Description: A photograph with a quote. It demonstrates good photography, designing and editing skills.
Process (Program, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I first chose my color scheme. I knew I wanted to do something with primary colors so when my sister came to class wearing colors that could be used in that scheme (orange, red and blue) I decided to take a picture of her. I’ve always loved reading so I wanted to do an inspirational quote with a photo of a book. The green of the grass completed my tetradic color scheme (blue, green, red, and orange). I used a Canon camera from the school library and adjusted the brightness and focus according the situation. I then edited the photo in Photoshop by adding a little more saturation and a lot more vibrancy. On levels, I added more darks to the photo because the sunlight was washing out some of the natural colors. I then added my color scheme and text to the design elements. I used one font, but I added contrast by adding the italics to the author’s name and variation by adding differing font sizes. I used my color scheme in the surrounding borders, the text and the color scheme circles themselves. I then printed off the final project and cut off the white borders to create a full-bleed design.
Message: My message for this poster is to let everyone know that books are good for you and can even become your best friend. It is meant to encourage reading. I could see this poster in a library.
Audience: My audience is very broad. This poster is meant for anyone who can read. That really includes mostly everyone.
Top Thing Learned: The most important thing that I learned was how to use Photoshop. I am no professional by any means, but I am still amazed how a simple photo can be enhanced beautifully by doing the correct things in Photoshop, like adding vibrance/saturation and using the selective color tool.
Color scheme: Tetradic Color names: Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Title Font Name Category: Century Schoolbook Regular/Slab Serif
Copy Font Name & Category: Century Schoolbook Italic/Slab Serif
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Date and location you took the photo(s): October 13, 2015/BYUI Amphitheater