Competencies this week:
This week we'll be continuing our work in Adobe InDesign. We'll be creating a calendar. A calendar is a basic table with rows and columns. Font choice will be important to get the mood you are trying to create. Please read the Knowledge Base material on Typography and use the link for Google Fonts to pair two fonts that will work for your design.
You will need anywhere between 12 to 16 photos for your calendar. You can use your own artwork (suggested) or other images if you prefer. I would recommend creating some sort of theme for your calendar as it will help in creating a coherent feel to the piece.
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.
A step-by-step guide with specifications can be downloaded here.
A folding dummy will be provided for you to create finished layouts for your booklet. Below are the setup windows for creating both styles of calendar.
Competencies this project:
Knowledge Based Study - this will tie into the projects we are working on this week.
This week we are going to need to all pitch in and help with the task of extracting our seniors from the backgrounds they were photographed in. Our end goal is to have a two page spread for this year's yearbook that shows our seniors celebrating their upcoming graduation. Below is a rough compilation.
The steps for doing this can be found in this step-by-step guide or you can watch this video for tips on how to approach this common task:
Design Project: Coloring History
For this project we'll be learning techniques for colorizing images using Adobe Photoshop. Marina Amaral is a young artist from South America who has taken this project to amazing levels. She has been hired by many museums and publications to add color to historical images. Here is what she thinks is important about her line of work:
“Coloring black and white photos is an art that requires a deep work of research, analysis of each object to make it be as realistic as possible, historical knowledge and enough respect to value and preserve every detail in each story. It is a complex process able to transport us to anywhere. ”
To be able to do this kind of project requires an understanding of the following:
Competencies this project:
Knowledge Based Study
This Week's Design Project: Designing Tour Posters
This week's project requires you to create two different and distinct poster designs for a band, singer, performance artist, or artist group promoting a world tour
Accepted Applications: You can use any application for the graphics used in your poster (Photoshop, Medibang, etc), but your finished design should be completed in either InDesign or Illustrator. You can also include analog artwork into your piece - possibilities include watercolor washes, acrylics, hand lettering, illustrations, etc.
Steps for this project using the design process shown above:
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd 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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AM - Thursdays - 1
PM - Thursdays - 7
PM - Mondays - 7