Friday, September 15, 2017

Positive and Negative Space

Many really great logos us both positive and negative space as essential aspects of their design.  Your logo needs to show that you have at least looked closely at this space, and that the negative spaces are just as interesting as the positive spaces.  Click on the images below to see more examples.

How to design a logo of letters

Here is a great website showing some different techniques for creating a logo out of letters.  (Thanks Seth Callahan for finding this site.)

Inspirations for Logo Design

Here are some excellent examples of logo design. Click on the images to go to the websites.  Pay attention to the use of fonts, shapes, and positive/negative space. Use some of these ideas to brainstorm and enhance your logo(s) as you go along.

(This one is more about the process of design.)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Bitmap vs Vector

It is very important to understand the purpose of Illustrator. Unlike PhotoShop, which is used primarily to create and edit images that are pixel-based, Illustrator is used to create and edit vector files. The image below illustrates the difference between bitmaps and vectors.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Welcome back to school!

Welcome to the website for the Graphic Arts classes here at Lincoln High School.  This is an exciting year with a lot of changes.  Let's all make the most of it.

To get us started, let's take a look at some amazing student work from past years:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Our collaborative book is finished!

The book of our illustration collaboration with Outside In is finished and ready for purchase!  The pricing is set at-cost to keep it as low as possible.  There are hardcover and softcover versions available.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Enjoy the Summer!

It's been a wonderful year, and now it's time to enjoy the summer.  Although we have learned a lot about digital art and graphics, don't forget, every once and a while, to step away from the computer, put down the devices, and enjoy the world around you.  Go camping in the mountains, chill at the coast, pick berries on Sauvie Island, or just explore someplace you've never visited.  We live in a beautiful city, in a beautiful state.  Get out and experience it!

- Mr. Schmidt