My Finals Week Office Hours: (COS-112):
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 12 noon- 2 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 12 noon- 3 pm
Final Project Ideas:
1. Pitch me a worthy project idea, for a poster, a book cover series, some other project you feel will enhance your portfolio. You should be using Photoshop and any other design tools you feel are necessary.
2. 100th Anniversary Planning of SCC: It is hard to believe that in less than two years SCC will celebrate 100 years since its founding in 1916. In order to give this celebration the attention it deserves, we need to begin planning now. Have any good ideas? Designs? Events? Imagery? Pitch me something, brainstorm, concepts, sketches, anything I can show the committee…
Found this crawling through the archives of the school:
SCC 90th Anniversary History Booklet (18 MB PDF)
Digital File Preparation:
Your templates will be RGB files, at 300 pixels per inch, with a document size that will include the finished trimmed book dimensions, plus an 1/8” extra area, on all four sides, “the bleed,” and all colors or imagery should go to this edge, so a clean trim edge can be achieved on the finished size.
You must submit flattened PDFs to D2L, one for each design, and print each one and bring to class during Finals Week.
All required techniques are to be completed in Photoshop software with some use of Illustrator allowed also if you know how too. Final projects are not accepted late – no exceptions.
The flattened PDF you are submitting is a copy of your layered PSD file.
(Note: Make sure YOU always keep a layered PSD file of all your important work, for editing purposes.)
How do you do this?
1. Create your design or designs with the templates provided.
2. Save a copy of your layered PSD file by going to the top menu bar of Photoshop.
3. Choose File > Save As… Name it “yourname-final.”
4. Select “Photoshop PDF” as your file format, and below that, check “As a Copy” -AND- uncheck “Layers”. Click “Save”.
If a little window pops up, click “Okay” and continue…
5. Another “Save Adobe PDF” window opens. Choose the Adobe PDF Preset [Press Quality].
6. In the Options area below, uncheck “Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities” leave everything else as is, click “Save PDF.”
7. That’s it! Your PSD file will stay open, and your flattened PDF will be somewhere you saved it on your computer.
8. Submit the digital file or files to me via Dropbox, Google Drive, or usb drive in class.
9. Get it printed in the lab, full color, photo-quality paper stock.
10. Bring to class on Tuesday, December 5.
I SHOULD HAVE YOUR GRADES POSTED BY MAY 21.
If you want them — PICK UP YOUR PRINTS IN THE DESIGN LAB:
MONDAY, DEC 12 THRU WEDNESDAY, DEC 14.
Enjoy your Winter Break! — Tom