Pen Tool Practice Continued

We are going to keep practicing our pen tool skills in Illustrator Today and Tuesday. Follow the directions below:

  1. Please Finish experiences 5.2, and 5.3. Make sure you are following the steps on the blog post from Sept. 13th (Set fill to none, choose stroke color, Stroke weight at 3pt., Create new layer, etc.). Make sure you save these finished exercises to your home drive so I am able to check them on Wednesday.

  2. When you are finished with 5.2 and 5.3, you may start another image of you choice in the pen tool practice folder: Shared > Students> Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice. When setting up a new document, complete the following steps:

  • Create new document.
  • File > Place the image of you choice
  • Resize holding down shift.
  • Resize Art Board using art board tool if needed.
  • Lock your photo layer.
  • Create new layer and start tracing lines as accurately as you can.

Here are some of the images in the pen practice folder:

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Pen Tool Practice

Good Morning!

Today we will continue the Pen Tool exercises. You can find these in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice. We will work on exercises 5.1, 5.2, 5.3Remember: Complete each exercise 2-3 times (on separate layers) until you have mastered it. Tips: Press “P” to deselect, Edit > Undo (Ctrl Z)  if you made a mistake, and Ctrl + to zoom in and Ctrl – to zoom out.

Complete these steps when starting the exercises: 

  1. Set Fill to None.

fill none

2. Select a Stroke color

stroke color

3. Set your Stroke Weight to 3 pt.

3 pt stroke

4. Click the Layer icon on the bottom right panel  layers

5. Click Add New Layer icon create new layer

6. Name the new Layer “Practice 1 or 2”

practice 1

7. Click the Eye icon to hide “Work on this Layer” and make sure the top layer is highlighted before you start working.

hide

Please Remember: these are graded so save to your Home Folder > Graphic Design.

Webquest Posts are due Wednesday, September 20th. 

Good Morning!

Please complete the following:

  1. If you have not finished your Graphic Design Webquest post to your blog, use your time today to do so. Please ask a neighbor if you are having trouble describing a certain design element in your image. Directions here: https://rooseveltgraphicarts.wordpress.com/projects/graphic-design-webquest/step-2/

  2. If you are finished with your Webquest post, can log into your blog and experiment with different themes and explore the layout of wordpress:  https://wordpress.com/Remember your login is your email address and your password is Capital first initial, lower case last name and your ID # (example: Bgaster23482)

  3. If you are finished with all of the above you can attempt Pen tool exercise 5.1 following the steps from the post below. We will continue this tomorrow. (watch the pen tool tutorials as you work:  http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1652772&seqNum=3. You can also watch Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2videos found in the Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice folders.

    Have a great day!

    Today we will continue the Pen Tool exercises. You can find these in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice. We will work on exercises 5.1, 5.2, 5.3Remember: Complete each exercise 2-3 times (on separate layers) until you have mastered it. Tips: Press “P” to deselect, Edit > Undo if you made a mistake, and Ctrl + to zoom in and Ctrl – to zoom out.

    Complete these steps when starting the exercises: 

    1. Set Fill to None.

    fill none

    2. Select a Stroke color

    stroke color

    3. Set your Stroke Weight to 3 pt.

    3 pt stroke

    4. Click the Layer icon on the bottom right panel  layers

    5. Click Add New Layer icon create new layer

    6. Name the new Layer “Practice 1 or 2”

    practice 1

    7. Click the Eye icon to hide “Work on this Layer” and make sure the top layer is highlighted before you start working.

    hide

    Please Remember: these are graded so save to your Home Folder > Graphic Design.

Welcome Back!

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Today we will begin our introduction to Adobe Illustrator. We will familiarize ourselves with the workspace and tools – specifically the pen tool.


  1. Pen Tool Exercises

    Today we will continue the Pen Tool exercises. You can find these in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice. We will work on exercises 5.1, 5.2, 5.3Remember: Complete each exercise 2-3 times (on separate layers) until you have mastered it. Tips: Press “P” to deselect, Edit > Undo if you made a mistake, and Ctrl + to zoom in and Ctrl – to zoom out.

    Pen tool tutorials:  http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1652772&seqNum=3.You can also watch Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2videos found in the Shared > Students > Fine Art > Pen Tool Practice folders.

    Complete these steps when starting the exercises: 

    1. Set Fill to None.

    fill none

    2. Select a Stroke color

    stroke color

    3. Set your Stroke Weight to 3 pt.

    3 pt stroke

    4. Click the Layer icon on the bottom right panel  layers

    5. Click Add New Layer icon create new layer

    6. Name the new Layer “Practice 1 or 2”

    practice 1

    7. Click the Eye icon to hide “Work on this Layer” and make sure the top layer is highlighted before you start working.

    hide

    Please Remember: these are graded so save to your Home Folder > Graphic Design.

Create Portfolio & Explore Artists

Good Morning! Today we are going to create our online portfolios. This is where you will upload your class projects during the semester. Follow these steps to create yours: https://rooseveltgraphicarts.wordpress.com/your-blog/creating-your-blog/. Make sure to log in to the email that you used and confirm the email from WordPress.

When you are finished, you can continue collecting your images (2 from each category) from yesterday’s Webquest project. When you are finished with your Webquest, start browsing different graphic artists to see the ride range of different design styles: https://rooseveltgraphicarts.wordpress.com/projects/graphic-artist-presentation/graphic-designer-presentation/ . Copy and Paste (Ctrl C, Ctrl V) the name of these graphic artists into google and save at least 10 images that are interesting and beautiful to you.

Follow this link and browse through different projects. Right click and save your favorites as the artist’s name who created them: https://www.behance.net/search?search=adobe+illustrator

Mattis Kun:
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Viscera Vicarious:
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Chloe Choa:
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Ben the Illustrator:
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Marcelo Oliveira:78d0c716631376.5603ab4544033.png6445f716575694.5603aa5e63046.png

Ivan Filipov:

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