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Elements & Principles of Design: Line, Shape, Texture, Color, Value, Space, Size, and Repetition.7e1eaa012450f364380a4d348fcd270a3-typography


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.


    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:

Viscera Vicarious:

Chloe Choa:

Ben the Illustrator:

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Ivan Filipov:


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Welcome to Graphics!

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Here are some student examples of class projects we will be working on this year:


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“Currently I’m . . .”  Drawing 

Brainstorm and list some of your current interests. Then search images, logos, and/or brand designs to illustrate.

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On the back of your paper, answer the following questions: 

1. Have you ever had any experience with either Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator? If so, explain.

1. Why did you take Graphics?

3. What are some questions you have about this class?

Semester Test Project Post

05 Final Project Post

In Illustrator:
Hide your reference image
File > Export your project as a JPEG

On your Blog:
Upload your references image (s) you used on your final project and answer the following questions:
1. What did you choose as your subject?

2. What creative element(s) did you incorporate into your design?
3. Search “Geometric Graphic Design” or “Geometric Graphic” or “low-poly graphic”.  Save and upload a few images you find interesting. For example:ag2.jpeg784da996e287fefe0884889371c3f8e6.jpg


3. Describe the process. How did you start? Were there any challenges along the way? How did you creatively solve them?

4. Describe the end result. What did you learn during this project? You may also write about the semester in general.

Geometric Semester Test Project

Good Morning! We will continue to work on our Geometric/Low Poly Semester Test projects. You will need to incorporate a creative element into your images. This creative element could include:

Stroke color
Unfilled/unfinished pieces
Invented colors
Gradient Fill
Pieces Breaking off
Drop Shadow