Week 1 - introduction + Basics

COURSE OVERVIEW & EXPECTATIONS
LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS  

Illustrator, What Is It For?
What Is A Vector Image?
Exploring Adobe Illustrator
The Tools Panel Explained

LINKS

What's Vector Imaging?
What's Adobe Illustrator for?
When to use Illustrator vs. Photoshop vs. InDesign
Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

HOMEWORK #1

Create 3 moodboards that describe separate personal interests in
addition to 1 .AI that encompasses all 3 boards into one file.

WEEK 2 - Positive (+)/ Negative (-) Space

INTRODUCTION OF PINTEREST BOARDS
GO OVER HOMEWORK #1

LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS

Basic Design Principles
Transforming Objects
Pos(+)/Neg(-) Space

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Pos(+)/Neg(-) Space -- FedEx Logo

LINKS

Design Elements & Principles
Composition (Visual Arts)
Elements of Art

Vecteezy
The Noun Project
Logo/Identity Inspiration
Positive/Negative Space Logo Inspiration

HOMEWORK #2

5 - 9 rough sketches/comps of Positive/Negative Space Logos
1 Black and White .AI Logo File

WEEK 3 - Color theory

PINTEREST BOARDS
GO OVER HOMEWORK #2

LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS

Introduction to Color Theory
Using and Creating Color

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Custom Color Groups with Swatches
Take your .AI Black & White Logo and add color to them. 
- Cool Analogous
- Warm Analogous
- Split Complementary
- Color Swatches from Moodboards

LINKS

Color Theory (Wheel)
Color Theory Cheat Sheet
RGB vs CMWY Infographic
Adobe Kuler
Colour Lovers
Color Scheme Designer
MultiColr Search Lab
Pictaculous

HOMEWORK #3

Create 3 more Black & White Logos on AI that I've selected.
Custom color Logos using theories we've learned -- 3 color schemes per logo.

WEEK 4 - DRAWING VECTORS PART I

PINTEREST BOARDS
GO OVER HOMEWORK #3

LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS

Guides
Using Rulers & Making Guides
The Pen Tool

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Simple shapes and clipping objects
Portrait with Layers
- Organization: General to Specific
- Naming Layers
- Changing Colors
- Sublayers & Groups
- Isolation Mode

LINKS

Bezier Curves
Tutorial: Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo

HOMEWORK #4

3 Simple vector portraits
Each portrait in it's own .AI file. Please show & include reference photo.

WEEK 5 - DRAWING VECTORS PART II

PINTEREST BOARDS
GO OVER HOMEWORK #4

LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS

Handing details and troubleshooting
Gradients
Transparencies
Blend Tool
Meshes
Width Tool
Brushes

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Gradient Meshes -- Apple

LINKS

25 Fantastic Vector Portraits
Illustrator: I am Gabz

HOMEWORK #5

1 Amazing Self-Potrait

WEEK 6 - WORKING WITH TYPE

PINTEREST BOARDS
GO OVER HOMEWORK #5

LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS

The Type Tool
Transforming Type
Expanding Appearance
Illustrative Type

LINKS

Thinking With Type
Designspiration
Durex Campaign Print
Kate Forrester
Behance #1

HOMEWORK #6

Recreate Movie Poster/Album Cover
1 .AI File, Size:
- Movie Poster: 18" x 24"
- Album Cover: 12" x 12"

WEEK 7 - NEW CS6/CC FEATURES

PINTEREST BOARDS
GO OVER HOMEWORK #6

LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS

Pattern Options Panel
Creating Custom Patterns
Image Trace - Revamped for CS6/CC

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Infographics & Data Visualizations

LINKS

Irritable Bowl Syndrome
Information Is Beautiful
Video Infographic
Visual.ly
Donut Demo


HOMEWORK #7

Ideas and Sketches for  1 Resume Infographic

WEEK 8 - EFFECTS

PINTEREST BOARDS
GO OVER HOMEWORK #7

LECTURE & DISCUSSIONS

Illustrator Effects
Photoshop Effects
3D
Intro to Symbols

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Continue working and developing Resume Infographics

HOMEWORK #8

Emoji's Series - Create 5 unique emojis that encompasses your personality.
Take inspiration from mood boards created in Week 1.

WEEK 9 - ONE ON ONES

ONE ON ONE SCHEDULES TBD
WORKING CLASS SESSION

REVIEW OF CLASS PORTFOLIO

1. .AI file from Mood boards
2. Black & White Logo + Color Final
3. Color Logo
3. Vector Self-Portrait
4. Movie Poster/ Album Cover
5. Emoji Series
 

WEEK 10 - FINAL PRESENTATIONS

FINAL PORTFOLIO DUE
FINAL PRESENTATIONS

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