Digital Print Design
2 class periods of 90 minutes each
This lesson is the fourth in a series of six that teach basic Desktop Publishing skills with Quark XPress. Other DTP software can also be used. In this lesson, students will lay out an oversized document (tabloid size) and irregularly shaped pieces to create the box for a videotape.
Student instruction sheets (VideoBoxStudent.doc and VideoBoxStudent.pdf) and sample page (VideoBoxSample.pdf) as well as relevant graphics.
Appropriate computer system with Quark XPress or other DTP application.
Successful completion of Quark XPress projects 1-3 (Quotation, Business Card, and Certificate).
Students will be able to: (1) Lay out a complex document with tabloid size and irregular dimensions; (2) Design shapes using the pen tool; (3) Create a unified design and color scheme appropriate for the video advertised, and (4) Add symbols, text, and graphics with good design principles.
See the attached rubric.