GRAPHIC DESIGN II- JANUARY, 2018
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

TUE

1/23

BELLRINGER: If you need to complete the "Illustrator Animals Artwork" Challenge, do so at the start of class today.

WORK DAY:

  1. Finish work on the "Illustrator Animals Artwork" Challenge.
  2. All students should have already completed their first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.
  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.

MON

1/22

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

1/19

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..

THU

1/18

BELLRINGER: We go a little "old school." Using PHOTOSHOP, please recreate the "BOUNCE" graphic below. The font used is "GILL SANS ULTRA BOLD." HINT: You will probably need to put each letter on its own layer in Photoshop to manipulate them. Recreate the colors and strokes exactly. SAVE this to your CHALLENGE FOLDER, call it PHOTOSHOP_BOUNCE.jpg.

Once you have completed this, open up an ILLUSTRATOR canvas. Type the word BOUNCE, using the GILL SANS ULTRA BOLD font. With your word selected, click TYPE>CREATE OUTLINES and OBJECT>UNGROUP. Now manipulate your letters to recreate "BOUNCE" as seen below. EXPORT this to your CHALLENGE FOLDER, call it ILLUSTRATOR_BOUNCE.jpg. Which was easiest? Why?

We will also have a review of our upcoming TYPOGRAPHY PORTRAITS and why ILLUSTRATOR is the proper program to use for TYPOGRAPHY.

FOR TODAY:

TUE

1/16

BELLRINGER: Complete the "Abstract Illustration" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY:

FRI

1/12

BELLRINGER: Complete the ILLUSTRATOR SHAPES and COLORS QUIZ if you did not do so yesterday. EXPORT>JPG these files to a SHAPES_CHALLENGE folder. If you were not here yesterday, please spend the first half of class reviewing the video tutorials regarding VECTOR BASICS and STROKE and FILL before working on your QUIZ.

FOR TODAY:

  • Complete quiz, as needed.
  • Complete PENCIL SKETCHES for BALANCE SHEETS, as needed.
  • Work on your first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.

WED

1/10

BELLRINGER: Complete the ILLUSTRATOR SHAPES and COLORS QUIZ. EXPORT>JPG these files to a SHAPES_CHALLENGE folder. If you were not here yesterday, please spend the first half of class reviewing the video tutorials regarding VECTOR BASICS and STROKE and FILL before working on your QUIZ.

FOR TODAY:

  • We begin to review Illustrator Basics: Please review the following Video Tutorials on the Q: Drive:
    • Vector Basics: Download this file: vector_basics.ai for use while following this video.
    • Stroke and Fill: Download this file: stroke_and_fill.ai for use while following this vid
  • 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

1/9

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer today. ALL STUDENTS need to be COMPLETING the Vector Basics and Stroke and Fill Video tutorials by the end of the day. There will be a QUIZ tomorrow on the materials included!

FOR TODAY:

  • We begin to review Illustrator Basics: Please review the following Video Tutorials on the Q: Drive:
    • Vector Basics: Download this file: vector_basics.ai for use while following this video.
    • Stroke and Fill: Download this file: stroke_and_fill.ai for use while following this video.
    • Color: Download this file: color.ai for use while following this video.
  • After completing and understanding all of the techniques involved in the videos, you can begin working on our first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.

MON

1/8

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 and grade our BALANCE mini-project.
  • We begin to review Illustrator Basics: Please review the following Video Tutorials on the Q: Drive:
    • Vector Basics: Download this file: vector_basics.ai for use while following this video.
    • Stroke and Fill: Download this file: stroke_and_fill.ai for use while following this video.
    • Color: Download this file: color.ai for use while following this video.
  • After completing and understanding all of the techniques involved in the videos, you can begin working on our first Illustrator project: The Balance Sheets.

FRI

1/5

BELLRINGER: Please complete the Balance Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY:

  • We review the process of Adobe Illustrator learning using our video tutorials and review how to open and begin using Illustrator.
  • We complete our BALANCE and RHYTHM mini-projects.
  • We begin to review Illustrator Basics: Please review the following Video Tutorials on the Q: Drive:
    • Vector Basics: Right click SAVE to download this file: vector_basics.ai for use while following this video.
    • Stroke and Fill: Right click SAVE to download this file: stroke_and_fill.ai for use while following this video.
  • 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

1-4

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

 

 

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 SYLLABUS: DUE Monday, 1/8, 15 point assignment. AIMS Concurrent Enrollment forms and applications: Please see Mrs. Rolfe ASAP if you wish to be signed up for college credit for this course and were NOT enrolled last semester!
  • We review our new program for this semester in Graphic Design 2
  • STARTING THIS WEEK: BALANCE AND RHYTHM. We will be completing these two sheets on paper first, then recreating them in Illustrator later this week.