Welcome Back! We’ll start the morning looking at your 7 days of type homework. No need to print out the type combinations, we’ll be looking at them on your computer screens. The remainder of the day will be learning about grid types, making columnar grids and practicing simple grid layouts.
Letter Shaping Game
The Bézier Game
Plotting Vector Points with Jessica Hische
Letter Building: Scaling & Shaping
Horizontal & Vertical Bézier Handles
Vector Lettering Techniques
This week we will be reviewing the In Class Grid Exercises from last week (Elam) and presenting Project 1. After lunch we will begin to learn about Hierarchical & Columnar Grids and setting up Master Pages in InDesign with header and footers.
Today we will be tracing, deconstructing, & analyzing magazine layouts, working with hierarchical & columnar grids, learning about setting/adjusting columns & gutters, and flowing in body text/imagery into InDesign.
This week we will be reviewing the Magazine grid tracing assignment. Then we will be using InDesign Style Sheets and Baseline Grids to work on long form body text. We’ll learn how to fix force justified text spacing issues and align text across columns.
Review: Tracing the Grid Exercise
*Lecture: Fixing Force Justified Text Using Style Sheets & Creating a Baseline Grid for Body Text Demo
Today we will be learning about Manuscript Grids, The Golden Section, and obtaining and using vendor specification to build an ad for our magazine article.
* Demo: Making Composite PDFs—Spreads & Grids
Feedback in small groups and peer-to-peer.
Introduce subject matter for final project.
We will be walking around and looking at your Project 2 print outs and your composite PDF on your computers to see the grids. You will be handing in your PDF and print outs.
Today we will be learning about Modular Grids and how to set them up in InDesign.
We’ll also learn how to print duplex on the HPs and the Xerox. The remainder of class will be spent working on an In Class Modular Grid exercise.
*Lecture: Making Modular Grids — Demo
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