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Graphic Design

  • Overview
  • Activity 1
  • Activity 2
  • Activity 3
  • Activity 4
  • Activity 5
  • Activity 6
  • Activity 7
  • Activity 8
  • Activity 9
  • Activity 10
  • Extra Credit

After successfully completing the Graphic Design Module, students will be able to do the following:

• Define graphic design and recognize everyday graphic designs
• Load and view graphic files stored on computer
• Create new graphic files
• Draw basic shapes using CorelDRAW software
• Manipulate computer-generated images
• Describe why and how color is important in design
• Create a variety of design special effects
• Understand basic typography principles
• Skew, distort, and rotate computer images
• Use basic text creation and manipulation tools
• Use cooperative skills
• Apply knowledge of computer graphics to create, print, and transfer a design onto a T-shirt, mouse pad, or hat.

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 1, you will be able to do the following:
1. Define graphic design
2. Recognize graphic designs in your daily life
3. Identify basic CorelDRAW tools
4. Use the Zoom, Pan, Rectangle, and Outline tools.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  

After successfully completing Activity 2, you will be able to do the following:
1. Complete an audience analysis
2. Create basic shapes
3. Use the Freehand, Ellipse, Spiral, and Rectangle tools
4. Copy, paste, duplicate, and rotate objects.

Worksheets: None

Objectives: 

After successfully completing Activity 3, you will be able to do the following:
1. Use keyboard shortcuts for file menu commands
2. Create a series of lines and curves using the Bezier tool
3. Stretch, skew, and rotate a graphic
4. Group and ungroup objects
5. Use the Interactive Envelope tool
6. Create a graph.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  

After successfully completing Activity 4, you will be able to do the following:
1. Identify primary, secondary, and tertiary colors
2. Create matching color combinations
3. Explain use of color to emphasize or downplay objects in
a design
4. Use color fills.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 5, you will be able to do the following:
1. Describe the messages that different font styles convey
2. Understand the difference between serif and sans serif typefaces
3. Explain basic rules of good typography
4. Experiment with fonts, sizes, and styles
5. Create a party invitation.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 6, you will be able to do the following:
1. Use the Artistic Media tool
2. Demonstrate the fading of two colors using the Fountain Fill tool
3. Explore the Pattern and Texture Fill tools.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 7, you will be able to do the following:
1. Import graphics from other software
2. Review and use editing techniques learned in previous activities.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 8, you will be able to do the following:
1. Brainstorm to get ideas for your own unique designs
2. Create thumbnail sketches
3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Graphic Design software
4. Save a file in a specified location.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 9, you will be able to do the following:
1. Open a saved drawing
2. Complete a design of your own that you can proudly display on a T-shirt, mouse pad, or hat.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 10, you will be able to do the following:
1. Demonstrate your knowledge of graphic design
2. Print a graphic file
3. Explain why a mirror image must be printed for a transfer
4. Use the equipment provided to transfer your design.

Worksheets:  None

Activity 11: Problem Solving (Found in Workbook), Crossword Puzzle, Vocabulary Quiz (Found in Workbook)
Activity 12: Challenge (Found in Workbook)
Activity 13: Open-Ended Challenge (Found in Workbook)
Activity 14: Careers (Found in Workbook)
Activity 15: Internet Activity (Found in Workbook)

Additional Worksheet:  Printing Production

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