COMMERCIAL & DIGITAL ARTS CLASS YEAR 1 & 2
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What We're Doing During Week 15...

  • Adobe Illustrator | Character - Object - Landscape Design

  • Photography

  • Thanksgiving celemebration on Friday

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Last Week We...

Practice | Adobe Illustrator  - Character Skill Builders

1. Practice - Web Tutorial - How To Draw A Flat Character in Adobe Illustrator (Objects - People - Etc.) (Turn This In For 2 pts)

    Pick two or three objects or game characters and practice making them using Illustrator and the tips you've just picked up.

2. Practice - Choose 2 Flat Characters From The Examples and Recreate Them  (Turn This In For 2 pts)

    Pick two characters and cut and copy them from Photoshop into Illustrator and practice recreating them in Illustrator.

3. Video: Understanding the Pathfinder tools. Practicing what Unite, Minus Front, Intersect, Exclude, Divide, Trim, Merge,

    Crop, Outline, Minus Back

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Project | Adobe Illustrator - Portrait Instructions - Face Trace

  1. Design Challenge Details | Portrait Project - Trace Anyone's Face Sheet (This is practice)

  2. Design Challenge Details | Portrait Project - Trace Your Face  (Turn this in for up to 2 pts)

New Students & Year Two Students

* Photoshop Certification Exam Prep - Check out this website. Scroll down to Exam Objectives

Monday Nov. 15th

Campus Tour

We'll be wandering the campus together and showing you parts you may have not seen before. Bring a camera or a sketch book as we document a day in the life of Tech High. Take lots of pictures.Choose five of your best photos and have access to them via One Drive, flashdrive or email. When we get back to class,

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Tuesday & Wednesday Nov.16th-17th

Design Challenge | A Day In The Life as a Vector Image (2 pts)

Put some of your favorite photos or your sketches from yesterday in the class in box and have a look at them. Pick a few that you feel best represents life on our campus. Bring two into Adobe Illustrator and create vector versions. These can be created in any design style you see fit. You've practiced Concrete to Abstract so far and practiced with many different styles. Save your final in the folder titled A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TECH HIGH.

Again, size, design style, color palette are all up to you, the designer.

When finished, export a a copy of your .AI work as a .jpeg or .pdf.

Design Challenge | Create Two Characters (2 pts)

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! CChoose 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.

Thursday Nov. 18th

Design Challenge | A Day In The Life as a Vector Image (2 pts)

Put some of your favorite photos or your sketches from yesterday in the class in box and have a look at them. Pick a few that you feel best represents life on our campus. Bring two into Adobe Illustrator and create vector versions. These can be created in any design style you see fit. You've practiced Concrete to Abstract so far and practiced with many different styles. Save your final in the folder titled A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TECH HIGH.

Again, size, design style, color palette are all up to you, the designer.

When finished, export a a copy of your .AI work as a .jpeg or .pdf.

Design Challenge | Create Two Characters (2 pts)

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 | Thanksgiving Paper Plate Turkeys

Super Happy Fun Prize goes to the Best Design and Most Disturbing.

 

Friday Nov. 19th

 

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ARTIST PROFILE

Charles M. Schulz

SEMESTER ONE
SEMESTER TWO
Goals & Scales
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
HOW TO PRINT

Printing Your Files

We have a Lexmark Laser Printer (C792) which is labeled 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)

  • Be sure to 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.

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.

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, the grade stands. Due Dates are very important in industry and in our class.

Saving Photoshop 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.

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.​

Industry Certification Pre-Testing

Yes! You can still spend classtime online pre-testing for your certification.

ACCESS ADOBE AT HOME

To Access Adobe From Home

  1. Go to www.adobe.com

  2. Sign 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