AGENDA:

(Dates and projects are subject to change)

 

 

WEEK 01 _Jan  21_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

Intro.

 

-- "I bought a 4K TV!"

-- Photoshop vs Illustrator

-- Raster vs Vector

-- Quality and Resolution

 

 

THU

 

-- Around Photoshop

-- Around Illustrator

-- Documents/Imports and Outputs

 

Let's make some lines. (or paths?)

Download [Ch1] file.

 

Project 1

 

Take a good/straight/frontal photo of your building (home, house, dorm, ...).

Draw your house in Illustrator.

Keep your lines straight. No curves.

Use only flat/solid colors. No gradients or textures.

 

In Illustrator save your .ai file.

In Photoshop place your drawing AND the real photo in a letter size document/portrait/print quality/1" margin/

 

You will upload 2 files to your canvas BEFORE next class on Tuesday.

Format:

Lastname_Project1_House_MMDDYY.ai

Lastname_Project1_Final_ MMDDYY.jpg

 

Value (Dark / Medium / Light)

 

 

 

WEEK 02 _Jan 28_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

 

Image Quality

Size vs Resolution

 

Curves and paths

Tracing shapes.

 

Download [Ch2] file.

First we work on the tracing_template file.

Then finish the shapes file and upload to Canvas before leaving the class.

Format:

Lastname_Inclass_Shapes_090418.ai

 

Via Google search image find a good quality image of a sea creature!

Trace and create digital version of your creature (with strokes and fills) while you are minimizing the details.

Add some background using pen tool behind the creature in different layers.

 

Place your final result + actual photo in a single document, letter size, 300dpi, 1" margin

You will upload 2 below files to the Canvas. (Pay attention to the formats and artboard)

 

Lastname_Project2_Creature_MMDDYY.ai

Lastname_Project2_Final_MMDDYY.jpg

 

Due Date: Before our class time on Thursday.

 

 

THU

 

Contrast

Relativity of visual elements

 

You will take 6 photos with different contrast. (Follow the instruction)

 

WEEK 03 _Feb 04_______________________________________________

 

 

TUE

 

Due today: 6 photos / upload to Canvas.

 

Dot/Texture/Value

Line/texture/Value

Tracing a figure

 

Download template for value exercise [here]

Download and print the template for value exercise [here] home

 

THU

 

Return your black and white orange on paper

Orange!

Lastname_Orange_091318.jpg

 

Shape/Value with Color

Windy Northridge  [Here]

Edit path, Text on path, Adjust values in color

 

 

 

Pathfinder [Here]

 

Shape

Shape and Composition, Balance

Symmetrical vs Asymmetrical

 

 

 

WEEK 04 _Feb 11_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

Continue on Shape/Compositions/Balance

 

Download template ch.8 [Here]

Download template ch.9 [Here]

 

 

THU

 

Color / Color Theory

Paint vs Light

Contrast (low/hight)

Area contrast vs Background Contrast

 

Working file ch.10 [Here]

Working file Flower [Here]

 

 

 

WEEK 05 _Feb 18_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

Contrast and Depth

Atmospheric Perspective

 

Download working file ch.12 [Here]

 

 

 

THU

 

Value vs. Intensity

 

 

Contrast by Values

Contrast by Intensity

 

Working file ch.14 [Here]

Working file ch.15 [Here]

 

Download the Boat file [Here]

- Set Boat in Good Contrast

- Set BG in Low Contrast Light Value

 

Download the Infographic [Here]

Adjust the contrast for the various layers to create separation. This time, clarity is more important than depth. Make sure that the anatomy image stands out but do not clip lights or darks. It should have good contrast. The panel with 82% should have the most emphasis. SKY and SYSTEM STATUS should be legible but do not need to stand out. Balance darks and lights.

 

Download the VideoGame sketch [Here]

Adjust the contrast for the various layers to create separation and depth. The adjustment layers have been created and linked for you. The dragon character should have good contrast. Make sure that the ball at the side of his mouth does not turn solid white; it actually has shades of gray. The background should have low contrast light values. Make the adjustments visible enough to create separation but do not make the adjustments so dramatic that the image becomes disunified.

 

Due by the end of class: Boat, Infographic, Videogame

Due before next class: Chapter 15, Ex. A,B,C,D.

 

 

 

WEEK 06 _Feb 25_______________________________________________

 

 

 

Working file ch.16 [Here]

 

 

 

THU

 

Edges / Movable Edges

Compositions with circles

Invention

 

Ch.18 and Ch.19 due: By the end of class.

Ch.20 due: Before class on next Tuesday Oct. 9th.

 

Adobe Color [Link]

 

Working file ch.20 [Here]

 

Using Illustrator, create 4 different compositions / letter size / preferably in landscape orientation

Lastname_Circular_Compsition_V1_MMDDYY.jpg

 

For your 4 compositions consider:

1. Color theme

2. If the three circles are arranged in a triangle you will have a dead zone of white space in the middle.

3. All of the composition must be addressed. This does not mean everything has to be filled up. You should not be able to cut off part of the page without ruining the composition.

4. Color theme

5. Make sure there’s negative space. Consider symmetrical or non-symmetrical.

6. Avoid geometric and hierarchical arrangements. Rhythm means that things are not arranged geometrically and sequentially. That’s also the reason for the different sizes.

7. If two shapes overlap or are close together they read as one - proximity.

8. Color theme

9. This is an exercise of determining size and placement.

10. Reinforce from earlier: Don’t be afraid of going off the edge. Don’t stick images in corners.

11. Color theme

 

WEEK 07 _Mar 04_______________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 08 _Mar 11_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

Complementary Color

Working file ch.16 [Here]

 

 

Rhythm

Working file Rhythm [Here]

 

 

Due before Thursday:

Upload to canvas > You will take 6 photos (horizontal) to emphasis complementary color by including at least 2 objects.

Consider your composition (balanced? symmetrical asymmetrical? ...) and rhythm in your frame.

 

Make sure you will have your sketchbook and pencil for Thursday.

 

 

THU

 

 

Geometric Character [.] [Here]

Pathfinder [Here]

 

During the class: Sketch your 3 characters > Document your sketch > Upload to the canvas > Get approval

Iteration > Iteration > Iteration

Digitize and develop in 2 different style your approved character during the spring break!

 

WEEK 09 _Mar 18_______________________________________________

 

 

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

WEEK 10 _Mar 25_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

 

THU

 

 

 

 

WEEK 11 _Apr 01_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

 

 

 

THU

 

 

 

WEEK 12 _Apr 08_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

 

 

THU

 

 

 

 

WEEK 13 _Apr 15_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

 

 

THU

 

 

WEEK 14 _Apr 22_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

 

 

THU

 

 

 

WEEK 15 _Apr 29_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

 

 

THU

 

 

WEEK 16 _May 06_______________________________________________

 

TUE

 

 

 

THU

 

 

 

WEEK 17 _May 13__FINAL_________________________________________

 

 

TUE

 

05/14/19

Final portfolio Due before 10:15am.

Upload your portfolio in PDF format to Canvas.

 

Exam starts at 10:15am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep a color wheel handy!

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