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Plan601E Session 3 Demo

  1. 1. SESSION 3 DEMO:FLOW CHARTS AND SMALL MULTIPLESPLAN601E VERBAL AND VISUAL: INFORMATION GRAPHICS (SESSION 3)
  2. 2. OBJECTTOOLS COLOR LAYERS STROKE REVIEW OF ADOBE Palettes organize tools, colors, layers, type, ILLUSTRATOR TOOLS and other settings.
  3. 3. ZOOM / PANREVIEW OF ADOBE Move around the artboard with zoom, pan, or scrolling; theILLUSTRATOR TOOLS mouse wheel can also be used to scroll.
  4. 4. SELECTREVIEW OF ADOBE Shapes and lines are made up of “paths” and “anchors”;ILLUSTRATOR TOOLS paths and polygans can be moved with the selection tool.
  5. 5. DIRECT SELECTREVIEW OF ADOBE Anchors are the handles on paths and polygons; they canILLUSTRATOR TOOLS be moved with the direct selection tool.
  6. 6. COLOR FILL / STROKEREVIEW OF ADOBE Paths have a “fill” and “stroke,” which can beILLUSTRATOR TOOLS assigned colors.
  7. 7. STROKE STROKEREVIEW OF ADOBE Paths (and “strokes”) can also be assignedILLUSTRATOR TOOLS “line weights” and dashes.
  8. 8. DIRECT SELECTREVIEW OF ADOBE Direct selection can move several anchors at the same time.ILLUSTRATOR TOOLS
  9. 9. EDITREVIEW OF ADOBE “Paste in front” is way of copying paths and keeping themILLUSTRATOR TOOLS in the same position.
  10. 10. SELECTREVIEW OF ADOBE Another way to copy polygons is to move them with theILLUSTRATOR TOOLS selection tool + option.
  11. 11. LAYERSREVIEW OF ADOBE Another way to copy polygons is to move them with theILLUSTRATOR TOOLS selection tool + option.
  12. 12. ARRANGEREVIEW OF ADOBE Polygons can also be arranged within the same layer byILLUSTRATOR TOOLS selecting then right clicking and utilizing “arrange” tools.
  13. 13. TEXT TEXT TEXTREVIEW OF ADOBE Use the “text tool” to create text boxes; modify text inILLUSTRATOR TOOLS the menu or character palette.
  14. 14. SELECT GROUPREVIEW OF ADOBE Select, right click, and “group” polygons and text toILLUSTRATOR TOOLS move them together
  15. 15. SELECTREVIEW OF ADOBE Dragging the “pivot” on a group of polygons while holdingILLUSTRATOR TOOLS shift scales them propotionally.
  16. 16. SELECT SCALEREVIEW OF ADOBE Select the group, right click, and select “scale” to scaleILLUSTRATOR TOOLS by percentage.
  17. 17. ROTATEREVIEW OF ADOBE Hold shift while rotating to “rotate” the group atILLUSTRATOR TOOLS 45 degree increments.
  18. 18. RULERREVIEW OF ADOBE Create “guides” by clicking on the vertical and horizontalILLUSTRATOR TOOLS rulers and dragging into the artboard.
  19. 19. GUIDES / GRIDSREVIEW OF ADOBE Right click anywhere and select “show / hide grid” toILLUSTRATOR TOOLS show a background grid.
  20. 20. ALIGNREVIEW OF ADOBE The “align” palette has tools for aligning polygons by theirILLUSTRATOR TOOLS centers and edges.
  21. 21. ALIGNREVIEW OF ADOBE The “align” palette has tools for aligning polygons by theirILLUSTRATOR TOOLS centers and edges.
  22. 22. PATH- FINDERREVIEW OF ADOBE The “pathfinder” palette has tools for combining polygonsILLUSTRATOR TOOLS in various ways into “compound shapes.”
  23. 23. SHORT CUTREVIEW OF ADOBE Hover the cursor over various toolsILLUSTRATOR TOOLS to see the “short-cut” command.
  24. 24. (Source: MFY Legal Services, 2008)CREATING A FLOW CHART Let’s make a chart that explains the process for reportingWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR a landlord complaint to 311.
  25. 25. CREATING A FLOW CHART Steps: 1) find some interesting data.WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  26. 26. CREATING A FLOW CHART Steps: 2) look at a precedent.WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  27. 27. CREATING A FLOW CHART Steps: 3) sketch out your ideas for the diagam andWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR graphic conventions.
  28. 28. 4CREATING A PIE CHART Steps: 4) set up grapihc conventions in Illustrator.WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  29. 29. TEXT 5 5CREATING A PIE CHART Steps: 5) make a layer for text, use text tool to write outWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR steps, arrange with selection tool.
  30. 30. ELLIPSE 6CREATING A PIE CHART Steps: 6) use rectangle / ellipse tools to makeWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR polygons for text.
  31. 31. 7 EYEDROP 7CREATING A PIE CHART Steps: 7) use eyedropper to select and coordinateWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR boxes with graphic conventions.
  32. 32. PEN 8CREATING A PIE CHART Steps: 8) add arrowheads in the Effects > Stylize menu.WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  33. 33. 9CREATING A PIE CHART Steps: 9) add arrowheads in the Effects > Stylize menu.WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  34. 34. 10 10CREATING A PIE CHART Steps: 10) adjust dash settings for lines.WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  35. 35. 11 11CREATING A PIE CHART Steps: 11) use the grid and align tools to clean upWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR diagram shapes and lines.
  36. 36. (Source: MFY Legal Services, 2008)CREATING A FLOW CHART Give your diagram a descriptive title.WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  37. 37. (Source: http://crashstat.org/) CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Let’s make a diagram displaying traffic accident data. WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  38. 38. CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Steps: 1) Find some interesting data that has aWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR temporal dimension.
  39. 39. 2CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Steps: 2) “place” a screenshot of the stats mapWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR in the artboard.
  40. 40. 3CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Steps: 3) trace background elements for the diagram;WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR add annotation; create scaled elements.
  41. 41. 4CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Steps: 4) group the background elements and dragWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR holding shift + option to copy.
  42. 42. 5CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Steps: 5) make a layer for dots and place dots onWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR background to represent annual data.
  43. 43. 6 6CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Steps: 6) use type tool to add annotation and clean upWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR with align palette.
  44. 44. STROKECREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Let’s try out a different convention for representing dataWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR values, such as line weight.
  45. 45. 7CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Steps: 7) use eyedropper tool to apply newWITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR graphic conventions.
  46. 46. (Source: http://crashstat.org/) CREATING SMALL MULTIPLES Be sure to create a label for the data source. WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

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