Shapes in Illustrator
What are we doing?
- Creating 3 different kinds of objects using Illustrator 10
- Of those shapes you must include:
- 1 shape that is either punching, joining, or repetition (use pathfinder tools)
- 1 pattern, either random or structured.
- 1 shape that is an exact copy of one of the shapes you did on paper
CHECKLIST: What should I turn in /participate in? What will be graded?
- Print-out of the above shapes made in Illustrator
- The shapes that you made by hand on paper
- Class Critique/Reflection
- Classroom citizenship (attitude, effort, clean-up)
What should I make sure to do? What should I think about?
- Make sure that your shapes are visually INTERESTING and COMPLEX. Do not go for the easiest shape. Really work with the shapes to refine them.
- Make sure that you are in control, not the computer. Have reasons for the shape looking the way it does. Go in and re-do or change areas if needed. There is no need to rush.
- Gradients and stylized brushstrokes can looks super cheesy and very “90's”. Avoid in almost all cases. Use filters/effects in moderation.
- Think about what is unique about your shapes/patterns.
What should I do if I need help?
Ask Ms. Epp. That is what she is there for!