Graphic Design 2A

Type Excercises

Disclaimer

The videos in this section need to be updated. I'm working on it. In the meantime, please understand that the concepts are the same. The main difference is that we will be compiling our work using InDesign.

   

Process Book

Download the InDesign process book template.

   

Type Review 1

Make 12 b/w donuts! Use a different font for each donut.

1. Review converting type to outlines - tutorial

2. Review releasing compound paths - tutorial

Transfer donuts from Illustrator to InDesign individually (copy/paste is fine).

Use your template to display neat and clean presentation.

Print to the b/w printer.

Assignment example

   

Type Review 2

You'll review font families as well as how Illustrator deals with type. You'll also explore how to download and install fonts.

1. The overview - tutorial

2. Point type vs. Area type - tutorial

3. Downloading and installing fonts - tutorial - Today's assignment shows up towards the 2nd half of this video. *NOTE*: The video states that you should include 3 examples in each section but it's OK to include just 2.

Use your template to display neat and clean presentation.

Print to the b/w printer.

Assignment example

   

Type Review 3

Choose 3 common phrases. Here is a link to a web site that lists some common phrases. There are likely many many more.

Creatively "melt" each phrase by emphasizing the Add Pathfinder. Use of the Subtract pathfinder is OK as well.

1. The overview - tutorial

2. Review add pathfinder - tutorial

3. Mediocrity sucks! Strive for excellence. Demonstrate the add pathfinder but you are expected to demonstrate previous knowledge also.

Use your template to display neat and clean presentation.

Print to the color printer.

Assignment example

   

Type Review 4

Creatively create 3 "punched" illustrations using silhouettes. This goes way beyond the previous donut activity. Use the silhouettes as integral parts of the designs.

Click for inspiration

1. The overview - tutorial

2. How to punch more than one letter at a time - tutorial

3. Mediocrity sucks! Strive for excellence. Demonstrate the minus front pathfinder but you are expected to demonstrate previous knowledge also.

Download 30 page PDF silhouette catalog.

Download the actual corresponding silhouette Illustrator files.

Use your template to display neat and clean presentation.

Print to the color printer.

Assignment example

   

Turning In

Get grade sheet from Mr. Eagen.

Compile packet > grade sheet, cover sheet, 1, 2, 3, 4. Example

Hole punch. Insert into your presentation folder. Turn in.