- Project Corrections / Time Spent: I spent about two hours on making changes. I changed the cropping of my photo on the imaging project. Before, the focus of the photo was in the middle third. I adjusted the photo so the focus is now in the first third. My next change was on the montage project. I swapped the two overlaying photos. I feel like this flows better. I also faded the edges more. The last thing that I did, was go through all the project descriptions and change them to better fit into the portfolio.
- Message: That I know how to design projects using InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
- Audience: Potential clients and employers.
- Top Thing Learned: How to use a master page in InDesign.
- Future Application of Visual Media: I will apply what I have leanred in this class in future school work and also using it for personal things such as my lifestyle blog I run.
- Color Scheme: Analogous and Color Names: Purple, Violet, Red
- Title Font Name & Category: Aparaijita – Serifs
- Copy Font Name & Category: Intro – Sans Serifs
- Thumbnails of Images Used: None used.
- Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site): N/A
Description: A two-sided offset folding brochure.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): First, I created a logo in Illustrator. I decided to keep it simple. With the pen tool, I created leaves on the end of the “t” on Sprout.
I then set up a document in Adobe InDesign to form an offset brochure. I added the logo on the front page and added a photo I found of brussel sprouts.
On the inside I added three more photos and added the text. I used the text wrap tool to make the text wrap around the photo on left hand side of the page at the top. I first had to take that particular picture and edit it in Photoshop. Using the quick select tool, I removed the background. Once that was completed, I saved it as a jpeg and then I was able to do the text wrap in InDesign.
On the back, I added a clean simple photo and the logo at the bottom of the page.
Message: The message is to inform people of the healthy lifestyle convention.
Audience: Anyone who is seeking a healthier lifestyle.
Top Thing Learned: How to wrap text around an image.
Color Scheme: Monochromatic Color Name: Green
Title Font Name & Category: Arial Bold – Sans Serif
Copy Font Name & Category: Palatino – Serifs
Word Count: 289
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Description: A webpage to showcase a logo I created.
Process: I created this web page using Notepad. After I marked up all my content and inserted my image, I attached a pre-made CSS document to my HTML. I then used the colors from my logo as the colors for my web page. I found these colors by using the eyedropper tool in Photoshop. I changed the fonts to Arial and Georgia with back-up fonts. I used padding around the logo and text title so they wouldn’t be too close to the edge of the web page and so they would left align.
Programs Used: Photoshop and Notepad
Message: The message is that Bright Smiles is a great dentist for your kids.
Audience: Anyone who is in need of a pediatric dentist.
Top Things Learned: How to change fonts, color, and padding in CSS.
Color Scheme: Complimentary Colors Hexes: #859937 and #782a7a
Title Font & Category: Arial, Helvitica, Sans-Serif (Sans-Serif)
Copy Font & Category: Georgia, Serif (Serif)
Changes made to the CSS: Background color, font color, font size, font style, and padding.
Word Count: 211
A matching letterhead and business card designed using a personally created logo.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills):
I first created a monogram for my name. I combined an “A” and an “S” into one letter. I also decided to created a snowflake as my logo by using the pen tool. For my letterhead, I placed the monogram in the top left corner while placing my information in the top right. I then placed the snowflake logo in the bottom right corner and reduced the opacity to 45%. For the business card, I followed the same format as the letterhead. I placed the monogram on the left half of the business card and my information on the right divided by a bar to create alignment. On the front of the business card, I placed the snowflake and the monogram in an oversized fashion. I then made the background a lighter color than the snowflake and monogram.
Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator & InDesign (Type tool, shape tool, and pen tool.)
Message: The message is that I’m a graphic designer who is professional and capable.
Audience: Anyone who could benefit from a graphic designer.
Top Things Learned: How to carry a theme throughout a letterhead and business card to brand a business.
Color Scheme: Monochromatic Color Names: Blue
Title Font Name & Category: Baskerville Old Font – Serif
Copy Font Name & Category: Mangal – San Serif
Description: A logo for a pediatric dentist.
Process: After trying out several options for the logo, I took a vote on which was the best. Once I found the one people preferred, I refined that specific logo. I decided to use contrasting fonts by choosing a serifs and sans serifs to pair. The tooth shape I create by using the pen tool. I created a color version, a grayscale version, and a white version on a color background.
Programs/Tools Used: I used Adobe Illustrator and worked almost exclusively with the font tool and pen tool.
Message: The dentist will improve your smile and is kid friendly.
Audience: Families who are in need of dental car.
Top Thing Learned: How to effectively use the pen tool.
Color Scheme: Complementary Color Names: Green and Purple
1st Font and Category: Oswald – Sans Serif
2nd Font and Category: Perpetua – Serifs
Description: An inspirational montage made by the blending of three images, and the use of typography.
Process: I opened the photo of the Gilbert Temple, then added the two wedding photos. On both the added photos, I added a masking layer. With a black brush I blended the images so they blended with the background image of the Gilbert Temple. I also added an overlay filter to both wedding photos. I then added the font to the picture, aligning it to the right.
Programs/Tools Used: I used Adobe Photoshop. In Photoshop, I worked with masking layers and the brush tool.
Message: The message is that no one is perfect, but everyone has infinite potential.
Audience: Anyone seeking inspiration on marriage.
Top Thing Learned: How to gradually blend images together with the use of a masking layer.
Filter Applied and Where: Overlay filter on both pictures of couple.
Color Scheme : Monochromatic Color Name: Blue
Title Font Name & Category: Laser Metal – Decorative
Copy Font Name & Category: Berlin Sans – Sans Serif
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Source (Link to images on original websites):
Mormon Newsroom (http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/public-invited-tour-gilbert-arizona-temple)
Description: A poster using an original photo while incorporating a color scheme.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I first chose a color scheme for my layout and decided on complementary. I captured a photo of my son near a window so it would have good lighting. I edited the photo in Photoshop and adjusted the levels, sharpness, saturation, and color balance Next, I designed an 8.5×11 layout that including my photo, quote, and repeating design elements. I incorporate my color scheme title, color swatches, and color names into my design. I used the eye dropper tool to match the colors in my photo and used the shape tool to create the repeating lines.
Message: I wanted to provide inspiration for others.
Audience: The quote itself can appeal to just about everyone, but my picture narrows it down to parents and grandparents.
Top Thing Learned: I learned how to incorporate a color scheme into a design while utilizing a picture.
Color Scheme: Complimentary
Color Names: Orange and Blue
Quote Font Name & Category: Palatino Linotype: Serif
Author Font Name & Category: Century Gothic: Sans Serif
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