All assignments are “due” by (or before) Friday at 12:00 midnight of their scheduled week.*

Week One (01.02 – 01.06):
Program used: Illustrator (AI)
01 Reading 1: Getting to Know the Mac OSX Interface
01 Reading 2: Vector vs Pixel
01 Assignment: Getting to Know You

Week Two (01.09 – 01.13):
Program used: Illustrator (AI)
02 Reading: AI Basic Objects
02 Assignment: UI Technical Drawing

Week Three (01.16 – 01.20):
Holiday – Monday, January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Program used: Illustrator (AI)
03 Reading 1: Using Type
03 Reading 2: Trace Elements
03 Assignment: Creating a Logo and Two-Sided Business Card with a QR tag

Week Four (01.23 – 01.27):
Program used: Illustrator (AI)
04 Reading: directions from Week 04 AI Custom Shapes
04 Assignment: Custom Symbol Library & Icon Sprite

Week Five (01.30 – 02.03):
Program used: Photoshop (PSD)
05 Reading 1: Getting to Know the Photoshop Interface
05 Reading 2: Photoshop Layers, Selections & Combining Images
05 Reading 3: Photoshop Canvas Area & Cropping
05 Reading 4: Making Selections & Masks
05 Assignment: PS Canvas & Cropping; PS Selections & Masks; PS Copy, Drag & Clone

Week Six (02.06 – 02.10):
Program used: Photoshop (PSD)
06 Reading 1: Copy, Drag & Cloning
06 Reading 2: Using Adjustment Layers
06 Reading 3: The Type Tool & Panel
06 Reading 4: Using the Shape Tool
06 Reading 5: Blending Modes
06 Reading 6: Photoshop Colors, Adjustments & Type
06 Assignment: PS Copy, Drag & Cloning, PS Adjustment Layers; PS Type Tool; PS Advanced Blending Options

Week Seven (02.13 – 02.17):
Program used: Photoshop (PSD)
07 Reading 1: Photoshop Brushes
07 Reading 2: Retouching Images
07 Reading 3: Photoshop Watermark
07 Assignment: PS Retouching; PS Watermark

Week Eight (02.20- 02.24):
School Holiday – Monday, February 20th – Presidents’ Day
Program used: Photoshop (PSD)
08 Reading: Photoshop Animation
08 Assignment: Eye Candy

Week Nine (02.27 – 03.03):
Program used: Illustrator (AI)
09 Reading: AI Building a Newsletter Wireframe
09 Assignment: AI Newsletter Wireframe

Week Ten (03.06 – 03.10):
Programs used: Illustrator (AI), Photoshop (PSD)
10 Reading: AI Newsletter Layout
10 Assignment: AI Newsletter Layout

Week Eleven (03.13 – 03.17):
Program used: Illustrator (AI)
11 Reading: AI Newsletter Redlines
11 Assignment: AI Newsletter Redlines

Finals Week (03.20 – 03.22):
Programs used:  Illustrator (AI), Photoshop (PSD), Acrobat Pro (PDF)
12 Reading: Putting It All Together
12 Assignment: Final Project In-Class Presentation
Wednesday, March 22 @ 1:00PM

* Students are also responsible for changes to the schedule that I make verbally in class.