Art 143

Digital

Publishing

fundamentals

5116 TTh • Art 5 • 2-5pm

 

SP 19 Student Blogs

Fall 18 Student Blogs

SP 18 Student Blogs

Final Grades

 

Resources:

ECC Links:

 

Open Lab Schedules

 

Website Key:

Grey = link

* = graded exercise or assignment

CAPS = Project

WEEK 1 | introductions

2.12/2.14

Handouts:

Syllabus

Design Elements & Principles

Computer Lab Set-up | Working smart

Online Resources:

InDesign Overview

Elements & Principles of Design

Dropbox.com

Blog Primer | Tumblr Art & Photo Blogs

Personality Types

Zine Documentary

Exercises:

Focal point collage | Design Examples

To do this week:

1. Set up Cloud account

2. Join Facebook Group

3. *BLOG assignment

4. *ZINE assignment

 

WEEK 2 | illustrator & indesign basics

2.19/2.21

Illustrator Tutorials:

Shape & Line

Transform & Edit Artwork

Fill and Stroke Color

Work with layers

INDD Tutorials:

Add Text

Format Text

Use layers

Handout:

Volunteer job invoice

Exercises:

1. *Nametag

2. *Conversation/ Character Styles

PROJECT:

ILLUSTRATED BOOK

 

WEEK 3 | type & layout

2.26/2.28

Online Resources:

Type Terms Video

Linking files in INDD

Handouts:

Type Terms Handout

Typography Worksheet

Linking worksheet

InDesign Tutorials:

Work with graphics

Add color & effects

Multipage documents

To do this week:

Place illustrations into INDD spread

*BW FLYER PROJECT

WEEK 4 | vector & raster

3.5/3.7

Illustrator Tutorials:

Add Type

Formatting type

Photoshop Tutorials:

Get to know PSD

Change image size

Work with layers

Adjustment layers

Online Resources:

Chinese Zodiac

High vs Low Resolution

PSD & Resolution

What is a halftone?

Photoshop Color Modes

Handout:

Size and Resolution Worksheet

PROJECT:

ACCORDIAN BOOK

 

WEEK 5 | color

3.12/3.14

Handout:

Color Worksheet

Color Resources:

Intro to Color Theory

RGB vs. CMYK

About Color website

Spot color & printing

Resources:

Page Layout & Composition

C.R.A.P.

6 Layout Design Tips

Coming up with design ideas

To do this week:

Place images and text into INDD file

 

WEEK 6 | myriad project

3.19/3.21

Handout:

Styles & Master Pages worksheet

Online resources:

Design Team Jobs

50 Amazing Book Covers

Approaches to Book Cover Design

TED Talk: Chip Kidd, book designer

One step guide to Book Design

Sample Myriad Exercise:

Sample Myriad Book elements

Sample Myriad Project Output Direx

Sample Myriad Content

PROJECT:

* MYRIAD PROJECT

To do this week:

Creating and Applying Master Pages

All about Master Pages

 

 

 

 

WEEK 7 | preparing content

3.26/2.28

Online Resources:

Find/Change

Paragraph Styles

Character vs. Paragraph Styles

Placing and flowing Text from MS Word

Using the baseline grid

Object Styles

Color & Effects

Drop caps and nested styles

Running headers/text variables

Exercise:

*Sample Catalog/Class portfolio pages

To do this week:

Review Multi-page document topics:

• Master pages

• Resize frames & content

• Text wrap

 

WEEK 8 | more about images

4.2/4.4

Resources:

Image worksheet

Image cheatsheet

Digital Print Center Order Form

Using Levels Adjustment in PSD

Exercise:

* Catalog Photo CMYK TIFF Ex

Convert to Black & White

PROJECT:

*OPEN HOUSE FLYER

Open House flyer text

To do this week:

Myriad PDFs to client

Prep for printing to make book mock-up

 

spring break

4.9/4.11

 

WEEK 9 | poster design

4.16/4.18

To do this week:

Open house poster roughs

Myriad design team: refine design

PROJECT:

Class Catalog

 

WEEK10 | Tables

4.23/4.25

InDesign Tutorials:

*Make a table in INDD

Moving rows and columns

Importing tables from MS Word/Excel

Formatting tables

Table Styles

To do this week:

1. Finish Open House flyer front and submit PDF

2. *Table Ex: Open House Flyer Back

OH Flyer back corrections

OH Back to print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 11 | production

4.30/5.2

To do this week:

1. Open House: finish & send to print

2. Myriad Production: Rough draft

3. Class Catalog: Design team

 

WEEK 12 | e-publishing

5.7/5.9

InDesign tutorials:

Fixed vs. Reflowable e-pubs

Design a fixed layout e-pub

Add interactivity

Make a Reflowable e-pub from print document

Exercise:

Slide show

To do this week:

1. Myriad production, slide show

2. Proofreading

3. Open House tote-bag art production

 

WEEK 13 | Preflight

5.14/5.16

Resources:

Table of Contents

Preflight panel

How to preflight (video)

To do this week:

Myriad to printer Tuesday 5.14

 

WEEK 14 | catalog pages

5.21/5.23

To do this week:

1. Work on class catalog pages

2. Proofreading

LA Zine Fest 2019: 5/26

 

WEEK 15 | lab

5.28/5.30

To do this week:

1. Finish catalog pages

2. Myriad publication party 5/28

3. Self-evaluation & Peer evaluation

 

WEEK 16 | portfolio

6.4/6.6

Resources:

Study Guide for Final

9 Best Portfolio Sites

To do this week:

1. Preflight and upload catalog to Blurb

2. Bring scantron for Final exam