Yesterday I finished the Visual Fundamentals class. Not sure why it was so tough for me, but glad it is done, and I can understand better how a PSD comes together. Came up with the above logo (?? I think? made it when i was trying to work on the “simple icon” but I think it’s really more of a logo), and also the actual site icon that is showing up in the browser tab. Super duper cheers to K. at Skillcrush, who helped me to get the icon to a point where I felt like I could move on, and for saying nice things about it.
Kudos as well to Adobe Illustrator for letting me have ONE MORE DAY in the free trial; was pretty sure the trial was done but everything was loading up ok – started to feel like, ok, I can still do what I need to do, when a screen popped up saying the trial was over. Unnnggghhh. But it had a handy button that said “extend trial” and so I clicked on that and was granted one last day. Whew.
Oh, and the Skillcrush folks managed to get me squared away with my push to Github. Still not entirely clear on how I went astray, but hope to keep creating branches, staging and committing them, merging them and then pushing to Github so I can get lots more practice.
I’m at the point in the Skillcrush course where I need to create a “simple icon” in Illustrator. I’ve been noodling around with the Bezier game – https://bezier.method.ac/ – to try and feel a little bit more in control of the pen tool. It’s helpful, for sure.
I’d like to create an icon for this site and also for myself, for freelance/side projects.
I haven’t gotten very far. I’ve done some sketches, but nothing that I’m crazy about.
I have to get this completed in 4 days, when my Illustrator trial runs out.
I also did some html-ing of the practice PSD I’m working on. In addition, working with git to create a new branch, merge it with the master, and then push it up to GitHub. Looks like I successfully did those first two things, but am stuck on pushing it to GitHub. Skillcrush has a main “questions” email that I have written to multiple times – they are super helpful and get back quickly. So I’ve sent along my screenshots and will hopefully get an update on where I went astray, and then actually have an updated repo.
Tonight I just added all the text to the html. Next I want to link in the images. And THEN tackle stying.
We’re getting a little familiar with Illustrator. I’ve downloaded my free trial, and our first task after getting familiar with the workspace was to copy a very simple logo. This involved using Bézier curves, which I quickly learned I do not have a natural aptitude for.
The side of my thumb hurts from mashing down on it to try and bend my curves into submission.
I was not entirely successful by any means:
There’s an online game https://bezier.method.ac/ to help learn how to work with the pen tool and those incorrigible curves. Think I’m going to be spending some time in there to try and get a little better.