Unit 9 (week 10 Spring Quarter 2018)

  1. Project 4 Pattern Suite Final.
    Submit P4 Package.
    Submit final P4 case study package to Instructor/smansfield/Dropbox.
    Include a copy of your case study .pdf in the folder you submit.
    folder title: LastnameP4
  2. Textbook: “Lesson 11 USING BRUSHES TO CREATE A POSTER”
    Submit your finished tutorial tutorial .ai file as “Lastname Tutorial11.ai”. 2 points



This is the last week to submit late work or to resubmit projects.

from the Syllabus Addendum:

“The five major projects must be submitted in order to be eligible to pass this class or to earn an “Earned F” in this class”


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


Project 5 Strategies

Work Large to small.

 Biggest areas first. Divide and conquer. Don’t ‘paint the room’. Don’t leap to the details first: that is being premature.

Blur Your Eyes

In a your life drawing classes (Rapid Visualization, Analysis of Form) you are trained to simplify form and shape. The same techniques are applied here: Blur eyes to see shapes, not names of objects.

Get visual, not verbal. This is a drawing exercise and will open up your ability to visualize in other tasks and contexts.

Work with shape

Close your paths. Make shapes. Don’t make a bunch of strings, unless a texture is necessary. But that is down the road. Texture is a final concern, not something that needs to be worked out now.

You are not creating a jigsaw puzzle.

Shapes needn’t fit together in that way. Instead, overlap elements, cover up edges. Work smart, not hard

Speaking of which: Organize Layers

from the start: title and group as you go. Things get confusing very quickly if you don’t. If it’s out of control, stop and organize. Select object(s) to be moved in Layers. Cut them to the clipboard. Create a Layer as a destination. Edit>Paste in Place.

Back to front.

Set the background color/mesh object as a big rectangle. Choose the dominant color with the eyedropper from your photo.

Eyedropper and Swatches. 

Take color samples from your raster image and add them to Swatches using the swatches panel menu>create new.

You don’t have to use the Mesh tool

You don’t have to use the Mesh tool for everything. You don’t have to use the Mesh tool/mesh objects at all. Using Blurs, transparency and graphic styles can create the needed effects with greater ease of use.

Graphic Styles

The Graphic Styles panel stores fill, stroke, opacity, effects. If you need shadows or highlights. Create a graphic style containing the dark fill, low opacity, blur. All of  that can then be applied with a click to selected paths.

Blending

Blend options, Blend Spine editing. Closed paths as blend members versus open paths as blend members. Transitioning between blurred members to non blurred members, Opaque to transparent members.

Mesh Review.

Control click eyeball in Layers Panel.

Eyedropper tool (i).

Mesh tool (u).
In extremely oddly shaped areas:  Mesh is rectangular in nature, does not perform well in irregular shapes, large appendages. Instead, apply the gradient mesh to a rectangular object, use irregular shape as a clipping mask. This ensures fine control over both.

Vector Tuts gradient mesh tutorial

VTC Tutorial, if you need review. Requires login. Gradient Mesh 123

Visibility functions.

Option click on Layers eyeball icon hides all but that layer or sublayer, isolates visually.

Command Y toggles Illustrator into (and out of) Outline View. Equivalent to View<Outline View

Command click on Layers eyeball puts only that layer (does not function with sublayers) into Outline view.

Eyedropper tool to sample from raster image.


10A Final Project Skills

Type

Columnated Type review. Type menu/Area Type Options.

Installing fonts. Display versus body copy typefaces.

https://fonts.google.com/

Graphic Styles

Graphic Styles panel, Appearance panel. Creating shadow and highlight quickly in Illustrator.

The Symbol Sprayer

Symbol Sprayer, other Symbol Tools. Using Symbols to create hair, texture.

Outline Mode Screen Grab

Using key command or Application (Applications/Utilities/Grab), take a screen grab or your illustration in Outline View (⌘ Y)

Place into your P6 project on the appropriate artboard.

Note: Now that you know how, you will need to update this next week to capture your updated vector illustration before final submission.

Submit a Package folder titled “Lastname 10A”. Must demonstrate each of the skills listed above. 2 pts.


Peer Critique


Break


IDEA SURVEY


Lab Time for Project 5

Establish the columnated type on your spread page.


End of class:

10B Project 5 progress check

Package Folder due. 2 pts.


Homework:

  1. P5: Feed your baby. There will be lab time and a peer critique during class next week.
    The final project is due at the end of class next week.
  2. Textbook: Complete the tutorial “Lesson 12 EXPLORING CREATIVE USES OF EFFECTS
    AND GRAPHIC STYLES”. 
    Submit your finished tutorial tutorial .ai file as “Lastname Tutorial12.ai”. 2 points

 

 

Roll


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


Deliverable:

the tutorial “11 USING BRUSHES TO CREATE A POSTER”
Submit your finished tutorial tutorial .ai file as

“Lastname Tutorial11.ai”.


 


Project 5 Strategies

Work Large to small.

 Biggest areas first. Divide and conquer. Don’t ‘paint the room’. Don’t leap to the details first: that is being premature.

Blur Your Eyes

In a your life drawing classes (Rapid Visualization, Analysis of Form) you are trained to simplify form and shape. The same techniques are applied here: Blur eyes to see shapes, not names of objects.

Get visual, not verbal. This is a drawing exercise and will open up your ability to visualize in other tasks and contexts.

Work with shape

Close your paths. Make shapes. Don’t make a bunch of strings, unless a texture is necessary. But that is down the road. Texture is a final concern, not something that needs to be worked out now.

You are not creating a jigsaw puzzle.

Shapes needn’t fit together in that way. Instead, overlap elements, cover up edges. Work smart, not hard

Speaking of which: Organize Layers

from the start: title and group as you go. Things get confusing very quickly if you don’t. If it’s out of control, stop and organize. Select object(s) to be moved in Layers. Cut them to the clipboard. Create a Layer as a destination. Edit>Paste in Place.

Back to front.

Set the background color/mesh object as a big rectangle. Choose the dominant color with the eyedropper from your photo.

Eyedropper and Swatches. 

Take color samples from your raster image and add them to Swatches using the swatches panel menu>create new.

You don’t have to use the Mesh tool

You don’t have to use the Mesh tool for everything. You don’t have to use the Mesh tool/mesh objects at all. Using Blurs, transparency and graphic styles can create the needed effects with greater ease of use.

Graphic Styles

The Graphic Styles panel stores fill, stroke, opacity, effects. If you need shadows or highlights. Create a graphic style containing the dark fill, low opacity, blur. All of  that can then be applied with a click to selected paths.

Blending

Blend options, Blend Spine editing. Closed paths as blend members versus open paths as blend members. Transitioning between blurred members to non blurred members, Opaque to transparent members.

Mesh Review.

Control click eyeball in Layers Panel.

Eyedropper tool (i).

Mesh tool (u).
In extremely oddly shaped areas:  Mesh is rectangular in nature, does not perform well in irregular shapes, large appendages. Instead, apply the gradient mesh to a rectangular object, use irregular shape as a clipping mask. This ensures fine control over both.

Vector Tuts gradient mesh tutorial

VTC Tutorial, if you need review. Requires login. Gradient Mesh 123

Visibility functions.

Option click on Layers eyeball icon hides all but that layer or sublayer, isolates visually.

Command Y toggles Illustrator into (and out of) Outline View. Equivalent to View<Outline View

Command click on Layers eyeball puts only that layer (does not function with sublayers) into Outline view.

Eyedropper tool to sample from raster image.

If there is time: The Symbol Sprayer, other Symbol Tools.
Symbols VTC: video
Requires login 


Lab Time for Project 6.

 

Project 6 progress check. Package folder. titled “Lastname9A” 1 point.


Homework:

  1. Continue work on Project 6. Feed your baby. Due by the end of class week 11.
  2. Finish P5 Patterns Suite Project. Finished pdf case study and native file Package due at the beginning of class week 10