INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN MODULE
4 by 3-ratio length to height
The width of the Paint canvas can be no longer then 300 pixels
Change size using Image / Attributes
Example: 4 * 70 = 280 3 * 70 = 210 -> Canvas size = 280 x 210
Make use of entire space when drawing
WHY: Resizing can cause distortion on the web page.
PAINT - SKETCH GUIDELINES
Save As a GIF file
Use a descriptive identifier as your file name with NO SPACES
WHY: For image link / a Bitmap file size is too large for loading on a web page
When finished you should have at least EIGHT ".gif" files saved on your floppy disk:
- oblique sketch (keeping guide lines)
- oblique enhanced
- isometric sketch (keeping guide lines)
- isometric enhanced
- 1-point perspective sketch (keeping guide lines)
- 2-point perspective sketch (keeping guide lines)
- 3-point perspective sketch (keeping guide lines)
- perspective enhanced
EXTRA CREDIT FILES:
orthographic projection - may use a larger canvas, but proportion to fit web page
multi-view drawing - may use a larger canvas, but proportion to fit web page
WHS hallway perspective
In the lower right corner using text size 10 or smaller, put your initials or first name
Label or name the drawing
Use a dark / light contrasting colors between background and font color
WHY: To determine owner of the work and see the labels
Choose colors to coordinate with your digital portfolio to enhance aesthetics.
Make the face of each of the 3 sides "visible" is the same color.
Use a different color for each of the sides; it can be lighter shades of the base color.
*** Read and FOLLOW DIRECTIONS in the textbook.***
*** COMPARE and CONTRAST the sketch example with your drawing. ***
*** Use Zoom Tool to make sure your drawing is PERFECT - 5 points off for each mistake. ***
On perspective drawing use the front corners; hold a ruler on the example to see where to connect the points.
On the 3-point perspective use the depth line to mark the middle vanishing point.
Use only parallel lines on oblique and isometric sketches; there should be no line that is not parallel to another.
To make parallel lines for 45 degree, horizontal and vertical lines HOLD SHIFT KEY while using line tool.
To make 120 degree angle for isometric sketch use a paper guide.
To make parallel lines for 120 degree angles copy and paste a line.
Line up cross hair on corner matching perfectly before drawing
Zoom and use eraser to clean extra lines.
Right-click on color choice to change the background color for the eraser.
When filling with a color, make sure there are no open areas.
WHY USE HINTS?: To save you time and raise your "pay-check"