Class Day 1

We had our first class in digital processing yesterday, and I learnt a bunch of cool things.  Look what I got here:

We started with letters. I was told that illustrator is a perfect tool do deal with letters and types, since its a vector-based tool, as a opposite to raster-based softwares such as Photoshop.

The shape, size, fonts, colors and even the outlines of the types can all be edited through the type tool.

Screen shot 2013-09-09 at 10.25.01 AM

Another cool thing is the shape tool. I explored the “star” tool and tested its colors, outlines, size and also typed around it. Hopefully I’ll use this soon in the future.

Screen shot 2013-09-09 at 10.24.31 AM

Blend Tool + Shape Builder Tool can create a beautiful sense of radiation. In the picture below, the light blue “X” is distorted by creating an outline and then fill.  The circular shapes in this picture helps to create a sense of light/radiation/expansion. This is something I might use for the future projects.

Screen shot 2013-09-09 at 10.24.44 AM

Another interesting tool I looked into is the Width/Pucker/Twirl Tool, which are all located in the tool bar but hidden under the “Width Tool”. I created a rectangle and then applied these tools to the edge of the shape. Interesting effects emerges. This made me think of the pumpkin carriage that Cinderella arrived with.  I should make a pumpkin carriage one day. (The circle on top of the page is just an experiment with the blend tool.)

Screen shot 2013-09-04 at 12.12.30 PM

Screen shot 2013-09-09 at 10.23.34 AM

O.K. Now it’s the time to add everything up. Knowing from previous experience, the use of LAYERS is extremely important in Illustrator or PS. The above pictures are displayed on different layers, and if I show all the layers, here is what I created for the fist day. Nothing fancy but you should smell curiosity.

Screen shot 2013-09-09 at 10.25.09 AM

TO BE CONTINUED

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~ by xilain on September 9, 2013.

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