CCG Unit 5

Roll


Change screen resolution

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


Deliverable:

Your logotype design. Because your project likely uses fonts, submit an Illustrator package folder titled “LastnameLogo” to Instructor/smansfield/Dropbox. 2 pts.


MT Midterm Performance Exam.

Open notes performance exam. Download mt perf.zip, unzip and follow directions in the file.

Time limit: the first hour of class. 5 points in class week 5 only. Any arrangements to take the Midterm Performance exam outside of class must be made with the instructor before class week 5.

Correct with instructor at instructor’s station. 


Student Progress Report/Midterm Grade

I deliver information which assists students in developing competencies. I assign assignments which give the opportunity to demonstrate those competencies. I provide a verbal, written, online and printed description of those competencies. I assess those assignments.

If you would like to ask me to review your assignment again, please email me with the grade book item description and a hotlink to each specific assignment and I will take another look. 


Break


Lab Time to work on the Midterm card Illustration Due next week.


Midterm card Illustration Case Study Assembly:

Review specifications for midterm project due in class this week. Continuation of last week’s introduction.

Document setup

Place/links panel/embed review

Place process thumbnail drawing jpgs into InDesign.

Place logo .ai file into InDesign file.

Frames- fitting.

Master Pages.

Make colophon/footer. Put logo in footer

Auto- Numbering pages. Type/

Placing/Linking/Embedding Review

Using the card outline already created as a clipping mask in the Illustrator file.

Package. Uncheck the .pdf option in the Package interface: we’ll export a pdf separately.

Creating an interactive pdf which has a a fade transition between pages.
Export to pdf. Set page transitions to fade. proof in Acrobat. ⌘-L puts the pdf file in full screen mode when opened in Adobe acrobat. This page transition effect will only work in Acrobat (not Preview)


Peer critique

Meet with a classmate you don’t sit next to who is not in your program and review their card vector illustration. Provide intelligent, useful feedback and suggestions for your partner. As you enter into this process, realize that you are making your reputation right now. Foster among your peers the impression that you are thoughtful and can offer insight and you will be remembered for good reasons.

Listen carefully to the feedback you receive and take notes. This is not a deposition or a trial.
Greet commentary as another perspective, not a condemnation.

You will submit a word document explaining the feedback you received titled:

“Last Name Week 5 Peer Critique.doc

This document should contain complete thoughts, correct grammar, correct spelling and the full name of the person with whom you met.

Submit this to Instructor/smansfield/Dropbox by the end of class today for credit. (1 pt).


Midterm Card Project Due  (16 pts)

The case study should have these parts:

  1. Cover page
  2. Project statement
  3. Scanned and adjusted sketches
  4. Placed .ai file of card project in current state.
  5. Master page(s) applied with Placed logo .ai file in footer
  6. Page number in footer.

(16 points): Submit folder according to specifications shown in class.

Folder Title: “LastNameCard”

  • Folder must be an InDesign Package containing an interactive .pdf with fade page transitions.
  • Please proof your interactive .pdf on screen before submitting.
  • ⌘-L puts the pdf file in full screen mode when opened in Adobe acrobat.
  • Proof that the package contains a links folder and fonts folder.

Final Project.pages

Introduction to the final project, review examples from Faculty Outbox. Assign process drawing.


Homework:

No class next week, Holiday. AiS closed.

Sketches for the other side of your card.
Do the sketches for the final card project. Scan and adjust them to be submitted in a folder next class.
We will begin using Photoshop next class.


Winter 2017 was a mess. 9 week quarter. What follows is the original winter 17 version of week 5:
Roll


Roll


Change screen resolution

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


Midterm card Illustration Case Study Assembly:

Review specifications for midterm project due in class this week. Continuation of last week’s introduction.

Document setup

Place/links panel/embed review

Place process thumbnail drawing jpgs into InDesign.

Place logo .ai file into InDesign file.

Frames- fitting.

Master Pages.

Make colophon/footer. Put logo in footer

Auto- Numbering pages. Type/

Placing/Linking/Embedding Review

Using the card outline already created as a clipping mask in the Illustrator file.

Packaging. Export to pdf. Set page transitions to fade. proof in Acrobat.


Submit an InDesign Package folder called “LastnameMT” containing:

1. Pdf file of your  case study containing all required parts:

a fade transition between pages

Cover page

Project statement

Scanned and adjusted sketches

Placed .ai file of card project in current state.

Master page(s) applied with Placed logo .ai file in footer

page number in footer.


Student Progress Report/Midterm Grade

I deliver information which assists students in developing competencies. I assign assignments which give the opportunity to demonstrate those competencies. I provide a verbal, written, online and printed description of those competencies. I assess those assignments.

If you would like to ask me to review your assignment again, please email me with the grade book item description and a hotlink to each specific assignment and I will take another look.


Break


6A Selections Tutorial

Basic interface of Adobe Photoshop: Menus, Preferences, Review of Vector based images and Raster based images. Selecting, deselecting. Move tool. Selection tools. Magic Wand tool, Crop Tool. Saving selections, stored in Channels, loading stored selections. Image size dialog box.


Homework:

6B Bookcovers Assignment I

Using one of the files provided in the Bookcovers folder, make a composite image using at least
3 separate images. Practice making selections and moving them. If you require more space to composite into, use the Crop tool to resize your image and add space. When finished, Crop again to remove all but your composite image.

Next week you will submit your composite native Photoshop file titled with your last name, first letter capitalized followed by 6B.

Example: Mansfield6B.psd