Monday, October 24, 2011

Grandma: Before and After

This was my first time using Photoshop, it was exciting to learn which tools do what for the picture. I used the "spot healing brush" for the blotches in the picture. I also zoomed in to each discolored spot and filled each spot with the correct color. I did so by using the color swatches or a near by color to auto-fill.



Monday, October 10, 2011

Don't Forget to Eat Your Beans!

This assignment was by far, the most challenging and fun. We re-created a magazine page using InDesign. 

One of the interesting tools I used during this assignment was the "Text Wrap Box." It allows you to wrap any text around an object. I used this tool a few times to get the text close to the orange slice and bean. 

The red type on the page wasn't available on the swatches so I had the opportunity to create my own red. If you aren't familiar with InDesign this might be difficult to understand. I basically made my red 100 percent red by eliminated any magenta. 

I feel a lot more confident with using InDesign after this assignment. I also appreciate the effort it takes to create magazine page both online and print. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blowing Bubbles

I remember being a little girl blowing bubbles around my parents apartment. That's the inspiration for this color assignment. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Popcorn Anyone?

We can all relate to the buttery greatness of popcorn, but it's not a pretty scene when it all hits the floor. 

The concept behind this abstract design is quite simple.  I used the relationship between shape, form, color and direction as a way to draw the attention up and down the page. 

The placement of the single popcorn represents the importance of color, white carries a lot of weight.