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  1. Invitations The Beauty of Invites

  2. Objective: • Students will understand the process and execution of creating a quality invitation using the program Illustrator. They will understand the role of a graphic designer, being able to create a variety of invitations that show different colors, fonts, and composition for the same subject. They will also gain knowledge about the history of invites, formality, and language for a variety of subjects.

  3. Invitations

  4. Invitations Evolution

  5. Invitations Evolution

  6. So let’s play a little game…

  7. Which Invite is Better?

  8. Which is better?

  9. Which is better?

  10. Which one is better?

  11. Which is Better?

  12. What were some things you noticed about the bad versus great invites?

  13. Different size font and emphasis Contrasting elements Font color Mood and font characteristics are similar Easily readable To the point yet appropriate to the event Creative composition for graphics and text Color choice Great ones

  14. Not so good invites… • Fonts are all the same size • Font color is similar to the background or doesn’t go with the color scheme • Too wordy or not enough info • Font style is not complimentary to the event • Composition is hard to follow • Word choice is not appropriate to the event • Colors are the same/distracting/not complimentary

  15. Interesting History of Invites • Quill pen and ink: calligraphy today • Two envelopes occurred for a reason • Crest: federal Government/Post Office • Tissue paper…why is that there? • Printing press changed everything • Evolution of creative invites • Easy access for all

  16. So…what am I doing? • Make an invitation • Show 4 different versions of one composition. (Meaning diff. colors) • Complete research on the proper wording for the invite • Design the composition in your sketchbook. Try different compositions • Be creative • Choose one type of invite

  17. Graduation Invitation (using yourself) Invitation to a political conference where President Obama or Mitt Romney is the keynote speaker Sweet 16 Party Quinceañera Invite Choices

  18. Four Color Choices

  19. Research on Proper Grammar and Wording

  20. Use Photoshop and Illustrator to Make the Image • Photoshop is for the creative elements such as graphics and photos. Illustrator is for text purposes and any vector art. • Vector: are comprised of paths, which are defined by a start and end point, along with other points, curves, and angles along the way. A path can be a line, a square, a triangle, or a curvy shape. Because vector-based images are not made up of a specific number of dots, they can be scaled to a larger size and not lose any image quality.

  21. Have Fun