This is a PowerPoint that gives students step by step directions to create a typography portrait. There are also several Adobe Illustrator files included that show the various steps and a final example of a typography portrait. This is an exciting and favorite lesson of my students. In this lesson students are taught about the elements of typography and how to create type in Adobe Illustrator. I then give them step by step directions on how to create a typography portrait in Adobe Illustrator. They choose someone they want to do a portrait of and then they interview or research that person to find out words that describe them and a favorite quote they can use in the project. They are engaged in this lesson because they get to choose the person they want to make a portrait out of. They also find creating a portrait with type that describes the person to be very intriguing and challenging. They also learn an amazing amount about typography and creating type in Adobe Illustrator along the way.
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