What's Up This (Week 6)
Weird .Gif Of The Week
When It's Due
Design instruction. Industry news. Life prep. Student artwork. Bad jokes. Cool music. Good times.

How To Print And Save For Web
  • Select your paper size (Letter or Legal)
  • Be sure the orientation is correct (Portrait or Landscape) and check
    the SCALE TO FIT MEDIA box.
  • Print to the Lexmark (Copy 2) printer

  • Open your work and do a COPY MERGED copy of it
  • Create a new file and paste it.
  • Go to IMAGE- IMAGE SIZE and change the resolution to 100dpi
  • With your file open, go to FILE - SAVE FOR WEB & DEVICES
  • In the upper right corner, select the JPEG option and make sure it's
  • In the lower left corner, you'll see the file tag JPEG and a time in
    seconds. It should be under 100 seconds.
  • Choose SAVE and select your block folder.
Semester 1
Study guides for Photoshop and Illustrator
certification exams can be found by clicking
on the text above.



Groove Salad is the channel I play
in class all the time
Semester 2
WIX.com is a simple web page creator that lets you look at thousands of website
templates and then save one and edit it. Remove their pictures, put in yours.
Remove their text, put in yours.  Changing color schemes, etc.. The best portfolio
pages have a simple landing (or Splash) page, and then links to your gallery.

Some student examples can be
found here. Design an online portfolio for
yourself. Include your artwork you've designed this semester, year or so far during
your time in class. Your name should figure prominently into the design.
Pages should include:
  • Index Page - Examples Page - About You Page - Contact Page

*Pictures for upload must be saved JPEG, BMP, PNG or TIFF formats.

NEW STUDENTS (2nd Semester)
Monday thru Friday  February 12th - 16th
1. Adobe Illustrator Practice 1 & 2
2. Adobe Illustrator Styles
3. Adobe Illustrator Self-Portrait
4. Adobe Illustrator Emoji Sets
5. Adobe Illustrator Character Creation
6. Adobe Illustrator Gaming character creations
7. Adobe Illustrator Sprite Sets
8. Adobe Illustrator Isometric Perspective
9. Adobe Illustrator Gaming Background Creations

10. Unity
11. Unity
  • Students become familiar with industry standard software - Adobe Illustrator.
  • Students learn the limitations and advantages to working with vector file formats.
  • Students create characters for their final project game designs
  • Students learn about Pathfinder tools and begin exploring character creation
  • Students learn about perspective in design.
Using Adobe Illustrator
Creating Illustrator characters
Creating 2D and 3D Game characters
Project 5 | Adobe Illustrator - Isometric Perspective Instructions
  • Isometric Room Task Sheet |
  • You will be using the Perspective Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create an isometric perspective of
    either your own bedroom, a specific room in your home, or a dream room is the style of this,
Project 4 | Adobe Illustrator - Character Design
  • Character DesignTask Sheet | (Due Date Is Tuesday February 13h)
  • You will be creating a set of characters based on a famous movie, game, book, show or band
Adobe Illustrator Weekly Tutorial: One New Thing For The Week
Project 7 | Adobe Illustrator - Your Game Characters (*Coming Soon*)
  • Task Sheet |
  • You will be using Adobe software and a software of choice to create your game characters in 2D and 3D
Project 7 | Adobe Illustrator - Your Game Backgrounds
  • Isometric Scene - Room - BackgroundFor Your Game Task Sheet |
  • You will be using Adobe Illustrator to create an backgrounds for at least two rooms / backgrounds / locations
    / scenes from your game. These should be detailed, clean and concise. There is no room for design flaws or
    errors at this point. Proof each others work. Give critical feedback to that designer in a constructive way.
    How can you help? In turn, let their comments help you. Can you work with someone else in class and swap
    design duties? Could you provide characters or a design style to someone?
Project 8 | Adobe Illustrator - Your Game Characters Sprite Sheets (*Coming Soon*)
  • Task Sheet | (Coming Soon)
  • You will be using Adobe Illustrator and any additional softwares of choice to complete sprite sheets for at
    least two of your main characters. Sprite Sheets should show left, left leaning, center, right leaning, right,
    back left leaning, back right leaning, from the back. If you plan on doing photorealism, you need to chopose
    the best 2D and 3D software for your design styles. Digital renderings only. (IE: You can use a tablet to draw.
    The final shoudl be rendered or image traced in Adobe Illustrator
Software Resources