Art-201 : Design Software & Process
::::::: Fall 2013 Calendar :::::::

Posted by: Ping
Date Activity
Aug 22 / Th Course Introduction and Discussion Regarding Syllabus
Aug 27 / Tu Illustrator Workshop: Pen Tool Exercise
Project-1 & 2 Begins
Aug 29 / Th Illustrator Workshop: Tools and Features > Select Tools / Shape Tool / Line Tool / Rotate Tool / Free Transform Tool / Gradient Tool / Eye Dropper Tool / Artboard Tool
Brainstorming of Project-1 & 2
Sept 3 / Tu Illustrator Workshop: Pathfinder & Layer Management
Illustrator Workshop: Clipping Mask / Revolve
Concept Review of Projects
Sept 5 / Th Illustrator Workshop: RGB & CMYK / Color: Color Guide, Edit Color, Color Books / Transparency & Spot Color / Graphic Style Libraries / Swatch Libraries / Brush Libraries / Symbol Libraries
Illustrator Workshop: Object > Transform / Arrange / Group / Path & Stroke / Blend / Image Trace & Live Paint / Text Wrap / Slice & Save for Web
Project Development
Sept 10 / Tu Illustrator Workshop: Illustrator Effects / Symbol / Brush
Project Development
Sept 12 / Th Final Review of Project-1 & 2 (Digital Illustration)
Project Development
Sept 17 / Tu Project 1 & 2 Dues / Presentation / Peer Critique (Homework)
Project-3 Begins (Digital Illustration)
Sept 19 / Th Illustrator Workshop: Mesh Tool / 3D Features
Illustrator Pre-press: Color / Link / Page Setup & Print / Export: pdf, swf, svg, dwg
Brainstorming of Project-3: Conceptual Vector
Sept 24 / Tu Illustrator Workshop: Typography in Illustrator CS6
Concept Review of Project-3
Sept 26 / Th Additional Illustrator Workshop / Tutorials
Final Review of Project-3
Oct 1 / Tu Project 3 Dues / Presentation / Peer Critique (Homework)
Project-4 & 5 Begins (Photo Montage)
Brainstorming: Surreal Images & Photoshop Design
Oct 3 / Th Photoshop Workshop: Tools & Features
Photoshop Workshop: Color Balance / Color Correction: Curve, Level, Channel / Exposure / HSL / Gradient Map / HDR Toning / Replace Color / Selective Color
Photoshop Workshop: Blending Modes / Layer / Adjustment Layer / Layer Mask
Concept Review of Project-4 & 5
Oct 8 / Tu Photoshop Workshop: Gradient Mask / Selection Techniques / Combining & Collaging
Concept Review of Project-4 & 5
Project Development
Oct 10 / Th Mid-term Break / No Class
Oct 15 / Tu Photoshop Pre-press: Mode / Resample Image / Image Size-Canvas Size / Resolution
Concept Review of Project-4 & 5
Project Development
Oct 17 / Th Photoshop Pre-press: Save (for web): jpg, gif, psd, tif, pdf / Export Path
Additional Photoshop Workshop & Tutorials
Project Development
Oct 22 / Tu Additional Photoshop Workshop & Tutorials
Final Review of Project-4 & 5
Project Development
Oct 24 / Th Project-4 & 5 Dues / Presentation / Peer Critique (Homework)
InDesign Workshop: Document Setup | Tools & Features
InDesign Workshop: Step & Repeat | CMYK Process Color & Spot Color
Project-6 & 7 Begins: Briefing & Brainstorming Business Card & Brochure Design)
Oct 29 / Tu InDesign Workshop: Facing Page / Master Page
InDesign Workshop: Multiple Page Layout / Multiple Column / Text Wrap / Drop Cap
InDesign Pre-press: Package (Linking Files/Back-up Fonts)
Business Card – Layout Review
Oct 31 / Th InDesign Workshop: Typography in InDesign CS6
InDesign Pre-press: PDF Export / Page Setup & Print
Business Card – Final Imposition Review | Booklet: Layout Review
Project Development
Nov 5 / Tu Lab Hours
Project Development
Nov 7 / Th Lab Hours
Project Development
Nov 12 / Tu Project-6: Final Review – Business Card
Project-7: Composition Review – Brochure Project
Project Development
Nov 14 / Th Project-6A & 6B: Proof (via laser print/13X19) Dues / Peer Critique & Rating (HW)
You may tile the papers for the 13X19 layouts
Project-7: Final Review – Brochure Project
Project Development
Nov 19 / Tu Project-6A & 6B Dues / Peer Critique & Rating (Homework)
Project-7: Proofs Due (via laser print)
3-piece proof: 13X19 for each, and each 13X19 sheet contains 2 spreads.
You may tile the papers for the 13X19 layouts
Project-7: Final Review – Brochure Project
Project-8 Begins (HTML Page)
HTML5 Introduction
Dreamweaver Introduction
Dreamweaver Workshop: HTML5 Coding & Layout Visualization via Dreamweaver CS6
Nov 21 / Th Project-7 Dues / Presentation / Peer Critique & Rating (Homework)
HTML5 Introduction
Dreamweaver Introduction
Dreamweaver Workshop: HTML5 Coding & Layout Visualization via Dreamweaver CS6
Dec 3 / Tu Site Management / Page Properties / Basic CSS
HTML Validation / CSS Validation
Final Review of Web Page Project
Project Development
Project-9 Begins: Flash Animation
Flash Workshop: Frame-by-frame / Letter-by-letter / Motion Tween / Shape Tween
Dec 5 / Th Flash Workshop: Motion Path / Mask / Registration Points / Nested Animation
Final Review – Flash Animation
Project Development
Dec 10 / Tu
11:30 – 1:20
Project-8 Due / Presentation
Project-9 Due
/ Presentation on Final Exam Day
Peer Critique for Final Project

• Please keep in mind that these projected schedule may be altered (if necessary) to  accommodate the Art Department Schedule

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