Syllabus, Addendum. Class policies. ebook.
Accessing the textbook
The textbook itself can be accessed through ecompanion.
You may also download an app for your laptop, tablet and/or phone called VitalSource Bookshelf. With that app, your book can be downloaded to your device, and an internet connection is not require. This also tends to run faster. I personally enjoy the fact that my ios phone or mac laptop can read the textbook to me. In addition, you can print the textbook to pdf in sections/chapters. I personally like the acrobat interface more than either ecompanion or VitalSource Bookshelf.
Accessing the necessary project files for the textbook
The textbook alone is not enough. Because each assignment is a tutorial, you will need the source files to follow the directions. So, you need:
- Tutorial (textbook)
- Source files- images, .ai files, etc
You have two options. 1. You may find the link and directions to the source files through the ecompanion or Vitalsource bookshelf interfaces. Follow directions to access textbook: You find a URL and access an adobe webpage and download the files.
2. Textbook tutorial files are/will be available from my CLIB outbox on campus. Shown in class.
Raster versus vector lecture.
Raster based file:
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.
Graphing a function
Shut down Illustrator. Open up system preferences. Open up Displays- second row. Choose “scaled” Change screen resolution to 1600 x 900.
1A Illustrator Intro.
Illustrator Basics. Undo, Zoom/Magnify Key commands, Hand/Pan tool, Selection Tool, Layers Palette/Stacking order.
Fill and Stroke, Color Picker. Introduction to the Appearances Panel. Preferences>User
Expressive Drawing/ Shape tools
Drawing with the Pencil tool. Reshaping.
Rulers and Guides.
Make a Cityscape illustration. Native file due next class.
Make it fill the page with an inch margin.
Homework for next class:
- Textbook assignment. Do the tutorial “A QUICK TOUR OF ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC (2015 RELEASE)” pages 10 -29. Bring the finished .ai file to class next week to submit for credit titled “Lastname_Quick_Tour.ai”.
- Finish your Cityscape illustration. Native .ai file due next class. “Lastname1A.ai”