Here are your choices for today:
Create Your Own Font: One of the presenters I worked with this morning (Christine DiPaulo) shared this terrific website that allows you to create your own font. The site is called Fonstruct. What I'd like you to do before the end of class is this:
- Create a free account on Fontstruct. Look at some of the fonts that others have created and that you can download.
- Create either an uppercase or lowercase version of your first and last name. I recommend zooming in to see the fine details of the font you're creating. There are basic tutorials that will show you how to use bricks of various shapes to create your dream font. Post a screen capture of the lettershapes that you create.
- Make sure you save the project on the site and you mark down both your username and password so you can return to finish this on Tuesday. It would be a good idea to bookmark this site as you'll probably want to work with this a lot more!
Create two mousepad designs:
If you won a mousepad kit in the past week or two, create the design for your mousepad. The design can be created in either Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. The finished dimension is 9.25 in. x 7.75 in. If you're working in Photoshop, you'll need a resolution between 200 and 300 pixels per inch. Post a screen capture of your finished design. Make sure you save the finished file to your hard drive. If you didn’t win a mousepad, I’ll give a kit to any student that also submits a yearbook cover design today.
Create a band, then create a band logo
This is a project we did several years ago and I'd like to see what you can do with this design challenge. Google "name my band" and try out a few of the suggested name creators. Decide on a name and then using Adobe Illustrator, create a two or three color logo for your new band. You'll need to create thumbnails for generating ideas and then expand one thumbnail for a full design in Illustrator.
If you didn't make a journal entry on Friday - I'll let you make it up on Monday - but it has to show the projects we worked on last week. Don't waste time!