1) What is Illustrator? Review the webpage, and fill out this form. Due Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Video: What is Illustrator?
2) Getting Started in Illustrator: Review the webpage, and fill out this form. Due Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Videos: How to set up a new document
3) Drawing Basic Shapes: Create a "character" with Illustrator using nothing but the shape (Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, etcetera) tools. Your character must include a star that has been manipulated with the direct select tool, and a square that has been rotated 45 degrees. Due Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Video: Use Shape tools
4) Using Brushes: Create an interior scene with Illustrator Your interior scene must include at least three different types of brushstrokes from three different types of brushes in the Brush Library; each must have different Artistic Brush Strokes applied to them (including one Calligraphy Brush Stroke), a rectangle with border pattern applied to it, and a line that has a pattern brush (that you have created) applied to it. Due Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Video: Use Brushes
5) Working with Color and Strokes: Create an image (you could draw a character or a scene -- whatever you want) using Illustrator that includes three stars, and two circles. The first star should have a Miter Join, the second star should have a Round Join, and the third star should have a Bevel Join. The first circle should be filled with a Color Gradient, and the second circle should be filled with a Pattern Fill. Due Friday, September 9th, 2015
Videos: Apply colors, and Learn to use gradients
6) Transforming & Moving Objects: Add to your image from exercise five by including a Resized object, a Rotated object, a Reflected object, and a rectangle that has been transformed into a parallelogram using the Shear Tool. Due Friday, September 9th, 2015
Video: Transform artwork
Demonstration: Joining two endpoints
7) Blending Shapes & Colors: Create and turn in an Illustrator document that includes an object that has "realistic shading" created with the Blend Function, and five (5) "distributed objects" using the Blend Tool. Due Wednesday, September 14th, 2015
Remember: name all work with your last name, first initial, and the title of the assignment, followed by the file extension. Example: if your name is Jane Smith, you will name this assignment, smithjdrawingbasicshapes.ai
Remember: turn your work in to the appropriate folder in the Student Share drive. For this exercise, you will turn your work in to Student Share (S:) > Richards > Richards PX > Unit One > Exercise 7
Video: How to Work with Blended Objects
8) Creating Compound Paths: Create and turn in an Illustrtor document that includes an "Ancient Key" that you create by following the instructions on the website. Due Wednesday, September 14th, 2015
Video: The Shape Builder and Pathfinder in Illustrator CS6
Game: How to use Shape Builder
Art Board: Printable portion of the work area, where illustrations can be finalized.
Fill: Characteristics of the inner area of an object, such as the color, pattern, style, etc., inside an object.
Stroke: Characteristics of the outline of an object, such as its weight, color, style, etc.
Selection Tool: Black arrow that will select the whole or grouped objects.
Direct Selection Tool: White arrow that will select individual objects in a group or anchor points.
Black and White
Use pencil or pen on paper to create A MINIMUM OF NINE DIFFERENT examples of potential logos.