- Description: By using two or more images, create a design to inspire the audience.
- Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): First, I made a sketch of what I hoped to accomplish and then began working. My first draft was not my best work. In fact, I disliked it so much I started over completely with a new concept and design. I found my quote and the rest of the design sort of came to be in my head. After deciding on a color scheme, I found turtle picture. I wanted the turtle to look happy so that it sent a positive tone for the rest of the picture. Next, I needed a background. By finding this long and winding path, I accomplished my goal of expressing that the turtle did a hard thing and survived. Using a masking layer to save pixels, I blended the turtle into the background. After several attempts and redo’s, I got the turtle how I liked it then moved on to the text. It seemed as though I looked forever trying to find the right text, but when I did I felt grateful that the search was over. I played around with font sizes and complimenting typography, but it all looked very one dimensional. Deciding my text needed more, I added a rectangle to hold it and a slight drop shadow. I felt as though the picture was missing something and I was right. What was this turtle smiling about? What was the goal he was trying to get to? The finish line! I found a picture of a finish line, changed the color to a darker purple and masked it into the design to finish it off.
- Message: Don’t stop trying! You will never fail as long as you try.
- Audience: All college students who need a little boost to keep going. The semester is almost half way done- we can make it!
- Top Thing Learned: Masking is extremely useful and helpful. I am so glad I learned how to use that tool.
- Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: I used a bevel & emboss on the rectangle holding the text. Then, I applied a drop shadow to the text to help it stand out. The background was a vibrant green, so by using a color overlay, I was able to give it a softer tone with a orange/brown color. My finish line was once black and I changed it to be the darker purple in the font.
- Color scheme and color names: Triadic – green, orange/brown, and purple
- Title Font Name & Category: Sail – script
- Copy Font Name & Category: Sukumvit Set Semi Bold – sans serif
- Thumbnails of Images used:
The Telegraph – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8824883/Quirky-animal-portraits-by-Lennette-Newell.html?image=8
Scoopers – http://en.scoopers.com/tag/24457/bac-u
Ken Burger – Award winning author and speaker – http://kenburger.com/category/observations/