Graphic Design 2 & MGD 112 Projects

Wednesday 4/28
Where Is My Mind Surrealism Self-Portrait

You will be creating a surrealist self-portrait in the style of Andrea Constantini. You will need to include objects and elements that represent yourself and use your photo editing techniques to color correct the design so your objects all look similar. 

 

Objective:

To tell a story about yourself with the images you choose. Do NOT choose random images. This needs to be meaningful to you. Use images that you take photos of if you can! 

 

Self-portrait:

You can use a photo of yourself that you have already, or you can take a photo in class. It will be easier to remove your image from the background if you use a solid white background behind yourself. Consider what angle you want your face to be too. Are you looking up, down or straight? This will depend on what type of objects you will have coming out of your head. 

 

Project Tips:

Warp Images Video

Add Noise to an Image

Blend Images in Photoshop

Project Requirements:

1. File size - 11x17” and 180 resolution

2. Your face must be recognizable in the final design and photo removed from the background.

3. The use of clouds don’t need to be used like the examples. However, it may help to blend images into your head this way. 

4. At least 6 images need to be used. Search free stock photo (royalty free) websites to find large enough images. You can also use your own images. If you are struggling with finding certain images, let Mr. Wiant know.

5. Overlap images to give the illusion of DEPTH.

 

Turn-In Directions:

Save your PSD file and a high-res JPG file as “lastName_Surrealism Self-portrait” and upload them to a folder titled “Surrealism Self-portrait”.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Surrealism Self-Portrait and save it into your Self-Portrait folder. 

Monday 4/12
Surrealism Design

You will be using Photoshop to create a black and white surrealism design. 

 

Objective:

You will apply your knowledge of photo editing to seemingly blend multiple pictures to create a surrealistic styled, dreamlike design. 

 

Project Steps:

1. Create a Photoshop file 11x17” or 8.5x11” and 180dpi. 

2. Search for royalty free images that you will use in this project. Remove backgrounds to start to combine the images into a surrealistic styled scene. 

3. Apply photo editing skills to blend the images. 

 

Project Requirements:

- At least 4 different royalty free images are used

- Design is black and white

- No type is allowed

 

Turn-in Directions:

Save your PSD file and a high-res JPG file as “lastName_surrealism” and upload them to a folder titled “Surrealism”.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Surrealism and save it into your Landscape folder. 

Friday 3/19
Geometric Text

Objective

To create a poster using a colorful royalty free photo and a short title that uses a geometric design by following a tutorial. The title should be impactful and bold. A high attention to detail needs to be shown while creating your pattern as well.

 

Steps

1. Find a royalty free image. You can look under “Free Stock Photo Websites” on the Resources page or search for royalty free photos on Google. 

2. Think about a short title or caption that could work with your design. For example, if you used a picture of the mountains you could use the word Nature, Outside or Rockies.

3. Follow the Geometric Text Tutorial to create your own design. Pay close attention to details or you can get lost. 

 

Project Requirements

1. PSD 8.5x11 or 11x8.5 inches

2. A photo is used that was found on a royalty free website 

3. A simple one or two word title is used on your design

 

Turn-In Directions

1. Save your Photoshop and JPG file as “lastName_GeometricText”. 

3. Save your JPG file by putting the quality to 12. 

5. Upload both files to your Geometric Text folder. 


Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Geometric Text and save it into your Geometric Text folder.

Thursday 12/3
Self-Portrait

You will need to create a self-portrait in your choice of programs. You can create any sort of self-portrait you like. But, you will be able to push your invention competency more by not just following a tutorial. Make it your own. Can you combine tutorials? How can you make your design personal?

 

Project Requirements:

1. File size can be 11’’x17’’

2. Your name is included on the design. 

 

Turn In Directions:

Illustrator:

Save a JPG and AI file saved as “lastName_Self-portrait”. Use the settings below for your JPG. 

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: RGB

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 300

 

Vecteezy:

Save just a SVG file and go to File>Download SVG. Name it as “lastName_Self-portrait”.

 

Vectr:

1. Download a SVG file. 

2. Download your file as a JPG by going to Export. Change SVG to JPG and slide the Quality slider all the way to the right. Name both files “lastName_Self-portrait”.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Self-Portrait and save it into your Portrait folder. 

Monday 11/16
Icons

You will be creating a series of 4 icons that have the same theme. Consider how you will use consistent colors, strokes, etc. Maybe these are icons to represent sports? Maybe icons that you find on a map at a zoo? Use your creativity to think outside of the box. Arrange these icons neatly and professionally on your page.

 

Project Requirements:

1. You can use Vecteezy or Vectr.com  

2. Your designs need to be presented in a professional manner. This means they are aligned, centered and fill the page nicely. 

3. Consistent design elements are used throughout the 4 icon design. 

 

Project Tips

 

Turn In Directions:

Illustrator:

Save a JPG and AI file saved as “lastName_Icons”. Use the settings below for your JPG. 

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: RGB

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 300

 

Vecteezy:

Save just a SVG file and go to File>Download SVG. Name it as “lastName_Icons”.

Vectr:

1. Download a SVG file. 

2. Download your file as a JPG by going to Export. Change SVG to JPG and slide the Quality slider all the way to the right. Name both files “LastName_Icons”.

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Icons and save it into your Icons Folder folder. 

Wednesday 11/4
Vector Character

You will be creating a vector character for this next project. You will first sketch your ideas and then you will take a photo of your sketches to import them into Vecteezy, similar to how you created the practice lion character. You will use the sketches as a base for your designs, so sketches must be completed! This is a requirement for the project.   

 

Need Help: Look for help online! 

Character Kit Tutorial Directions

 

Project Requirements:

1. 11x17 inch for Illustrator - 1980x3060 pixels for Vecteezy and go to Background on the left to change the size of your canvas

2. At least one character is created.

3. Sketch photos are kept on their own layer or in the file so Mr. Wiant can see the original ideas compared to your final design. 

4. A background that compliments the character is designed.

 

Turn In Directions:

Illustrator:

Save a JPG and AI file saved as “lastName_vectorCharacter”. Use the settings below for your JPG. 

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: RGB

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 300

 

Vecteezy:

Save just a SVG file and go to File>Download SVG. Name it as “lastName_vectorCharacter”.

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Vector Character and save it into your Vector Character Folder folder. 

Thursday 10/22
Year 2020

2020 has been a crazy year! This first project will allow you to express your feelings towards this year so far. You will have some brainstorming and share outs to go through and then you will get started with your project. 

 

Project Skills:

Reflect on the year to express yourself in your design by using previous design skills like white space, balance, flow, contrast, etc. We will review these concepts. 
 

Project Requirements:

1. Designs need to be created in Vectr or Illustrator. DON’T take shortcuts and not push yourself because you are unsure of how to create something. 

2. Size: 8.5x11 or 11x8.5”

3. Typography and images need to be used. Be considerate of the fonts you use and how they speak to your overall design. 

Turn-in Directions:

You need to turn in your AI or SVG file and name it "LastName_Year2020". Then you will also need to turn in a JPG file by following the directions below. 

Illustrator 

Go to File>Export As and save the file as a JPG. Select Use Artboards and on the next screen slide the quality slider all the way to the right. Name your file "LastName_Year2020".

Boxy

Go to File>Save To Disk As and change the format to JPG file. Name it "LastName_Year2020".

Vectr

Go the Export button on the top-right and Download your file as a JPG file. Name your file "LastName_Year2020" and make sure the quality is as high as it can be. 

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Year 2020 and save it into your Year 2020 folder.