropbox 10 points

 

Camera Raw, editing tips from dana hargrove on Vimeo.

 

Homework #20 Textbook readings and quiz due Nov 13th

Homework #20 Textbook readings and quiz due Nov 13th
  1. Read Chapter 9+10 of the textbook- complete this multiple choice terminology quiz and upload to Dropbox 14 points
  2. Complete a tutorial of your choice for any of the 3 Adobe Software. There are so many online to choose from. This is actually part of your Zine assignment, so does not have extra points here, it is really just a reminder. Put the link to the tutorial in the comments below.

Homework #18 Helvetica Movie due Nov 8th

Homework #18 Helvetica Movie due Nov 8th
  1. Review  the 2 ppts about Typography: Part 1    Part 2    (I showed Part 2 in class. Run through Part 1 on your own.)
  2. Keep this as a handy reference https://www.adobe.com/studio/print/pdf/typographic_terms.pdf
  3. Watch the movie Helvetica below (For Netflix subs, you might be able to get a better quality version there)
  4. Complete this response sheet and upload to Dropbox by Nov 8th for 24 points: Helvetica assignment

Also, here is an interesting interview with the director

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. 

http://wiki.digital-foundations.net/index.php?title=Chapter_13_CC18

Upload to Dropbox for 20 points

EXTRA CREDIT? Complete this one too:

http://wiki.digital-foundations.net/index.php?title=Chapter_14_CC18

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)