Unit 7

Deliverable:

  1. Logo Project 3
  2. To have your project assessed, you must submit a (fresh) Illustrator Package folder title: “LastnameP3”
  3. Vector Pattern Suite: Research. Package folder titled “Lastnamep4”
    To have your project assessed, submit a (fresh) Illustrator Package containing:

    1. One page of example/inspiring patterns. Twelve minimum.
    2. One page written explanation of the theme of your pattern suite.
    3. One page of resource images, photos to be traced from in Illustrator, then abstracted and integrated into your creations
    4. One page of drawn sketches of elements for your patterns. These do not need to repeat or tessalate: You’ll be shown in class how to use Illustrator to repeat your pattern as you create it.

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


7A Patterns in Illustrator

save your file as “Firstname 7A.ai”.

(sidetrack) Compound paths. Compound clipping paths.

Pattern Options Panel

Pattern mode

Tile size control, Tile type.

Storing patterns in Swatches.

Applying pattern swatches to fill and stroke of object

Saving out swatches library.

The Final 7A package folder submitted will also contain your swatches library file


Introduction to the Vector Portrait Project.

Research assigned for next week:

  1. Research Photos for Vector Portrait Project. From specifications:
    “You will bring in at least three photo options for discussion with the instructor. Make note of the image source so that can cite your source later. Three strong options earns a ‘C’. (4 points week 8, at least 3 strong options due, failing grade after week 8). The photo you choose must be appropriate for this medium: It must provides sculptural information about facial structure of your subject. Explore many options. Don’t be ‘safe’. 
Don’t create a “why bother?” project- a project you’ll not be showing in your portfolio. 
Don’t worry about what you think you can or can’t do in Illustrator today. Properly challenged, you will surprise yourself with what you can accomplish.”
    You will submit a folder of images week 8, beginning of class.

Lab Time for Pattern Project.


Pattern Suite Project Peer critique

Meet with classmates you don’t sit next to who are not in your program and review their Pattern Suite project process with them. 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.

Is there clearly stated theme? Are there typos? Are there sources for the resource images? Are the patterns interlocking and have visual complexity or are they merely dang grids?

Ask them how they will APPLY these patterns? Applied to what? How can they mock that up in the case study?

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

“Last Name Pattern 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 by the end of class today for credit. (1 pt).


At end of class:


Homework:

  1. Develop your Pattern Suite Project. Peer Critique in class next week, Final due week 10.
  2. Textbook: Complete the Lesson “5 Transforming Artwork”
    Submit your finished Lesson .ai file as “Lastname_Lesson_5.ai”.
  3. Submit a folder titled “Lastname Portrait Research” to faculty Inbox containing image files and source information at the beginning of class.”You will bring in at least three photo options for discussion with the instructor. Make note of the image source so that can cite your source later. Three strong options earns a ‘C’. (4 points week 8, at least 3 strong options due, failing grade after week 8).

Submit folder containing possible images to Instructor/smansfield/Dropboxtbook: “5 Transforming Artwork”
Subt your finished tutorial files (.ai file and .pdf) in a folder titled “Lastname Tutorial


Shut down

  1. Textbook: Complete Lesson 10 “Gradients, Blends and Patterns” 
    Submit your finished Lesson .ai file as “Lastname_Lesson_10.ai”.

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


7A Patterns in Illustrator

save your file as “Firstname 7A.ai”.

(sidetrack) Compound paths. Compound clipping paths.

Pattern Options Panel

Pattern mode

Tile size control, Tile type.

Storing patterns in Swatches.

Applying pattern swatches to fill and stroke of object

Saving out swatches library.

The Final 7A package folder submitted will also contain your swatches library file


 

 


 

 


Homework:

  1. Textbook: Complete the tutorial “10 GRADIENTS, BLENDS, AND PATTERNS
    Submit your finished tutorial tutorial .ai file as “Lastname Tutorial10.ai”.
  2. Finish P4 Croquii/Vector Character project. Due at the beginning of next class.
  3. Work on Pattern Suite Project. Due week 10. In class informal peer critique next week.
  4. Research Photos for Vector Portrait Project. From specifications:
    “You will bring in at least three photo options for discussion with the instructor. Make note of the image source so that can cite your source later. Three strong options earns a ‘C’. (4 points week 8, at least 3 strong options due, failing grade after week 8). The photo you choose must be appropriate for this medium: It must provides sculptural information about facial structure of your subject. Explore many options. Don’t be ‘safe’. 
Don’t create a “why bother?” project- a project you’ll not be showing in your portfolio. 
Don’t worry about what you think you can or can’t do in Illustrator today. Properly challenged, you will surprise yourself with what you can accomplish.”
    You will submit a folder of images week 8, beginning of class.

 

c.  7B Pen Drawn Type exercise. 4 ptsScroll down to download the “pen_tool_excercise.zip” file. Unzip, then trace t

 

 

 

 

 

Deliverables

  1. The tutorial “Lesson 8 ADDING TYPE TO A POSTER”
    Submit a folder titled “Lastname Tutorial8” containing your finished tutorial .ai files.
  2. Textbook: Complete the tutorial “4 EDITING AND COMBINING SHAPES AND PATHS ” Submit your finished tutorial tutorial .ai file as “Lastname Tutorial4.ai”
  3. Logo Project Package folder titled “LastnameP3”
  4. Pattern Project Process due. Package folder titled “Lastname Pattern Process”

Lab time for Vector Pattern Projeomework:

  1. Textbook: Complete the tutorial “Lesson 4 EDITING AND COMBINING SHAPES AND
    PATHS ” Submit your finished tutorial tutorial .ai file as “Lastname Tutorial4.ai” next week.
  2. Complete the tutorial “5 Transforming Artwork”
    Submit your finished tutorial tutorial .ai file as “Lastname Tutorial5.ai”.
  3. Work on Pattern Suite Project. Continue working with the Package you created. Repackage as you go. Due week 10. In class informal peer critique next week.
  4. Research Photos for Vector Portrait Project. From specifications:
    “You will bring in at least three photo options for discussion with the instructor. Make note of the image source so that can cite your source later. Three strong options earns a ‘C’. (4 points week 8, at least 3 strong options due, failing grade after week 8). The photo you choose must be appropriate for this medium: It must provides sculptural information about facial structure of your subject. Explore many options. Don’t be ‘safe’. 
Don’t create a “why bother?” project- a project you’ll not be showing in your portfolio. 
Don’t worry about what you think you can or can’t do in Illustrator today. Properly challenged, you will surprise yourself with what you can accomplish.”
    You will submit a folder of images week 8, beginning of class.

 


Deliverables

  1. Textbook: Complete the tutorial “Lesson 8 ADDING TYPE TO A POSTER”
    Submit a folder titled “Lastname Tutorial8” containing your finished tutorial .ai files.