InDesign: Introduction


The student will learn how to do the following:
• Open documents.
• Select and use tools.
• View information in the Properties panel.
• Use the Application bar and Control panel.
• Manage document windows.
• Work with panels.
• Customize the workspace.
• Change the magnification of a document.
• Navigate through a document.
• Use context menus and panel menus.
• Change Interface preferences.


This lesson will take one class period to complete. To get the lesson files used in this chapter, download them from the Google Drive. For the text book, you will download from Canvas.

Text Effects in Illustrator

This is an introduction to applying effects to text.

Use the following Link to search for THREE tutorials on Text effects. The goal is to gain an understanding of how to apply different effects to text.
Use YOUR NAME (first only) in place of the word in the tutorial.

You will choose THREE different text effects to complete.

**Do not download the font** Use a similar one that is already installed instead.

Turn In:
Export your final images as a PNG and post to your blog and discuss what tools were used and what struggles you had to overcome to achieve the finished piece.

Gradient Meshes: Lily Pad

Expand your skills with gradient meshes and blends.

Use this tutorial to create several floating lily pads with flowers.

Turn In:
When finished, make sure to save as both an .ai and a .png file. Post your .png file to your blog and discuss the tools used in the project and what you thought about the project as a whole.

Elements of Design


I can Identify the elements of design

I can analyze and discuss the use and meanings of colors within color theory

I will…create a poster that demonstrates the use of the elements of art


Students will take notes during instructor lead presentation of the Principles of Art & Design.

Students model their master of the Principles of Art and Design by creating a re-imagining of a book cover, movie poster or album cover.


Principles of Design 01- Powerpoint

Principles of Design 01- Guided Notes

 Priniciples of Design GD posters

 Principles of Design- Identification in Movie Posters

84 Common graphic design terms you should know