- Create the basic shapes necessary to create the icon you wish to create using primary shapes (elipse, rectangle, star, polygon) Use NO FILL with a black stroke!
- Overlay and position the shapes.
- Select all (Command-A)
- Choose the Shape Builder Tool
- If you click and drag from one highlighted area to another highlighted you will combine those shapes.
- If you hold the option key down you will delete that area.
Below is an instructional video of a new tool added to Illustrator CS5. This tool may help you create logo icons in a simpler manner. The basic workings are as follows:
I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday break. The year seems to be rushing by at break-neck speed and I'm thankful for the good work that has been done thus far. This week, we'll be having our SkillsUSA in-lab competition. The competition will be held on Wednesday, and both AM and PM students will be taking part. The winner will be representing our school at District competitions in February.
You are going to be creating a company logo following a design brief that will be given to you on the competition day. Below are the skills you will be asked to demonstrate in the competition:
This short week we need to finish work on a number of initiatives and start a new project - below are our goals for the week:
List of Potential Careers related to Graphic Communications and Commercial Art:
Most of the careers listed above require a minimum of a 2-year Associates Degree and a few require a 4-year Bachelors Degree depending on the area of specialization.
Below are some strong links to pages that describe the above careers and may help you with your research:
Yesterday, you were given the key research questions that needed to be answered to help us build our client's brochure. Your assignment was to compile the answers to those key questions in a Word file. The components were:
Using the form below, please submit your word file:
Escher Research Document
Thank you, your assignment has been sent
Over the next three days you will be completing a Webquest on tesselations and the work of the artist, M.C. Esher. Esher was an amazing artist and I believe you will be impressed with his work. Here are the steps you will follow:
As part of your research for your project, it might be a good idea to become more acquainted with the new pattern tool in Adobe Illustrator. The videos below will help you create your own tessellations:
Mr. Tucker is in his 20th year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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