Day 4 - January 13

 

DUE Friday, January 14: Assignment 2

 

TO DO

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

 

GAMEPLAN

  • Class Evaluations
  • Paintbrushes
  • Effects
  • Symbols
  • Live work

 

DISCUSSION

 

Paintbrush

  • Stroke
  • Filling brush strokes
  • Blob brush tool - bigger strokes, merging paths

 

Choosing strokes

  • Choose a brush
  • Brush library
  • Find/import brush library

 

Create a brush stroke

  • Make a pattern/shape set
  • Select all pieces
  • Make new brush
  • Choose pattern or scatter
  • Demo - Strokes to New Brush

 

Effects

  • Alter an object's appearance but not path
  • Most Illustrator effects are vector
  • Non-vector: drop shadow, inner and outer glows, feather, Photoshop
  • Can target a layer, sub layer, or an object
  • Has a gallery

 

Filters

  • Alter an object path
  • Has a gallery too
  • Acts like Photoshop filters, with sketching, etc.
  • Demo - Filters

 

Photoshop Effects/filters

  • Need to rasterize Illustrator vector object to use
  • Object/Rasterize

 

Symbols

  • Ready-made symbols
  • Create your own symbols
  • Find symbol libraries online
  • Multiple uses of a symbol only use one original

 

Symbol Sprayer

  • Sprays multiple instances of a symbol (like a paintbrush pattern)
  • Makes building a quick illustration easy

 

Create a symbol

  • Choose an object you've created
  • Choose New Symbol icon
  • Choose 'Graphic' when symbol dialogue opens
  • Name it
  • Demo - Create Symbol

 

Modify symbols

  • Modify existing does not affect the original
  • Editing the original affects all uses of that symbol
  • To keep modifications on an existing symbol, break symbol link before making modifications, then drag to symbol panel when done to create new variation

 

Symbol Tools

  • Scruncher
  • Spinner
  • Sprayer
  • Sizer
  • Stainer
  • Screener
  • Styler

 

Masking

  • Masking object in front
  • Clipping object in back
  • Select both
  • Object/clipping mask/make
  • They will become a mask group set
  • Demo - Masking

 

Live Trace and Paint

 

TO DO

 
 
BACK TO TOP