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Applied Computer Graphics – Day 17

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. Look at work assigned yesterday
  3. Finish off your assignments from yesterday – ABC Biz. card, ID  campaign, Visit Tucson poster
  4. We’re continuing to learn InDesign. To do today’s lesson, please download the following:
    1. Here is the pdf
    2. Here are the files
    3. Here is the text
  5. Create a poster that explains Artificial Intelligence. Use images, colors, shapes, text, pull quotes, graphs, illustrations, and anything else you need to explain the topic. Make the poster landscape-style (horizontal) 36″ x 24.” You must create it in InDesign, but you may  place images adjusted in Photoshop and designs you make in Illustrator. You may use text from Wikipedia for this assignment, but don’t use their images , illustrations or graphs – create those yourself from copyright free images you download, and  things you make from scratch in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign

Assignment

  • Do today’s InDesign assignment

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 16

Classroom

  1. Presentation
  2. Discuss absences – the work assigned is still due if you miss class, so please do it and turn it in
  3. Online survey about this class is now available, so please feel free to give feedback
  4. Look at this print-on-demand article
    1. T-shirt design generator
    2. Selling clothing
    3. Collaborate with another artist
  5. Look at work assigned yesterday
  6. We’re starting to learn InDesign. Here are the files you will need to download:
    1. Sample business card layouts
    2. InDesign assignment 1, part 1
    3. InDesign assignment 1, part 2
  7. Create an 11″ x 17″ “Visit Tucson” poster in InDesign

Assignment

  • Do in-class InDesign exercises

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 15

Classroom

  1. Presentation
  2. Discuss 20 Design Rules You Should Never Break
  3. Photoshop final:
    1. Look at the sample as an example of the type of thing you can do. Design your own Corporate Annual Report Cover (it doesn’t have to look like the sample I provided) and make it 8.5″ x 11″
    2. Use whatever design elements you like. Come up with a company name and logo. You can download free images from websites like http://www.pixabay.com, http://www.pexels.com http://www.freeimages.com
    3. Add in text, images, color, design, etc.
    4. Do a double-page spread of what two pages would look like inside the annual report. This file will be 11″ x 17.”

Assignment

  1. Photoshop final

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 14

Classroom

  1. Presentation
  2. Demo how to place Photoshop files in Illustrator. Review trace bitmap using a demo file. Use Photoshop to make products for a double-page spread of a catalog and place them in your Illustrator file (do demo together). Do all the text in Illustrator. Make the Illustrator file 11″ x 17″
  3. Examples of catalog layouts
  4. Tell us everything about the product(s). Make this a very detailed layout

Assignments

  1. Product catalog double-page spread

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 13

Classroom

  1. Presentation
  2. Demo how to use Illustrator files in Photoshop (Rasterizing EPS files). Use Illustrator to make pie charts, etc., and put them in your Photoshop file. Here’s information on how to make graphs
  3. Examples of infographic posters
  4. Design a 24″ x 36 poster that is an infographic. Pick a topic and tells us literally everything you can find about it, using graphics to explain concepts, data, etc.

Assignments

  1. Infographic poster

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 12

Classroom

  1. Presentation
  2. Look at work done on Thursday
  3. Give detailed feedback on advertising campaigns
  4. Spend today tweaking and finalizing your ad campaign
  5. If your team finishes before the end of the day, begin work on the Extra Credit Project:
    1. Tri-fold brochure (show demo)
    2. Mockup of 3 pages of website
    3. Three bus stop ads
    4. Three postcards

Assignment

– Ad campaign

 

 

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 11

Classroom

  1. Presentation
  2. Look at work done yesterday
  3. Discuss what an advertising campaign is and how it works. Look at the example of Pima’s “Keep Striving” campaign.
  4. Put students in two-person teams in order to complete an advertising campaign project, which includes the following:
     

    1. Billboard  graphic
    2. Internet home page graphic
    3. Van wrap-around
    4. Magazine advertisement

The four items cannot all be the exact same thing. You can use similar logos and themes, but each must be a unique graphic. You have the entire day to work on this project. Please use your time wisely. Don’t just whip something out in the first hour and claim you are done. Take your time and do something epic. If it’s not epic, I may ask you to do it again. This is a multi-day project. The first thing I will want to see are “sketches” of your entire campaign. These will be due Monday. Use the following dimensions:

  • Billboard graphic – put on an 11″ x 17″ landscape document
  • Internet home page – make it 2000 pixels wide by whatever height you want
  • Van wrap around – download template here
  • Magazine –  8.5″ x 11″ portrait

Make all graphics 300 ppi resolution

Assignment

– Ad campaign

 

 

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 10

Classroom

  1. Presentation
  2. Look at assigned work, including Balloon Project and Stickers
  3. Demo how to upload poster and stickers to Redbubble
  4. Download this file to do the first in-class exercise
  5. Download this file to do the second in-class exercise 
  6. Here is some information about making layer masks
  7. Here’s how to use a gradient with a layer mask
  8. Download  this file to do your homework assignment

Assignment

  • Do in-class Photoshop exercises
  • Do Photoshop homework assignment

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 9

Classroom

  1. Presentations
  2. Talk about my project, which will involve samples being brought into class
  3. Learn new skills with today’s Photoshop exercise by downloading this file
  4. Upload your poster (assigned yesterday) to redbubble when you are done
  5. Look at sample stickers and discuss tips for how to design a sticker on redbubble
  6. Design a sticker (or several) and upload to redbubble

Assignment

  • Do Photoshop exercise
  • Finish up your poster which was assigned yesterday
  • Design one or more stickers in Photoshop

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 8

Classroom

    • Introduction to Photoshop
    • Learn new skills with today’s Photoshop exercise using this additional file
    • Here’s another Photoshop exercise and another additional file
    • Please note: you will have to cut up the “additional file” from the previous exercise in Photoshop into individual pieces of fruit to do the exercise
    • Print-on-demand project: create a design for a 24″ x 36 poster. The theme can be anything you want, but please keep it “family friendly” (i.e. “PG-rated”)

Assignment

Finish up any Illustrator assignments and move on to Photoshop

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 6

Classroom

  1. Look at work done for Illustrator final and make suggestions
  2. Note that Redbubble e-mails a 20% off coupon about once every two weeks.
  3. Make a Behance account and talk about Adobe connection
  4. Discuss Fourth of July Project (make a Fourth of July design in Illustrator as an extra credit project, if you finish your illustrator final before Thursday)

Assignment

  • Finish Illustrator final
  • Make Fourth of July design for extra credit

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 3

Classrooom

  1. Talk about how many people own the Adobe software, and how many plan to do their work in class only
  2. Look at last batch of work done (corporate report cover, Zoo flyer.) If you need more time to finish this work, it’s not a problem.
  3. Look at second draft of t-shirt designs
  4. Learn how to how to setup getting paid for Redbubble
  5. Discuss how to use the pen tool, gradients, and layers (for homework assignment)
  6. Learn new skills with Illustrator (work on these in class today): Part 1, Part 2
  7. List of print-on-demand websites:
    1. http://thegamecrafter.com
    2. http://spoonflower.com
    3. http://redbubble.com
    4. http://printful.com
    5. http://ka-blam.com
    6. http://bookbaby.com
    7. http://stickermule.com
    8. http://vistaprint.com
    9. http://blurb.com
    10. http://moo.com
    11. http://discmakers.com

Assignments

  1. Do latest illustrator assignment (Part 1 and Part 2 above)
  2. Do final changes for t-shirt design
  • Design a mascot – download this file for instructions – due next Friday

 

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 2

Classroom

  1. Look at t-shirt design sketches. Give feedback.
  2. Learn new skills with Illustrator using this file: DAR120Illus2Combo_NEW
  3. T-shirt project:
    • T-shirt must be created in illustrator – in other words, no photos
    • Second draft of shirt design is due tomorrow
    • If you want to see how your design will look on a shirt, here is a t-shirt template

Assignments

  1. Work on in-class assignment and any other projects assigned

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 1

Classroom

    1. Attendance. Introductions and review syllabus.
    2. Create an account for Google Drive and talk about presentations
    3. Today we’ll work on learning Illustrator
    4. Download
    5. Discuss “online store summer project” and t-shirt designs. Visit Headline Shirts
    6. Visit Glennz Tees
    7. Create RedBubble account

Assignment

  1. Do App Icon assignment (see download link above)
  2. Sketch out a rough t-shirt design idea and upload it to your Google Drive folder. You can use pencil or ink on paper and upload a photo of it, or use your favorite software to create it.

 

Game Design – week 18

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentations: Alec, Matthew
  2. Work on Twine games

Thursday

  1. Last day to turn in your Twine games
  2. Anyone who worked on a Tabletop Simulator game is welcome to show it

Assignments

  • Finish your Twine Game (and/or Tabletop Simulator game)

Web Design – week 18

Classroom

  1. Presentations: Erik, Madeline, Marina, Anthony, Aspen
  2. Look at student websites
  3. Demonstrate how to Transfer a WordPress website to a new web hosting service

Assignments

Beginning

  1. Finish all book chapters
  2. Work on your WordPress site

Advanced

  1. Work on your WordPress site
 

After Effects – week 18

Classroom

Tuesday

  1. Presentation: Elinor, Erin, Breanna 
  2. Look at Portfolio Project
  3. If you are done with the Portfolio project, your final assignment is to redo one assignment given previously this semester

Thursday

  1. Presentation: Chris, Jordan
  2. Summer intern opportunity
  3. Look at Portfolio Project
  4. Work on Portfolio Project, final project, and book chapters

Assignments

  1. Finish all book chapters
  2. Work on Portfolio Project
  3. Work on final project