VisualCommunication

GMD101

AGENDA

AGENDA:

(Dates and projects are subject to change)

 

 

WEEK 01 _Feb 04_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

Intro.

Syllabus

Book

Communication

Office hours

Tools

File naming

...

 

WED

 

Selfie?

 

-- Around Photoshop

-- Around Illustrator

-- Documents/Imports and Outputs

 

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

 

All shapes has 2 parts!

 

Demo:

In-Class practice Download files > Here

Home practice Download files > Here

 

Read: Creating public ePortfolio on Canvas

 

Project 1: Fortune Cookie ( Make it personal)

 

Upload 2 files to Canvas before next class.

1. Shape assignment: from agenda page

2. Houes:

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 for archive. Export the file as .jpg .

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

 

 

 

WEEK 02 _Feb 11_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

 

Your library membership? Book? Tools?

Now activate your Lynda membership.

 

Your book is here?!

 

Class notes [pdf]

Project 1: Fortune Cookie [Brief]

 

Think about idea and bring to the class on Wednesday.

Upload your thought(!) as text/words to Canvas before class time.

 

Pathfinder [Download]

 

 

WED

 

 

Read: Guide to Graphic Design Ch.1 and Ch.2 before next class.

 

LYNDA > Photoshop CC 2018 One-on-One: Fundamentals > Chapter 3 and 4

 

Using Photoshop prepare your images and upload 4 images in required format to Canvas:

 

1. A celebrity portrait 5" by 5" print quality, jpg format

2. A natural landscape 4" by 8", medium quality, png format

3. A high-rise building in black and white 1200px by 400px, Internet quality, tiff format

4. An instrument in square proportion in size 2MB, jpg format

 

Due: By the end of class.

 

 

 

WEEK 03 _Feb 18_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

Project 1 visual expansion

Your junk box, Collecting assets

Concept > Visual.

 

Share your Pinterest board [Here]

Share your Pinterest board [Here]

 

 

 

WED

 

Graphic Design concepts

 

Reading an artwork/image

Writing an artwork/image

 

Expanding your visual search

Reviewing your ideas.

 

Ask > Search > Think > Make

 

 

WEEK 04 _Feb 25_______________________________________________

 

 

MON

 

3 sketches on Project 1

Reviewing sketches/thumbnails

 

 

Ask > Search > Think > Make

Collage / Montage in Photoshop

 

Demo on Photomontage  (DADA - SURREALISM)

Download the guide [here]

Download the assets and template [here]

 

WED

 

Surreal Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upload the result to your canvas.

 

 

 

 

Scanning / Adjusting and color correction

 

Masking in Photoshop/ Blending images

 

Review files for print

 

 

 

WEEK 05 _Mar 04_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

 

Due Today: Project 1 Due - 3 deliverables - Wall Critique

Save your final files according to the brief.

Upload your files to the Canvas; 3 PDF, 3 JPG.

 

 

 

 

WED

 

Form and Meaning

 

Pixel to Vector

Tracing Images

 

Introducing Project 2 [Here]

 

 

Digital Self Portrait [Here]

1- Make a self portrait - 2500px x 2500px  (Square) maximum 5 colors

2- Create a vertical document 5000px x 2500px

 

Watch Image Tracing technique on Lynda (For Example: Illustrator: Tracing Artwork)

 

USEFUL TOOL: Adobe Color [Here]

 

 

WEEK 06 _Mar 11_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

Upload your digital portrait file to Canvas before class.

 

Project 2: Your Object

Bring your object to class.

 

 

Phase 1 Twelve (12) 3x3” photos of your object due 03.13

The photos will be well lighted with no harsh shadow, cropped, cleaned and resized to requirement.

Photos will be uploaded to your folder on Google Driver before next class. Create a folder and sub-folder following below format:

02_Project 2 > PartA_Photos

 

Make sure your object photos include: The whole object, familiar and unfamiliar angles, detail, meaningful background, in use or function (if applicable),...

 

 

Online links to take a better shot:

On Lynda > Mobile Photography Weekly with Seán Duggan > Simple product photography with your phone

On YouTube > How To Build A Photo Light Box [Here]

On YouTube > DIY Product Photos - Easy, Cheap and Good-looking [Here]

On YouTube > Build A Light Box On The Cheap [Here]

 

 

 

WED

 

Due before class:

12 photos of the object in your GDrive. (retouched, cropped, cleaned, sized) including silhouette, different angles, with and without background showing whole and details of the object.

 

Phase 1,2 Twelve (12) 3x3” pencil/pen/marker sketches of your object due 03.18 before class

Document all your sketches in your sketch book. You need to scan best 12 for the project.

Upload your sketches into GDrive following:

02_Project 2 > PartB_Sketches

 

 

WEEK 07 _Mar 18_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

Phase 1,2

Due before class

12 sketches in pencil/pen/marker

 

 

 

 

WED

 

Phase 1,2

Due before class:

12 interpretations of the object in any creative medium by your choice

02_Project 2 > PartC_Mediums

 

TYPE AND TYPOGRAPHY

 

Phase 3

Follow the instruction to create your brief/statement

Save your statement/brief in Microsoft Word/Pages and upload your brief file in GDrive:

02_Project 2 > Brief.docx

 

Choose 2 options for your typeface.

 

 

WEEK 08 _Mar 25_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

Phase 3

Review the brief and the choice of the typeface and finalizing the logo/logotype.

 

Adobe InDesign - Your management tool for type and image.

The basic in InDesign!

Image

Type tool, Typefaces, Fonts, Kerning, Tracking, Leading, Type on path/curve, ...

Export PDF

 

Download the InDesign Template [Here] [Old Version]

Import  all your 36 images +

Brief +

Type choice +

Final version of logo in 2 size (color) +

Final version of logo in 2 size (BW)

= Total 12 pages

 

Make sure you have all your assets for project 2 in a correct folder:

 

02_project 2

                       >

                       PartA_Photos   >   12 separated photos (resized in 3" x 3", 300dpi)

                       PartB_Sketches   >    12 separated sketches (resized in 3" x 3", 300dpi)

                       PartC_Mediums    >   12 separated mediums ( resized in 3" x 3", 300dpi)

             Brief.doc

             Type options (Upload by the end of class Mar 25th.)

             Logotype sketch in InDesign (Upload by the end of class Mar 25th.)

 

 

 

WED

 

Students created a Draft folder (March27_Draft) to upload the most recent files including:

Brief, Choice of types, latest version of design+logotype

 

After spring break: Wall crit.

FInal works without any progress report will not have complete grade.

 

 

Phase 4

POSTPONED > Due Today: Project 2 Due - Wall Critique - 2 deliverables : a) Digital file (pdf) to Titanium. b) 4 pages in print for wall critique, letter size.

 

 

 

WEEK 09 _Apr 01_______________________________________________

 

 

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

 

WEEK 10 _Apr 08 _______________________________________________

 

MON

 

Project 2 - Wall critique

Due Today: Project 2 Due - Wall Critique - 2 deliverables : a) Digital file (pdf) to Titanium. b) 4 pages in print for wall critique, letter size.

 

 

 

 

WED

 

Quiz: Chapter 7 - Typography

Activating online portfolio via Canvas

 

ePortfolio

 

Portfolio Name: NAME LASTNAME GMD101 SP19

Sections:

Intro (Your profile picture, your favorite quote or phrase, short bio, contact info, social media,...)

P1 Fortune Cookie (Project title, your pinterest link, short description of your thinking process, 3 final results)

P2 Object (Project title, short description of your thinking process, your challenge, final PDF)

 

Keep the ePortfolio private.

Share your ePortfolio link [Here] AND via Canvas.

DUE: 11:59 pm Sunday, April 14th.

 

 

 

WEEK 11 _Apr 15_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

Chapter 2 - Quiz

Read CHAPTER 2 - A BRIEF HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

Modular typeface

Design your geometric typeface:

Follow the instruction [Here]

Begin with a good size grid. Bigger grids will give you more opportunity and more possibility.

Think about square OR rectangle grid; 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, ...10x10, ... OR 4x6, 5x7, 6x8, ...8x12, ...

Set your goal on lowercase OR uppercase.

Start with H, O, M, A or n,o,b,a,v

 

Use illustrator to execute your design.

Keep the Grids on. ( View menu > Show Grids)

Keep Snap to Grid on. (View menu > Snap to Grid)

Use ruler/guides when you need them. (both in View menu)

You can rotate, flip, replicate each piece, but changing scale is not allowed.

Showcase your typeface in by typing TYPE DESIGN at the bottom of your design.

 

You can use this template to start with. [Here]

Upload your design to the Canvas before next class on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

WED

 

Due today before 10:35am: Modular Typeface

Check your grade with me

 

Introducing Project 3, Movie Poster [Here]

Movies list [Here]

 

 

 

 

WEEK 12 _Apr 22_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

Bring to the class:

Share your research on your movie via canvas.

 

7 Tips to design a good movie poster.

Movie Poster and cliches.

Movie poster and typefaces.

 

Golden Section [Here]

Adobe Color [Here]

 

Rule of thirds template for movie poster sketch [Here]

 

 

WED

 

Due today:

Gather image/design close to YOUR idea in a board on Pinterest.

3 sketches (3 different ideas!) using a golden section.

Research on golden ratio and use your favorite one.

We select one of your idea and develop the design to the final step during the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 13 _Apr 29_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK 14 _May 06_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK 15 _May 13_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK 16 _May 20_______________________________________________

 

MON

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK 17 _May 27_______________________________________________

 

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Tips on selecting your assets------------------------

 

Common surrealist elements/themes:

Slow flying things (insects, birds, balloons, etc.)

Food

Hybrids (ordinary animals or objects spliced together)

Sensory organs (mouths, eyes, ears, fingers, noses, etc.)

Insect parts (wings, heads, legs, etc.)

Human parts (any)

Some whole animals (dogs, crabs, fish, turtles, etc.)

Astrological symbols

Cloudscapes

Vast landscapes

Golden color

Elements that have symbolic/referential meaning

Things that represent birth and death (skulls, skeletons, babies, etc.)

Things that show time (watches, clocks, calendars, sundials, etc.)

Changes in scale (giant ants, tiny elephants, etc.)

Replacements (birds in a fish tank, dogs driving cars, etc.)

Portals (doors, windows, gates, etc.)

Game pieces (chess, cards, etc.)

 

Consider using:

Floating objects

Bending the laws of physics

Mystical spaces

Transformed/hybrid creatures/objects

Changes of scale

Making interior into exterior

 

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