Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Connect the Dots Finale!

1. Complete Dot picture in Illustrator
2. Print and Test
3. Submit Illustrator Document in the AM or PM folder in the ConnectTheDots Folder on StepStuDrop. Be sure to put your name in the file title.
4. Modify image to work on a Cartesian Grid. See the following Wiki about Cartesian Coordinates if needed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartesian_coordinate_system

Friday, November 21, 2008

Connect The Dots!

1. Create the dots for your design.
2. Number the dots.
3. Print, test and refine dots.
4. Place copy of final product in ConnectTheDots folder in StuDrop.
5. You can then do the following:
A. Try connecting the dots of other projects in Illustrator.
B. Print, connect and color for old-fashioned mindless art fun.
C. Grab some tracing paper and graph paper and plot the dots. Create a Cartesian coordinate plane--mark where the dots are. See my sample.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Connect the Dots!

1. Open a new, Letter sized Illustrator document.
2. Go to View>Show Grid and View>(uncheck)Lock Guides.
3. Activate your rulers (Ctrl+R) and set the vertical guide X coordinate to 4.25 inches and the horizontal Y coordinate to -5.5 inches.
4. Set the ruler 0/0 mark to the center of the page, where your guides intersect.
5. Find a radtacular JPEG image on the Internet. (Minimum 1000 x 1000 pixels)
6. Place that radtacular image on a new layer in your Illustrator document.
7. Go to Window>Transparency and drop the opacity of the image to 50%.
8. Lock that layer.
9. Start a new layer and begin making dots with the brush tool. Make sure to deselect each dot before starting a new one.
10. Use the type tool to number your dots on a new layer.
11. Save a copy of this in the ConnectTheDots folder in the StuDrop Art Technology Folder.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

STEP Week Materials

Flier 1:
November 17-21 is STEP Week! This is a time when you will learn about the college admissions process, have the opportunity to participate in a variety of college shadows at Anoka Technical College and win various door prizes.

Flier 2:
STEP Week Theme Days:
Monday: Pajama Day: Wear your favorite PJs
Tuesday: Twin Day: You and a friend dress alike
Wednesday: Vintage Day: Dress like your favorite decade.
Thursday: Teacher Impersonation Day: Dress like your favorite teacher
Friday: Home High School Day: Wear clothes from your favorite school.

Flier 3:
"Welcome STEP Students!"

Flier 4:
"Anoka Technical College Applications"

Monday, November 10, 2008

Q1 Reflection:

1. Answer only one question from the handout. Be sure to include at least two Design Components in your response, or you will not receive full credit.
See Q1Reflection.doc in the Shared Art Technology folder if you need to review the questions.

2. Answer the following questions as well:
  • What project did you like best? Why?
  • What project did you like the least? Give me an idea for how to make it better.
  • What kind of projects would you like to do Q2?
Your answers may be TYPED or PRINTED NEATLY. NO CURSIVE!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Modifications to Chapter 11 Lessons:

Lesson 1:
1. Page 11-6, step 5: The "horizontal skew text box" is the "H" in the top options bar.
2. Page 11-7, step 3: Skip it!
3. Page 11-7, step 5: Turn on the "Stamps" layer to see the effect of the clipping mask.

Lesson 2:
1. Page 11-10, "Create a Path"--use the regular pen instead of the magnetic pen.
2. Page 11-11, "Modify a Path"--Remember to use the Convert Point (^) and Direct Selection tools to modify your path.

Lesson 3:
No Changes

Lesson 4:
1. Page 11-18, Step 5: Just Inverse the selection you made in Step 4.
2. Page 11-18, Step 8: Skip it!
3. Page 11-19, Steps 4-6: Activate your STAMPS Path--Click the "Dotty Circle" in your paths panel--Get the Selection, apply stroke via Edit>Stroke. OR Activate STAMPS layer in Layers panel and just apply the stroke as a Layer style.