Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum

Travel Book Overview

Apps Used: Sketch by hand

This is a semester-long, self-directed project with milestones. It will include publication design, photo manipulation and illustration. It is a software-skills culminating performance for the Computer Graphics courses.

Topics

This assignment will include the software skills you have learned to date, brought together to create a travel book. There will be page layout, photo editing and illustration.

Logistics

Your instructor will be your project manager and your art director. They will critique your design decisions and work with you to design the best publication you can.

You’ll check in each class to ensure you’re progressing with your work. Each check-in will contribute to your final grade. You will also have deliverables as you progress.

At each class, you will be provided guidance with the next step of development. There will also be a software tutorial to help you get that week’s tasks completed.

Project Stages

Planning

You will start by project planning the heck out of this. This will include making an inventory of the provided content. You will read all the text. There will be body copy, information for the info-graphic and table data. Take note of the structure of the content. Read more…

Development

Once your planning has been approved, you can move on to production. InDesign will be the hub in which we’ll layout text, photography and illustrations. You will build the document in a way that avoids per-page construction using master pages, paragraph styles and more of the tools listed. Read more…

Output

We’ll output your publication for multiple intents. You’ll first output a package folder for access to the final native files. You’ll create a PDF for a commercial printer. A PDF for download online will also be needed. Finally, you’ll produce an ePUB version for tablet reading. Read more…

Goals

The stated goal of this assignment is for you to repeat and reinforce skills learned in the five past semesters of Computer Graphics. The hope is that you will demonstrate that you have acquired mastery of these skills.

What you'll submit:

Instructions

Once you've completed your work, save and close each document. Rename the provided assignment folder as LastName-FirstName-Group-Nº-Assignment-Name. So,

Appleseed-Johnny-1-Travel Book Overview

Right-click, then choose Compress... to create a zip file for submission. So..

Paradis-Alain-1-Travel Book Overview.zip

The zip file is what you submit.

Failure to submit your files as directed will incur a proportional loss of points. If your file/folder is not named with your name, you will earn a zero. Why?