GRAPHIC DESIGN II- FEBRUARY, 2019
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

WED

2/13

BELLRINGER: At the start of class today, we review the three finalist designs for the HOLA T-SHIRT DESIGN PROJECT. Each has some adjustments that need to be made before a winning design is selected.

WORK DAY (after completing the Bellringer):

  1. DICTIONARY FUND PROJECT: Needs to be completed TODAY. REQUIRED ELEMENTS:
    • "20 YEARS"
    • "HIGHLAND"
    • "DICTIONARY FUND"
    • Husky Logos or Images or Book/Dictionary imagery would not be out of place, but are not required.
    • Leave room for the plaque to contain the NAME of the donor.
    • INCLUDE COLOR in your design!
    • Plaque should have a design that YOU would be proud to hang on your walls for years to come and SHOULD NOT look like a Middle School Achievement Certificate.
  2. DONE WITH YOUR DICTIONARY FUND DESIGN? FIRST, SEE MR. B., THEN complete 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.

TUE

2/12

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, please work on finishing HIGHLAND DICTIONARY PROJECT, which is due TOMORROW.

WORK DAY (after completing the Bellringer):

  1. DICTIONARY FUND PROJECT: Needs to be completed TODAY. REQUIRED ELEMENTS:
    • "20 YEARS"
    • "HIGHLAND"
    • "DICTIONARY FUND"
    • Husky Logos or Images or Book/Dictionary imagery would not be out of place, but are not required.
    • Leave room for the plaque to contain the NAME of the donor.
    • INCLUDE COLOR in your design!
    • Plaque should have a design that YOU would be proud to hang on your walls for years to come and SHOULD NOT look like a Middle School Achievement Certificate.
  2. DONE WITH YOUR DICTIONARY FUND DESIGN? FIRST, SEE MR. B., THEN complete 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.

MON

2/11

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, please work on finishing up your HOLA SHIRT DESIGN PROJECT, which is due today and the HIGHLAND DICTIONARY PROJECT, which is due on WEDNESDAY. Make sure that your final products are put into the proper folder by the end of class. .AI files are fine!

WORK DAY (after completing the Bellringer):

  1. THE HOLA T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: Instructions are below in the information from last week. Due in the HOLA_SHIRT_DESIGN Folder by the end of class TODAY. NOTE- Shirts will be printed in either BLACK or WHITE ink. Please prepare BOTH options for WEDNESDAY.
  2. DICTIONARY FUND PROJECT: Needs to be completed TODAY. REQUIRED ELEMENTS:
    • "20 YEARS"
    • "HIGHLAND"
    • "DICTIONARY FUND"
    • Husky Logos or Images or Book/Dictionary imagery would not be out of place, but are not required.
    • Leave room for the plaque to contain the NAME of the donor.
    • INCLUDE COLOR in your design!
    • Plaque should have a design that YOU would be proud to hang on your walls for years to come and SHOULD NOT look like a Middle School Achievement Certificate.
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? We still need to complete 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.

FRI

2/8

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, please work on finishing up your HIGHLAND DICTIONARY PROJECT and having your final product put into the proper folder by the end of class. .AI files are fine!

WORK DAY (after completing the Bellringer):

  1. THE HOLA T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: Instructions are below in the information from last week. Due in the HOLA_SHIRT_DESIGN Folder by WEDNESDAY. NOTE- Shirts will be printed in either BLACK or WHITE ink. Please prepare BOTH options for WEDNESDAY.
  2. DICTIONARY FUND PROJECT: Needs to be completed TODAY. REQUIRED ELEMENTS:
    • "20 YEARS"
    • "HIGHLAND"
    • "DICTIONARY FUND"
    • Husky Logos or Images or Book/Dictionary imagery would not be out of place, but are not required.
    • Leave room for the plaque to contain the NAME of the donor.
    • INCLUDE COLOR in your design!
    • Plaque should have a design that YOU would be proud to hang on your walls for years to come and SHOULD NOT look like a Middle School Achievement Certificate.
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? We still need to complete 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.

WED

2/6

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.

WORK DAY (after completing the Bellringer):

  1. THE HOLA T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: Instructions are below in the information from last week. Due in the HOLA_SHIRT_DESIGN Folder by WEDNESDAY. NOTE- Shirts will be printed in either BLACK or WHITE ink. Please prepare BOTH options for WEDNESDAY.
  2. DICTIONARY FUND PROJECT: Needs to be completed TODAY. REQUIRED ELEMENTS:
    • "20 YEARS"
    • "HIGHLAND"
    • "DICTIONARY FUND"
    • Husky Logos or Images or Book/Dictionary imagery would not be out of place, but are not required.
    • Leave room for the plaque to contain the NAME of the donor.
    • INCLUDE COLOR in your design!
    • Plaque should have a design that YOU would be proud to hang on your walls for years to come and SHOULD NOT look like a Middle School Achievement Certificate.
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? We still need to complete 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.

MON

2/4

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TUE

2/5

BELLRINGER: Ms. Gournoe visits to review our next commission, for the Highland Dictionary Fund. The SAMPLES SLIDESHOW is here. This completed project is due on FRIDAY. There will be a $20.00 award to the winning design. As usual, this project will be given a 50/25/0 participation grade for completion.

WORK DAY:

  1. THE HOLA T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: Instructions are below in the information from last week. Due in the HOLA_SHIRT_DESIGN Folder by WEDNESDAY. NOTE- Shirts will be printed in either BLACK or WHITE ink. Please prepare BOTH options for WEDNESDAY.
  2. DICTIONARY FUND PROJECT: Needs to be completed TODAY. REQUIRED ELEMENTS:
    • "20 YEARS"
    • "HIGHLAND"
    • "DICTIONARY FUND"
    • Husky Logos or Images or Book/Dictionary imagery would not be out of place, but are not required.
    • Leave room for the plaque to contain the NAME of the donor.
    • INCLUDE COLOR in your design!
    • Plaque should have a design that YOU would be proud to hang on your walls for years to come and SHOULD NOT look like a Middle School Achievement Certificate.
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? We still need to complete 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.

FRI

2/1

BELLRINGER: We review the entries for the TA CUSTOMS Contest and reveal the winning entry.

By the way: We have yet ANOTHER commission coming in! This one is also for $20.00 and we will review it at the start of class on MONDAY.

WORK DAY: THE HOLA T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: This design is worth $20.00 and a free T-shirt and Free Hot Chocolate!

  • HOLA is the "Highland Organization of Latin Americans" and is the Spanish Club at Highland High School. They work throughout the year to raise awareness and acceptance for all nationalities at the school and fundraise for club trips and scholarships.
  • HOLA would like to have a new design for the club t-shirt. Shirt will include the words "HOLA" and "Highland Organization of Latin Americans" on the front of the shirt in a pleasing, cheerful fashion. This image should be welcoming and should not include any IMAGES OR PHRASES that continue racial stereotypes. (SEE BELOW!)
  • The BACK of the shirt should have the word ADIOS, created in a way to match the theme of the front of the shirt. This does not have to be a duplicate of the front and could be a simple word.
  • These images need to be created on a 12" by 12" canvas in ILLUSTRATOR and should include a TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND. It should also be a SINGLE COLOR IMAGE!
  • SAVE these files as .ai and .gif files to the Q: Drive/HOLA_SHIRT_DESIGN folder by Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. This will be graded in a similar fashion to the recent TA Customs Design for 1/25/50 points, depending upon the amount of effort demonstrated.
  • IMAGES THAT HOLA LIKES: These images show generic references to "HOLA" or the Latin American heritage that is important to the club. A collage of Latin American images (such as the second design below) would be suitable for this project.

IMAGES THAT HOLA DOES NOT LIKE AND WILL NOT ACCEPT: Images that the organization WILL NOT ACCEPT include any that reinforce ethnic stereotypes, such as images of sombreros, big mustaches, pinatas, tacos, etc. They also wish to completely avoid any WORDPLAY that involves Spanish words, such as those below regarding "Juan", etc. These are, again, not funny and are insulting to people of Spanish heritage. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS about the appropriateness of your ideas, see Mr. B.!

DONE WITH THE T-SHIRT DESIGN? We still need to complete 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.

TUE

1/29

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WED

1/30

BELLRINGER: THE ILLUSTRATED MARACAS CHALLENGE. First, review the IMAGE TRACE tool in Illustrator by reviewing the following video tutorial (also available here.) Use the MARACAS.jpg IMAGE below to experiment with this technique.

PLEASE spend some time playing with the settings on this tool, so that you become familiar with it is and what it can do. Also, follow up your Image Trace>Expand with OBJECT>LIVE PAINT>MAKE, so that you can change to the colors of vector shapes in your image (you may need to UNGROUP your shapes if you have a completely full color image (you did not ignore white) and you cannot grab them separately!). This will turn all of your colors into clickable SHAPES that you can FILL with color using your selection arrow or the FILL BUCKET.

ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE "IGNORE WHITE" BOX IN LIVE TRACE SETTINGS IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE WHITE BACKGROUND!

Once you have reviewed the watched Mr. B.'s demonstration, reviewed the video tutorial and experimented with colors, etc. on the maracas below, save the file to your CHALLENGE FOLDER as MARACAS.ai.

You might want to consider using this technique in your shirt design project. Consider putting a group of these together, using small, masked images from Photoshop, then LIVE TRACE/LIVE PAINT the images and arrange them on your artboard to create an illustrated graphic. Then, add the necessary words and text to complete the design for your shirt.

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THE TA CUSTOMS LOGO is due today! Please make sure you have saved your .ai and .gif files to the TA_CUSTOMS folder on the Q: Drive! Make sure to FILE>SAVE FOR WEB AND DEVICES and set the file type (upper left corner of the dialogue box) to .GIF with TRANSPARENCY! Then, save your file!

Once you have completed your TA_CUSTOMS design, please work on our next COMMISSIONED work:

THE HOLA T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: This design is worth $20.00 and a free T-shirt and Free Hot Chocolate!

  • HOLA is the "Highland Organization of Latin Americans" and is the Spanish Club at Highland High School. They work throughout the year to raise awareness and acceptance for all nationalities at the school and fundraise for club trips and scholarships.
  • HOLA would like to have a new design for the club t-shirt. Shirt will include the words "HOLA" and "Highland Organization of Latin Americans" on the front of the shirt in a pleasing, cheerful fashion. This image should be welcoming and should not include any IMAGES OR PHRASES that continue racial stereotypes. (SEE BELOW!)
  • The BACK of the shirt should have the word ADIOS, created in a way to match the theme of the front of the shirt. This does not have to be a duplicate of the front and could be a simple word.
  • These images need to be created on a 12" by 12" canvas in ILLUSTRATOR and should include a TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND. It should also be a SINGLE COLOR IMAGE!
  • SAVE these files as .ai and .gif files to the Q: Drive/HOLA_SHIRT_DESIGN folder by Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. This will be graded in a similar fashion to the recent TA Customs Design for 1/25/50 points, depending upon the amount of effort demonstrated.
  • IMAGES THAT HOLA LIKES: These images show generic references to "HOLA" or the Latin American heritage that is important to the club. A collage of Latin American images (such as the second design below) would be suitable for this project.

IMAGES THAT HOLA DOES NOT LIKE AND WILL NOT ACCEPT: Images that the organization WILL NOT ACCEPT include any that reinforce ethnic stereotypes, such as images of sombreros, big mustaches, pinatas, tacos, etc. They also wish to completely avoid any WORDPLAY that involves Spanish words, such as those below regarding "Juan", etc. These are, again, not funny and are insulting to people of Spanish heritage. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS about the appropriateness of your ideas, see Mr. B.!

MON

1/28

BELLRINGER: We have a commissioned graphic design work! Yay! Please work on completing the TA Customs Company Logo. Here are the graphics for this project: Pencil Sketch of Logo, Font for Logo. Please create this logo design on an 8 inch by 8 inch canvas!

Reward for the winning design has been INCREASED to $15.00. Cash.

Deadline for this is WEDNESDAY. Please save your final .ai folder for this project as LASTNAME_TA_CUSTOMS_LOGO.ai in the Q: DRIVE/TA_CUSTOMS_LOGO folder.

IF YOU COMPLETE THE TA CUSTOMS LOGO, please work on our next COMMISSIONED work.

FRI

1/25

BELLRINGER: We have a commissioned graphic design work! Yay! Please work on completing the TA Customs Company Logo. Here are the graphics for this project: Pencil Sketch of Logo, Font for Logo. Please create this logo design on an 8 inch by 8 inch canvas!

Reward for the winning design has been INCREASED to $15.00. Cash.

WORK DAY: OUR NEXT BIG 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.

WED

1/23

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 (as needed): ILLUSTRATOR SHAPES and COLORS QUIZ.