Unit 4


  • Self Portrait file due. Illustrator Package folder due “Lastname_self_portrait” to Faculty Boxes/smansfield/Inbox.
  • 3A Handtrace. Submit an Illustrator file titled “YourLastName3A.ai” by end of class today to Faculty Boxes/smansfield/Inbox.
  • Textbook tutorial “6. Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools”
    Submit a folder titled “Lastname Tutorial_6” containing your finished tutorial tutorial .ai files to Faculty Boxes/smansfield/Inbox..

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

4A Type in Illustrator

Create a new file with a 2″ x 2″ artboard.

Point Type versus Area Type
Placeholder text: arrested development ipsumhipster ipsum

Character Panel:

Previewing fonts in Illustrator. Select the text of the font title in the Character panel, use up and down arrows.
Point size, leading
kerning/tracking Kern Type gamedesign games
keyboard shortcuts: option/arrow keys for kerning, leading

Paragraph Panel:

Alignment, Drop Cap

Installing fonts


Fontsquirrel free typefaces

Managing font file location. Packaging

Type<Create Outlines

Edit Type as shape using pen tool, direction lines/bezier handles, pathfinder etc.

Introduction to P3 Personal Logotype Project

Design a logotype in Illustrator for yourself using the type tool, editing type as shape.

Submit 4A exercise Package folder titled “Lastname4A” to Faculty Boxes/smansfield/Inbox.

Nick Erickson Sophia Kwon
20 Logos with Clever Negative Space
Papyrus Watch


Review of Self Portrait Projects on screen.

Lab Time for Logotype Project.

One on One with instructor.

At end of class. (4:10) Logotype Project progress check.

Package Folder title: “Lastname 4B”


  1. Textbook: Complete the tutorial “8 ADDING TYPE TO A POSTER”
  2. Work on your Logo Design.