Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Menu assignment. Extra credit, 5 points.

Create a version of the menu below.  Include all the menu items but you can change the layout.  Be creative and use your illustrator skills.  

Monochrome.   Black and white.  
Monochrome[1] describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color.[2] A monochromatic object or image has colors in shades of limited colors or hues.[clarification needed] Images using only shades of grey (with or without black and/or white) are called grayscale or black-and-white.

Monday, September 24, 2012

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Flyer for this class.

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Flyer for this class.: Time for a promotional flyer. We want to build a flyer to sell our services to the school. Start with a print document and build a one page ...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Adding anchor points

PLHS Computerized Graphic Design: Adding anchor points: Using and adding anchor points to lines.  pen tool... Add or delete anchor points 1. Select the path you want to modify. 2. To add an ...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Brushes video


Come see me if you have finished and uploaded all your assignments up to the complex cartoon.  
Continue on the complex cartoon.   It will take a bit of time to do it accurately.   

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Total assignments so far

You should export as png and upload to your blog. 

1.  Pencil, table, pencil holder
2.  House
3.  2 cartoons trace and color.  Your choice.
4.  One of the three difficult cartoons on the blog. (trace and color)

Continue on you project. Brushes

Day 8: Using Brushes

Using the Brush Tool, you can add styles to your lines. It can also be used to mimic calligraphy, crayon and brush strokes. This will help you add more life to your line works.

Applying Brush Stroke

Select the Brush Tool and draw your object. Then go to your Brushes Palette and select the crayon brush to apply the effect.
pear stroke

Calligraphy Brush Stroke

To apply a calligraphy brush stroke, draw your path and select the calligraphy brush. Increase the Stroke to make it thicker.

Calligraphy Brush Options

To make changes to your calligraphy brush, you can double click the Calligraphy Brush to pop up the calligraphic brush options. Drag the brush to change the angle in the thumbnail. Change the Diameter makes it thicker.

Create a Border Pattern

Draw a rectangle and pick the border pattern. This will create a frame for it.

Creating a New Pattern Brush

To crate a new brush. Draw a Star and drag it to the Brushes Palette. A New Brush selection appears. Choose New Pattern Brush for it.

Applying Pattern Brush

Draw a circle and apply our new brush stroke.
Next draw a line path and apply the brush stroke. Double click the star brush from your brushes and set Scale and Spacing to 20% to get the effect below.
Brushes are very good for aligning objects and creating borders. So experiment with it and have fun!
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Monday, September 17, 2012

More Cartoon sketches

Continue working on your cartoon trace and color.  If you have finished, start a new one.  some will go fast as they are simple cartoons.  Pick something more complex.  

Friday, September 14, 2012


Class Survey Link

Trace and color

Trace and color.
Okay. Today we pick a coloring page. Trace and color. Trace the pic or coloring pic, and then save to color. Complete project.

Monday, September 10, 2012

check your blog link

1. Continue working your project.
2. Look to the link to your left that says "student blog 2012 2013"  Check to see if your name is there and that the link works.  Some will and some were not done right so let us fix that today.  I will help you.
3.  If your done with that then...

Today we will group objects and rotate them. We will also use the pencil tool

Grouping link 


Friday, September 7, 2012

paint bucket made easy

Follow the direction from the link above  and post you rendition of this project on your blog.  


Remember it!

How to export to png



Wednesday, September 5, 2012

student account and blog page

But first.  If you haven't already.  You need to read and sign the contract and the consequences forms from yesterdays post.  The links are also on your left.  

Also, it ends up we can only have water in our room.  No thing else.    

Setting up your student account and blog page

Student account.

1. I will give you your student folder number
2. Enter it in the user name space and use the password "password"
3. You will be asked to create your own password.
4. Write it down.  If you forget it, it is gone.  I don't have access to your personal password.  

Next Create and design your blog.  Here is the link to your tutorial.  


After you create your blog write a comment on my blog.  Paste your blogs url address and your name so that I can connect your blog to mine. 

Today's Assignment