COMMERCIAL & DIGITAL ARTS CLASS YEAR 1
WEIRDO GIF OF THE WEEK

What Is Due This Week

  • Adobe Illustrator - Character Creation

Monday November 14th - Thursday November 17th

  • Character Creation

Design Challenge | Create Two Characters (2 pts) Due Tues, Nov. 15th

Visit the two links below and have a good look around. Then, your challenge is to choose two characters you would like to try creating and create them! Choose a design style you like or would like to try or know more about. Take your skill set into consideration when choosing.

Resource 1 | 18 Pages of Character Design created in Adobe Illustrator

Resource 2 | 100+ Adobe Illustrator Character Design Tutorials,

or

Search For your own speed of character design tutorials

Export each as an .AI file.

Design Challenge | Animate Your Characters (5 pts) Due Thurs, Nov. 17th

Your challenge is to use any of the characters you've created and animate them! You'll be designing a motion guide.

Export each as a .GIF.  The motion should be dynamic (Something more than one element) and should contain a minimum of ten frames. Also turning in a Character Motion Style Sheet (see example).

Project Specifics Sheet (Please Read) (Turn in a .GIF for animation and .JPEG of the style sheet)

Resources

                                   Animated Characters                                                                         Character Motion Style Sheets

Photoshop - CC.jpg
Illustrator - CC.jpg
InDesignIcon.png
Jester Juggle.gif
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cat_walk_animated_gif.gif
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flat-young-man-character-for-motion-free-vector.webp
business-woman-cartoon-character-set-260nw-1582206937.webp
DEVO Character Style Sheet.jpg
DEVO-8-Bit.gif

Tuesday November 15th - Friday, November 18th

PRE-PRODUCTION - The Greeting Card Industry (Please Read)

PRESENTATION - The Greeting Card

PROJECT: Personal Greeting Card *coming soon*

 

PROJECT: Seminole Middle Greeting Card

Resources:

Thumbnail Sheet

Friday November 18th

Charlie Brown Thanksgving.jpg
snoopy.jpg
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ARTIST PROFILE
SEMESTER ONE
Mr Pickles.gif
SEMESTER TWO
CAPSTONE INFO.
STATE STANDARDS
WIX WEB PORTFOLIO

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.

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 - Example Page - About You Page - Contact Page


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

RESOURCES

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
ACCESS ADOBE AT HOME

To Access Adobe From Home

  1. Go to www.adobe.com

  2. Sign-in in the upper right corner using your r2.d2 and password.

  3. Choose SCHOOL ACCOUNT

  4. Now, choose Creative Cloud to Download. This will put the links to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign on your desktop. If you only need one of these or already have one or two installed, look for the individual software you need and download that.

  5. Follow directions once downloaded.

SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING
HOW TO PRINT

      We have a Lexmark Laser Printer (C792) which is ID'd as:

                                   ET0021B7F99C6A

  • After you press print, a dialogue box will pop up on your screen.

  • Be sure the class printer is selected ( ET0021B7F99C6A )

  • Check the orientation of your paper is correct (Portrait or Landscape)

  • Scroll down a bit and check the SCALE TO FIT MEDIA box.

  • Press print

  • Please DO NOT Print: Work From Other Classes, Memes you Just Made And Think Are Funny But Are Not, Pages of Solid Colors, Work that has nothing to do with our class.

  • You can lose your printing privileges is this happens

HOW TO TURN IN WORK

Save And Upload To Focus

  • All work will be turned in using FOCUS. I will be able to grade your work, count your work and give feedback on your work using Focus. In class, turn in work using the class InBox. Final Project folders will be numbered and titled.    Make-Up work turned in past the due date will not be able to be uploaded in Focus. Use the class In Boxes

Grading

  • Grades will be entered within 1 or 2 weeks of turning in your project. Some projects will take one or two days for you to complete, some will take several weeks. Please be patient as grading is completed. Make-Up work or late work is graded at the discretion of the instructor.

Late Work

  • Work turned in late will receive one letter grade lower each day it is late. If it's more than 3 days late without instructor approval, absence, excused absence or extenuating circumstance, not turning in even one project can have a negative effect on your grade. Due Dates are very important in our industry and modeled in our class.

Saving Files

  • .PSD files preserve your layers, allowing you to come back and work on files with all your work preserved.

  • .JPEG files are compressed for display online. 300 resolution or better. Anything below is too blurry.

  • .PNG files are high quality and create a transparent background.

  • .AI files are Adobe Illustrator native

We have a class network to save your class work:

  • It allows you to keep work in class that you are working on. This file contains a folder for your class work. It is where you can keep your design work in class or move things into from your One Drive or your Flash Drive if you do work at home.​

One Drive Cloud Storage - Your Free Cloud Storage Space:

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