Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday February 20: Word and Illustrator

Happy Tuesday- wake up after the long weekend.
Studio time to work on your Word It assignment.

Today's Learning Target:
I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator

GOAL: Create three new files in Illustrator. Each has a word that has been manipulated to look like what it means (visual onomatopoeia).  Each file is 6x6".

You should be able to:
Change Font
Change color (fill and stroke)
Create Outlines
Use Isolation Mode
Add anchor points
Use Direct Selection Arrow (white arrow)
Stretch and alter anchor points
Warp and other Effects
Use transparency
Use gradient
Slice a word/ Pathfinder tool

Don't remember how? Click the links for videos, ask someone or look it up!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday February 17 : What to do with Words?

Word It Assignment
Create three designs in Illustrator.
Each is 6" x 6".
You may ONLY use the letterforms to design.
Save each design in your H Drive as an Illustrator file.
Then save them as JPGs for your portfolio and add.
*more encouraged for an A for your portfolio.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday February 15: Words Words Words

I have to apologize; I am still behind on grading portfolios. You will see that grade adjust in the next week or so.  That means, if you flaked on taking pics you can still get them in!!!

By now:
*Your Contact Sheet of 24 new pics should be in your portfolio
*You should have practiced editing images in BeFunky.com. You need THREE images, before and after in your portfolio
*You should have played some with words in Illustrator- we will do more of that today.

Today's Learning Target:
I feel confident creating designs in Adobe Illustrator

Word as Image (by Ji Lee) from jilee on Vimeo.

We will continue to play in Illustrator so you can have a bunch of new tools to use for the Word It project coming up.

You should be able to:
Change Font
Create Outlines
Use Isolation Mode
Use Direct Selection Arrow (white arrow)
Change Font
Add anchor points/Convert anchor points
Slice a shape/ Pathfinder tool
Free Transform, Transform, Warp and other Effects
Change color (fill and stroke)
Use transparency
Use gradient

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February 14 : I'm out! I'm sorry!

I am out of the building this morning; I'm sorry I didn't tell you.

Please take today to play in Illustrator.

Feel free to make Valentines for someone if you wish!!


Download this file from Drive and double click it at the bottom of your screen to open it in Illustrator.

Make your design for the front and then click it with the black arrow and right click. Choose Rotate and rotate it 180 degrees.

Move that design to the top left panel.

Design your inside right side up where it says Inside.

File/Print and choose the printer that ends is 750. They will print in the back of the room.

Or just make your own. See you tomorrow!!

Image result for meme valentines

Tuesday February 13: Contact Sheet last call and Words

Things today:
1.Make your contact sheet and put in your portfolio ASAP!!!
Some of you still don't have pictures. That makes me feel like this.

If you still need to make your contact sheets, the video on how to upload pics from a device is HERE and the video on how to create a contact sheet with the Snipping Tool is HERE.

(remember you are supposed to have taken 24 images, 2 of each Scavenger Hunt Item)

NEXT... go to the Google Web Store and add BeFunky to your apps so you can quickly choose them.

Let's walk through how to use Befunky to edit your pics, and how to save them.

Pic before (rule of thirds/framing)

Edited image- small crop, color adjustment

SAVE BOTH images!!!!!

You need at least THREE edited images, before and after for your portfolio.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday February 12 : Pictures!! and Portfolio

By now you should have:
1. Fully updated your PORTFOLIO for grading. HERE IS THE LIST
2. Taken your 24  pictures and have them with you today.

I take many photographs so I can explore a wide range of options to choose from for my final project.
I feel confident using digital cameras.

GOAL- create a Shoot it Contact Sheet and put it in your portfolio

If you have your pictures, please follow these directions.


Need to pull your images down from Google Drive to your H drive? HERE is how...
*BUT, you have more storage in your Google Drive, so only pull down what you want to use.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday February 8 : Reminders, Deadlines and more Illustrator

REMINDER: For Monday I need to see at least 24 pictures from you.
Your scavenger hunt list is HERE.
Show me these things while you explore
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Framing
  • Light & Shadow
  • Focus
Make sure your portfolio matches mine for projects. 
My portfolio would be graded an A as soon as my contact sheet is in on MONDAY.

Checklist for check one

Your portfolio needs for a B:
Photoshop cover
Illustrator cover
Crazy 8
Less Is More
Radial Colors
Contact sheet with 24 images

For an A... you need three extras...
New cover in either Photoshop or Illustrator
Extra Crazy 8
Extra Less is More
New Radial
Extra color schemes with labels (min 2)
More than 24 new images for contact sheet

Work on anything you need to do!! 
Guss Youtube channel to find VAT videos

If we are all done we can play more in Illustrator.