What Adobe Illustrator Is:
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line-spacing (leading), and letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).
The term typography is also applied to the style, arrangement, and appearance of the letters, numbers, and symbols created by the process. Type design is a closely related craft, sometimes considered part of typography; most typographers do not design typefaces, and some type designers do not consider themselves typographers. Typography also may be used as a decorative device, unrelated to communication of information.
Students New To Typography, Start Here:
This video gives you an introduction and overview of typography basics
Then, check out this website which will go into further detail about typography
TUESDAY January 7th
What Is Adobe Illustrator (These show you what the software can be used for)
1. Preview These Adobe Illustrator examples
2. Read Pages 1 - 4 | What Is Illustrator?
Start with Number 1 Overview — Take a one-minute tour, the, work your way through 2 - Essentials for beginners
TUESDAY January 7th
Step 1 | Pre-Production: Adobe Illustrator - Skill Builders (These introduce you to using the software)
TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY January 7th - 8th
Step 2 | Pre-Production: Adobe Illustrator - Getting Familiar (Further clarification on the software use) (use some headphones for the videos)
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY January 8th - 9th
Step 3 | Project - Beginners Pen Tool Exercises (Practice) 1pt
Exercise 1 Pen Tool Exercise - Basic Shape Tracing - 1 (Turn in this training)
Exercise 2 Pen Tool Exercise - Basic to Intermediate Tracing Exercises (Turn in this training)
THURSDAY - FRIDAY January 9th - 10th
Step 4 | Project - Intermediate Pen Tool Exercises (More Practice and Effects) 1pt
Exercise 3 Advanced Shape Tracing (Turn in this training)
Exercise 4 Advanced Complicated Shapes and Effects (Turn in this training)
Adobe Illustrator Resources