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WEEKLY DESIGN EXERCISE abbrev. DEX/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | nounnoun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises
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Week 42 Create an animated web banner GIF using a nifty layered typography effect
Apply this technique across any design system, easily edited typography technique.
Design Brief: Create a web banner GIF with type layered effect text using Illustrator and Photoshop.
Typeface Junegall - Adobe Font
Free iPad Mockup - Available on Pixeden
Beginner: Use one or two words to create your slogan. Multiplying and create 4 layers. Choose a background, it can be static. Save your final work into a PDF or PNG file for higher resolution. No need to create a GIF or mockup.
Intermediate: Use one or two words to create your slogan. Do this 2-4 times using different slogans. Multiplying and create 4 layers on each. Create a GIF, no need to create a mockup.
Advanced: Do the full project as in the video.
Design Constraints: You must layer your type and use a create an artboard size, eg web banner sizes. You must use Swatches the way we have taught you, or by creating Adobe Assets if you know how.
Design Goals: Create an animated GIF with type layered effect text.
Total Time Allowed: 30-120mins depending on your level of proficiency.
Tags: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop Swatch Panel, Photoshop Mockups, Illustrator Transform Effect, Illustrator Shape Tool, Illustrator Layers, Illustrator Smart Objects, Designing GIFs