Day 2 - January 6

 

 

DUE Friday, January 7: Quiz - Syllabus Agreement

DUE Tuesday, January 11: Assignment 1

 

NOTE: Make sure you get fully signed into the StudioBast E-Learning tool if you haven't already.

 

TO DO

  • Turn off all noise-making phones, pagers, etc. (Teacher too!)

 

GAMEPLAN

 

DISCUSSION

 

Illustrator Tour, continued

  • Preferences
  • Default panels
  • Menu first-level
  • Window menu item
  • Quick review of color on Tools Palette

 

Illustrator rulers and guides

  • Edit/Preferences/Units
  • View Ruler
  • View Artboard ruler
  • Pull guides & lock when needed

 

Illustrator grids

 

Shapes

  • Creating shapes
  • Arranging shapes
  • Align
  • Distribute
  • Pathfinder tool

 

Blending shapes

  • Can do separate shapes or one shape inside another for color blend
  • Create two shapes
  • Set Blend tool
  • Click a point on each shape
  • Demo - Stars
  • Demo - Button

 

Drawing - Pen Tool

  • Create precise straight and curved lines
  • Clicking creates anchor points
  • Dragging creates smooth points and curves
  • Little circle at end of path lets you know you are 'closing' the object path

 

Convert smooth points into corner points

 

Drawing - Pencil Tool

  • A drawing tool
  • Choose stroke first
  • Sketch and lift between segments
  • Use freeform

 

 

TO DO

 

ASSIGNMENT

  • Assignment 1 is a Fun Icon/Graphic - Create a fun icon or graphic, and UPLOAD BY the end of Tuesday, January 11. 75 points.

 

QUIZ: Syllabus Agreement, 25 points, DUE Friday, January 7.

 

 

 
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