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Level 1 - Foundation Year:

“Level One” is considered our “Foundation Year” Students will incorporate a broad spectrum of disciplines integrating art, technology, and academics.

C - Adobe Illustrator

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 design software (vector image artwork - Adobe Illustrator) by producing a completed digital photo manipulation project that shows the use of 8 or more tools. (i.e.; type tool, path tool, clone tool, etc.)

Theory Tasks:
701 Identify the anatomy and classification of type.
702 Identify typographic styles.
703 Manipulate type through character and paragraph formatting.
704 Choose and apply appropriate typeface.

Skill Task:
505 - Utilize a basic functions of a vector-based drawing program.
506 - Utilize intermediate functions of a vector-based drawing program.
604 - Produce thumbnails, roughs and comprehensive.
605 - Design a logo.

Main Assignment

Final Design

Adobe Illustrator - Rootbeer Design
The creative process is the part most students struggle with. It is very easy to just jump into the final designs without spending the time to develop your ideas. In order to get this project off to a great start spend some time in your sketchbook coming up with ideas for not only the name of your product but also the design.

Final Design

The Visual Communications Program has a heavy focus on the traditional drawing, although drawing techniques are discussed and reviewed in class, the majority of class time needs to be used learning software applications and tools that are not readably available at the student home. In most cases colleges still expect to see a minimum of 8 to 10 traditional drawing pieces. Also a final study completed in traditional drawing could takes as long as 8 to 15 hours if not even longer depending on the subject matter and size.

Think. Plan. Create.

Visual Communications

Is A Central Montco Technical High School Program

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