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DMAD 190

Digital Illustration | Spring 13
Tuesday 9:45AM - 11:50AM
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 5:45 PM

 

Office hours are 1/2 hour before the class begins.

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Syllabus

Week 1
Introduction
Take students photographs
Introduction to the course
Bitmap vs. Vector
Introduction to first project

Demonstrations:
Introduce Illustrator

Compare Illustrator and Photoshop

Homework:
Start Project 1

Class Handout
In class exercises


Week 2
Review week 1
Students turn in thumbnails as scans


Demonstrations:
Setting up folders for the class
More pathfinder
Enelope distort
Exporting and saving
Other demos relating to project 1

Link:

Video relating to project 1

Homework:
Start Project 1 in Illustrator

Class Handout
Class Demos


Week 3
Review week 2
Students turn in thumbnails as scans if they didn't last week


Demonstrations:
Color
Outline stroke
Knife Tool
Pencil
and a few other things relating to project 1


Homework:
Finish project 1

Class Handout
Class Demos


Week 4
Review week 3
Critique Character Project


Demonstrations:
Tracing
Image Trace


Homework:
Thumbnails and roughs for Poster Project (Project 2)

Class Handout


Week 5
Review Tracing

Demonstrations:
Image Trace
Live Paint Bucket
Homework:
Thumbnails and roughs for Poster Project (Project 2)

Class Handout


Week 6
Review Image Trace, Live Paint and masks

Demonstrations:
Typography

Homework:
Thumbnails and roughs for Poster Project (Project 2)

Class Handout



Week 7
Review
Onscreen critique
Introduce project 3

Demonstrations:
Die line

Homework:
Finish poster project and print. Start work on Project 3 package project.

Class Handout



Week 8
Type effects
Review Die line
Meet with students individually

Homework:
Work on package project

Class Handout



SPRING BREAK



Week 10
Review for practical test
I will look at package projects


Homework:
Finish up package project and print if possible. You can also have next weeks lab to print.

Class Handout
Practical Review Sheet



Week 11
Practical Test
Written Test

Demonstration
Arches


Lab
Turn in package project

Homework:
Work on landscape or cityscape

Class Handout
Practical Test
Perspective
Link for Written Test


Week 12
Demonstration
Arches
Perspective Grid
3D effects


Lab
I will play the movie Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
Work on city or landscape project.


Homework:
Work on landscape or cityscape

Class Handout
Perspective


Week 13
Demonstration
Mesh Tool
(there is a video in the folder)

Present where you at with Landscape/cityscape

Labtime to work on project and to print if done. Also I will meet with students individually to go over the package project.


Homework:
Finish up landscape/cityscape
Start on 3D type layout.

Class Handout


Week 14
Review
Mesh Tool
(there is a video in the folder)
Layout Design and grids

Labtime to print landscape and work on layout design


Homework:
Work on magazine layout

Class Handout


Week 15
Review

Layout Design and grids

Demonstration
Integrating photograhic typography into the layout.

Labtime to print landscape and work on layout design


Homework:
Work on magazine layout

Class Handout


Week 16
Review


Demonstration
Animation

Labtime meet with students


Homework:
Finish layout design and print.

Class Handout