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Applied Computer Graphics – Day 20

Classroom

  1. Here is a link to view the FINAL PROJECTS
  2. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  3. Here is the video of today’s class
  4. Look at finished work
  5. The tabloid assignment is your final project.
  6. A list of all the projects I’ve assigned is below. Please send me an e-mail and let me know if there are any you didn’t complete, as it will help me when going through your folders to look for your projects.
    1. Illustrator Projects Assigned
      1. Controller Unit
      2. Camping App Icons
      3. Global Fragrance Annual Report
      4. Discovery Logo/Zoo Flyer
      5. Redbubble Mask
      6. Big Tire Sale Flyer
      7. Basic Layout Techniques (4 small square ads)
      8. Design a Mascot/color palette
      9. Flower sale
      10. Design a Magazine Cover and an Interior Page of a Magazine
    2. Photoshop Project Assigned
      1. Fruit bowl
      2. Mr. Melonhead
      3.  Sticker
      4. World Tour
      5.  Bahamas
      6. Ad campaign – project  1
      7. Ad campaign – project 2
      8. Infographic poster
      9. Double-page Spread of Catalog Products
      10. Corporate Annual Report Cover
    3. InDesign Projects Assigned
      1. Business cards part 1 – ABC business card
      2. Business cards, part 2 – ID campaign
      3. Visit Tucson poster
      4. Mountain Trails flyer
      5. AI poster
      6. Orchids project part 1 – cover
      7. Orchids project part 2- double-page spread
      8. Portfolio
      9. Final part 1 – Tabloid cover
      10. Final part 2 – double-page spread
  7. Show and Tell
  8. I will post .pdf files of everyone’s final project (that we have not seen) on the website on Friday

Assignment

  1. Please finish all class work by Friday. I will post your grades after all work is turned in on Friday.

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 19

Classroom

  1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. Here is the video of today’s class
  3. Presentations
  4. Look at finished work
  5. Portfolio project – place all the work you’ve done in this class in an 8 1/2″ x 11″ portfolio in InDesign. It can be horizontal (landscape) or vertical (portrait). It only needs to contain images/project content and project names. You do not need a table of contents or front or back cover.
  6. Ask how people are doing on projects – how many do you have left to do?

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 17

Classroom

  1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. The video of today’s class is here. Unfortunately, the recorder was paused when I did the InDesign demo. Please let me know if you have questions.
  3. Presentations
  4. Check out this cool artist on Behance
  5. Discuss Visit Tucson poster (example posters) and list of projects for InDesign from yesterday’s post
  6. Talk about giving everyone until a week from Friday to finish all the work.
  7. Look at finished work
  8. 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
  9. 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. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. I had internet connection issues yesterday, so there are two videos, with some interruptions. The first video is here and the second is here
  3. Presentations
  4. Look at finished work
  5. If you are interested in creating print-on-demand products, look at these articles:
    1. 125 products article
    2. T-shirt design generator
    3. Selling clothing
  6. We’re starting to learn InDesign today. 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
  8. FYI, here’s a list of all the InDesign assignments:
    1. Business cards part 1 – ABC business card
    2. Business cards, part 2 – ID campaign
    3. Visit Tucson poster
    4. Mountain Trails flyer
    5. AI poster
    6. Orchids project part 1 – cover
    7. Orchids project part 2- double-page spread
    8. Portfolio
    9. Final part 1 – Tabloid cover
    10. Final part 2 – double-page spread

Assignment

  • Do in-class InDesign exercises

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 15

Classroom

  1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. Here is the video of today’s class
  3. Presentations
  4. Look at finished work
  5. Here is an article about what’s happening with mask design
  6. Do example double-page spread of corporate report
  7. Discuss 10 rules of composition
  8. 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.unsplash.com, 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. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. Here is the video of today’s class
  3. Presentations
  4. Look at finished work
  5. Article: artist designs posters to help communicate COVID-19 safety messages in L.A.
  6. Look at select subject in Photoshop using these images
  7. 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″
  8. Examples of catalog layouts
  9. Be sure to give details about the products in the descriptions

Assignments

  1. Product catalog double-page spread

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 13

Classroom

  1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. Here is the video of today’s class
  3. Presentation
  4. Talk about Behance and Art Station
  5. Look at this example of using art to promote social justice
  6. If you are not yet finished with your Illustrator projects, you need to get those done, so you can work on finishing the Photoshop projects
  7. Look at finished work
  8. 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
  9. Examples of infographic posters
  10. Design a 24″ x 36 poster in Photoshop that is an infographic (you can add elements you create in Illustrator). Pick a topic and tells us as much as you can find out about it, using graphics to explain concepts, data, etc.
  11.  FYI, Here is a list of all the Photoshop projects we’re doing:
    1. Fruit bowl
    2. Mr. Melonhead
    3. Sticker
    4. World Tour
    5. Bahamas
    6. Ad campaign – project  1
    7. Ad campaign – project 2
    8. Infographic poster
    9. Double-page Spread of Catalog Products
    10. Corporate Annual Report Cover

Assignments

  1. Infographic poster
  2. Finish up ad campaign

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 12

Classroom

  1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. Here is the video of today’s class
  3. Presentation
  4. Look at sketches and give detailed feedback on advertising campaigns
  5. Demo how to do a sample web page, billboard, and magazine ad
    1. Web site layout examples
  6. Spend time today tweaking and improving your ad campaign
  7. If your team finishes the entire project early, you may work as individuals on one of the following  Extra Credit Projects:
    1. Tri-fold brochure
    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. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
    2. Here is the video of today’s class
    3. Presentation
    4. Look at work that’s been done
    5. Discuss what an advertising campaign is and how it works. Look at the example of Pima’s “Keep Striving” campaign.
      1. I put you together in two-person teams in order to complete an advertising campaign project. Here are the teams:
        1. Mia/Kim
        2. Cynthia/Luke A.
        3. Yee/Milo
        4. Karolyna/Robyn
        5. Alma/Claudia
        6. Eric/Adrian
        7. Rena/Brianna
        8. Diego/Luke C.
    6. Ways to collaborate:
      1. Google Drive
      2. Phone/text
      3. E-mail
      4. Class chat
    7. Graphics to do (each person should do two of these. For example, Team Member #1 does Billboard graphic and web page, and Team Member #2 does van wrap-around and magazine ad):
      • Billboard  graphic
      • Internet home page graphic
      • Van wrap-around
      • 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
    • Note: make all graphics 300 ppi resolution

Assignment

– Ad Campaign – this project is due on Monday, July 27th

Assignment

  1. Finish up any Illustrator assignments and move on to Photoshop
  2. Work on Photoshop Ad Campaign

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 10

Classroom

    1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
    2. Here is the video of today’s class
    3. I have graded the people who told me they finished all 10 Illustrator projects. The grades are available in Pima’s D2L system. If you don’t know how to access  grades, I’ll be happy to show you. Once you have finished all 10 Illustrator projects, please let me know. Here’s the list of people who were graded:
      1. Mia
      2. Luke A.
      3. Luke C.
      4. Cynthia
      5. Yee
      6. Brianna
      7. Karolyna
      8. Kim
      9. Alma
      10. Eric
    4. Presentation
    5. Look at work that’s been done
    6. Download this file to do the first in-class exercise
    7. Download this file to do the second in-class exercise
    8. Here is some information about making layer masks
    9. Here’s how to use a gradient with a layer mask
    10. Show and Tell

Assignment

  1. Finish up any Illustrator assignments and move on to Photoshop
  2. Work on Photoshop assignments

Applied Computer Graphics – day 9

Classroom

    1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
    2. Video of today’s class is here
    3. Get a list together of who has finished all 10 projects so I can start grading them
    4. Presentation
    5. Discuss these topics:
      1. Copyright
      2. File naming and organization
      3. Using clip art as opposed to using original art
    6. Look at work that’s been done
    7. Learn new skills with today’s Photoshop exercise and another additional file. Please note: you will have to cut up the “additional file” into individual pieces of fruit to do the assignment
    8. Project: look at sample stickers and discuss tips for how to design a sticker on redbubble
    9. Design a sticker (or several stickers) and upload to your Redbubble account

Assignment

  1. Finish up any Illustrator assignments and move on to Photoshop
  2. Start working on Photoshop assignments

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 8

Classroom

    1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
    2. Video of today’s class
    3. Presentation
    4. Look at work that’s been done
    5. Introduction to Photoshop
    6. Learn new skills with today’s Photoshop exercise using this additional file
    7. If we have time, we will work on another Photoshop exercise and another additional file. If not, we’ll work on it tomorrow
    8. Please note: you will have to cut up the “additional file” from the above exercise into individual pieces of fruit to do the assignment

Assignment

  1. Finish up any Illustrator assignments and move on to Photoshop

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 7

Classroom

  1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. The audio file for today’s class is here. Unfortunately, there was an error and no video was recorded.
  3. Presentation
  4. Look at work that’s been done
  5. Go over placing an image and using the Trace Image functions. Do a magazine interior page layout example.
  6. Illustrator Final – to be worked on in class today but this is a take-home final, which means you can work on it at home tonight as well. It is due tomorrow.
  7. Illustrator Assignments Checklist

Assignments

  1. Work on files provided in class

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 6

Classroom

  1. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  2. Here is the video of today’s class
  3. Presentation
  4. Look at work that’s been done
  5. Color theory basics video
  6. Color Palettes
    1. ColourLovers.com
    2. Color.Adobe.com
    3. How to import an .ase file (color palette)
  7. Designing a mascot – download this file for instructions. Add-on assignment: create a color palette to use for your mascot
  8. Show & Tell
  9. Work time today in class – catch up on the assignments

Assignments

  1. Work on files provided in class

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 4

Classroom

  1. Here is the video for today’s class
  2. Here is the link to attend class: Join Class via Zoom
  3. Look at sketches for masks
  4. We signed up for an account on Redbubble.com, now let’s discuss other 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
    12. http://shapeways.com
  5. Learn new skills with Illustrator: Part 1, Part 2
  6. If we finish the above work, we will move on to this Illustrator exercise
  7. If we finish the above work, we will move on design a mascot – download this file for instructions

Assignments

  1. Work on files provided in class
  2. Make suggested changes to your mask sketch, so we can look at it tomorrow

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 3

Classrooom

  1. Here is the link to attend class (it’s always the same link): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86426643142?pwd=UEZYNFRCSUoxaWhNOTE0dSszeHUvdz09
  2. The video from Thursday’s class has been added to that post
  3. Here is the link to the video for today’s class
  4. I’m going to do class a little differently today. I’m going to break it into “lecture” and “question” times. During lecture time, if students have questions, they can type them into the Zoom chat box, and I will do my best to answer them. However, students won’t be able to ask audio questions at this time, because I’m going to hit the “mute all” button when I lecture. I will stop lecturing at regular intervals, to take audio questions from the class.
  5. Look at the work done last week. Check in with everyone to see where they are on the assignments
  6. Presentation: Mia
  7. Talk about Zoo flyer (second part of .pdf file from last Thursday DAR120Illus2Combo_NEW) and Masks, from last week
  8. Download mask template
  9. Create masks for this week’s show and tell
  10. Discuss “online store summer project” and mask designs. Look at these masks. Look at masks on redbubble
    1. Masks are two-layered and made of 100% brushed woven polyester.
    2. The over-ear elastic straps hold the mask for a snug fit over mouth and nose
    3. Masks are one size and will fit most adults
    4. 7.25″ x 4.6″ / 18.5 x 11.5 cm
  11. Create RedBubble account
  12. Discuss 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
  13. Discuss how to use the pen tool, gradients, and layers (for homework assignment)
  14. Learn new skills with Illustrator (work on these in class today): Part 1, Part 2

Assignments

  1. Catch up on work and do latest illustrator assignment
  2. Do a sketch of your mask design for us to comment on tomorrow
  • Design a mascot – download this file for instructions – due next Friday

 

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 2

Classroom

  1. Here is the link to attend class (it’s always the same link): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86426643142?pwd=UEZYNFRCSUoxaWhNOTE0dSszeHUvdz09
  2. Here is the link to the video of today’s class
  3. I need Google Drive folders shared with me from a few of you and some folders need to be renamed with your name
  4. Here are the dates your presentations are due. Here is how to do your presentations.
  5. Learn new skills with Illustrator – download this file: DAR120Illus2Combo_NEW
  6. The video from yesterday’s class has been added to yesterday’s post
  7. Show and tell! Put some artwork in your Google Drive folder and share it with the class. It can be something you did or something you like.
  8. Download mask template
  9. Discuss “online store summer project” and mask designs. Look at these masks. Look at masks on redbubble
    1. Masks are two-layered and made of 100% brushed woven polyester.
    2. The over-ear elastic straps hold the mask for a snug fit over mouth and nose
    3. Masks are one size and will fit most adults
    4. 7.25″ x 4.6″ / 18.5 x 11.5 cm
  10. Create RedBubble account
    Assignments

    1. Do Illustrator assignment (see download link above)
    2. Sketch out a rough mask 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 create it with Illustrator. No photos may be used for the mask art.

Applied Computer Graphics – Day 1

Classroom

  1. The video of today’s class is available here
  2. Attendance. Introductions and review syllabus
  3. Create an account for Google Drive and share with me – gjloumeau@pima.edu
  4. Talk about presentations
  5. Today we’ll work on learning Adobe Illustrator. If you don’t have the program, please do the following:
    1. Go to http://www.adobe.com and click the “Sign In” link in the top right corner
    2. On the following page, click the blue “Create an Account” link. Create a free account using your Pima e-mail address and any password you like (you might want to use your Pima e-mail password because it’s easy to remember)
    3. After you login to your account, go to to where you can download free trials. If you see a link that says “Download free trial,” go there and download and install Adobe Illustrator. If you don’t see the link, click the search icon and search for “download Illustrator” then download the program

Additional Information

    1. Download Assignment
    2. Discuss “online store summer project” and mask designs. Look at masks on redbubble
    3. Download mask template
      1. Masks are two-layered and made of 100% brushed woven polyester.
      2. The over-ear elastic straps hold the mask for a snug fit over mouth and nose
      3. Masks are one size and will fit most adults
      4. 7.25″ x 4.6″ / 18.5 x 11.5 cm
    4. Create RedBubble account
    5. Work on mask

Assignment

  1. Do App Icon assignment (see download link above)
  2. Sketch out a rough mask 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.