Much like Napoleon Dynamite, we are indeed in the most exciting part of our year – exam time! For your review, you must first understand the components of the exam itself. Exam Date: Friday, June 17, 2016 Mark Breakdown: Part A – Multiple Choice (20 Marks) Part B – Labelling (20 Marks) – Photoshop & Illustrator […]
It is indeed, that time of the year – the end that is! To date, we’ve covered basic and intermediate Illustrator and now, we’re delving deeper into basic & intermediate Photoshop techniques. To cap the semester off, your are tasked to design a music festival poster with the possibility of also designing a concert merchandise (ie. […]
Manipulating Text For this project, we shall take a mild break from Photoshop to focus on vector graphics and in particular, learning how to use Illustrator. To know more about the differences between the 2 software programs, please read this. To completely understand it’s vector creation capability, you are required to design / manipulate typography […]
Masking in Illustrator is an interesting tool. For designers that use the program, it is imperative that they have control over elements that “bleed” into the edges of their working documents (if their design suggests so). To mask in Illustrator, there are several key steps that you need to follow in order to achieve effective […]
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For your second project of the year, you are required to design a campaign poster for this year’s Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Campaign. Under the theme, “Drinking and Driving: Unacceptable / Marijuana and Driving: A Lethal Combination,” you will be required to include digitally manipulated images along with effective copy to create your work. Before […]
These are recent MADD Campaigns for your reference.
As we continue to learn about Illustrator, this post will outline how to cut and weld with this program. Paths in Illustrator are like pieces metal strips. You can cut them and weld as you please. The diagrams below will illustrate just how to use this feature.
As we begin to explore the world of design, we will first examine what Visual Communications really mean and why it matters as its fundamental component. WORKSHEET 1 – FOUR SQUARES (DUE Friday, Feb. 19th) Using shapes to define a word is the essence of this exercise. In order to be successful, one must focus […]
The task of creating visual definitions of word using four squares, positive or negative space renderings as well as your custom made street signs is more than just a creative way of learning Illustrator. By practising these exercises, you’re also learning the concept of Visual Communications. As the name suggests, visual communications is described […]
For our next project, we shall tackle the next phase of our development as we build our understanding of design principles. This book cover project will encompass typography, colour theory and composition. We will also be working with a local writer to develop a cover for his upcoming book project. About Kern Carter Kern Carter […]
When trying to convey a design idea, moods, feelings and fluffy stuff like that are hard to communicate. So professional designers will often use a mood board: a collection of textures, images and text related to a design theme as a reference point. This year, you will be required to create and maintain your own […]