Graphic Design 3 Projects

Wednesday 11/13

Shapes Poster

Exemplars have: simple shapes (triangles) are used, interested background that compliments the design, and interesting typography.

 

You will need to create a simple shape poster. You don’t need to, but your poster can represent a movie, TV show or book. The poster will only use simple shapes to create a vector based character. You will also need to include a simple title.

 

Video Tutorial:

View the video tutorial to get an understanding on how to design your poster. You do not need to complete this tutorial, it is only for your reference.

Shapes Poster Video

 

Vector Repeating Background Tutorial (optional):

You will learn how to create a repeating background in this tutorial.

Repeating Pattern 1

Repeating Pattern 2

 

Design Setup:

- Illustrator file size is 17”x 11’’.

 

Project Requirements:

1. A character is created by using only simple shapes. 

2. A title of some sort is used on the design.

 

Turn In Directions:

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

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: RGB

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 300


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

Wednesday 10/23

Cubee Characters

You will be creating your own cubee character. You can base your cubee from the vector characters that you already created or create a new character. The more details and colors effects you add, the more successful this design will be. 

 

Design Setup:

You can use either the Basic template for a standard cubee, or you can use the Advanced template, which will allow you to add hair, ears or other features. If you need to, you can create your own template as well. 

 

Cubee Template

 

You will then embed your original sketch into your document, name the layer properly, and lock that layer so you can start to recreate your design.

 

Turn In Directions:

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

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: RGB

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 300

 

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

Friday 9/5

Sugar Skull or Animal Pattern

You will be either creating a sugar skull design based on inspiration that you will pull from your own life and the Day of the Dead celebration. Or you can create an animal pattern design. You will take a photo of your sketch and import it into Illustrator in order to recreate your design using the appropriate tools. You can either create your own skull shape or download the AI template file and copy and paste the skull shape into your own file. 

 

Sugar Skull Download:

AI Skull Template

 

Help With New Skills:

Here are three tutorials that will help you create your designs. Use these to help you with your design if you are stuck on how to create new elements.

 

Tracing Sugar Skull Sketch

Sugar Skull Written Tutorial

Sugar Skull Video Tutorial

 

Tips:

Be smart and efficient about creating designs by duplicating objects. 

 

Design Setup:

You have already taken a photo of your sketch, so now you need to setup your AI file and import the photo. 

1. Size - 8.5x11 (make sure your Units are set to Inches)

2. Place your image File>Place

3. Embed your image by clicking on the Embed button in the Option Bar at the top. 

4. Lock that layer, create a new layer, and begin to recreate your design using the pen tool and shape tools. 

 

Turn In Directions:

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

- Select Use Artboards

- Color Mode: RGB

- Quality: 10

- Resolution: 300

 

Project Rubric - copy and paste into your own Google Doc titled Rubric - Pattern and save it into your Sugar Skull folder. 

Friday 9/5

Vector Characters

You will be creating vector characters in Illustrator for this next project. You will first sketch your ideas and then you will take a photo of your sketches to import them into Illustrator, 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:

Character Kit Tutorial Directions

Sketch to Vector Tutorial

 

Project Requirements:

1. 11x17 AI file

2. At least two characters are created.

3. Sketch photos are kept on their own layer 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:

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

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

Wednesday 8/21

My Summer Poster

Your objective is to create a 8.5x11’’ poster that represents your summer. You can make a design that represents one event of the summer or combines many events. Be creative and think outside of the box. You will present these to the class at the end of the project. 

 

Project Skills:

  1. Correctly setup a file, save a file with the correct extension and submit files correctly. 

  2. A variety of past AND new Photoshop/Illustrator skills are used including the design principles. 

  3. Typography skills use successful fonts, leading, kerning and tracking. 

 

Project Requirements:

1. Size is 8.5x11’’ and 180dpi. 

2. Design is submitted as the native file type (PSD or AI) and as a JPG set to high resolution.

3. You include both text and images. 

 

Turn-in Directions:

1. Create a new folder in your Final and title it “My Summer”.

2. Name your file lastName_MySummer.psd or .ai. 

3. Save your JPG file using the settings below:

Color Model: CMYK

Quality: 10

Resolution: 300

4. Turn-in both your native and JPG files into the correct folder.

 

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

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