CCG Unit 1

Roll


Introduction

Syllabus and Classroom policies

This Baby has no concept of Object Permanence


Computer Basics. File Management. Mac basics. Finder/desktop.  Finder windows. Hard drives: local and remote. Servers: Networkshare and Faculty Boxes. Digital hygiene, digital etiquette.

Vector vs. Raster software.

Raster based file:
Mosaic
always rectangular grid of points/pixels
Information describing the color of each point
Bit= on/off switch, zero and one.
Byte= collection of eight bits
Bitmap raster file has one bit describing each point’s color
Greyscale raster file has one byte describing each point’s color. 0 black, 255 white and 254 levels of grey.
RGB color image has three bytes describing each point’s color. 8 bits for Red, 8 bits for Green, 8 bits for Blue
Good: software is intuitive
Generally larger file size/slower internet speed.
Not scalable- pixel edges show upon enlargement: Aliasing.
Vector:
Graphing a function

 

Batman logo made by math


Break


Change screen resolution

Shut down any Adobe Programs running. Open up system preferences. Open up Displays- second row. Choose “scaled” Change screen resolution to 1600 x 900.


The Interface of Illustrator

Creating and Selecting objects,

moving objects,

Group,

Ungroup,

Tools,

Fill,

Stroke,

Color,

Swatches Library,

Gradients/gradient tools

Rulers/guides

saving and submitting class files.


Week 1 Project: 1A

Create a cityscape/mountainscape using Illustrator

  1. Create a new file (File- New). Choose 8 1/2 x 11″ (letter), portrait format. In the dialog box choose Units: Inches
  2. Go to View< Show Rulers
  3. Drag guides from ruler to page, placing guides at one inch margins on all four sides of the artbourd.
  4. Make a rectangle closed path using the rectangle tool to fit the guides.
    Or, with the rectangle tool selected, double click on page.
  5. Specify 6.5” x 9”. Move rectangle to fit guides.
  6. Begin creating your cityscape using closed paths.

Your Cityscape/Mountainscape should include the use of:

Closed paths, with fills: basic and gradient

Closed paths with filles of different colors

Open paths of different stroke widths, different colors. Use of blurs, depth cues. Have a focal point, a figure.

Imagination and playing hard!

Project Examples can be found on campus via Faculty Boxes server: smansfield / Outbox / CCG

With the Type tool (click on the tool with the “T” on it on the toolbar), Click on your page and type your full name.


HOMEWORK:

Complete your Cityscape or Mountainscape Illustration

Submit the native .ai file to Faculty Boxes <smansfield<inbox at beginning of next class, as shown in class.