Week 11 | Illustrator III

******NOTE: ALWAYS BRING A BACK UP OF ALL YOUR FILES IN TO CLASS ON A FLASH DRIVE. ALSO, PLEASE BRING IN HEADPHONES TO EACH CLASS SO THAT YOU CAN REVIEW VIDEOS WHILE DOING IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS.******* 

When Saving Files | Save as: 

  • Example: 2015_Smith_John_AccessingTools_v1
  • Tag your images in Flickr with the following tag:

     interactivemediaramapo2015

    ***ALWAYS SAVE YOUR AI FILES!**


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# 1 | SYMBOLS PALETTE

Symbols and how to use them.
Download Project Files

Complete exercise and save as follows: 2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_SymbolsPalette 


# 2 | THE MAGIC WAND

Look at the magic wand tool and how it’s used for “fuzzy” selection.

Complete exercise and save as follows: 2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_MagicWand 


# 3 | ART BOARDS

Look at how to use art boards in Illustrator.

Complete exercise and save as follows: 2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_ArtBoards 


# 4 | GRADIENTS

Take a look at how to use the gradient tool to create sophisticated visual effects.

Complete exercise and save as follows: 2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_Gradients 

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# 5 | USING MASKS

Take a look at how to use masks to isolate and eliminate vector elements.

Complete exercise and save as follows: 2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_Masks 


# 6 | VECTOR EFFECTS

Learn how to apply special effects to your vector illustrations.

Complete exercise and save as follows: 2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_Vector 


# 7 | 3D TOOLS

Rendering 3D in Illustrator.

Complete exercise and save as follows: 2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_3D


# 8 | GRADIENT MESH AND SHADING

Applying gradient meshes and shading to objects.

Complete exercise and save as follows:  2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_GradientMesh


# 9 | TRACING AND LIVE PAINT

Tracing and using the Live Paint tool.

Complete exercise and save as follows:  2015.4.13_Last Name_First Name_Tracing – GET A LINE ART DRAWING from Google Images for this exercise. (Change the colors, etc. Personalize it.) Upload to both Flickr and your website.


Homework | Week 11

Homework 1:  Tutorials

Complete the tutorials. Upload them to BOTH Flickr, COPY the embed code and add to your website homework blog post. Change the colors, strokes, etc. Personalize them. Be sure to label each one.

  • SYMBOLS PALETTE
  • THE MAGIC WAND
  • ART BOARDS
  • GRADIENTS
  • USING MASKS
  • VECTOR EFFECTS
  • 3D TOOLS
  • GRADIENT MESH AND SHADING
  • TRACING AND LIVE PAINT
Homework 2:  DELICIOUS
On your del.icio.us account tag three Web Sites that focus on Illustrator,  or anything we learned in class today, and write a note in the Delicious comments section about why you think each one would be a good resource for this class.  *Make sure you also add the tag:  interactivemediaramapo2015,  AS WELL AS additional tags.

Homework 3:  Project I DUE WEEK12

Research 1
Research 2
Sketches – low and high fidelity sketches
Illustrator Iterations of Project I including front, back, spine and logo
Final .ai and .pdf files

Word document, minimum 300 words,

  • Requirements:
  • Project Research & Conceptual Sketches
  • Preliminary Comps (Sketches – multiple iterations)
  • Final Comps (Sketches – multiple iterations)
  • Preliminary Logo Comps (Sketches – multiple iterations)
  • Final Logo Comps (Sketches – multiple iterations)
  • Preliminary Logo and Label Comps – designed in Illustrator CS6
  • Word document, minimum 300 words,

@@Deliverable@@

  • Create a folder date-lastname-firstname-illustrator-project I
  • Place ALL files inside that folder
  • Place the folder inside your DropBox
  • Command click on the folder to SHARE LINK
  • Copy link
  • On week 12 comments, give me a link to your DropBox folder
  • ALL PROJECT ITERATIONS SHOULD BE ON YOUR PROJECT WEBSITE PAGE

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