Graphic Design - Fundamentals

Classroom Assignment - What is Graphic Design?

In groups of 2 you will come up with a definition (of your own) what graphic design means.
You will also need to prove your definition with 5 example images.

I also want you to list 4 different software's that are used to create different graphic design pieces.

We will discuss the answers at the end of class.

Element and Principles of Design

Elements of Design.pdf

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Principals of Graphic Design.pdf

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What makes a good ad?.pdf

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Elements of Design - Group Assignment

In a group of 2 go online and find different ads to complete the ad analysis assignment.

Create a google slideshow (copy and paste the ad photo into the slideshow). Then answer the questions.

You will be presenting your finding to the class.

Ad Analysis.pdf

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Understanding Copyright And Licenses

The Web is full of creative and practical resources that we can use to improve our projects. Photography, fonts, music and code are perfect examples. Finding stock objects and existing implementations is often quicker, cheaper and more practical than producing your own.

Whether free or not, these resources normally come with a license to ensure fair use. For professionals, understanding the limitations of a license is critical; with this knowledge, you’d be surprised by what’s available. Understanding copyright and licenses allows us to do what we do best: be creative.

Read following article:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/06/14/understanding-copyright-and-licenses/

Vector vs Bitmapped Images

Bitmap vs Vector Logos : An Example The type of logo image used to personalize your new fountain is very important. Your logo must be in a "Vector" based image format like .eps or .ai so we can resize it without losing quality.

Quick Lesson on the Difference Bitmap Graphics - contain a representation of a graphic stored as pixels at a fixed resolution. An example is a photographic digital image or scanned image

Vector Graphics - are defined through mathematical expressions and are resolution-independent and scalable. Examples of vector graphics are illustrations, line art, logos and CAD drawings.