Graphic Design / Interactive Design / Fine & Applied Arts / Parkland College

GDS 273 Illustration I
Lynda Tutorials

Instructor: Liza Wynette

Objective

To learn advanced technical skills through self-guided video tutorials on lynda.com. To become independent lifelong learners.

Description

Every week, you will be assigned video tutorial(s) on Lynda.com (see playlist). Completed Lynda tutorials will be graded pass/fail (based on the quality of your submission). Parkland provides free access to Lynda.com for all current students. First time users: please read this Knowledgebase article.

Note: Credit will be given each week only if your assignment is uploaded to Cobra's dropboxes on time.

Procedure
  1. Login to your Lynda.com account every week from my.parkland.edu or lynda.com
  2. View the playlist for this class, download the exercise file(s) and do the tutorial(s) for the week (see schedule below)
  3. Publish the finished tutorial file(s) in the proper format
  4. Using Cobra's Dropbox, submit your completed assignment every Monday by 11:30pm
  5. Optional: For extra credit, do another illustration-related Lynda tutorial of your choice and submit the results in Cobra's "Lynda Extra Credit" Dropbox (be sure to choose a tutorial that is not assigned for this class). Summarize what you learned in the "Lynda Extra Credit Discussions" forum (located right next to the extra credit dropbox). Maximum extra credit: one extra tutorial per week.
Dropbox

Tutorials (see calendar for exact dates)

Files to upload

L1

Watch the video "F2 Design: Letterpress Printing and Poster Design"(10m)

 

Extra credit (recommended for students new to Illustrator's pen tool)

Do the video Tutorial "Illustrator CC Essentail Training (2015)"

 

  • Chapter 11. Working with the pen tool

In a couple paragraphs, summarize what you learned in the video. Save and upload as a PDF

 

Note: grammar, spelling, and content will be considered when grading

 

Extra credit

  • flower_trace.pdf

L2

Watch the video "Drawing Vector Graphics"

 

Welcome

 

Chapter 1

  • The process (26m)

 

Chapter 2

  • Creative preperation (18m)

 

Chapter 3

  • Drawing your design (8m)

In a couple paragraphs, summerize what you learned
in the video. Save and upload
as a PDF

 

Note: grammer, spelling, and content will be considered when grading

L3

Watch the video "Drawing Vector Graphics"


Chapter 4

  • Workflow enhancements "using layers" (7m)

 

Chapter 5

  • building vector shapes
  • a roadmap for vector building

 

Do the tutorial "Building Vector Graphics"

 

Chapter 5

  • the clockwork method (13m)
  • a_road_map_for_
    vector_
    building.pdf

L4

Do the tutorial "Drawing Vector Graphics"


Chapter 5

  • prime point placement (5m)
  • point-by-point (7m)
  • shape-building method (9m)

 

Watch Chapter 5

  • symmetry is your friend (10m)
  • art direct yourself (1m)

 

extra credit do the tutorial "symmetry is your friend"

  • character_design.pdf
  • skull_design.pdf

 

extra credit

  • symmetry_is_your
    _friend.pdf

L5

Watch the Lynda video "Drawing Vector Graphics"

 

Chapter 6

  • Presenting your designs
  • Presentation formats
  • Revealing your designs
  • Writing a design rationale
  • Responding to client revisions
  • Renewable creative energy

In a couple paragraphs, summarize what you learned in the video. Save and upload as a PDF

 

Note: grammar, spelling, and content will be considered when grading

L6

Do the Lynda video "Creating a Photo Composite Illustration with Adobe Apps"

 

Chapter 1

  • all sub-chapters

 

Chapter 2

  • Rough assembly with photoshop mix
  • Color tuning in Ps mix
  • Quick edits with Ps Fix: Healing
  • Facial edits in Ps Fix
  • Quick edits with Ps fix: liquify
  • tigerlady.pdf

 

 

You will complete the tutorial next week. Save your working document.

 

Note: You will need an ipad pro and adobe account to complete the tutorial.

 

L7

Do the Lynda video "Creating a Photo Composite Illustration with Adobe Apps"

 

Chapter 2

  • Cutting out in Ps mix
  • Sending to Ps

 

Chapter 3

  • all sub-chapters
  • tigerlady.pdf

 

 

Note: You will need an ipad pro and adobe account to complete the tutorial.

L8

Watch the Lynda video "The Elements of Composition for Illustrators"

 

Chapters 1–4

In a couple paragraphs, summarize what you learned in the video. Save and upload as a PDF

 

Note: grammar, spelling, and content will be considered when grading

 

L9

Watch the Lynda video "The Elements of Composition for Illustrators"

 

Chapters 5–7

  • In a couple paragraphs, summarize what you learned in the video. Save and upload as a PDF

     

    Note: grammar, spelling, and content will be considered when grading

L10

Do the Lynda tutorial "Drawing Vector Graphics: Isometric Illustration" (27m)

 

Chapter 1: Isometric 101

  • Watch: What is Isometric Projection?
  • Creating Isometric Objects Part 1. Use these starter files

 

Chapter 2: Vector Illustration Methods

  • Using Actions to Create Isometric Objects. Use these Starter Files

 

Note: You do not need to complete the 'computer' in Chapter 2

Chapter 1

  • In a short paragraph,
    summarize what you
    learned in "What is
    Isometric Projection?"
    Save and upload
    as a PDF.
  • Creating_Isometric_
    Bluesquare.pdf
  • Creating_Isometric_
    Crate.pdf

 

Chapter 2

  • Upload a screenshot of your 'action panel'

L11

Do the Lynda tutorial "Drawing Vector Graphics: Isometric Illustration" (27m)

 

Chapter 1: Isometric 101

 

Note: re-color blocks and cylinders with colors of your choice

 

Chapter 3: Building Isometric Illustration"

  • Building Isometric Building Illustration Part 1
  • Use these starter files

Chapter 1

    • Lighting_Isometric_
      Objects.pdf

 

Chapter 3

    • Creating_an_
      IsometricBuilding_
      Illustration.pdf

L12

Do the Lynda tutorial "Digital Painting in Photoshop: Airship"

 

Chapter 1: Composing the landscape

 

Chapter 2: Adding the Airship

  • Importing the airship
  • Brightening the clouds
  • airship.pdf

 

You will complete the tutorial next week. Save your working photoshop document.

L13

Do the Lynda tutorial "Digital Painting in Photoshop: Airship"

 

Chapter 2: Adding the Airship

  • Adding sunbeams
  • Painting in the rigging

 

Chapter 3: Adding Details: Clouds in the front and captain

  • airship.pdf

L14

Watch the Lynda video "Insights on Illustrative Design"

In a couple paragraphs, summarize what you learned in the video. Save and upload as a PDF

 

Note: grammar, spelling, and content will be considered when grading

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