- Design Brief:
- Create a knitted typographic message in Illustrator and animate in Photoshop.
"Stitch Patterns" Download the Illustrator file here
- Create a knitted background and Christmas message in Illustrator. Save as a static jpeg.
- Create a knitted background and 2 Christmas messages on 2 artboards in Illustrator. Export and animate in Photoshop to create an animated gif.
- Create a knitted background and 2/3 Christmas messages on 2/3 artboards in Illustrator. Create different colour versions of this artwork. Export and animate in Photoshop to create an animated gif.
- Design Constraints:
- Use Illustrator to create the knitted background and message, and Photoshop to animate the jpegs created in Illustrator.
- Design Goals:
- Create a knitted Christmas message as one static image or as an animated gif.
- Tools & Techniques:
- Illustrator PatternsAdobe IllustratorAdobe Photoshop
- Total Time Allowed:
- 120 Minutes for Beginner: Create a knitted stitch, create a pattern and message in the stitch in Illustrator. 180 Minutes for intermediate: Create a knitted stitch, create a pattern and 2 messages in the stitch in Illustrator. Export and animate in Photoshop. 180 Minutes for advanced: Create a knitted stitch, create a pattern and 2/3 messages in the stitch in Illustrator. Explore colour versions of your design Export and animate in Photoshop.
DEXDesign Exercises Weekly
Weekly Design Exercise abbrev. DEX
noun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises
1.Activity requiring physical effort occurring once a week, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness of your freakin’ mind.
E.”Weekly Design Exercise improves your Adobe skills and design power"
Feel free to jump into our weekly design brief and produce a mini design project. They are completely free. No catch! These exercises are The Graphic Design School’s contribution to the continuum of the design education of our design graduates, students and the design world at large. Gosh darn that’s nice of us!
Who is this for?
Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level designer. There is a brief to suit you. Follow the instructions in the brief to the letter.
How do I submit my work?
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What is a good size for the images?
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What if I want to go further?
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