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I - Adobe InDesign

Student Objectives:
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of computer publication layout design software (Adobe InDesign) by producing a completed digital print design project that shows the use of 8 or more tools. (i.e.; type tool, path tool, image import, etc.)

601 - Research the history of advertising design.
602 - Apply elements and principles of design.
603 - Interpret a creative or design brief.
604 - Produce thumbnails, roughs and comprehensive.

Career Path: Fine Artist, Illustration
101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.
102 - List occupational requirements.
103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Final Design:

What do you use Adobe InDesign for?
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Adobe developed InDesign for the desktop publishing market, and it's primarily used to layout newspapers, magazines, books, posters and flyers. Pretty much anything with large amounts of text should go straight into InDesign.

Concept & Planning:

Sketchbook Activity #1:

Stick To Figure
A stick figure, also known as stickman, is a very simple drawing of a person or animal, composed of a few lines, curves, and dots. ... The arms, legs, and torso are usually represented by straight lines.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, try doing a few different stick to figure drawings.

Sketchbook Activity #2:

8 Headed Figure
As I mentioned, the eight heads figure is the one with closer proportions to the real human body. In the images below you can see an example of a fashion figure with an eight heads size, and also the equivalence between the eight heads figure and the human body.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, try doing a few different 8 Headed figure drawings.

Have some extra time, wasn't feeling the homework, bombed the test?

Click the link below for the exploratory option.

Complete The Following For Credit!

Career Focus & Class Lectures #2:

The creative industry includes everything from advertising and film to games development and graphic design. So why don't some people see a job in the creative industry as a serious career?

Vocabulary & Class Lectures #1:

The following are art & design vocabulary terms that are important for you to know and understand as you continue your education here in the Visual Communications program.

Present concepts, ideas and plans for all three assignments

Complete The Following For Credit!


Foundation Year  - Level One




Final Design:

MC Escher... Check Him Out!

It's important to note that the subject can be anything the artist chooses, whether it's an arrangement of objects, the human figure, a landscape, animals or anything else that can be observed first-handedly.

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials:

Think. Plan. Create.

Visual Communications

Is A Central Montco Technical High School Program

Tel: 610-277-2301

821 Plymouth Road • Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462