Optimizing images for online distribution
- Set the Document Color Mode is set to RGB. (You may need to adjust your color swatches after conversion.)
- Set the artboard size to 640×480.
- Make sure there are no stray points or paths around the image. Choose Object > Path > Clean Up
- Select all (Command + A) and holding down the shift key resize your final project to fit on the artboard.
- Select the Crop Area tool from the Tools palette and adjust the bounding box to crop your image.
- Go to File > Save For Web.
- Select the 2-Up Tab in the upper left corner. This will allow you to see your original and optimized image at the same time.
- Select GIF from the Preset Menu = Selective, Diffusion, Uncheck Transparency, Colors > 256, Dither 100%, Web Snap 0%. Use this screen shot for reference. (If the preview in the optimized tab looks speckled or if you’ve used gradients, you may need to save your file as a jpg (Use this screen shot for reference.)
- Click Save.
- Name this file with your firstinitiallastname_final.gif
Present your Final Project to the class as a committed, professional designer.
- State your name, what you are presenting (title and design problem), which parts are successful and why, which parts are unsuccessful and why.
- Why did you choose the mind map concept you did?
Your peers will offer constructive criticism, based on the following:
- Quality and craft; demonstrated use of vector art tools, such as:
- closed, filled paths to develop the structure of your map.
- effective organization of named layers, swatches, symbols, etc.
- well-crafted paths that utilize corner, smooth and combination points with economy.
- Successful translation of MTA graphic style to your own mind map concept.
- Turn in all semester work on CD. (Server is down!)
- Check your grade next Thursday. If you have questions or concerns, let me know right away!
- Thanks for a great class. Have a good break!