- Setting up
- Importing Images
- Eye Drop
- Magic Wand
- Important Windows
- Quick keys:
V = arrow
Command+D = deselect
Z = zoom (hold option down to zoom out)
Clone and Patch tool hold down option to select area
Create a new file: 12 x 8.5 inches (Transparent)
From your ruler edges click and drag to create the margins
Vertical line at 5.5 and 6.5 inches
The edges should have a margin of .25 inches
Successful Project 2: Book Covers from past semesters
- Alternative Uses – Open up a word document to write of as many uses as possible for these everyday object:
- Incomplete Figure – Use illustrator to complete the image. From the figure drawn by the instructor. Use your imagination.
- Riddles – go to moodle take the “quiz” under classroom assignments
- Remote Associations –
1. Bass–Complex–Sleep DEEP
2. Chamber–Staff–Box MUSIC
3. Desert–Ice–Spell DRY
4. Base–Show–Dance BALL
5. Inch–Deal–Peg SQUARE
6. Soap–Shoe–Tissue BOX
7. Blood–Music–Cheese BLUE
8. Skunk–Kings–Boiled CABBAGE
9. Jump–Kill–Bliss JOY
10. Shopping–Washer–Picture WINDOW
Gather the images you want to animate into one folder.
- Click File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack. When the “Load Layers” window pops up, click Browse to select & open your image files, and then click OK. This should import the files you selected as individual layers in your document. Rearrange the layers into the correct order, if necessary.
- This next step differs depending on what version of Photoshop you have:
- For Photoshop CS5: Open the Animation palette (Window > Animation).
- For Photoshop CS6: Open the Timeline palette (Window > Timeline ).
- For Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud): Open the Timeline palette (Window > Timeline ). In the middle of the palette, you will see a button with a drop-down allowing you to choose either “Create Video Timeline” or “Create Frame Animation.” You want to choose & then click theCreate Frame Animation button.
- In the Animation/Timeline palette menu found under this button at the top right corner of the palette: click Make Frames From Layers. You can also click Reverse Frames if needed. This will take each layer in your document and set it as an individual frame in the animation.
- Now we will change the duration of each frame. Make sure you are in frame view, not timeline view. If you do not see thumbnail icons of all your layers in the Animation/Timeline palette, click the icon in the lower right corner (the hover text will say “Convert to Frame Animation”). Now, back in the Animation/Timeline palette menu, click Select All Frames.
- Click the drop down button just underneath each frame image (circled in red in the image below). This will bring up a menu where you can set a duration. Since all frames are selected, all frames will be set to the same time. Each frame can be changed individually, if desired.
- The drop down button circled in black in the image above will change how many times the animation will loop; either a fixed number of times, or forever.
- Once the frame order and timing as been set up, it is time to save the image! Click File > Save for Web & Devices, make sure the file format is set to GIF, change any other options if needed, and save the image!
Book cover = Strong, yet simple concept
- Choose of book of interest
- Re-think a new concept for the cover
What are the target audience of readers looking for? –
Inspiration and Aspiration
Success and Achievement
Knowledge and Power
Romance and Passion
Murder and Revenge
How can you draw attention to the reader?
- What genre is the book? How do you know without knowing the title?
- How is the designer using text?
- How is the designer using images?
What is your favorite color? Do you know why?
Start with blue and work clockwise:
Yellow is added and blue removed until pure yellow is reached
Red is added and yellow removed until pure red is reached
Blue is added and red removed until pure blue is reached
Hue: The attribute of color which enables an observer to classify it as red, blue etc.
Chroma: The presence of color
Chromatic Intensity or Saturation:
The percentage of color present
Containing shades, tones and tints of only one color
Containing no color – i.e. black, white or pure grey
Colors close to each other in the color wheel
Colors are just a few steps away from each other in the color wheel
Colors are opposite from each other in the color wheel
Looking at each basic color what images
or personalities come to mind?
Using illustrator type in the numbers 1-10. With the pencil or paint brush tool draw a symbol for each number. What color is each number?
Watch the action presented in the video. Using illustrator draw the pathway or shape that you see. What color is each action?