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D - Digital Typography

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

I am sure you guys must have seen the amazing typographic portraits artist have made all over the world featuring eminent personalities and famous stars. If you have ever wondered how to go on about creating one for yourself, this is for you.

You can create a typographic portrait for your loved ones with ease and surprise them. So lets start with the tutorial.

What you would need :

Base image which you would like to convert to a typographic portrait.
A vector software like Adobe Illustrator.
Little creativity (optional)

Key to this project:

Final Design

Utilize the beauty of documentary in your session by releasing all control and simply observing. Become a fly on the wall and look for the love and beauty in the interactions between family members as they go about their normal activity.

Shoot the connections: watch for when people are physically close, shared gaze, eye contact, etc, and document these connections. Look for happy and sad moments alike. Anger and joy.
Focus on emotions, big and small, and you’ll bring those memories and feelings back for your clients every time they see the photos.

Think. Plan. Create.

Level 2 - Portfolio:

“Level Two” is considered our “Portfolio Year” Students will implement what they have learned in "Level One" and work on real-world projects.

Visual Communications

Is A Central Montco Technical High School Program

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