RULE OF THIRDS PROJECT: ILLUSTRATOR CS6 V OF THIRDS PROJECT-CRULE OF THIRDS PROJECT: ILLUSTRATOR CS6 VERSION In this project, you will need to create a composition built around the rule of thirds. There will be a number of
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RULE OF THIRDS PROJECT: ILLUSTRATOR CS6 VERSION In this project, you will need to create a composition built around the rule of thirds. There will be a number of
requirements for what you use in your project, and how it is put together. Beyond that, you will have complete freedom.
1. REQUIRED OBJECTS
A. The silhouette of an easily recognized object. (Safety Pin) A B C
B. The initials of that object. (SP)
C. The name of that object. (Safety Pin)
o Choose a font (dafont.com)
D. A texture created as a custom swatch.
2. RULES ON HOW TO BUILD THE PROJECT
Only 1 or 2 colors, plus black and white.
Your focal point, and much of your imagery must be related
to the rule of thirds. Notice how many elements in the safety
pin example run along the red 1/3 lines.
3. GETTING STARTED
Open a New document in Adobe Illustrator
Switch AI to 'Typography'
Draw a grid on the inch lines, group it, then stretch it over
your 1st art board. Duplicate it, then cover the 2nd art board.
Create your silhouette (Pen Tool)
Choose a font, or a few, you would like to use. (Dafont.com)
4. CREATE 6 ROUGH DRAFTS (20% of Grade!)
Try to have a 50/50 split between black and white for your
practice. These should be simple. Add the small details
later. Think where your Focal Point will go.
2 must be done with just your silhouette.
2 with just text.
2 with text and silhouettes.
5. MODIFYING AND ADDING DETAILS TO YOUR PROJECT
There are a lot of different ways to add interest to your project.
Flip, Rotate and Scale your silhouette and text objects.
Manipulate your stroke and fill to create solid/translucent, outlined/dotted, and negative shapes.
Change the thickness of your stroke, use gradients and solid forms.
Use parts of objects, overlap shapes, and let shapes break out of the picture plane.
6. TURNING IN YOUR WORK
1. Create a folder for all of your work. Name it: Period#-ROTD-Lastname-Firstinitial Ex: 5-ROTD-Huffman-C
a. ALL work turned in should be saved as a jpeg file. To see how to do this, go here:
2. Include the following in the folder:
a. Your project. Named: Period#-ROTD-Lastname-Firstinitial.jpg Ex: 5-ROTD-Huffman-C.jpg
b. Your 6 practice projects. Lastname1-6 is okay. Ex: Huffman1, Huffman2, Huffman3, etc.
c. The original image you used for your silhouette.
d. Your write up for your final project.
i. You can download this off the blog. Just type right onto the download.
ii. BE SURE TO SPELL CHECK, OR THIS SECTION IS 1/2 OFF!