Spring 2014 – Illustrator Week 1 – Day 3

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Objective:

To learn and demonstrate an understanding of the use of the Line, Eraser and Shape tools in Illustrator.

Student-Friendly Learning Target:

I can create and modify lines and basic shapes using the line, shape and eraser tools in Illustrator.

Video Link:

None

Topics Discussed:

  • Line Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Shape Tool
  • Using modifier keys to access additional options and save time

 

Assignment:

Demonstrate the usage of the shape tools on the upper right artboard by drawing a Rectangle, a Rounded Rectangle, an Ellipse, a Triangle, a Pentagon, a Hexagon, a Line and a Star. Then demonstrate the use of the Eraser tool by erasing a small part of each shape. Save your work and we will continue using this document tomorrow.

Assigned: January 8th, 2014
Due Date: January 10th, 2014

Spring 2014 – Illustrator Week 1 – Day 2

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Objective:

To learn and demonstrate an understanding of the use of the Paintbrush and Blob Brush tools in Illustrator.

Student-Friendly Learning Target:

I can create decorative paths using brushstrokes and create filled shapes using the blob brush in Adobe Illustrator.

Video Link:

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-illustrator-cs4/getting-started-02-brushes-and-blobs/

Topics Discussed:

  • Brush Tool
  • Blob Tool
  • Choosing a brush style
  • Changing the fill color
  • Creating freeform lines, shapes, and other paths

 

Assignment:

Differentiate between and correctly use the Brush and Blob Brush tools by drawing a face with the Brush tool (two eyes, a nose, a mouth and a head) on the upper left artboard, then drawing a face with the Blob Brush tool on the upper right artboard. Compare how the brushstrokes are different and pay attention to the special path-merging properties of the Blob Brush. Save your document, and we will continue working on this document tomorrow.

Assigned: January 7th, 2014
Due Date: January 10th, 2014

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