UP: The Pixar Movie Poster
We ended last week by working with Illustrator's Shape Builder tool and many of you had ah-hah moments as a result. We're going to continue to use this Illustrator tool this week with a new project that we'll be working with in InDesign.
InDesign has undergone quite a few changes because of how publishing has moved towards different medias beyond the printed page. The designed page can now have interactivity, animations and motion never before possible with paper and ink. The advent of digital readers allow us to use motion in our designs. That will be our focus this week. This web page explains some of the new features that allow InDesign to do basic animation work.
The finished project that you will be creating this week will be a choice between an animated cover of your favorite book or a poster design of a favorite movie.
Here are the steps we'll be following for this project:
Below is a sample animation of the project for this week
This week we'll be working in Illustrator to create a scanimation. This form of animation is a mechanical animation technique that is frequently used in a variety of children's and novelty collector books. It's a great way to see the connection between art and math! This website offers a pretty good tutorial for how to create these. For our in-class work we'll use this clip art of a simple heart.
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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