Welcome to the Mac Lab


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Making your meme

Go to the blog dart120nvc.

Click on the Mac Lab image and drag it to your desktop.

Open Adobe Illustrator by clicking on the gold and brown Ai square in the dock at the bottom of the desktop.

File>new 11 inches width, 8.5 inches height

File>place and select the meme image

Command T and hold down shift to size.

Use the T type tool to add text. The color and typeface can be changed in the menu bar. Think about legibility and getting your message across quickly and humorously.


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What Is a Meme?



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Welcome to DART120NVC


We will use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign CS6 for this semester. If you don’t have the program, you can download a free trial version at http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html.

If you have an earlier version of CS, the programs should be compatible. If you’re using 9 or lower, you’ll will have compatibility issues.If you use a PC, the program should be cross platform, meaning what you create in Illustrator is readable on a Mac or PC. The programs should be the same once you’re inside using them. Some keyboard shortcuts will be different.

The Mac Lab will be open Fridays this semester. Having the program and using it daily will ensure the most growth in your abilities and success in the class. I encourage you to get your hands on a copy so you can use it when it’s convenient for you.

The textbook is available at http://wiki.digital-foundations.net/index.php?title=Main_Page
or you are welcome to purchase a hard copy from the college bookstore or any other seller. The online version is the same as the printed book and it’s free.

This week you will have server space that is accessible only from your computer in the classroom. You will be able to store work from class there, but you cannot access it from any other computer. You’ll need a flash drive or an external hard¬† drive that you can carry with you from your personal computer to school.

You will need to set up a wordpress or other blog so you can have a digital portfolio for your work from the class. You can do that right here at wordpress.com.

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an online digital library

http://www.scribd.com is an online digital library where you can store your final projects if you want to.

Heather’s book:


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Final Project

DART 120 Final Project

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Illustrator test


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