Art 356: Computer Publishing
Dr. Paula DiMarco
Fall 2010 Schedule

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Week 1:
Tue 8/24

Introductions

Please read Syllabus

Homework:

Purchase:
Books
Hard drive and Flash drives

Read over the syllabus carefully

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Thu 8/26

Power Short Cuts

The Make Better key
Tool shortcuts  
Toggling between frame and frame content
The Escape key
Zooming
The Control panel
Hiding panels
Fill and Stroke shortcuts
Smart Guides
Scaling a frame and its content at the same time
Proportional Place
Multi-File Place
Preview mode
Selecting through page items
Context menus
Redefine Style
Quick Apply
What's new in CS4
Resetting preferences when opening InDesign
Changing the default settings

 

Explain the Branding project - Performing Arts Center
(new logo, Newsletter, Brochure, Poster, Advertisement)

Homework:

1. Practice what you have learned, based on the demo

2. Practice #1: Learn to train yourself 01

Find 2 tricks or tip about InDesign (Somewhere online)
Most people will choose the first link in a google search.
So go through a couple of links to find the one that works best for you.

Find a site that shows the steps to:

  • 1) Something you did not know about, but you learned from the tutorial.
  • 2) Something cool and interesting.

3. Branding Project: (new logo, Newsletter, Brochure, Poster, Advertisement)

Research different performing arts centers/companies.

  • 1) Find 6 really interesting and well designed centers/ organizations
  • 2) Find 6 really badly designed centers/ Organizations (Make sure they are American based performing arts centers.)
  • 3) Gather links, take screen grabs, make pdfs and gather as much information on these 12 centers. (Do not just choose the first 10 you see in google. Be selective).

Due to Professor by Sunday evening Aug. 29th.

  • Email the professor your 12 links
  • Provide a sentence explaining why they are badly designed or nicely designed.

Note:

  • I will be giving you a list of all the performers and all the assets for the performers.
  • You will be redesigning the logo, the look and feel for the badly designed ones.

 

 
Week 2:
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Tue 8/30

Lecture:

Lecture on Logo design and the various types of logos.
Look at successful logos and unsuccessful logos.


Talk about making Logos

Creative Process

Overall Steps to Creating Logos

10 steps to an effective Logo

What makes a good logo Design?

Logo types:

Look at the Sample Logos gathered by students

Basic Illustrator

  • using guides
  • using layers

Type setting:

  • leading
  • kerning
  • sizing
  • outlining type vs. stroking type
  • conducting type treatments

Use classic typefaces that stand the test of time. Stay away from trendy faces.

Homework:

1. Look at graphic design books on logos.

Go to the book store and look at logo books in the graphic design section. Study there shapes, sizes proportionally, colors, and type treatments. Look at the types of symbols and forms these logos take on.

2. Part 1: Type treatments:

    1. Begin type treatments for names. Have at least 20 type treatments for each name of the center the professor has asked you to redesign. (so if you have 5 names x 20 = 100 names) Save this page with all the names as a pdf. (Page 01)

    2. make sure you adjust kerning as needed.

    3. Remember that this is a performing art center logo, so classic typefaces are the best faces to use. Do not use funky typefaces.

    4. Choose the best 5 treatments from each name and place each treatment on one (on it's own page.) Take the 5 treatments and then make variations of those 5. So in essence you could have 5 x 5 names = 25 total of logo designs.

    5. Create a few more variations on each page. Make sure they are nicely designed on the page. (01, 02, 03, 04, 05 ----NOTE: These samples include pictorial symbols. This is not what I want you to do just yet. These are just sample of how I want you to lay out your type treatments. -Neatly, evenly, and centered on the page - 8.5 x 11)

    6. Save another version of all the things you do as Outlined type and save as .pdf

    7. Email professor your pdfs by 6pm on Wed. night.

     

    Note: Do Not print out just yet. Later, you will print out the type treatments chosen by professor, and use them for your hand sketches.

 


Other Logos

01

02

Ineffective Logos

 

 

 

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Thu 9/2

Talk about the logos.
Everyone needs to do thumbnails by hand on tracing paper.

Take your type treatments and begin to do thumbnails.

Working in Illustrator

Basic Shapes

  • Selecting points and deleting points.
  • Pen Tool (very important tool) Pen 01, Pen 02, Pen 03
  • Masking option
  • Compound path
  • Pathfinder

While in class students will:

Practice the pen tool in illustrator.
We must master the pen tool even if it is in illustrator

Practice #1: Practice what you have learned, based on the demo.
Trace the following: Pen 01, Pen 02, Pen 03


Homework:

 

1. Make a contact sheet of all the images you have for the performing arts brochure.

2. Practice #1: Practice what you have learned, based on the demo.
Trace a few objects that will help you with the logo symbol. Like a building of some type of icon.

3. Practice #3:
Find 2 tricks or tip about Illustrator (Somewhere online) it can related to greating logos.
Most people will choose the first link in a google search.
So go through a couple of links to find the one that works best for you.

Find a site that shows the steps to:

  • 1) Something you did not know about, but you learned from the tutorial.
  • 2) Something cool and interesting.

Send your links to that site to professor on Sunday evening by 6pm.

 

For next week:

If you are doing hand Sketches: Due Thur. Sept 9th at the beginning of class.

  • Print out your typetreatments
  • Create sketches on tracing paper and bring your type treatment as well.
  • 10-20 sketches

If you are doing computer Sketches: Due Wed. Sept 8th at 6pm via email.

  • Have them digital
  • 10-20 sketches
  • These must be layed out neatly like the following examples. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
  • Send to instructor as pdfs by 6pm on Wed. Night

 

 
Week 3:
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Tue 9/7

 

Studio time (In class)

Professor will:

  • walk around and help students with their logo symbols.

Student will:

  • Go through the following techniques in class. (These were supplied by students in the class.)

Go through all of these tips and tutorials.

3-d Logo (thanks Kennia)

Crazy Logo (thanks Holly)

Multiple Artboards (thanks Natalie F.)

Distort (thanks Natalie F.)

Create logo from a sketch (thanks Nike)

Creating a Logo -video (thanks Bryan)

Logo reflection (thanks Yusaku)

 

Transparent gradients (thanks Kim)

keyboard short cuts (thanks Kim)

The Blob brush - video (thanks Eric)

Making a pattern title (thanks Stephen)

Creating a colorful abstract ribbon
(thanks Nathalie K.)

Creating Pixel Art (thanks Kotzin)

The Tilde trick (thanks Steven)

If you finish going through tutorials then start on your sketches of symbols.

Homework:

If you are doing hand Sketches: Due Thur. Sept 9th at the beginning of class.

  • Print out your type treatments
  • Create sketches on tracing paper and bring your type treatment as well.
  • 10-20 sketches

If you are doing computer Sketches: Due Wed. Sept 8th at 6pm via email.

  • Have them digital
  • 10-20 sketches
  • These must be laid out neatly like the following examples. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
  • Send to instructor as pdfs by 6pm on Wed. Night

 

 

 

Remember these:

 

Logos

01

02

Sample Logos gathered by students

Ineffective Logos

 

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Thu 9/9

Look at students work

 

Homework:

1. If you have approval from the professor, Work on Stationery

You will need to decide which logo will be the logo that is the strongest for your portfolio. Apply all of your final logos to a business card.

Send them to Professor by Sunday evening at 6pm.

For next thursday

Performing Arts Brochure

RESEARCH:

  1. Bring in some ideas of size and style of brochure.

  2. Bring samples. .... the samples do not have to be from Art Centers. They just have to be samples of sizes, folds, design, etc. Samples can be digital photographs or actual objects or things you find online. Look in books as well and if you have to take photos of those book pages, do this for your research.

  3. How will the brochure look. Saddle stitch, etc. (you will not be building the brochure, so do not worry about construction.)

  4. You will only have 14 events. I will give you dates for one season (Aug. thru Dec) or
    (Jan thru May). You can do 2 seasons (a whole year if you like) but it is not necessary.

  5. Therefore, you will need to decide which performers you will be using for your brochure. (this is up to you. You choose 14 performers per season.)

  6. Find as much information on your performing arts center. You will have to provide content, about the center you are using.

    Gather all you have researched to show the professor.

I will supply the season subscription information. I will also provide information for your order form. (We will be building an order form as well. In an inclass exercise.)

 

 

 

Week 4:
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Tue 9/14

Illustrator

  • Features in Illustrator you should be aware of.
  • Working with abstract symbols
  • Live trace for representational images
  • Working with Clip art- Symbol library in illustrator
  • Stroke Attributes


 

Homework:

Performing Arts Brochure

RESEARCH:

  1. Bring in some ideas of size and style of brochure.

  2. Bring samples. .... the samples do not have to be from Art Centers. They just have to be samples of sizes, folds, design, etc. Samples can be digital photographs or actual objects or things you find online. Look in books as well and if you have to take photos of those book pages, do this for your research.

  3. How will the brochure look. Saddle stitch, etc. (you will not be building the brochure, so do not worry about construction.)

  4. You will only have 14 events. I will give you dates for one season (Aug. thru Dec) or
    (Jan thru May). You can do 2 seasons (a whole year if you like) but it is not necessary.

  5. Therefore, you will need to decide which performers you will be using for your brochure. (this is up to you. You choose 14 performers per season.)

  6. Find as much information on your performing arts center. You will have to provide content, about the center you are using.

    Gather all you have researched to show the professor.

I will supply the season subscription information. I will also provide information for your order form. (We will be building an order form as well. In an inclass exercise.)

 

 

Check out this on LPI and screen frequency.

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Thu 9/16

In Design Exercise: Creating a brochure

Studio work time:

Students will go through and build a brochure with all the assets provided by the teacher.


Homework:

Now that you have done your research. Send to the professor the following:

Send via email no later than 6pm on Sunday.

  • Schedule of all events
    A sheet with the list of the performers you will be using.

    Please include the following

    • name of the performers
    • How many events in your season. No less than 14 events but you can have more.
    • Will this be a fall or spring season? Or will it be an entire year


  • Pagination of the brochure
    A pdf sheet that shows what elements go on what pages. Design in the size and orientation you will be constructing your brochure. Click here to see an example of a pagination for a branding book. (This is an example)


    The brochure is: (32 page) not 30 pages, sorry my mistake. There is 30 pages of content and 2 pages for cover and back. it should be in groups of 4.

You will need the following in your brochure. Some of these items will be on 1 page, some on 2 pages. Put page numbers on the pages. This depends on the copy. So allot enough space for flexibility.

  • Cover
  • Table of Contents
  • Welcome letter
  • All 14 performances
  • Map/ location/ directions
  • Patron information (Subscription)
  • How to order tickets
  • Back cover for mailing
  • Ordering information
    • How will the people order tickets?
      You will need to find on the current website ordering information for your performing arts center.
      • You need: telephone, email address, website, etc.

* Note: This pagination should be presented in a clean and consistent manner. This means the text should be in the same location on every page. The page numbers should be on the outside margins of the pages. The typeface should be a classic typeface (Sans Serif is always the best solution). Your orientation (Size) should be the same as the size you plan to use. You can use color in the tyye or on the page to indicate sections or performances. If you are doing the pagination in Indesign, please send a pdf with spreads.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5:
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Tue 9/21

Setting up your pages.

Applying page numbers.

Using master pages.

Studio time

Homework:

Professor has homework: To get you all the copy for the the brochure based on the performers you chose.

Student Homework (Continue/ begin to work on brochure):

  • Continue to look at your research.

  • Study the typefaces use. Find the best typefaces for your brochure. Only use 2 typefaces with some subtle contrast. The body copy type should be readable. The headline type for your performers should be strong.

  • If you have not set up an indesign document yet with your pagination, you should do this.

  • Once you start with the pagination in indesign, then begin to bring pictures into the layouts.

  • Make sure all your pictures are .psd file and not .jpg files. (Work in RGB for now)

  • Set up your margins and grids.

  • Based on your research designs, begin to layout the look and feel of the brochure (you can use dummy copy).

 

 

 

 

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Thur 9/23

More techniques in the program InDesign (Brochure Exercise.)

Setting up your file for Performing arts brochure

  • Make sure it is Facing pages.
  • Put in a bleed and slug
  • set up your margins to be no less than .25 on the outside and .5 on the inside
  • Make sure all your photos are .psd before you start importing them. (So this means even making all the photos with a 266 ppi.) This will be explained.

Homework:

Read article on resolution: Page 01 | Page 02

Continue working on your brochure for the performing arts center.

Due by Tuesday evening (no later than 5pm) via email:
(you will have time to refine and work on these in class on tuesday, but must be sent by 5pm)

  • 3 different design solutions. (Have at least 4 spreads for each design solution. Also have a cover for each design solution.) These should have a totally different look and feel. Use 3 different styles of typefaces. 3 different layout ideas.
  • Send each design set (3 sets total) via email as a Low resolution .pdf
  • Must be done in InDesign.

FYI:
This site has other performers. So if you want to add to your performances or replace some of what you have already, this site has some good press photos.

http://www.cami.com/?cat=1080

 

 

 

Week 6:
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Tue 9/28

Lab time, work in class.

Talk about prepping a pdf to send through email.

Due by this evening (no later than 5pm) via email:
(you will have time to refine and work on these in class on tuesday, but must be sent by 5pm)

  • 3 different design solutions. (Have at least 4 spreads for each design solution. Also have a cover for each design solution.) These should have a totally different look and feel. Use 3 different styles of typefaces. 3 different layout ideas.
  • Send each design set (3 sets total) via email as a Low resolution .pdf
  • Must be done in InDesign.

Homework:

Continue working on your layouts.

Send all 3 PDFs by email by 5pm this evening.

 

 

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Thur 9/30

Lab time, work in class.

Ask question to professor about Indesign.


Homework:

• Send to professor by Sunday Evening no later than 6pm the following:

Three more spreads in the design direction chose by professor.

• Make arrangements to meet with professor outside of class.

 

 

Due Next Week:

Send via email by Tuesday. October 5th by 7pm.

Design a 6" x 9" postcard for a series of events. - 3 pdf's of 3 different designs. this must be based on the same look and feeling as your brochure.

You can choose, 3-5 events in chronological order- like November events or November and October events.

or


You can do a postcard for a series of 3-5 events. (Like dance, spoken word, grass roots, etc)

Only work on the cover of the postcard. The postcard can fold in half or be one card with 2 sides.

 

See my sample: front | Back

 
Week 7:
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Tue 10/5

Package your layout. (see these steps for packaging a file from InDesign)

 

 

Due Today:

Send via email by Tuesday. October 5th by 7pm.

Design a 6" x 9" postcard for a series of events. - 3 pdf's of 3 different designs. this must be based on the same look and feeling as your brochure.

You can choose, 3-5 events in chronological order- like November events or November and October events.

or


You can do a postcard for a series of 3-5 events. (Like dance, spoken word, grass roots, etc)

Only work on the cover of the postcard. The postcard can fold in half or be one card with 2 sides.

 

See my sample: front | Back

 

Homework:

Continue working on your brochure.

Check out the following:

Videos on Paragraph Styles 01 | 02

Character styles.

Videos on Character Styles 01

 

 
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Thur 10/7

Lab day

Work on the brochure. Look at the research you have submitted: (Click Here)
Work on Postcard.

Look at your brochure on the teacher's station.

Homework:

Get your Indesign Book by next week. You will have assignments from this book.

Create the back of your postcard. Make sure it has the following:

  1. address
  2. Your logo for the PAC
  3. Telephone number, website
  4. A list of the events you are featuring.
  5. Ticketmaster logo, and any sponsor logos
  6. The stamp area should read like the example (Non Profit Org U.S. Postage PAID Name of center.

 

 

 

Week 8:
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Tue 10/12

Street banners:
This is the next part of your branding of the performing art center. You will need to design street pole banners for your performing art center. The banner should not advertise one event, but rather a whole season or series.

You will need to design: (see samples)

    1. A street pole banner that stands alone.
    2. Two additional street pole banners that work together (2 side by side)

Size:

Because you are not printing, the size you are using is 10% of the actual size.

Choose one size and make all your banners using that size.

  1. Your size: 3.5" x 7.2"
    (actual Size: 35" x 72")

  2. Your size: 3.5" x 9.5"
    (Actual Size: 35" x 95")

  3. Your size: 3" x 9.9"
    (Actual Size: 30" x 99")

 

Homework:

1. Research other street pole banners. Look at existing street pole banners. How are they structured?

2. Start designing these banners using the same style and look as your brochure and postcard.

3. Get your Indesign Book. You can start reading from the book if you want to get a head start.

 

 

Secret to street pole banners

Banners as art

Art Museum Visual branding

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Thurs 10/14

Continue to work on your Brochure.

Also, design ideas of your banners are due via email. So work on those as well.

Homework:

1. Read: Another part of this project will be the design and production of a Newsletter for your performing art center. So you need to learn about Indesign styles. The styles can be used simply with Paragraph or Character styles. But eventually we will go into more complex methods of using styles. So I need for you to read the beginning of the book.

From the Adobe Indesign Styles Book Read:

Chapter 1: pgs 1 -26

Note:

It is very important that you read through this chapter, highlight elements, write notes and ask questions. If you are unsure about any details, you need to write some notes on it, write the page number and ask me what it means.

To be brutally honest, it is hard to read this technical information. But this is necessary for your training in design. You need to understand what all this means and you will need to use this in your next project, A news letter. (more to come on that)

2. Send 4 design ideas for your banners.
Email pdfs to professor by Sunday evening, 7pm

 

 

Week 9:
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Tue 10/19

 

Work Day

 

 
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Thur 10/21

Work Day

  • Get approval for your banners from instructor.
  • Get approval for postcards from instructor.
  • Work on banners and postcards in class.

Watch more Margo Chase Videos.

Homework:

(If you have not read the section Chapter 1 of the book. You still have a little time. When I return from my trip, I will discuss and answer any questions on the subject matter of character style and paragraph style. From the Adobe Indesign Styles Book Read: Chapter 1: pgs 1 -26)

1. Apply paragraph style and character styles to your performing arts brochure. Package your indesign file and submit to professor before class On tuesday, Nov. 2. She will check to see if you have applied the paragraph and character styles to your document.

2. Begin to work on the following: (no due date yet, but get a jump start)

Create a series of advertisements for your performing arts center season. Here are the requirements:

    Magazine Advert 1, 2, 3: Los Angeles Magazine (Non-bleed. Choose any 3 sizes from E thru K, see rate card for specs)

    • Same look and style as your season events branding
    • Must be one of the single events. (See examples)
    • Include, phone number, website, logo of center, name and date of event.
    • Include at least 2 sponsors logos.***

    Magazine Advert 4: Performances Magazine (full Page, bleed, see rate card for specs)

    • Must have the same look and style as your season events branding
    • You will feature 3 or more events in this ad. The events can be a whole season or a series of events.
    • Include, phone number, website, logo of center, name and date of event.
    • events should be related in some way. (ie. November events / March events / Legends / Holiday performers / jazz / dance) (See examples)

** sponsors are companies that donate money to events. The logo for the sponsor must be a vector file. If you can not find a vector file for your sponsor, ask instructor.

Los Angeles magazine and Performance magazine are for the centers that are located in the Los Angeles area. If your center is located in another city, you will need to use the rate card from a magazine in your nearest big city. You can find advertising rates for your city magazine online. If you have trouble finding a magazine, please email instructor.

Here are links to media kits of magazine in different cities:

Washington DC Life magazine

Arizona Foothills Magazine

D magazine (Dallas, Texas)

TimeOut Magazine (Chicago, IL)

TimeOut Magazine (New York)

Philly Mag (Philadelphia, Pa)

 

Week 10:
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Tue 10/26

No Class (See above for Homework) Work on your advertisements.

 

 
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Thur 10/28

No Class (See above for Homework) Work on your advertisements.

 


 

Week 11:
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Tue 11/2

Back to the swing of things.

Put packaged Indesign file on professor computer. If you are using fonts from PC, you might need to open the file up on the mac and change the fonts to the fonts that are similar before repackaging the file.

 

Let's look at your packaged files:

Did you apply Paragraph and/or character styles to your brochure?

What are you missing for your brochure?

Begin to work on your adverts.

 

 

 

 

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Thur 11/4

Look at more of your brochures

 

Homework:

Homework has changed. Due the fact that many of you are getting close to the finalization of the brochure, I have decide to ask for an update as part of the homework. Here is what I want.

Due Sunday Nov. 7th, 7pm --via email to professor

  1. A pdf of all 30 pages of brochure.
    The only blank pages are the pages you saved for the subscription information, the map and seating, and order form.


  2. A pdf of all your banners
    Make sure the banners are placed on a single page next to each other, so you can see how they will be displayed. You can attempt to place the banners in a graphic showing what they may look like, but it is not necessary.


  3. The Adverts are put off till next week.

But take a look at these sites about Photoshop.

 

 

Blend Photos Like A Hollywood Movie Poster

Intro to Compositing

Blending exposure and adjusting light

Ultimate MakeUp

Face Makeover

Make a custom Brush

How to make a brush

Free Download hair Brushes

Working with beard hair

Look what hair can look like on the face.

Painting Hair

 


Videos:

Smooth Skin and Sharpening -video

Changing hair color -video

‪Virtual Weight Loss‬ -video

Changing hair color

Extract hair

Other

 

Videos for CS5

Refine Edge (CS5)-video

Puppet Warp (CS5)-video

Puppet Warp (Lynda.com) (CS5)-video

Masking in CS5-video

 

 

 

 
Week 12:
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Tue 11/9

Talk about Photo retouching.

If time look at Demo: Selecting Hair (Click here and go to the bottom of the page for steps on selecting hair)

Homework:

Due Sunday Nov. 14th, 7pm --via email to professor

Create a series of advertisements for your performing arts center season. Here are the requirements:

    Magazine Advert 1, 2, 3: Los Angeles Magazine (Non-bleed. Choose any 3 sizes from E thru K, see rate card for specs)

    • Same look and style as your season events branding
    • Must be one of the single events. (See examples)
    • Include, phone number, website, logo of center, name and date of event.
    • Include at least 2 sponsors logos.***

    Magazine Advert 4: Performances Magazine (full Page, bleed, see rate card for specs)

    • Must have the same look and style as your season events branding
    • You will feature 3 or more events in this ad. The events can be a whole season or a series of events.
    • Include, phone number, website, logo of center, name and date of event.
    • events should be related in some way. (ie. November events / March events / Legends / Holiday performers / jazz / dance) (See examples)

** sponsors are companies that donate money to events. The logo for the sponsor must be a vector file. If you can not find a vector file for your sponsor, ask instructor. Your logos should not have a white box around them.

Los Angeles magazine and Performance magazine are for the centers that are located in the Los Angeles area. If your center is located in another city, you will need to use the rate card from a magazine in your nearest big city. You can find advertising rates for your city magazine online. If you have trouble finding a magazine, please email instructor.

Here are links to media kits of magazine in different cities:

Washington DC Life magazine

Arizona Foothills Magazine

D magazine (Dallas, Texas)

TimeOut Magazine (Chicago, IL)

TimeOut Magazine (New York)

Philly Mag (Philadelphia, Pa)

AY magazine (Little Rock, AR)

 

Send to professor by Sunday, Nov. 14th at 7pm, via email.

  • Make a low-medium resolution PDF
  • Inform professor where your ad (magazine) will be placed.
  • Also, provide information on the size of each advert.

 

 
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Thur 11/11

No class

Veterans Day

 
Week 13:
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Tue 11/16

Talk about prepping files.

  • Packaging your Indesign files
  • Changing images to CMYK
  • Changing images from .jpeg to .psd
  • Sizing images once the set layout is completed.

 

Any questions?

Homework:

Make changes to your documents as suggested by professor. All these documents should be completed this week.

  1. Logo for performing arts center
  2. Postcard
  3. single banner
  4. double banner
  5. 3 adverts at small size
  6. 1 advert at full page size
  7. brochure (except for subscription page and order form.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thur 11/18

Talk about creating a digital portfolio.

Layout all your projects in indesign.

Homework:

Get all of your stuff completed by next class.

 


Week 14:
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Tue 11/23

Creating an Order form in Indesign

  • You will be creating this order form in Indesign
  • Next week I will show you how to make the order form interactive using Acrobat.
  • Therefore the order form should be simple, no images in the background and it should have a grid and structure.

Your Order form should fit on 1 or 2 pages. If your pages are small, then you might want to consider a fold out Order Form.

Here are some samples of order forms:

01-a | 02-a | 03-a | 04-a

Main elements of your order form page:

    1. Title of the page : Order Form

    2. Ticket section of the order form:
      • Columns for the following:
        • Event name
        • Event date & Time
        • Event Price (If price is different based on seating, then you need to include this as well.
        • Number of Tickets
        • Total

      • Rows for the following:
        • Each event
        • Subtotal
        • Handling fee
        • Any other items such as donations, or discounts

    3. Payment Section
      • First name
      • Last name
      • Address _ City _ State _ Zip
      • Phone _ Email
      • Bill my card _ Amex _ MC _ Visa _ Discover
      • Card Number
      • Expiration Date
      • Signature
      • Pay by Check _ Make check payable to (name of the performing arts Center

Homework:

  • Work on the order form in InDesign

  • Complete your layouts

  • Bring all your pdfs of your projects and any other projects for your portfolio. We will be creating a pdf portfolio and also adding interactivity to the portfolio as well.
    (Make sure they are not too high of resolution but not too low)

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

Make sure you have a table of contents in your brochure and a page on how to order tickets.

See samples for order forms, table of contents and ticket information.

sample 01 | sample 02 | sample 03 | sample 04

Tue 11/25
No Class--- Thanksgiving  
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Week 15:
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Tue 11/30

Layout your portfolio pages

I will show you how to make your portfolio interactive using Indesign's new interactive features (It will make a .swf file or a .pdf file)

 

Homework:

  • Continue working on interactive Portfolio

 

 
 
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Thurs 12/2

Lab

Work on your portfolios and other items.

Must have the following in your portfolios

  • Adverts (4 total)
  • Banners (3 total)
  • Postcard
  • Brochure (all the pages)
  • Order Form

Homework:

  • Continue working on interactive Portfolio
seating charts
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Week 16:
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Tue 12/7

Everything is due today.

Must submit on Teacher's station or on Disk the following:

  1. Outlined .PDF file of the logo for performing arts center

  2. Packaged folders (Links and Fonts) of the following:
    • Adverts (4 total)
    • Banners (3 total)
    • Postcard
    • Brochure
    • Order Form

  3. PDF of your portfolio with the following:
    • Cover page
      • Name and contact information
    • All the work from this class.
      • Adverts (4 total)
      • Banners (3 total)
      • Postcard
      • Brochure (all the pages)
      • Order Form
    • You can include work from other classes but not required

Last class and last chance to submit work.

If you need more time, you can submit your work to professor on Thursday Dec. 16th at 12 noon in room 404.

No exam

 
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Thurs 12/16

Professor will be in room 404 from 12 noon till 1pm.

You can drop off your work on this day.