Social Issues Poster Project

Today is a brainstorming and sketching day. Before you leave, you should have at least 3 different “thumbnail” sketches of your idea and have gathered at least two reference images! Think shapes and image inside of an image.





Master Study Workday

Continue to work on your 2 Masterstudies: 1 Emoji and 1 logo of your choice. Remember, you are not tracing but working alongside your reference image.  Try and create using basic shapes, gradients, lower opacities, Effect > Blur, Pathfinder tool (unit or minus front), and any other tool you can think of. 

If you are finished, Post your masterstudies to your blog with your reference image alongside. Tell me what shapes and effects and other tools to create your master studies.master study

Then, grab some sketch paper and start designing a logo for yourself or a business:


Emoji & Logo Masterstudy

Good morning! Today we will finish working on Semantic typography and post them to your blogs (File>Export>JPEG). Then, start working on a logo and emoji “master study”.

Master Study: Browse images of Emojis and pick one to try and create using shapes, gradients, lower opacities, Effect > Blur, Pathfinder tool (unit or minus front), gradient mesh, and any other tool you can think of:

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Welcome Back!

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  1. If you have not yet, finish upload your completed posters to your blog (Directions here:
  2. Compete Lesson 1 (do not do CNN logo) and Lesson 2 on the same Illustrator document. Save this so I am able to check it for points.   Lesson 1:  Lesson  2:
  3. Choose a tutorial  (or hover over the Tutorials tab) to complete. Follow along step by step.                             If you are not interested in the ones on the blog, browse for your own:

Texture & Gradient

You will need a gradient and/or shadow on each of your 3 Minimal posters. Try to keep both textures and gradients subtle.

Complete the Gradient Practice document found in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Lessons 6-10 > 08 Gradients. You can also watch the Gradient Tutorial below.

Make sure to watch the Texture tutorial on Opacity Masks. I have saved textures you can use in the folder: Shared > Students > Fine Art > Lessons 6-10 > Textures. Select a texture you like and Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste on your Minimal Poster.

Texture Tutorial

Gradient Tutorial

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Brainstorming for Minimal Posters

 When you are finished with Mr. Potato Head and uploading it to your blog (Directions on post below), you may spend the class period brainstorming, researching, and sketching for our next project: Minimal movie poster.

Outline for Minimal Poster project:

How will you make your images minimal? Remember, use a photograph as a reference image – do not simply copy an existing minimal poster.

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