GRAPHIC DESIGN I- MARCH, 2020
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

FRI

3/27

WHAT'S DUE?

  • CLEVER TYPOGRAPHY SHEET DUE TODAY,
  • TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON WORDS DUE TODAY.

THE VIRTUAL CLASS: It was great to see a few of you again. We only had a total of four students come online for this class. I am thinking of having our classes later in the day, probably in the afternoon, starting next week. For those of you that were NOT in attendance, you may want to review. At the very end of the session, I do some review of EDITING ANCHOR POINTS in YOUIDRAW, so check it out.

THE OPENER: So, everyone likes to complain that TYPOGRAPHY IS TOO HARD! Oh, Phooey! To begin preparing for our upcoming Typography Triathalon ( first leg of this Triathalon starts today!), please complete the "Clever Typography Thinking Sheet." This will be a graded assignment, due on FRIDAY, MARCH 27th.

OUR PROJECT: TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART ONE: I have been doing this Triathalon Project for almost 15 years at Highland High School. There is usually a prize involved for the student that executes these three mini-projects the best. I do not know what that will be this year, but I will try to think of something!

PLEASE READ THE RULES VERY CLOSELY FOR THIS PROJECT!

We will be doing this project in YOUIDRAW. Hopefully by this time, students all have access to a computer and to Google Drive. You will be illustrating a series of ten words typographically for this part of the project. Please do this on a single canvas in YOUIDRAW and share the final canvas with me over Google Drive when you are done.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

UPCOMING VIRTUAL CLASS: I would like to try to get together with as many of you as can on FRIDAYS at 10:00 am. I will send out invitations for our first virtual class by email on Friday, March 25th, so be ready with your ZOOM ACCOUNT.

WED

3/25

WHAT'S DUE?

  • JAZZY PAWS THINKING SHEET due today.
  • LETTER YOUIDRAW CANVAS due today.
  • CLEVER TYPOGRAPHY SHEET by FRIDAY, 3/27,
  • TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON WORDS by FRIDAY, MARCH 27th.

THE OPENER: So, everyone likes to complain that TYPOGRAPHY IS TOO HARD! Oh, Phooey! To begin preparing for our upcoming Typography Triathalon ( first leg of this Triathalon starts today!), please complete the "Clever Typography Thinking Sheet." This will be a graded assignment, due on FRIDAY, MARCH 27th.

OUR PROJECT: TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART ONE: I have been doing this Triathalon Project for almost 15 years at Highland High School. There is usually a prize involved for the student that executes these three mini-projects the best. I do not know what that will be this year, but I will try to think of something!

PLEASE READ THE RULES VERY CLOSELY FOR THIS PROJECT!

We will be doing this project in YOUIDRAW. Hopefully by this time, students all have access to a computer and to Google Drive. You will be illustrating a series of ten words typographically for this part of the project. Please do this on a single canvas in YOUIDRAW and share the final canvas with me over Google Drive when you are done.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

UPCOMING VIRTUAL CLASS: I would like to try to get together with as many of you as can on FRIDAYS at 10:00 am. I will send out invitations for our first virtual class by email on Friday, March 25th, so be ready with your ZOOM ACCOUNT.

MON

3/23

NOTE FROM MR. B.: Over the next couple of weeks, we will be conducting Graphic Design business online. While we do not all have access to Adobe Illustrator, as we have been using in the classroom, I have located a fairly decent vector graphics program online that will work within your Google account and will allow us to complete many of the remaining projects that we had for the semester from your home computer. We will need to adapt some work, but we will do our best to continue to work just as we did in the classroom. I will be giving you a number of Graphics assignments and projects over the next couple of weeks. Do your very best to complete these assignments in any way and using any resources, that you can. I will accept almost any work, as long as you are trying to give a strong effort. If you do not complete any work, you will not receive a decent grade or possibly even credit for this class.

LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES: I would like to be able to have a virtual class period, using Zoom, at least one time per week. Please watch for details of this in the near future on this page and by email. In the meantime, PLEASE GO TO ZOOM.US AND CREATE AN ACCOUNT, USING YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS. This will allow you to participate in online virtual classes later this week.

FOR THE START OF THIS WEEK: Here are a few things that I would like all class members to complete by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH:

  1. CATCHING UP: I notice that only one student had a chance to complete the JAZZY PAWS THINKING SHEET. Please complete this by WEDNESDAY for grading. ALSO: Please make sure you review ALL 64 entries before you start answering the questions!
  2. FINDING OUR APP: Please go to the youidraw.com website drawing page. You are presented with a couple of choices here, "AVAILABLE IN CHROME WEB STORE." If you can, click this option, which will install youidraw as a Google Drive app for use when you log in to your school account. You will also see "START NOW" as an option. This will take you to the drawing screen. Notice that there is a LOG IN button in the upper right corner. LOG IN! This will allow you to save your work on your school Google Drive.
  3. FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND: Please start a new drawing in YOUIDRAW, either by going to their website or by clicking NEW>MORE>YOUIDRAW from your school Google Drive. CLICK DRAWING when given an option. Click the START FROM NEW button in the upper left of the screen. When your drawing space comes up, if your screen does not look like the image below:

click on the YELLOW QUESTION MARK in the upper right corner. SPEND TIME reviewing all of the LEARN MORE LINKS to learn how this program operates.

  1. CREATING SOMETHING: Using your knowledge gained regarding this program, DUPLICATE the following image as closely as you can, including fonts, colors, strokes, etc.

  1. SAVING AND SUBMITTING: Use the BIG RED FILE MENU ICON in the upper left of your drawing program to SAVE AS. Call your drawing LETTER. This will save your letter drawing as a .YDR file to your Google Drive. SHARE THIS FILE with MR. B. for grading by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th. You can also EXPORT your file as a .PNG or a .JPG by clicking the EXPORT button in the upper right corner, but it will have a watermark on it unless you upgrade the program.

THU

3/12

BELLRINGER: Mr. B. is out today, so there are TWO bellringers! Woohoo! We prepare for our upcoming LOGO PROJECT by completing the "Jazzy Paws" Thinking Sheet. I would also like you to put some thought into the upcoming "Illustration Logo" Project by completing the "Illustration Logo" Thinking Sheet. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON EACH FORM!

If you have not yet done so, please SUBMIT your .JPG files of your FIRE_DEPARTMENT_PATCH file to the Fire Department by clicking on their SUBMISSION FORM FROM THEIR WEBSITE. Please name your file:

HHS_GRAPHIC_PATCH_lastname.jpg

WORK DAY: Work on the following two projects, in order:

OUR LOGO PROJECTS:

MON

3/9

&

TUE

3/10

BELLRINGER: By the end of class today, please save your .AI/.JPG files into your folder AND THE FIRE_DEPARTMENT_PATCH folder on the Q: DRIVE. The Fire Department has asked that we submit all of our entries through their SUBMISSION FORM FROM THEIR WEBSITE. Please name your file:

HHS_GRAPHIC_PATCH_lastname.jpg

and visit Mr. B. before the end of class, so that we can submit your design today, as Mr. B. will not be here on Thursday and the contest ends over Spring Break.

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT. If you happen to have completed your Fire Department Project, please work on the following two projects, in order:

OUR LOGO PROJECTS:

FRI

3/6

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, please work on your PATCH PROJECT or your LOGOS.

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT. Here is the website for the original patch contest on the Ault-Pierce Fire Department Page.

I am hearing some students indicating that they are getting "tired of" working on the Patch Project. I have tried to minimize the amount of "other" projects that we have had lately, so that students can dedicate time to working on a product that offers a nice payday. However; we do have some other projects on the horizon, as seen below. If you happen to have completed your Fire Department Project or want a little diversion, you can work on the following two projects, in order:

OUR LOGO PROJECTS:

THU

3/5

BELLRINGER: We preview our upcoming LOGO Projects. Then- work day! We will have much of our second half of class interrupted by Special Olympics. For this, we will be dismissed to the Gym at 9:20.

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT. Here is the website for the original patch contest on the Ault-Pierce Fire Department Page.

I am hearing some students indicating that they are getting "tired of" working on the Patch Project. I have tried to minimize the amount of "other" projects that we have had lately, so that students can dedicate time to working on a product that offers a nice payday. However; we do have some other projects on the horizon, as seen below. If you happen to have completed your Fire Department Project or want a little diversion, you can work on the following two projects, in order:

OUR LOGO PROJECTS:

TUE

3/3

BELLRINGER: No bellringers for today, we really need time to work on our PATCH PROJECT, it is due sooner than you think...

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT.

MON

3/2

BELLRINGER: We haven't had a CHALLENGE in a little while. Please complete the WALKING PEOPLE CHALLENGE. Save this to your CHALLENGE FOLDER as walking_people.ai before the end of class.

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT.

THU

2/27

&

FRI

2/28

BELLRINGER: We are on kind of a schedule to get the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT going, so spend time working on your GREEN MONSTER.

WORK DAY: Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

    • THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.

TUE

2/25

BELLRINGER:The Fire Department Website is unblocked. Please spend a few minutes reviewing the requirements and completing the "FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH REVIEW."

We are on kind of a schedule to get the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT going, so spend time working on your GREEN MONSTER.

WORK DAY: Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

    • THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.

MON

2/24

BELLRINGER: We discuss a possible "MONEY PROJECT."

The Ault/ Pierce Fire Department has a new contest to design their Department Patch for this year. They are offering a 150 dollar award to the winning design, as well as a 20 minute helicopter ride for two in the Greeley MedEvac Chopper. We can participate in this if we wish.

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...) THIS WILL BE GRADED TODAY IN CLASS!
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  2. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it CARTOON.ai.

FRI

2/21

BELLRINGER: Nothing new or special today. Please be working on the GREEN MONSTER drawing today.

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...) THIS WILL BE GRADED TODAY IN CLASS!
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  2. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it CARTOON.ai.

THU

2/20

BELLRINGER: As a little warm-up for the day, please complete the EYEBALL CHALLENGE. Pick any four in a row and replicate them on a single ILLUSTRATOR canvas using PEN, SHAPE and DIRECT SELECTION TOOLS. When you are done, EXPORT your image as a .JPG and save it to your CHALLENGE FOLDER, call it EYEBALLS.jpg.

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...) THIS WILL BE GRADED TODAY IN CLASS!
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  2. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it CARTOON.ai.

TUE

2/18

BELLRINGER: We review The TOADY CHALLENGE, and reveal the winner!

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...) THIS WILL BE GRADED ON THURSDAY IN CLASS!
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  2. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it CARTOON.ai.

THU

2/13

BELLRINGER: Nacona and Tristan- See me at the start of class today to go over a few DRAWING TIPS.

If you have not yet finished The TOADY CHALLENGE, do so today. The AWESOME PRIZE will be given out next week. It is a GREAT prize! Save your final product to the Q: DRIVE TOAD_CHALLENGE FOLDER- SAVE one LASTNAME_TOAD.ai and EXPORT a LASTNAME_TOAD.jpg.

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  2. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it CARTOON.ai.

MON

2/10

and

TUE

2/11

BELLRINGER: Only four students in class today, due to PSAT Testing for Sophomores and Juniors.

A MAJOR EVENT IN THE GRAPHIC DESIGN II SPRING SEMESTER- The TOADY CHALLENGE! This year, there is an AWESOME PRIZE! Trust me. Do your best! Save your final product to the Q: DRIVE TOAD_CHALLENGE FOLDER- SAVE one LASTNAME_TOAD.ai and EXPORT a LASTNAME_TOAD.jpg.

If you are not sure how to manipulate CURVES in ILLUSTRATOR for this Challenge, please review the DRAWING VIDEO TUTORIAL at about the 12:30 mark!

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY (continued): The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait.
  2. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  3. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it CARTOON.ai.

FRI

2/7

BELLRINGER: No major bellringers today. Please see Mr. B. today with a completed SELFIE TYPOGRAPHY PORTRAIT.

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait.
  2. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  3. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai.

THU

2/6

BELLRINGER: Time for an actual CHALLENGE. This will be GRADED AS AN ASSESSMENT, so do you very best to make this look exactly as the original! Please complete THE LION CHALLENGE!

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait.
  2. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it all anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  3. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai.

TUE

2/4

BELLRINGER: Let's learn something NEW in Illustrator! This one is EASY, and comes with complete step-by-step instructions. Complete the RADIAL DESIGN IN ILLUSTRATOR THINKING SHEET. Please note that at the end, I ask you to create a canvas of your own design using the RADIAL COPY TOOL. Save both of your canvases to your CHALLENGE FOLDER for grading.

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.
  2. OUR UPCOMING "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it all anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  3. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai.

MON

2/3

BELLRINGER: Yay! Challenge time! This one isn't tough, just make sure to follow the instructions! Complete the "Vanishing Point" Challenge. Save your final file as an .ai file in your CHALLENGE folder.

The FBLA NAMETAG results are in. It's PAYDAY! There is, however, work to be done on this project! Here are the requests for changes:

  • Capitalize Highland High School.
  • Please change advisor name to "Mrs. O'Rand."
  • Add the roles/titles under our label names? (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Advisor)

Please fix these issues and I will show you how we need to get these ready for printing.

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.
  2. OUR UPCOMING "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it all anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

      THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

      • Target colors
      • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
      • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
      • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
      • Breaking PEN lines.
      • Merging LINES and STROKES.
      • EXCLUDING shapes.
      • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
      • Proper use of LAYERS.
      • Colorizing graphics.
      • Creating repeating line patterns.
      • Changing Layer colors.
  3. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai.