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Shape of Design

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 by Aalia Rahman Last Activity on Mar 1, 2015

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero is a free odd little design ebook. Instead of talking about typography, grids, or logos, it focuses on storytelling, co-dependency, and craft. It tries to supplement the abundance of technical talk and how-to elsewhere by elevating why great work is done.  Shape is a book about objectives, and it zooms out to answer a couple big questions: How does it feel to make things for other people? And how can we do so in a meaningful, engaged way? -I do not own rights to this book. The description was taken from the book itself. You may read the book online, download the book or order a print.-
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Illustrator / Photoshop Letterpress Effect

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Ilias Sarantopoulos Last Activity on Feb 25, 2015

The letterpress effect has been around for some time now and it is still quite popular. This tutorial covers that in two parts, the first, the creation of a vector emblem inside Illustrator and the second, applying layer styles to the vector artwork using Photoshop for creating the letterpress effect. URL: Letterpress Effect
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InDesign 4-Page Website Layout Mockup

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by M McLane Last Activity on Mar 1, 2015

Students will create a four-page website for a client. The pages are to be focused on the client's main menu requirements such as About Us, Contact Us, Products, and Services.  The menu requirements can be different from those listed depending upon the site's needs.  Students will be creating hand-drawn sketches of four related web pages and will create an InDesign master template for all four pages including a header, menu bar(s), footer, etc.  These are items that will appear exactly the same on all four pages. After completion of a master page for all four webpages, students will layout and add appropriate images as well as text areas to include title headers and placeholder text.  Appropriate typography related to the website topic and consistency in font typeface, size, style, color, etc. will be emphasized throughout the pages. Guidelines: Composition size: All pages will need to be 1024px (width) x 768px (height)Color mode: RGBResolution: 72 d... Read More
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Lesson Plan: Creating materials for a Music resource site

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by Tonya Mills Last Activity on Feb 24, 2015

Your lesson plan should do the following: Integrate content from at least one of the six classes.Contains elements from out Adobe Indesign, Premiere Pro, and Muse classes.Provide instruction for your students on some aspect of principles covered in this class.Contains a section dealing what the students will learn in each program mentioned above.Encourage students to be creative.Some pointers are given as to what the student may consider doing, but, ultimately it is up to the student to decide what to do with their project.Give students resources for technical help.I've included a list of resources students could use to receive help.Give students instructions on final output/submission requirements.And I've also included an assessment and submission requirement.
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Halloween promotional design

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Fred Benitez Last Activity on Feb 23, 2015

Students created 5 Halloween themed characters or icons before this project either from their own sketches or by following online tutorials for advanced techniques. Students are given the copy and are instructed to create a promotional flyer for a haunted house attraction. The design must include 3 original images created by the student. Like most of the resources I have uploaded, this can be done in either Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. 
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Anti Bullying Poster

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Fred Benitez Last Activity on Feb 27, 2015

In order to support an anti bullying campaign from our district, I created this quick project for students to research and promote bullying awareness. I brought in the principal to pick out the top posters from each class and we printed and posted them around the school.  Most of the resources I uploaded can be done in Adobe Photoshop as well, and in fact many students chose to complete this design in Photoshop.
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Crayon Shapes Project

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Fred Benitez Last Activity on Feb 23, 2015

In this project students choose ten crayon colors (electric lime, fuzzy peach, etc) from a given PDF file and create a graphic based on the name. This was one of the first projects done after going through the drawing tools but before getting heavy into the pen tool. 
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Battle of the Bands

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Fred Benitez Last Activity on Feb 27, 2015

This project was done in the second half of a year long design class. This was a six week project that included multiple daily grades and one final major grade. The objective is to create an original band and all of the promotional material for the band. The kids got really into it, and I brought in a few other teachers to judge the final portfolios to have a battle of the bands champion. 
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Comic Sans Criminal

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 by Colin Byers Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

Graphic designers have a plethora of fonts at their disposal. However, time and time again I see people using fonts incorrectly. Fonts have purpose, they are part of a designer's tool kit. Wouldn't you want your font to be representative of your brand, product or business? Well, if you do, then perhaps you should check out this link, it's good for a laugh, but it's no joke.
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World Skills UK Graphic Design 2015

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

We’re on a mission to find out who the most creative modern graphic designer of the future is. This includes the design and handling of images and text across a wide range of commercial contexts from print to digital and UX design, posters to motion graphics and animation. The tasks and assessment criteria have been chosen by professional designers to test the breadth of skills required in the contemporary market. The judges have been drawn from leading graphic design and advertising agencies.  The top three designers may have the opportunity to join the WorldSkills UK squad for training to compete at the Global competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017. Step one: Review this competition overview and guidance materials Step two: Register online from the 9 February to 20 March 2015 Step three: We’ll send entrants a passive heat pack to submit a response to the passive heat brief. This MUST be received by midnight on 17th April 2015. This brief will explore your abi... Read More
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Teaching The Concept of Additive Color

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 by marcia blanco Last Activity on Feb 19, 2015

Teaching my students about additive vs. subtractive color systems can be a bit tough. They tend to get really confused. So, I've found a small activity that seems to send the message home because not only did they test well on it, but on reviewing the color unit, many said that it was the one activity that really clarified things for them. I first teach them about subtractive color, emphasizing that as they add paint or pigment, the color gets progressively darker, so is taking away light (hence subtractive. I then do the activity on the computer, using Adobe Illustrator, to drive home the idea that additive color means that combining colors adds light. Let me know what you think. 
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Minimalist package design

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 by Fred Benitez Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

Students are given a design prompt to create a one color package design for a grocery store. This was done in my second level design class, so the students had previous Adobe Illustrator experience. 
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