InDesign Lesson 2: Working with Type

Page Layout Review-
Recreate the sample file “review1.pdf”

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Working With Type , Reader pg 203-220

In Class Exercise/Open Lab

EXERCISE #1: TEXT FORMATTING ESSENTIALS , pg 214
Use font “Trade Gothic”, activate in Suitcase
Use the text file”Interview.txt “
Export as a .pdf file.
Name  the file ”your name_formatting.pdf”
Turn in this file to the class drop box when you are done.

EXERCISE #2: IMPROVING LEGIBILITY , pg 218
Use the text file”Legibility.indd”
Name the file ”your name_legibility.indd”
Turn in this file to the class drop box when you are done.

EXERCISE #3: A SIMPLE POSTER , pg 220
Use font “Eurostile”, activate in Suitcase
Use the file”SkullGraphic.tiff”
Export as a .pdf file.
Name the file  ”your name_poster.pdf”
Turn in this file to the class drop box when you are done.

EXERCISE #4: PLACING MULTIPLE IMAGES, pg 228-229
Go online and look for images of the artist’s work.
Export as a .pdf file.
Name the file  ”your name_multipleimages.indd” and ”your name_multipleimages.pdf”
Turn in BOTH files to the class drop box when you are done.

Links

Thinking With Type

Never, ever use two spaces after a period

Recommended Books:

•The Mac is Not a Typewriter, 2nd Edition, Robin Williams

•The Non-Designer’s Type Book, Robin Williams

Intro to Page Layout/ Adobe InDesign

Page Layout Essentials, pg. 191-202

Adobe InDesign is a page layout program.

In Class Exercise/Open Lab

EXERCISE 1: INDESIGN PREFERENCES, pg 197

EXERCISE 2: ESTABLISH A WORKSPACE, pg 198

EXERCISE 3: WORKING WITH PLACED IMAGES, pg 199
Use files “Bitmap.jpg” and “DJ.ai”

EXERCISE 4: BUILDING A SIMPLE FILE, pg 201-202
Use files in the folder “AdGuy”.
The finished file should look like “AdGuySample.pdf”
Name the file “yourname_AdGuy.indd”
Turn in this file to the class drop box when you are done.

Flash Lesson 4: Final Project

Flash Final Project, pg. 184-186
Importing Sound Files, pg. 178

In Class Exercise/Open Lab:

FINAL ASSIGNMENT: CREATURE ANIMATION
*DUE AT THE END OF CLASS TODAY*

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS:

• Stage Size: 900 x 600 pixels.

• One raster element created in Photoshop. This can be a
simple static background.

• At least two vector elements including the creature you
created for the final Illustrator project.

• A layer containing sound.

• 4 separate tweens [motion, shape], minimum.

•1 Text Layer.

• All layers should be named.

• Turn in 2 different versions of this file:
1 native .FLA file/ “yourname_flashfinal.fla″
1 compressed .SWF file (>File >Publish Settings… “.swf”)/“yourname_flashfinal.swf″

Homework: Flash Quiz
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X9PQKYL

NO CLASS THURSDAY:)

Flash Lesson 3: Shape Tweens & Storyboard

Shape & Motion Tween Review:

Recreate the animated sample scene “review_2.swf”, found on the class server.
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In Class Exercise/Open Lab:

Exercise #1:  A SIMPLE SHAPE TWEEN, pg 174

Exercise #2: SHAPE TWEEN TEXT, pg 175

Exercise #3: MORE SHAPE TWEENS, pg 176
Use the file “Shapes.fla”
The  finished assignment should look something like ”shapes_sample.swf
Save as “yourname_shapes_9-12.fla”
Upload to the Drop Box when done.

Exercise #4: Make a Storyboard.

  • Sketch the main actions for your Creature in an animated scene.
  • Use the template found on the server, “storyboard.pdf”. You may create this on the computer using PS or AI, or print it out and use pen/pencil.
  • See the sample file, “storyboard_sample.pdf”
  • Decide on the background-will you be using an image or drawing in Ilustrator?
  • Start building your assets in Illustrator: anything that moves or has different states (e.g.: eyes open/eyes closed).

Project details are found on pg. 185-186
The stage size for the background is: 900×600

Show Wendy your storyboard when you are done!

Homework:
Bring in any special music or sounds —.mp3 files best—you’d like to use for your animated scene.

Bring a pair of headphones.

 

Flash Lesson 2: Shape Tweens

Motion Tween Review
Recreate the animated sample scene “motiontween_review.swf”, found on the class server.
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Shape Tweens, Reader pg. 171-176

In Class Exercise/Open Lab:

Exercise #1: A MORE COMPLEX MOTION TWEEN, pg 166
Use the file “Motiontween.fla”
The  finished assignment should look something like ”Motiontween_sample.swf”
Save as “yourname_motiontween.fla”
Upload to the Drop Box when done.

Exercise #2: ANIMATING ATTRIBUTES, pg 169
Use the file “ComplexMotion.fla“
Save as “yourname_complexmotion.fla”
Upload to the Drop Box when done.

Exercise #3:  A SIMPLE SHAPE TWEEN, pg 174

Exercise 4: SHAPE TWEEN TEXT, pg 175

Exercise #5: MORE SHAPE TWEENS, pg 176
Use the file “Shapes.fla”
The  finished assignment should look something like ”shapes_sample.swf
Save as “yourname_shapes_9-12.fla”
Upload to the Drop Box when done.

Intro to Time-based Media/Flash

Flash Essentials, Reader pg. 145-160

Motion Tweens, Reader pg. 161-170

In Class Exercise/Open Lab:

Exercise #1: FLASH SETUP, pg 155

Exercise #2: A SIMPLE ANIMATION, pg 156

Exercise #3: THE TIMELINE, pg 158
Use the file “GoodBooks.psd” and “Type.ai”
The  finished assignment should look something like ”Timeline_Sample.swf” 
Save as “yourname_timeline.fla”
Upload to the Drop Box when done.

Exercise #4:  A SIMPLE MOTION TWEEN, pg 164
Use the file “Creature.ai”

Exercise #5: MODIFYING THE MOTION PATH, pg 168
Use the file “Keyframes.fla”
Save as “yourname_keyframes.fla”
Upload to the Drop Box when done.

Links:

The Principles of Animation Tutorial

LayersTutorial

Keyframes Tutorial

Is Flash Dead Yet?

HOMEWORK:
•Review the Reader section for today
•Review Links