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Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

I am including a PDF file taken from this site (a useful Acrobat tool- "Create from Website").  Anyway, INSIST that your students know this information. I use this in conjuntion with the Bezier Game and the Shape Game- both are great online practice tools to get familiar and comfortable with this MUST LEARN tool.
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Samara's Rules

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

This is a .pdf presentation that I do in my classes. The information is taken from Timothy Samara's many books, all of which I keep on my class bookshelf and are accessed every day. Samara's Rules are about layout, hierarcy, and design principles.
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Art Exhibit Poster Project

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

This is an assignment that I use for Grades 4-12. Students will submit their Packaged InDesign file AND a .pdf of their final poster design. Students are expected to get their images from http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online, use Photoshop and Illustrator to create and manipulate graphics. It is a good culminating project.  Rubric is included. I also have a list of Samara's Rules included with this assignment. Timothy Samara's books are terrific resources in my classroom. His design advice is straight-forward and easy to understand.
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Adobe Illustrator Avatar/Character Page

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 29, 2014

This is an Illustrator AI. file with two heads and a assortment of hair, eyes, noses, mouths for beginning Illustrator students to play with and learn the basics of dragging and dropping, changing colors, creating new colors, and hopefully advance to creating additional items for their avatars.  Simple clothes would probably be the easiest for students to attempt. I use this with students starting at Grade 3! It's never too young for Illustrator. Anyway - enjoy - use it however you wish. I welcome any feedback and additions!
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Great Color Creation Website

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 23, 2014

If you haven't seen this or played with it yet, it is a beautiful website with minimal interface. A great website for teaching about color schemes, etc. I wish that we could download schemes as Adobe Swatch Exchange files.
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25+ Experimental Typography Showcases

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 23, 2014

This is eye-candy and inspiration for anyone who uses type - and who doesn't every day?  By viewing the many images of imaginative (and sometimes illegible) type layouts and uses, students will gain a better understanding of what's possible. I use this as a 10-minute visual warmup before we dive into typography particulars.
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Type Matching Game

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 23, 2014

Students always wonder how to choose two typefaces that will look good together on the page. This little "Dating Game" will help them explore the methodology of pairing type. Excellent game. Short, quick, self-explanatory.
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Adobe Acrobat for Portfolios

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 by Clint Balsar Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

This professional development session plan is aimed at helping my participants create a PDF portfolio by using Adobe Acrobat Pro. I have used Adobe's FormsCentral to create both a Pre-event questionnaire form and an Event feed-back form. A handout has been included to allow participants to have key points, as well as a space for a few notes. By the conclusion of this workshop, all participants will be able to begin the process of creating a PDF portfolio from varied resources and understand the benefits of building them for both their course instruction and their own personal/professional artifacting. This will be an introduction that is intended to encourage further usage and exploration for the motivated, intrinsic adult learner. All participants will be encouraged to develop a unique backdrop and custom header to begin exploring the benefit of creativity to their portfolio.
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Create a graphic resume for your grandparent

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 by Ariel Elinson Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

This project is about  creating a graphical CV for your grandparent using simple and basic graphic tools.The aim of this project is to let students know that even if they have technical issues with graphic software they can still create engaging and meaningful content by using only basic tools.As a side effects they will also get to know better their grandparents and roots. They will have to actually sit down with their grandparent and interview him / her.
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Drawing Graphics with Illustrator

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Luna Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

I developed this lesson plan for the Train the Trainer course. Included with the plan is an illustrator file that can be used to teach the basic drawing tools in Illustrator. Since developing it, I have used it to teach the tools to my students and saw a drastic increase in understanding and ability. Students caught on to the tools faster than ever before and have come to really like illustrator. (I did base this design and development off of a template that was previously designed on the education exchange by Jesus De Dios). 
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Working with Type Tool

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 by Chee Soh Kian Last Activity on Sep 15, 2014

After the training, participants will be able to use the Type tool to create their own illustration. At the end of this learning session, participants will be able to: Identify and use the Type tool in IllustratorModify the text by using the Character and Paragraph PanelImporting image into Illustrator and create clipping mask effectImporting text from MS word into IllustratorCreating Reflection effect to the text.
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Gravure printing

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 by Tarek Bahaa El Deen Last Activity on Sep 9, 2014

Printing is described as the process of transferring ink onto paper (or another substrate) via a printing plate. In the course of the centuries many different printing technologies have been developed and these can be divided into four main technologies according to the type of image carrier used.The technological change and evolution in the printing, publishing and communications industry and increasing market requirements in terms of quality, costs and distribution of print media, have led to a considerable change in the technologies and processes used for their production. Digitalization, automation, synergistic technologies and innovations are further signs of improvements, developments and new production methods and processes. Demand on print media is also influenced by the spread of electronic media together with new possibilities in information storage and availability, production and design of print media and the creation of new multimedia products, in particular as well as the workflow stages involve... Read More
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Letterpress Printing

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 by Tarek Bahaa El Deen Last Activity on Sep 9, 2014

Printing is described as the process of transferring ink onto paper (or another substrate) via a printing plate. In the course of the centuries many different printing technologies have been developed and these can be divided into four main technologies according to the type of image carrier used.The technological change and evolution in the printing, publishing and communications industry and increasing market requirements in terms of quality, costs and distribution of print media, have led to a considerable change in the technologies and processes used for their production. Digitalization, automation, synergistic technologies and innovations are further signs of improvements, developments and new production methods and processes. Demand on print media is also influenced by the spread of electronic media together with new possibilities in information storage and availability, production and design of print media and the creation of new multimedia products, in particular as well as the workflow stages involve... Read More
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Introduction to Printing

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 by Tarek Bahaa El Deen Last Activity on Sep 9, 2014

Printing is described as the process of transferring ink onto paper (or another substrate) via a printing plate. In the course of the centuries many different printing technologies have been developed and these can be divided into four main technologies according to the type of image carrier used.The technological change and evolution in the printing, publishing and communications industry and increasing market requirements in terms of quality, costs and distribution of print media, have led to a considerable change in the technologies and processes used for their production. Digitalization, automation, synergistic technologies and innovations are further signs of improvements, developments and new production methods and processes. Demand on print media is also influenced by the spread of electronic media together with new possibilities in information storage and availability, production and design of print media and the creation of new multimedia products, in particular as well as the workflow stages involve... Read More
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