SRJC Course Outlines

8/17/2022 1:04:12 PMGD 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GD 53Title:  TECH IN ILLUSTRATOR  
Full Title:  Design Techniques in Illustrator
Last Reviewed:10/8/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An intensive course designed to teach students how to create effective logos, type treatments, illustrations and informational graphics for professional visual communications projects using Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 72.11A; OR CS 71.11


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An intensive course designed to teach students how to create effective logos, type treatments, illustrations and informational graphics for professional visual communications projects using Adobe Illustrator.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 72.11A; OR CS 71.11
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Create effective logos, type treatments, illustrations and informational graphics for professional visual communications using the tools and features in Adobe Illustrator.
2. Modify digitized images and type using Adobe Illustrator tools.
3. Use various resources: Internet, Pinterest board or similar web inspiration sharing site, books, journals, scrap files, nature, other design and art disciplines for research for use in design projects.
4. Apply design elements:  line, shape, space, tone, value, color, and texture effectively to design projects.
5. Use graphic design vocabulary, terminology, methodology, and tools correctly.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Overview of current design and visual communication using Illustrator
2.  Selecting, stroking and filling
    a. Selecting
    b. Strokes, fills and their variables
3.  Color
    a. Overview of color dynamics
    b. Color modes in Illustrator
4.  Building
    a. Appearance palette
    b. Layers and groups
5.  Transforming
    a. Transformational tools
    b. Filters effects and stylizing
6.  Importing and Tracing
    a. Scanning and placing
    b. Live Trace, Live Paint
7.  Bezier Curves
    a. Pen tool
    b. Pencil tool
8.  More Bezier Curves
    a. Cutting tools
    b. Manipulating paths
9.  Path Manipulations
    a. Compound paths
    b. Pathfinders and patterns
10. Typography
    a. Text, text effects
    b. Sending a file to print
11. More Typography
    a. Choosing typefaces, type contrasts, type refinements and using open type
    b. Creating logos in Illustrator that show an understanding of: visibility, application, distinctiveness, simplicity and universality, retention, color, descriptiveness, timelessness modularity and equity
12. Creating Oversized Graphics
    a. Creating graphics and oversized graphics with impact
    b. Printing oversized graphics
13. Blending
    a. Styles and blends
    b. Creating masks
14. Illustrator, the Web and Photoshop
    a. GIFS and JPEG (Graphics Interchange Format and Joint Photographic Experts Group)
    b. Layers in Photoshop

Assignments:
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Assignments may include the following:
1.   Design journal illustrating examples of commercial design showing Illustrator in action:  Logos, type treatments, illustrations, informational graphics
2.   Eight to twelve lab exercises covering class material
3.   Weekly reading assignments of 10-15 pages
4.   T-shirt design
5.   A sticker set with logo and packaging hanger
6.   Redesign of some currency
7.   Map of tourist attractions
8.   Two color logo and matching business system
9.   Poster for a cause design; group project
10. Concept portfolio to include at least eight thumbnails for each project; roughs, time sheet, budget, work flow form for each project.
11. Pinterest board or similar web inspiration sharing site showing examples of t-shirt illustrations, stickers, currency design, maps, spot color logos, and poster design.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Lab exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
T-shirt design; sticker set and packaging hanger, currency redesign, map, business system, poster for a cause, concept portfolio, Pintrest baord project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 20%
Final examination - practical and objective questions.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Participation in class discussion and critiques.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Real World Adobe Illustrator CS6, Golding, Mordy; Peach Pit Press: 2012.
Instructor prepared materials

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