Objective:
Discover how to apply cool effects in order to create unique Typography.

Method:
Use one of these tutorials to gain a more grounded understanding of the endless opportunities available with Type Effects. (Use your name to complete the tutorial!)

Iron Text Effect
3D Glowing Retro Text Effect

Turn In:
Post daily progress to your blog. Post the completed .PNG to your blog and submit the .PSD file to the correct folder in the ExamDrop.

Objective:
Identify the different selection tools in Photoshop. Gain skills in the use of the selection tools and gain a solid understanding of when and why to use the different tools.

Method:
Work through all of the selection tutorials in order to gain a solid understanding of each tool. Make sure to follow the order below.

Turn In:
As you work through the tutorials, make sure to use the snip tool to capture screen images of your artboard and layers panel to post to your blog. Describe the process and uses of each selection tool with the correlating image. All images and descriptions can be in one long blog post or separated into individual posts.

Objective:
This is an introduction to applying effects to text.

Method:
Use the following tutorial to gain an understanding of how to apply different effects to text.
Use YOUR NAME (first only) in place of the word in the tutorial.

**Do not download the font** Use a similar one that is already installed instead.

Turn In:
Drop the AI file into the ExamDrop. Export your final image as a PNG and post to your blog and discuss what tools were used and what struggles you had to overcome to achieve the finished piece.

Objective:
We will discuss the use and effectiveness of Typography and define the necessary terminology on Wednesday when I return.

Method:
Students will take notes during teacher led PRESENTATION.
Typography Lecture Notes

Before the lecture on Wednesday, complete the following worksheet. It can also be found on the LocalPublic CollegeStation drive.

  • Q:\OuallineJ\GraphicDesign&Illustration\Typography\(2) Typography in Illustrator_ Basic Type lesson

Turn In:
Before the lecture on Wednesday, look over the linked presentation and formulate any questions for during the lecture. Next work through the linked tutorial in Illustrator, export as a PNG and post it to your blog when finished. After the lecture, you will upload your notes to your blog and write out a summary of what was learned. These will need to be two separate posts.

Objective:
Expand your skills with gradient meshes and blends.

Method:
Use this tutorial to create several floating lily pads with flowers.

Turn In:
When finished, make sure to save as both an .ai and a .png file. Place your .ai file in the correlating folder in the ExamDrop. Post your .png file to your blog and discuss the tools used in the project and what you thought about the project as a whole.

Objective:
Deepen knowledge and skills within Adobe Illustrator

Method:
Use this tutorial to learn about gradients and blending mode effects in order to create a glowing jelly fish. You will also learn how to create new brushes and use the Scatter brush tool.

Turn In:
When you finish, make sure to save both an .ai and .png file. You will submit your .ai file into the ExamDrop folder and post the .png file to your blog. Discuss both your favorite and least favorite parts of the project and explain why.

Objective:
Reaffirm previous knowledge of basic shape tools and learn other modification techniques with the Pathfinder panel.

Method:
Use this tutorial to create a “Not so scary” Yeti. The look must be the same, but feel free to play with the colors.

Turn in:
Save the finished design in your illustrator folder as both an .AI and a .PNG file. Submit the .ai file to the ExamDrop and the .png file needs to be posted to your blog. Describe the techniques that you used. What was your favorite part of the tutorial? What did you struggle with most and how did you overcome it?

Assignment DUE By Wednesday, September 14.

Objective:
All designers need a strong grasp of color theory. It is the one thing that unifies all aspects of design.

Method:
Follow along with the lecture and take notes. After the lecture you will complete and submit the Color Purity/Value assignment and the Color Theory Worksheet.

Turn In:
You will publish one post with both the .png file of your Color Purity & Value assignment and paste below the questions and answers from your Color Theory Worksheet.

Objective:
Learning to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. The pen tool is an invaluable skill for any designer in Illustrator.

Method:
I will go over the techniques at the beginning of class to get you started.

Access the file at the following location.
– Q:\OuallineJ\Graphic Design & Illustration\Illustrator Lessons\02)Pen Tool\pen_practice.ai

– Also open the directions for the assignment in the same location (Pen Practice.docx)

Once finished with the assignment, play the game in order to gain more proficiency with the tool.

Turn in:
Save into your illustrator folder as an .AI file. You will submit your .AI file into the folder in the ExamDrop.

Objective:
Identify and define the Elements and Principles of Design.

Method:
Work through teacher led discussion over the eight elements and eight principles of design. The students will take notes and create a blog post. Define each element and principle, give a graphical representation of each and explain the example you chose.

Turn In:
Your post should be complete and published by Wednesday, August 31.