COMMERCIAL & DIGITAL ARTS CLASS YEAR 1 & 2

This Week We'll Be Covering...

Adobe Illustrator: Isometric Perspective

Beginning Typography

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New Students & Year Two Students

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

Monday - Tueday, January 10th - 11th

Using the logo you designed for yourself first semester, recreate it as a vector logo.

Redo Your Logo Project Specifics

Wednesday, January 12th

Introduction To Typography *video*

Introduction To Typography *Presentation*

Pre-Production: Sketch 10 type heavy logos. Could be a movie, game, book, TV show, etc.. Number a blank page 1 - 10 and  then sketch from memory. If you need to look them up online you can, but try first from memory.

Thursday - Friday, January 13th - 14th

Capstone Project Pitches

Please be ready to explain your game in an 'elevator pitch' style... about 30 seconds which explains the main theme and playing points of your game.

Student Letter – Proposal / Introduction & Overview

This is the gist of your ideas... what is your game about? What is the theme? How is it played?, etc..

 

The Timeline

By what date do you want the artwork done? The box? The board and cards? The instructions? Test play?

We'll do three check-in's for you to go over your work before finalizing.

The Research

Who else are you talking with about your game? What adults or people outside school cold you discuss your ideas with and document your research? Could you contact someone who makes games professionally?

The Presentation

How your item will be presented? What will you say about it? How will you encourage people to play your game?

The Portfolio

You'll be displaying work from your portfolio (either digital with a laptop or physically, with printed work).

ARTIST PROFILE
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

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

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  • 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.​

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