MSTD 328 -- Print Production
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To turn in work, connect to the Neelix Server:
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"smb://neelix" / login: "yourlogin" password: "yourpassword" /
Assignment # 1 -- Poster
Create a poster advertising a vacation spot or an event on campus, real or made up. It should have a photo that fills the 8.5 by 11 letter space exactly. Use at least four layers and two or three different fonts. Be sure to vary the size of the text, vary the color of the text and the color of the stroke and background of text boxes.
Assignment #2 -- Typography, copy editing
Copy editing exercise, headline writing and copy fitting. Read the headline rules page and write seven headlines for stories given on that page. Use Indesign on a standard tabloid page. Use a different font for each and indicate the font type.
Assignment #3 -- a. Photo research
Pick a vacation spot (or an idea for a joke vacation) and do photo research for it thru ACCUNET/AP MULTIMEDIA ARCHIVE.
Assignment #3 --b. InDesign Brochure
Create a mailable three-fold brochure on a vacation using an 8.5 high by 11 inch wide sheet. Note the WIDE orientation. Use two pages as front and back. Be sure to understand the panel folding arrangement and work accordingly.
Assignment #4 -- InDesign -- Newsletter
Create a four page newsletter 8.5 x 11 inches on an imaginary subject using dummy text and stock photos. Set the page up with "facing pages" so that you can adjust for recto and verso design. Use all of the following elements: 1) Front page: Flag, folio line, teaser box, picture, cutline, liftout quote, two headlines, two stories, one jump line to an inside page; 2 and 3) inside pages need folio lines, photos, cutlines, headlines, one or two stories per page including story jumped from front page, liftout quotes and other devices as appropriate. Be sure to flow text accurately. 4. folio line, headline, story, quote or photo and cutline optional. Be sure to create a mailer space with return address, bulk postage stamp and space for address sticker.
Assignment #5 -- InDesign -- Tabloic
Create a tabloid newspaper using at least five stories given in the instructors resource files.
Assignment #6 -- InDesign -- Broadsheet --
Width is 14 and height is 22 inches, use 6 columns. Again, use at least five stories found in the instructors resource files.
Assignments # 7 -- InDesign -- Book
Create a three chapter book 6 by 9 inches with facing pages, margins 0.5 inches all around except inside 1 full inch. Set up master pages for folio lines with auto numbering, chapter titles, book title. Create several more chapters, then create new document / Book and bring in all the chapters. The little cross at the bottom of the box will let you add the chapters you just created.
Assignment #8 -- Book cover-- Use Photoshop to create the cover for your book or for the "Millenium Dawn" project.
Assignment #9 -- Create an InDesign photo layout (tabloid or broadsheet) similar to the one on p. 129 Ch. 4 Harrower.
Assignment #10 -- Excel -- Infographics -- Create three charts based on an Excel data file provided by the instructor.
Assignment #11 -- Illustrator -- Infographics -- Create a chart using data imported from Excel.
Assignment #12 -- Illustrator -- Infographics -- Continue with your chart from #11 and put an illustration into the chart. So instead of a solid column, you have a stack of soda cans or oil barrels. Here's how: