GRAPHIC DESIGN I- JANUARY, 2020
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

TUE

1/27

BELLRINGER: Many students out for the Drive Smart Program, so none today. Please work on your FBLA NAMETAGS and your SELFIE PORTRAIT.

WORK DAY:

  1. Work on the FBLA NAMETAG PROJECT.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.

GRADING TODAY: The "Illustrator Animals Artwork" Challenge

MON

1/26

BELLRINGER: Time to learn another Illustrator tool that might be useful in your design work. Complete the "LA MIRAGE" CHALLENGE at the start of class today. Your final version should look exactly like the original. SAVE this file as an .ai file to your CHALLENGE folder. This, like all CHALLENGES, will be a graded assignment, so give your best.

Please move quickly on this Challenge, we have LOTS to work on today!

WORK DAY:

  1. Work on the FBLA NAMETAG PROJECT.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.

GRADING TODAY: The "Illustrator Animals Artwork" Challenge

FRI

1/24

BELLRINGER: We begin to look forward toward our upcoming Illustrator Vector Artwork projects by completing the ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR ARTWORK THINKING SHEET.

WORK DAY:

  1. Complete the "Illustrator Animals Artwork" Challenge if you have not yet done so.
  2. Work on the FBLA NAMETAG PROJECT.
  3. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.

THU

1/23

BELLRINGER: If you did not complete your "Illustrator Animals Artwork" Challenge, please do so today.

We have a commissioned work, to help FBLA create their NAMETAGS for their upcoming District Competition. There will be an award for the winning design of TEN DOLLARS. Here is a PROJECT BRIEF. You can design this in any program that you are comfortable. Make sure to save your work as either a .PSD or an .AI file, so that we can edit as needed. We will place your final work into ILLUSTRATOR to add names and titles when we select a winning entry. DEADLINE= THURSDAY, JANUARY 29th. This will be a "Participation Grade" project worth 50 points for completion.

WORK DAY:

  1. Complete the "Illustrator Animals Artwork" Challenge!
  2. Work on the FBLA NAMETAG PROJECT.
  3. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.

TUE

1/21

BELLRINGER: Test your Illustrator Skills! Complete the "Illustrator Animals Artwork" Challenge! This will be a graded assignment, so give strong effort!

WORK DAY:

  1. All students should have already completed their first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.

FRI

1/17

BELLRINGER: Complete the "Typography Portrait" Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY:

  1. All students should be finishing up their first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets. This is due TODAY.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator. COMPLETE THE EXERCISE with COMMA HEAD GUY! This is worth 25/125 points for this project. Then, select your selfie and begin working on your portrait.
  3. GRADING TODAY: ILLUSTRATOR SHAPES and COLORS QUIZ and The Balance Sheets.

THU

1/16

BELLRINGER: This was posted up a few days ago, but I don't think we ever did it... Please complete the the BALANCE THINKING SHEET.

FOR TODAY:

TUE

1/14

BELLRINGER: If you have not yet done so, please complete the ILLUSTRATOR SHAPES and COLORS CHALLENGE. FILE>SAVE AS all of these to a SHAPES_QUIZ folder. This will be graded, so give strong effort.

FOR TODAY (if you have time after completing the CHALLENGE):

  • We complete our BALANCE mini-project, if we have not yet done so.
  • We begin to review Illustrator Basics: Please review the following Video Tutorials on the Q: Drive:
    • Vector Basics (Start at the 1:30 mark!): Right click SAVE to download the following file: vector_basics.ai for use while following this video (Don't worry about the missing font file when you open this, it doesn't matter!). Completing this practice canvas will be worth 25 points in the gradebook.
    • Fill and Stroke (Start at the 1:10 mark!): Right click SAVE to download the following file: stroke_and_fill.ai for use while following this video. Completing this practice canvas will be worth 25 points in the gradebook.
    • PLEASE NOTE- In the STROKE PANEL, you will need to click the UPPER RIGHT CORNER PULL DOWN MENU AND SELECT "SHOW OPTIONS" to match with the video! PLEASE NOTE: Our arrowheads do not work the way the ones in the video do. To figure out how to add arrowheads to a line, click EFFECT>STYLIZE>ADD ARROWHEADS instead.
  • After completing and understanding all of the techniques involved in the videos, you can begin working on our first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.
  • If everyone is done with everything, we might spend some time previewing OUR NEXT PROJECT: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait.

MON

1/13

BELLRINGER: Complete the ILLUSTRATOR SHAPES and COLORS CHALLENGE. FILE>SAVE AS all of these to a SHAPES_QUIZ folder. This will be graded, so give strong effort.

FOR TODAY (if you have time after completing the CHALLENGE):

  • We complete our BALANCE mini-project, if we have not yet done so.
  • We begin to review Illustrator Basics: Please review the following Video Tutorials on the Q: Drive:
    • Vector Basics (Start at the 1:30 mark!): Right click SAVE to download the following file: vector_basics.ai for use while following this video (Don't worry about the missing font file when you open this, it doesn't matter!). Completing this practice canvas will be worth 25 points in the gradebook.
    • Fill and Stroke (Start at the 1:10 mark!): Right click SAVE to download the following file: stroke_and_fill.ai for use while following this video. Completing this practice canvas will be worth 25 points in the gradebook.
    • PLEASE NOTE- In the STROKE PANEL, you will need to click the UPPER RIGHT CORNER PULL DOWN MENU AND SELECT "SHOW OPTIONS" to match with the video! PLEASE NOTE: Our arrowheads do not work the way the ones in the video do. To figure out how to add arrowheads to a line, click EFFECT>STYLIZE>ADD ARROWHEADS instead.
  • After completing and understanding all of the techniques involved in the videos, you can begin working on our first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.
  • OUR NEXT PROJECT: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait.

FRI

1/10

BELLRINGER: Please complete the Balance in Advertising Thinking Sheet. Please make sure to DESCRIBE what elements in the advertising are in balance and how.

FOR TODAY:

  • We complete our BALANCE mini-project, if we have not yet done so.
  • We begin to review Illustrator Basics: Please review the following Video Tutorials on the Q: Drive:
    • Vector Basics (Start at the 1:30 mark!): Right click SAVE to download the following file: vector_basics.ai for use while following this video (Don't worry about the missing font file when you open this, it doesn't matter!). Completing this practice canvas will be worth 25 points in the gradebook.
    • Fill and Stroke (Start at the 1:10 mark!): Right click SAVE to download the following file: stroke_and_fill.ai for use while following this video. Completing this practice canvas will be worth 25 points in the gradebook.
    • PLEASE NOTE- In the STROKE PANEL, you will need to click the UPPER RIGHT CORNER PULL DOWN MENU AND SELECT "SHOW OPTIONS" to match with the video! PLEASE NOTE: Our arrowheads do not work the way the ones in the video do. To figure out how to add arrowheads to a line, click EFFECT>STYLIZE>ADD ARROWHEADS instead.
  • After completing and understanding all of the techniques involved in the videos, you can begin working on our first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.

THU

1/9

BELLRINGER: Grab your BALANCE worksheet from yesterday as a reference and then complete the Balance Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY:

  • We complete our BALANCE mini-project.
  • We review the process of Adobe Illustrator learning using our video tutorials (found in the Q: Drive) and review how to open and begin using Illustrator.
  • We begin to review Illustrator Basics: Please review the following Video Tutorials on the Q: Drive:
    • Vector Basics (Start at the 1:30 mark!): Right click SAVE to download the following file: vector_basics.ai for use while following this video (Don't worry about the missing font file when you open this, it doesn't matter!). Completing this practice canvas will be worth 25 points in the gradebook.
    • Fill and Stroke (Start at the 1:10 mark!): Right click SAVE to download the following file: stroke_and_fill.ai for use while following this video. Completing this practice canvas will be worth 25 points in the gradebook.
    • PLEASE NOTE- In the STROKE PANEL, you will need to click the UPPER RIGHT CORNER PULL DOWN MENU AND SELECT "SHOW OPTIONS" to match with the video! PLEASE NOTE: Our arrowheads do not work the way the ones in the video do. To figure out how to add arrowheads to a line, click EFFECT>STYLIZE>ADD ARROWHEADS instead.
  • After completing and understanding all of the techniques involved in the videos, you can begin working on our first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.

TUE

1/7

BELLRINGER: Review the video below to answer the questions in the "What is Adobe Illustrator?" Thinking Sheet.

 

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 SYLLABUS: DUE Friday, 1/10, 15 point assignment. Currently signed up for Concurrent Enrollment this semester: Kyelar, Angelica, Sidney, Cristal, Cody, Tristan, Nacona and Collin.
  • OUR FIRST PROJECT: BALANCE AND RHYTHM. We will be completing these two sheets on paper first, then recreating them in Illustrator later this week.