Week Five: October 26-30

 

DUE October 26: Assignment 3

Weekly Checklist

 

NOTE: L.J. will be in class on Thursday - out-of-town trip cancelled.

 

 

Wednesday, October 28

 

GAMEPLAN

 

 

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Monday, October 26

 

GAMEPLAN

  • Assignment 4 info
  • Task 1 info
  • Basic type & fonts
  • Fills, lines
  • Paths and effects
  • Warping
  • Lab time

 

DISCUSSION

 

Type

  • Text tool
  • Fonts
  • Fill
  • Stroke

 

Type paths

  • Area Type tool
  • Type on a path
  • Vertical type tools

 

Type effects

  • Type inside an object
  • Path effects with type on a path options
  • Type outlines

 

Typography

 

Logo/logotype

  • What catches your eye?
  • What helps communicate your style/skill-set?
  • What identifies you without getting in the way of samples?
  • Funky logo site

 

About logos

  • Play with several typefaces
  • Mix and match font families
  • Mix and match colors and opacity
  • Focus on legibility, readability, and your personal style
  • Take what you like and refine with kerning, sizing, color and art
  • Use a vector-based design for resizability

 

Demos

  • Text on a path
  • Text manipulation (typography)
  • Letter fun (stroke, color, gradient)
  • Quick BBT logo creation

 

TO DO

  • Read Chapters 7 & 8
  • Task 1: Text effects, 15 points, due Wednesday, November 2.

 

ASSIGNMENT 4

  • Logo, due Wednesday, November 4

 

 

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