week 08

July 20, 2009

Open Workshop: Finish designing & slicing web pages

In Class Critique of Web Pages

Discussion: Intellectual Property & The Creative Process

Terms & Definitions: Copyright.html & Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/about/

Creative Process: http://j-bel.net/sva/week10/CreativeProcess.pdf

Introduction to Page Layout and Adobe InDesign: Master Pages, Text Threading, Importing Graphics, Using InDesign to compose pages.

Magazine Layout Tutorial: http://www.layersmagazine.com/magazine-cover-design-in-indesign.html

Practice: see Week08WorkFiles

Open Workshop: Revisiting our Celebrity Composite Works from Week 04, you are now going to create a magazine cover (or inner spread that could be a profile piece) that incorporates your composite into a page layout – one that includes a masthead or header, tagline and body text.

FINAL PRESENTATIONS & CRIT

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week 07

July 13, 2009

Open Workshop: Finish logo designs in Illustrator

Presentation: History of the WWW & brief Intro Terms: Site Maps, HTML, and CSS

http://j-bel.net/sva/week08/WebsiteTerms.html

http://j-bel.net/sva/week08/TheInternetAndWWW.html

Photoshop Automation & Web Presentations: Web Page Layout, Slicing, Linking,

Saving for Web: jpgs, gifs & png. Creating Web Ready Work.
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Photoshop/11.0/WS9E2C7F1A-87C0-4dae-9C0C-0C2B3C566F84.html

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Photoshop/11.0/WSB3484C68-ECD2-4fa4-B7CC-447A5FE86680.html

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Photoshop/11.0/WS8FA9408E-A3B8-4338-9AAE-4520CF3511FB.html

Practice: see Week07WorkFiles

Open Workshop: creating a web page from homework assignment. Slicing. Saving for web and devices. Creating links. Previewing in a browser.

Homework wk07:

Finish web pages if not finished in class (and you have the appropriate software to work with).

Technique for Next Assignment – Read: Magazine Layout Tutorial: http://www.layersmagazine.com/magazine-cover-design-in-indesign.html (The assignment will be to revisit our Celebrity Composite Works from Week 04, you are now going to create a magazine cover (or inner spread that could be a profile piece) that incorporates your composite into a page layout – one that includes a masthead or header, tagline and body text. Over this week look at magazines and your favorite publications for inspiration.

Read:‘Farewell Information, It’s Media Age’ Saffo.pdf:  http://j-bel.net/sva/week06/Saffo.pdf & Interview with Joshua Davis: http://www.designmuseum.org/design/joshua-davis & http://www.fairspot.com/interview-with-hillman-curtis/ Before class next week, in 50 words or less, comment on these readings on our class blog in Week Seven.


week 06

July 6, 2009

Vector Graphics & Illustrator Intermediate:

Additonal Tools, Graphic Styles, Symbols, Clipping Paths, Review of Live Trace, Live Paint

Practice: see Week05WorkFiles

Typography:

http://www.j-bel.net/sva/week09/Typography.html

http://typies.blogspot.com/2006/11/15-tips-to-choose-good-text-type.html

http://www.adobe.com/type/opentype/index.html

http://justcreativedesign.com/2008/09/23/top-7-fonts-used-by-professionals-in-graphic-design-2

Class Discussion of Student Logo Choices (the good and the bad)

Open Workshop: Based on your homework logo sketches, work with Shapes and Type in Illustrator to create a digital version of your logo design. Some examples: http://www.j-bel.net/sva/week08/logoExamples

Homework wk06:

Read: Typography links

http://www.j-bel.net/sva/week09/Typography.html

http://typies.blogspot.com/2006/11/15-tips-to-choose-good-text-type.html

http://www.adobe.com/type/opentype/index.html

http://justcreativedesign.com/2008/09/23/top-7-fonts-used-by-professionals-in-graphic-design-2

A. Write a bio of your life thus far: (in Word or Text Edit)

* Name and Address | Education | Experience | Skills | Hobbies | Family, etc.

* Choose 5-6 images from the web that you think describe who you are, shape your interests. If you have your own images posted on facebook, myspace, youtube, or anywhere else you may also use those. You will build a home page around these images.

* Create a wireframe (mock-up) web page layout for yourself based on the information and images you have gathered, (this can be done with pencil and paper or using Photoshop or Illustrator). Think about your “identity”: graphics, images, a color palette that relates to who you are, what you’re about, how you would like to present yourself in a web community.

Some artist and designer portfolio sites for inspiration: http://www.j-bel.net/sva/week08/artistWebsites.html