Trace one image using the Pen Tool. Choose one image from each of the Pages called “Easy”, “Moderate”, “Difficult” and “insane”. Fill trace with black with no stroke.
You should have 4 images total!
**Use “minus front” in Pathfinder to cut out negative shapes.
The Pen Tool is quite possibly the most difficult tool to master, but it is the best way to get custom fluid shapes. Over the years the tool has has not changed much, but with a recent update and SMART GUIDES, help is available while using the tool.
- Turn on Smart Guides. In VIEW MENU.
- Hold Shift down to align perfectly with 90 degrees or 45 degrees
- Use Alt/Opt button while drawing with Pen Tool to access CONVERT ANCHOR POINT TOOL
- Use COMMAND button while drawing with Pen Tool to access SELECTION TOOL
The CONVERT ANCHOR POINT TOOL will allow you to modify anchor points and handles while using the PEN TOOL.
In this group of templates, There are several Sections, please complete all in class. Post all results in blog post. When ever you save a jpg to post, do not include template. Hide it or delete it before posting.
Section 1: (There should be 6 pages of tutorials) Save images and open in Illustrator.
In this addendum to Project 3: 1940’s Poster.
We will work on your concept for your poster design. We will discuss lists and mind maps, internet research, Pinterest, etc.
Try to answer the following questions when doing your research:
- What was happening during the 1940s?
- Out of the myriad of things that were going on, what interests you?
- How can your concept align with your interests?
- What can I photograph that would add to my design?
- What can I draw that would add to my design?
- How will I compose these elements for my design?
Due at the end of class today:
- list of 10 researched 1940s concepts.
- Mind Map of “final” concept (50 word min)
- list of 10 photos that might strengthen your design.
- list of 10 illustrations (things you can’t photograph) that might strengthen your design.
- 3-5 thumbnails of compositions (hand-drawn or digital)
- Post everything is one post for P03!
Blending modes are like Christmas Morning!
They can take your art work to the next level. Basically, they combine color and brightness between two layers. Like making a “super combination”. Cycle through and use 24 Blending Modes in Photoshop. Discover new territory and new combinations. Post original images and Blending mode examples.
CE12: Vector Tools
Remember the difference between Vector and Raster is the difference between Illustrator and Photoshop. However, there are certain tools that “cross-over”. Vector Tools such as the Rectangle Tool and the Polygon Tool allow you to draw shapes, adjust fill and stroke colors and scale up and down without loosing quality. You can also easily go back and adjust if necessary.
The Dodge tool and the Burn tool lighten or darken areas of the image. These tools are based on a traditional darkroom technique for regulating exposure on specific areas of a print. Photographers hold back light to lighten an area on the print (dodging) or increase the exposure to darken areas on a print (burning). (helpx.adobe.com)
- Experiment with each Vector Shape tool and adjust fill color, stroke color and opacity. Overlap shapes to make a pleasing composition.
- Use Color Theory to pick a pleasing color harmony. Type the color harmony you used in the bottom left corner with 10 pt type.
- Use Dodge and burn tools to help you transition from 2D shape to 3D form.
Make a 12 step color wheel using Adjustment Layers: Hue Saturation.
Label Primary, Secondary and Tertiary hues.
Post images with your color wheel.
Sample color wheel using Adjustment Layers:
CE12: Color Theory
Basic Color Theory will help you with choosing pleasing color harmonies. It will also help you analyze images you find online and figure out why you tend to like certain color combinations.
- Make a 12 step color wheel using Swatches Panel
- Label Primary, Secondary and Tertiary hues.
- Make a list of Triadic, Complimentary, Split Complimentary, Analogous, and Quadratic.
- Find and post examples of images using Triadic, Complimentary, Split Complimentary, Analogous, and Quadratic color harmonies.
- Label images with Color harmony used.
- Post images with your color wheel.