- primitive shapes (ellipse, square, polygon, star)
- pathfinder panel (palette)
- transform/transform again: CMD-D
- effect: distort, stylize, warp
This week we're going to be working in Adobe Illustrator. Important tools we'll be working with include:
Many of you don't seem to be taking my desire for you to journal seriously. Perhaps this slide show will help you understand why I think this is an important task that I want you to be doing. Many of you have posted nothing. It's time to change that - start working on this today - you'll thank me later.
My Learning Journal-the second semester is bringing a change - I'm going to require all of my students to begin journaling what they are working on every day in our lab. These entries can be made on a page on your ePortfolio. Here is a sample of today's entry that I made. I will be making daily entries as well to model what I'm looking for. You will be responsible for four entries every week and these entries will be a major grade. What I'm looking for is three to four sentences that answer these questions:
Those of you not using Weebly must email me a link to your journal entry before this Friday. I'm not requiring you to use Weebly - but I think it's perfect for this task.
This Week's Project - Elements & Principles of Design.001 - this link will take you to the project steps and procedures.
Next Week's Project - if you finish this week's project you can begin work on next week's project that continues our study of the elements of design.
We're half way through the year and many challenges are still in front of us. For Seniors - you have senior projects to finish, presentations to prepare, and leading the way in finalizing your edition of the 2012 Shield. Juniors need to focus on finishing their job shadow requirement before spring ends. And all of us need to recommit ourselves to keep the learning going - that part never ends - even for old guys like myself.
Next week we'll begin working on a major project we do every year. Many of you have only limited exposure to Adobe Illustrator and we need to improve our skills with this valuable tool before attempting a self portrait drawing project. To this end we'll be using my friend Rob Schwartz' site that he uses with his students. PM students will be participating in an online workshop led by Mr. Schwartz this coming Wednesday.
You can access his instructional videos using this link. I would highly recommend that you download the pen lesson and CMYK Wars files and work on those skills. It makes sense to do the basic skills tutorials if you haven't worked a lot with Illustrator.
Why did we just start a new year? Why is January the first month and was it always that way? The video below explains the history of the calendar we use today. We'll be creating a calendar in InDesign this week. You will need anywhere between 12 to 16 photos and you need to download the base calendar.
We'll be adding holidays to our calendars and you can personalize it by adding birthdays and other significant dates. If you're a person that believes every day is a holiday, you might want to check out this site.
The first step will be to create a folding dummy so that the work in InDesign will be mapped out before we start putting the booklet together. A sample will be shown.
Mr. Tucker is in his 21st 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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