By the end of this module you will have practiced the skills needed to produce layouts for magazines, brochures, web pages and posters. This exercise will prepare you to succeed in GID 52_ Studio 3. You will continue to develop a portfolio of hand drawn exercises and work for GID 61, your Graphic Design portfolio class. For those in the GID program and for those not in the GID program, the skills learned in this module will enhance your ability to communicate with clients and art directors in your chosen design field. It will also help you to sketch in all your art classes such as 2D and 3D design classes and in printmaking, typography design, oil painting watercolor painting and preliminary concept development. ALL artists and designers need to be able to communicate using sketching skills.
Example of a color layout suing simple markers and ruled text. The client can get a good idea of the final layout from this ROUGH.
Note the sketched DROP SHADOW on the pages to create a 3D page effect
Before beginning this lesson, you should know or be able to do the following.
Here is an image that uses makers and DISPLAY text to create a page layout.
Achieve a level of sophistication in creating thumbnails of graphic design layouts using a pen or pencil.
In this lesson, you will do the following:
This example shows a simple designer color thumbnails in a magazine layout using rough drawn pages.
Note the use of simple bright accent colors to give an overall effect.
The student used loose styled notes to add additional information about the layout for the client
These are the assignments for this lesson:
As you work through this lesson, you should keep the following key questions in mind to focus your studies:
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