Assignment 8: The Cover
PART 4: Logo Development
Day 1 & 2: Most designers use Illustrator when designing a logo, so first we need to learn the basics of how the program will allow you to bring your sketches to life.In order to design your logo, you've got to know a few basics in Illustrator. InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are like languages--there are so many tools and options and rules and tips--there's no possible way to learn it all in a semester. BUT--we will learn what's necessary, as well as how the programs are set up so that you can navigate and use your intuition to help you perform the function you want.
Let's get started. The EZine Software Design Workshop has everything you need to know--up until the day we export our magazine. For now, though, let's just focus on what we need to know to make our logos.
Please use this worksheet to keep notes during tutorials.
Day 3, 4 and 5: Students will use the computers (Illustrator) to design their two (2) most popular/best sketches. Students should not be using color in their initial designs. Each group member will submit one logo for individual assessment.
Please refer to this logo rubric to understand how each individual group member will be assessed on this initial logo assignment.
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