INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN MODULE
PAINT - SKETCH GUIDELINES

CANVAS SIZE:
  • 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.
  • FILE TYPE:

  • 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:
    1. oblique sketch (keeping guide lines)
    2. oblique enhanced
    3. isometric sketch (keeping guide lines)
    4. isometric enhanced
    5. 1-point perspective sketch (keeping guide lines)
    6. 2-point perspective sketch (keeping guide lines)
    7. 3-point perspective sketch (keeping guide lines)
    8. 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
  • creative application
  • TEXT:

  • 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
  • COLORS:

  • 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.
  • HINTS:

  • *** 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"



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