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Due Date: Friday (10/13/2017)

This is a problem solving activitythat requires the student to re-visit basic Illustrator pen-tool skills, using an already completed image as a guide for the deconstructive purpose of reconstructive assembly.


  • Create new folder in your Communications folder and label it "Hats"
  • Download the file called "Hats.tif" by right clicking the link and choosing "Save Target As" and save it to your "Hats" folder
  • Create a new Illustrator document by going to "File" and then "New" (select Letter size)
  • Place the Hats file into a new Illustrator document.
  • While holding down the "Shift" key, stretch the image out so that it fills the page from left to right sides. You won't be able to fill it from top-to-bottom, because it's a horizontal image
  • Lock the layer that the placed "Hats" file is on.
  • Create a new layer to re-illustrate the hats on.
  • Re-create the image using Adobe Illustrator.
    1. Use the pen tool to retrace the hats
    2. Use the eye dropper tool to sample colors and create fills
    3. Use squares, circles, and other native shapes when desired
  • Create a new "Art board" (Window/Art Boards) in Illustrator and relocate your hats to the art board instead of leaving them in the "Paste Board" location or directly on top of your hats that you "placed" into illustrator originally.
  • Save your work as an Adobe Illustrator (.AI) file
  • Save your finished work (when you've completed all four hats), as a .PDF file in your "Hats" folder

    Finish this assignment by writing a one-paragraph essay (in Microsoft Word) describing what steps you took to create the end-product, and how you feel it might benefit you in the future. Save this Word .doc file with your completed assignment.

Standards of Technological Literacy

STL 2 - The Core Concepts of Technology

    • Systems
    • Resources
    • Requirements
    • Optimization and Trade-offs
    • Processes
    • Control

STL 8 - The Attributes of Design

    • The design process
    • Design problems are usually not clear
    • Designs need to be refined

STL 10 - The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving

    • Multidisciplinary Approach

STL 11 - Apply the Design Process

      • Identify a design problem
      • Refine the design
      • Evaluate the design

STL 12 - Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems

    • Use computers to communicate
    • Operate and maintain systems

STL 17 - Information and Communication Technologies

    • Communicating through symbols