Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Week 1B

Today in class we have several little lectures. First we discussed about operating systems and who started OS,  Apple started OS and hardware on its own and then Microsoft created their own software and IBM had the hardware so they became partners and Microsoft put their operating system on IBM's hardware. The next lecture was focused on short cuts with Macs and ways to become more efficient.  Then next we talked about file sizes and how much storage can be in a bit verses a gigabyte. After knowing a file size, we talked about file formats and know how to save file and what format they should be saved in. For example a .tiff is a tagged image file normally for photographs and used for scanning and printing and a .jpeg is a Joint Photographic Experts Group which is a compressed image file format often used for photographs on the web. Some other formats are .txt, .pdf, .gif, and .doc. Then after our small lectures we were introduced to Illustrator.

In illustrator we learned the basics of some of the tools and how illustrator is a vector program mean its mostly a graphic drawing program specific to color, start and end points, and applied to line segments, type and tints. We then had an Illustrator Exercise where we had to create an 8.5 by 11 document only using black circles to create an interesting composition using the principles that were learned in 2D-Design such as harmony, variety, balance, proportion, dominance, movement and economy.

Here's a picture of the completed project!

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