Month

Day

Topic

Reading from text

Special Notes

Assignments Due

January

13

Syllabus, File types, Resolution, File/Document Size, Intro to Illustrator, Ch 1 & 2 of the Ill. Text: Workspace, tools, objects.

I: Ch 1-3

 

 

 

15

Illustrator: Ch 3-5 of the Ill. text;
Pen/Shape exercises in class
Tools, objects, pts, fills, drawing, shaping

I: Ch 4-7

 

 

 

20

Resume Ch5, do Ch 6 on own in class

 

Do I: Ch 7 for homework (#1)

 

 

22

Check Homework;
Ch 8 in class; Review Hmwk #2

I: Ch 8-9

 

Homework 1 Due

 

27

Ch 9, other brush sources, work on Hmwk #2

 

 

 

 

29

Hmwk #2

 

 

 

February

Intro to InDesign: pages, frames, objects, editing objects;  Review Hmwk #3

 

 

Homework 2 Due

 

5

In Design: review previous, add styles, advanced concepts

 

 

 

 

10

Intro to Photoshop: Workspace, tools, Raster vs. Vector, pixels, Resolution, Img Mode, Image Sources; Review Hmwk #4

 

Bring digital photo of self

 

 

12

Photoshop: Selection tools, painting tools, layers, blending modes

 

Ditto

Homework 3 Due

 

17

Photoshop: Layer masks, adjustment tools, adjustment layers

 

Ditto

 

 

19

Retouching images; Review Hmwk #5

 

 

Homework 4 Due

 

24

Finding brushes, finding fonts, text and font tools in InDesign; Review Proj #1

 

 

 

 

26

Work on Mood Board

 

Bring project parts

Homework 5 Due

March

3

Work on Mood Board; Review Proj #2

 

Bring project parts

 

 

5

Creating textile patterns – Photoshop and Illustrator

P:355-394,331-337

 

sketches for project 2

 

10

Spring Break

 

 

 

 

12

Spring Break

 

 

 

 

17

Work on Project #2

 

Bring project parts

Mood Board Due

 

19

Work on Project #2

 

Bring project parts

 

 

24

Work on Project #2

 

Bring project parts

 

 

26

Tracing Scanned images – Illustrator; Review Proj #3

 

Bring hand-drawn, scanned image

 

 

31

Advanced Masking

 

Bring project parts

Sketches for Proj. 3 due

April

2

Work on Project #3

 

 

Proj. 2 Due

 

7

Work on Project #3

 

 

 

 

9

 Work on Project #3; Review Final

 

Bring project parts

 

 

14

Work on Project #3

 

Bring project parts

Sketches for Final due

 

16

Printing from InDesign, creating brushes in Photoshop & Illustrator; incorporating hand artwork w/ computer
Work on final

 

Bring Final parts

 

 

21

Work on final

 

Bring Final parts

Proj. 3 due

 

23

Work on final

 

Bring Final parts

 

 

28

Work on final

 

Bring Final parts

 

 

30

Work on final

 

Bring Final parts

 

MAY

7

Thursday @ 8am

  • NOTE – we are using the Thursday slot.

 

 

Final Due