Class 20

Class Info

  • Class Date: Thurs. Nov. 5
  • Class Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM


To-Do After Class

  • Refined version of your word due next class Size 7.5″ x4″
  • Bring Lettering to next step: Must show progress next class.

  • Based on sketches and ideas, students determine what is the best way to continue with their lettering project:
    • Is it best to take photographs of objects?
    • Use traditional material (paint, draw, etc) or work digitally (with application)?
  • Once you know which way you are working, then determine process to follow:
    • Capture image (via camera, scanner/ phone/ app/ copier)
    • Bring image into Illustrator/Photoshop/other apps. This depends on your solution, for example:
      • Trace or use pen tool in Illustrator
      • Clean or adjust colors in Photoshop
    • If working by hand: Use tracing paper and pencils, then marker to clean image.
    • Capture image again and repeat steps if necessary
  • Careful with spelling (you are essentially drawing so there is no automatic spell check!) and keep work editable if corrections needs to be made

This PDF shows an analysis what tools might work best within Illustrator

For this example we experimented with paper, glue and actual sprinkles to create the letters, The image needs to be cleaned in Photoshop

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Project 2 – Part 1,2 – FINAL Deliverables

  • A post on OpenLab named
  • last Name_firstname Project 2 final
  • give categories, Project 2, Student Post
  • Create Indesign page in format below placed your finals into file.
  • export as Both JPG and one multipage PDF FPDF named last Name_firstname Project 2 final
  • insert into your post
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Continue lettering project as per individual styles and approaches.

  • Make all corrections and edits
  • Start preparing for final presentation. due class 21
    • 8.5 x 11 InDesign Document
    • .5 margins all around (see below for additional measurements
    • final versions of the four words (expressive type assignment)
    • final version of the lettering assignment with images of process (sketch and process)
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