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VCOM 59/159 :: Illustrator 2 For Design

59/159: Weekly Assignments and Notes

Class on Monday, May 13, 2013:

Download files archive with the link below

Separations and spot colors in Illustrator

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Class on Wednesday, May 8, 2013:

Illustrator and the web:

website-construction file

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Class on Monday, May 6, 2013:

Transparency Masks and the Transparency Panel:

Download sample Illustrator files: Transparency Project

3 Transpaency Mask Videos:  |  Transparency-Mask-01 |  Transparency-Mask-02 |  Transparency-Mask-03 |

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Ganesha folder cover files: Sansara type face  |  Ganesha images  |  Cover file  |  Ganesha texts  |

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Class on Monday, April 29, 2013:

Two Page Spread:

Download sample Illustrator sketches: DESIGN SKETCHES

20 Inspiring Magazine Layout Designs To Checkout <http://bestdesignoptions.com/?p=4076>

Gradient Mesh Videos

6 Gradient Mesh videos:  |  Gradient-Mesh-01 |  Gradient-Mesh-02 |  Gradient-Mesh-03 |  Gradient-Mesh-04 |  Gradient-Mesh-05 |  Gradient-Mesh-06 

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Class on Monday, April 15, 2013:
3-D—Basics

Project Files: Parfum

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Class on Monday, April 8, 2013:
The Perspective Grid—Basics

Project Files: Building Berendt’s Dream Studio

5 Perspective Grid videos:  |  Perspective-Grid01  |  Perspective-Grid02  |  Perspective-Grid03  |  Perspective-Grid04  |  Perspective-Grid05  |

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Class on Monday, March 18, 2013

As I promised, here  are the latest and last (whew!) Celtic Knots videos:  |  SKETCH!  |

Type Choices

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Class on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New knot file

Class on Monday, February 25, 2013

 PATTERNS: An essential lesson in creating Patterns in Illustrator
| PATTERN ESSENTIALS 01 |  PATTERN ESSENTIALS 02PATTERN ESSENTIALS 03 |

http://classes.lpcdesignshop.com/vcom59/files/2013/02/patterns-again-conch.ai_.zip

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Class on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

 Assignment for Wednesday, February 20, 2013:
WINE LABEL: use the file below to create a wine label for a wine variety of your choice. Feel free to create as much of the detail as you can.
pattern tile

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Class on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

 Assignment for Wednesday, February 20, 2013:
WINE LABEL: use the file below to create a wine label for a wine variety of your choice. Feel free to create as much of the detail as you can.
wine-labels

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Assignments for Monday, February 11, 2013

1. Bring in an example of a gradient or blend, print (preferred) or web used as a major design element. Don’t ignore the Room 300 reference library.
2. Begin working on a personal, simple but complete (beginning, running element, outer corner, inner corner, and end), PATTERN BRUSH for class discussion Wednesday.

In class I will introduce Pattern Brushes, if enough of you have finished your work on blends. Here are eleven videos about Pattern Brushes. The First Four are the ones we’ll discuss on Monday.

NEW VIDEOS:

Pattern Brush 01
Pattern Brush 02
Pattern Brush 03
Pattern Brush 04
Pattern Brush 05 – CS5 workaround 01
Pattern Brush 06 – CS5 workaround 02
PatternBrush 07 – fancy border 01
PatternBrush 08 – fancy border 02
PatternBrush 09 – fancy border 03
PatternBrush 10 – fancy border 04
PatternBrush 11 – fancy border 05

 


Assignment: for Monday, February 4, 2013

1.  Finish up the work on the “outlined type” and the “fancy blends”

outlined type video 1
outlined type video 2
outlined type video 3
outlined type video 4
outlined type video 5
outlined type video 6
outlined type video 7
outlined type video 8
outlined type video 9
outlined type video 10
deep blends 1

Blenderso1  

Blenderso2  

Blenderso3  

Blenderso4

 

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Assignment: for Monday, January 28

1.  Bring in ONE (ONLY ONE!) example of artwork obviously generated in Illustrator. Be prepared to explain how you knew it was Illustrator art.

In both cases, remember what illustrator art looks like so that you are not setting yourself an impossible goal. In the graphics business, we need to make sure our projects are doable in the time alotted.

Deep Gradients Video    |    Deep Blends Video

fancy blends