Unit 5



  1. Self Portrait Project Package folder titled “LastnameP2”.
  2. Textbook Lesson 6. “Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools”
    Submit a folder titled “Lastname Lesson_6” to Instructor/smansfield/Dropbox. It should contain 2 files: “Pen_practise.ai” and “CoffeeShop.ai”
  3. “Last Name Self Portrait Peer Critique.doc”

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

    Submit this to Instructor/smansfield/Dropbox for credit. (1 pt).

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

5A Type in Illustrator


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

Type basics in Illustrator. Point Type versus Area Type
Placeholder text: hipster ipsum Lorem Ipsum generators.

Previewing fonts in Illustrator.

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.

Submit 5A exercise Package folder titled “Lastname5A” to Instructor/smansfield/Dropbox.

Introduction to P3 Personal Logotype Project

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


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

snl Papyrus


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 it is important to you, submit missing project files or resubmit project files to specification by the end of class today.

Handtrace review (if needed). 

One on one help for those submitting or resubmitting handtrace exercise from last week.

This exercise is key to your success in the remainder of the quarter.

It must be submitted to spec (no slop!) in order to earn a passing grade at midterm.

Open up your file. Use corner points with direction lines/handles. Get the on screen okay of instructor before submitting.

5B Logotype project start. 

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

From the specifications:

Exploration is required. The instructor expects to see exploration off of the artboard. Evidence of exploration is a large part of the assessment of this project. Little exploration= low assessment.  Pull copies, leave a trail of many, many choices.”


  1. Textbook: Complete the tutorial “Lesson 8 ADDING TYPE TO A POSTER”
    Submit a folder titled “Lastname Tutorial8” containing your finished tutorial .ai files. Please note: Typekit instruction will work only if you are on your own computer using Illustrator through your own Adobe CC subscription. If you are doing the tutorial on a station in a lab at school, skip that portion: use a font already installed on that computer.
  2. Work on your Logo Design. Due at beginning of class week 7. You will use this logo in the remaining projects this quarter