Welcome Back!


You will create and publish your first blog post today. Find 2 images from the Webquest that best represent the element of Line. Upload your two images to a post and describe the lines in the design. When you are finished, click publish and you may continue to work on the pen tool exercises: 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 or the line project of your choice. 3


There are repeated scribble-like lines surrounding the portrait on the magazine cover. The font also matches these lines. Some lines are black to stand out against the light background and some are white to stand out against the blue floor. 


Line is a dominant element in this album cover design. The lines very in color and direction. The name of the band Iron and Wine is also composed of lines. 


We are going to keep practicing our pen tool skills in Illustrator:

  1. Please Finish exercises 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3. Make sure you are following the steps on the blog post below: (Set fill to none, choose stroke color, Stroke weight at 3pt., Create new layer, etc.). Please show me when you are finished.

  2. When you are finished with the exercises, 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:


Adobe Illustrator Continued

Pen Tool Exercises

Today we will begin 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.


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

Online Porfolios & Adobe Illustrator Workspace

Good Morning! Today we are going to create our online portfolios, finish collecting various artwork, and familiarize ourselves with the Adobe Illustrator workspace. This is where you will upload your class projects during the semester.

  1. 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.
  2. When you are finished, 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:


If you are finished creating your online portfolio and have searched artists saved your favorite work to your Webquest folder in your Graphics folder, you 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)




Webquest Pt. 1

We will begin our first project today. You can find the outline under the tab: Projects  >  01 Graphic Design Webquest. Save only images that you like are find interesting.


While searching for the various images, use the adjectives: cleaver, awesome, wonderful, beautiful, vintage, inspirational, retro, modern, whimsical, bold, interesting, etc. 


Learning Goal: By the end of class today, you will know where to save your projects to, Capturehow to save images correctly, and get more of a sense of how design dominates the world we live in.


Good Morning!

Welcome to Graphics!


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


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“Currently I’m . . .”  Drawing 

Currently I’m . . .Eating, Drinking, Top Apps I’m using, reading, Listening to, cheering on, watching, college goals, wearing, driving, or just list some of your favorite things: 

Brainstorm and list some of your current interests. Then search logos, text, 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?