journals? Leather bound? Booklet inside a transparent envelope? FRONT BACK AND SIDE HEADINGS Don't have to print back and front, can stick together, but make sure that it isn't too thick - less than 200 gsm
This assessment is worth 40% of this whole subjects mark - 20 for Lea, 20 for Michelle.
Not designing fr subculture, influence for another market. Synopsis with concept board is also in catalogue.
Hand rendered or digital?
Focus on manipulations in rendering. Bring fabrics to class.
Everything drawn by hand has to be scanned and cleaned up before it goes into the catalogue.
All catalogues will be so different, have to speak to Lea.
1 collection view - garments all on the one person, making at least 2 looks.
Range drawing MUST be hand drawn, but not hand rendered.
Don't forget that a draft print has to be done.
garment descriptions for each. Garment style numbers.
No bigger than A4, no smaller than A5. It can be huge, but it has to fold down.
Don't forget, think about ways to hand this in, box, bag? It has to be pretty.
NAME on this.
Little details, make this believable.
Demonstrate an understanding of the overall topic.
DDS totally coloured in, no black and white!
Bring diary to class.
Keep the catalogue tips and tricks handy at all times.
Bring to class - there is a checklist on the back - plan a date for printing, where you will print.
mock ups every week for the next 3 weeks.
come next week with an idea.
Source paper weights and types - sheer has a tendency to melt so be careful about where you source it from. AND THINK ABOUT WHAT WILL BE ON THE NEXT PAGE! Creates depth and excitement, but is also a bit tricky.
If your printer won't do this page, you could always do it at home? But don't do an important DDS or anything at home.
Colours used in catalogue - representation of concept. Catalogue has to theme. Colour paper? Do so many test prints that your head explodes. The colours will come out incorrectly.
when starting with the files, it's good to have something to base it off - can touch and look - fold a4 paper to make the book. How are we going to lay the pages out. How many pages? Remember that it will have to be even numbers - remember the front and back.
Front and back are the first files we make. Others are later.
When you do this as a practice number each page so you can work out how it fits together.
1 and 14
13 and 2
3 and 12
11 and 4
5 and 10
7 and 8 - middle pages! thus next to each other
9 and 6
Booklets - yes, it's the easiest to print. But you have to do a bit of setup. Once we have one done, this is the only one we have to do. But remember to put page numbers in.
"Pagination" - how the pages are formatted. Have to think about what it will look like on every page turn. TEST PRINT!!!! Do it.
Also - don't forget to put the bleed in AS YOU MAKE THE FILE. Add 1 mm extra in to make each of the folds. And add in fold marks so that you know where to fold - we put these in also at the start, in the bleed area.
Make sure you set each page up as a separate file so that it doesn't crash! Name the files - page 1 and 14 eg.
Now we come to the front and the back. we have the bleed and the safety line, and the fold mark. What else?
this has to fold around EVERY PAGE - so think about how much you will have to put in at the fold so that you have it covering everything properly. We want to JUST see cover. so add 3mm at the fold.
Cover - add to to 3 mm of bleed. BUT DON'T MOVE THE SAFETY LINE! Extend this at the sides. you just want to make sure everything is in your lovely booklet.
File - new - keep menu up. This is where we will make all of our changes.
Remember that you can always change this afterwards. You don't have to worry about expanding or whatever.
How to print without the white border - Have to figure out the size of our print. The only way that we can do it without this is to cut it off. When you've set up the file correctly you put in marks to show yourself where to cut.
To do this - we make our images bigger than they have to be - as in, if we want A4, we print A3.
Oversize A3, and cut to A3.
Make the artwork go a little over the size. Add a bleed.
Bleed - 3mm to 5 mm - artwork has to extend to the edge of bleed.
Cut line is next. And we also have a safety line where all text has to stay - otherwise we run the risk of cutting off letters of important things.
To add this information in is easy. Every printer and illustrator knows about bleed.
We can add this in when we make the file.
Make sure we do this at the beginning. It just saves time.
Printable area is within black, but we make the image as big as the red outline
Bring a ruler to class from now on.
This size is A4 - I want to make this landscape - use artboards - this shows us the centre point. View --> show rulers - drag and line up with centre.
Landscape tool is at the top.
Add an extra 5mm to the centre so it can fold over - length will be 15.5 x 12 as finished flat shape.
At the top right in artboard I can type in my size.
Now we think about fold - front has to be a little bit bigger than the back.
6.1 for the front.
To change 0 - drag from top right corner to where you want it to be.
Make marks of where we want this to go - use pen tool on black outline in bleed section - this way it won't be visible once we've cut the bleed section off. Make sure the mark is on both sides.
Remember to put the artwork to the back, otherwise we won't be able to see our lovely and important marks.
Don't get rid of fold line, but you will have the lovely marks when you print. This makes it easy for yourself.
This helps us to remind ourselves of where the front and the back are.
This can be used over and over again. Save it as a feeler template.
Top is the front, bottom half is the back. Don't forget that the writing has to be the upside down for the front!!!!!!
Now we are close to finishing the file.
One thing left to add in - the safety line. This is purely done with guides, just as a reminder to yourself. Make safety inside the black line at 5 mms.
Now we know that this is where the artwork goes.
And we are safe!!!!
Print feelers one to an A4 page.
When you go to do the files, set them up the same way.
Save out each layer with the background as a PDF, as we did with the earlier projects.
We can add in crop marks after this - it only adds crop marks to the corner of the artboard.
When we are saving, make sure you choose the amount of bleed - eg 3 mm.
Check - crop mark, colour samples, registration marks etc.
But - doesn't have to be digital, or hand drawn, or a mix.
Use - pen tool - for digital drawn dds.
It's also OK to trace hand drawn designs, or trace draped designs you've done on a mannequin. Very acceptable.
Can get the right proportions, layer into shapes, looks exactly the same.
OR - live trace.
Not necessarily a black and white image, can be anything.
if you have a hand drawn dds and you want to make it digital, clean it up, make it very highly contrasted. Place file in illustrator, click with lack arrow. One of the options on the top is live trace. This creates a vector image.
Make sure it is VERY clean.
before you can manipulate it in any way, expand strokes, this gives us the paths.
Expand is also just along the top.
Now we have a vecotr image! Can colour, change outline colour.
BUT - this is grouped automatically. So ungroup first off.
Also - when live tracing it cuts through all of the layers, it divides the shape. Make sure that every edge is joined properly.
if we have bits on the side that don't join up the colouring won't work. So what do we do? Well..
we make a shape and sent it to the back! Then we have to colour without having to go through the joining hassle. But actually we do this at the end anyway, so why didn't we do this before? I don't know.
There are several types of tracing we can do - click to the right of live trace, and there are many options - a bit like filters in photoshop.
live tracing takes a lot of memory.
eg, photo and so forth - expand, we have a jpeg photo that is now vector.
Can choose - max colours - simplifies down to 2 coloured artwork.
Remember - that it's good to keep bodies and clothes separate, so we can layer the bejesus out of it.
From here - we have to expand to do anything. In a photo it will go wild.
So - next assignment gives us a choice - blend drawing and digital. We are marked on designs and presentation skills - and how we communicate these designs.
We have everything put up on out artboard - black boundary. Put my artboard on top and we are ready to go.
Don't "Save as pdf" - will be friggin' massive, saving links in etc. You don't want this.
Printer will only print with pdf. Grr.
Can open PDF with illustrator and continue changing moving etc.
Use file--> print
Adobe postscript file is a pdf.
1 copy, all or range. This relates to artboards. Whatever we see is the one that will print.
Don't have to scale, just select fit to page, can change the orientation, all normal printing stuff.
But choose save, go into finished PDF.
Save each one separately, and we will collate at the end. Week one skirt, print--save as pdf, save in file, etc and so on.
Eventually we will have many pdf files. ALSO - we want a title page.
Then we select each of these pdf files. These need to go into one pdf - requirement for assignment.
Use adobe acrobat pro
This will combine pdf. When you open nothing happens, except it comes up as adobe.
File --> combine --> merge files into a single pdf.
Super. Drag and drop all into this window. Don't worry too much about the order, you can change them now or once the pdf is created. Move up, move down. Etc. Combine files, click, and we are all happy.
This doesn't delete files, just creates a new one. Asks you where you want to save and what you want to call it.
If you don't change it then, when you open the pdf, hover mouse and drag it etc.
If you realise that you left a page out, right click, insert page, click on this and select the one.
Can delete pages, can rotate etc.
Easiest to put page numbers in in the pdf.
Don't have to go wild with printing, just do it off the home printer.