important links and downloads

Links and Downloads

When you get frustrated, the most important thing is DON'T PANIC.

Illustrator CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts (PDF - not required, but recommended)

Build-a-face in-class exercise

Adobe Kuler (Electronic color picker)

Bezier curves in type - with Method of Action! (Practice manipulating curves in type)

Infographics examples

 

Reading assignments (available via html links)

Pen Tool Exercise assistance (Reference PDF for the pen tool)

 

Class assignments

Pen tool exercises (In-class exercise, with take-home portion due at beginning of class on 9/10)

Captain Bezier exercise (Take-home excercise, due at beginning of class on 9/15)

Kerning in action - with Method of Action! (Complete test - get at least 80%)

Color in action - with Method of Action! (Complete test - get at least a 6)

PROJECT 1 - IDENTITY DESIGN (Worth 250 points - 1/4 of final grade, due at beginning of class on 9/29)

PROJECT 2 - PROMOTIONALS (Worth 250 points - 1/4 of final grade, due at beginning of class on 10/22)

PROJECT 3 - MAGAZINE DESIGN (Worth 250 points - 1/4 of final grade, due at beginning of class on 11/12)

PROJECT 4 - INFORMATION GRAPHICS (Worth 250 points - 1/4 of final grade, due at beginning of class on 12/1)