What is Adobe Illustrator?
The CMYK color model (process colour, four colour) is a subtractive colour model, used in colour printing, and is also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black). Though it varies by print house, press operator, press manufacturer, and press run, ink is typically applied in the order of the abbreviation. (wikipedia)
The RGB color model is an additive colour model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. The name of the model comes from the initials of the three additive primary colors, red, green, and blue.
The main purpose of the RGB color model is for the sensing, representation, and display of images in electronic systems, such as televisions and computers, though it has also been used in conventionalphotography. Before the electronic age, the RGB color model already had a solid theory behind it, based in human perception of colours. (wikipedia)
eps: Encapsulated PostScript, or EPS, is a DSC-conforming PostScript document with additional restrictions which is intended to be usable as a graphics file format. In other words, EPS files are more or less self-contained, reasonably predictable PostScript documents that describe an image or drawing and can be placed within another PostScript document.
ai: Adobe Illustrator Artwork (AI) is a proprietary file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing single-page vector-based drawings in either the EPS or PDF formats. The .ai filename extension is used by Adobe Illustrator.
jpg: In computing, JPEG is a commonly used method of lossy compression for digital photography (image). The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable tradeoff between storage size and image quality. JPEG typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality.
- practice the vector pen tool in Illustrator,
- Design vector shapes,
- save in ai, eps and jpg file formats
Part 1: Using the Pen Tool
1. Open Illustrator and duplicate the Pen Tool cheats below.
2. Now create the 4 of the following shapes with the pen tool. Use a thick/bold stroke with a fill colour.
- Save the artboard as: firstlastname_activity1pen.ai in your Illustration Unit/Activity 1 folder
- Save as: firstlastname_activity1pen.eps in your Illustration Unit/Activity 1 folder
- export as: firstlastname_activity1pen.jpg in your Illustration Unit/Activity 1 folder
Part 2 – Posting Your Work:
- When students complete part 1 and part 2, your saved work must be submitted your Illustration Unit (parent page)/Activity 1 page (sub-page)
- When students complete part 1, your saved work must be submitted your OneDrive Illustration Unit Folder
- Upload and insert your png file into your page.
- Use captions to identify your image.