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
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:
11th & 12th grade students - read this blog post. It's the best advice I've ever read on creativity. It could make you wealthy. It will definitely make you a better artist.
The Secret to Creativity by Jeffrey Paul Baumgartner
Tell me what you think - does this make sense to you?
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.
PHYS. ED. DAY
AM - Thursdays - 1
PM - Thursdays - 7
PM - Mondays - 7