The first year students in Sean Thorenson’s Digital Illustration class recently executed their first original vector drawings. Using a scanned image of their hand drawn inking, the pen tool and a lot of patience, the students created this motley crew. This image may appear to be inked, but it is a 100% digital vector creation.
We recently had a student who couldn’t select any fonts in InDesign shortly after we switched to the Creative Cloud. They vanished. After some detective work by Jason, he discovered where our fonts disappeared to and brought them back. See the screen shots below for the solution:
When selecting a font only Minion Pro would appear. No other fonts were available
The culprit was the “Apply Favorite Filter ” icon had been selected.
The solution is to click twice on the “Clear Filter” icon and Voila! your fonts are back.
The freshmen just completed their first creative exercise using Photoshop. The idea is to create a creature using images found on the web. There are only a couple assignments where the use of images from the web is allowed, but the images are used to create an original piece of work. There were several excellent examples, these three are exceptionally unique.
The sophomore students are working toward solidifying designs for the display cases outside the Graphic Design classrooms. The process happens Fridays and is aimed at building group collaboration and working with dimension in design.
Most of us can remember seeing UFO photo made of flying hubcaps at some point in our childhood. The assignment of the sophomore Graphic Design and Communications students was to produce a more modern UFO sighting. They could aim for realistic, corny or even classic sci-fi. During the class critique of the UFO pieces, students were allowed to choose their favorites, the top four choices are posted below.