P 7 Web Page

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  1. Description: Company logo and web page.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used TextWranger and Photoshop to put this web page together. Working first from TextWrangler with the editing through HTML and CSS, I was able to understand how to connect the two documents to allow the CSS to change the color, spacing, and other formatting on the HTML, while the HTML alone allowed me to edit the size of the font, the font family, and the layout I used. Because I had never used either of these programs prior to recent practice I gained for this web layout, it was definitely a lot to learn. I also really enjoyed being able to incorporate the logo in such a way that I could use the exact colors to edit the web page. I felt a great deal of knowledge had been gained simply by conquering what had seemed quite daunting in using these webpage-formatting programs.
  1. Message: Taylor Innovations is a high-tech company available to all interested in purchasing quality computer software.
  2. Audience: All interested in purchasing innovative computer software
  3. Top Thing Learned: How to use CSS to make my own unique web page
  4. Color scheme and color hex(s): Analogous, Navy:182b54, Blue:2c5183, Steel:586d8f
  5. Title Font Families & Category: Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua, Serif
  6. Copy Font Families & Category: Tahoma, Geneva, Sans-Serif
  7. Changes made to the CSS: I changed the colors, font families, ‘float’ of the image,
  8. Word Count: 217

Project 6: Stationery

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  1. Description: These are a letter header and business cards I created.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used the ellipse tool in InDesign several times to create the ovular shapes. After “Adding” the shapes over each other several times I found something I liked and went with it. I wanted to keep the perfect circle in the back to bring balance, while I added the different ovals over that to bring dimension. I wanted to change the colors until I found a good analogous scheme, so I took the “grouped” shapes out of InDesign and pasted them in Adobe Illustrator where I was able to separate the shapes and fill them with color. I tried to keep the layout balanced on my cards as well as on the letter header. I continued decreasing the opacity in the letter header until I felt it was light enough to make the watermark as large as I did. I also took extra effort to make a nice contrast and balance between the different shapes and placement of my grouped items.
  3. Message: Name and Contact Information
  4. Audience: Potential Clients
  5. Top Thing Learned: Manipulating shapes with the pathfinder tool in InDesign
  6. Color scheme and color names: I created my own colors but they are based off an analogous navy color scheme. I also included somewhat of a silver/grey navy.
  7. Title Font Name & Category: Charter, Oldstyle
  8. Copy Font Name & Category: Charter, Oldstyle

Project 4: Montage

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  1. Description: This is a montage of two separate images blended together to express a spiritual message to those who feel they have encountered a fork in the road in their lives and aren’t sure where to turn.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): I first created my own background using the gradient tool on a large rectangle I made. I then added the image of the girl and of Jesus separately, before blending away at the edges of the images. I had to do some heavier blending on the image of Jesus because his hand actually is cut off in the image, but I didn’t want that to be distracting to the viewer so I tried to bled sufficiently to make it look natural that his hand was cut off. I then gray-scaled the image because Jesus was cream-colored and I needed both images to be black and white to blend together smoothly. I also wanted to make a sharper contrast between the girl’s side of the image and Jesus’s side to symbolize the reflection of light in her thoughts. To incorporate this, I made the top left of the image completely white and the bottom right side completely black. This also created better visual flow and allows Jesus to be a bright image on a dark background, bringing the eye back to him since the contrast of his image and background are greater than for the girl against her predominately light background.
  3. Message: To be aware of the spiritual guidance available in one’s life through Jesus Christ.
  4. Audience: Any and all who are looking to whom they can turn for help in difficult times.
  5. Top Thing Learned: Blending smoothly between the images to look like one piece.
  6. Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: I applied the mask filter around Jesus to make his image gradually blend into the opposing color around him, and on the girl to soften the sharper edges of her image as well.
  7. Color scheme and color names: Complementary; Black and White
  8. Thumbnails of Images used:
  9. images (1) Jesus Statue
  10. Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site): http://christyzailmft.com/special-orders/ https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/volume-11-number-3-2010/agency-0 

Project 3: Photo Design

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  1. Description: Photograph of my friend Alma with inspirational quote and labeled complimentary color scheme of Brick and Teal
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I took this photo of Alma with this interactive angle to help the audience feel more incorporated into the photo. I wanted Alma’s expression to match the quote I put, and have her face be looking towards it, as though she could almost see it on the wall beside her, before losing herself in her own thoughts. The color scheme came quite naturally since Alma was already dressed in teal. We mostly just needed to find a background that complimented her attire. I did need to use the hue and saturation tools to make the brick wall an actual brick color, and then bring more green into her blouse. Because she had polka-dots on her shirt, I also used larger dots to create the color swatches for the brick and teal to create an element of repetition.
  3. Message: “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens…”
  4. Audience: Anyone who can read and especially those going through a difficult time in their lives.
  5. Top Thing Learned: Using Hue and Saturation tools to make the colors more complimentary to one other.
  6. Color scheme and color names: Complementary: Teal, Brick
  7. Title Font Name & Category: Times New Roman Italic
  8. Copy Font Name & Category: Myriad Pro Regular
  9. Date, location of the photo(s): Thursday, May 19th outside the University Bookstore
  10. Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted:
    Alma Ponders

P3 Activity: Photography

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Light 2: Indoor

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Composition 1: Thirds

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Composition 2: Lead Room

 

I enjoyed taking the indoor light photo because the plants captured the different colors beautifully with the light shining in from the side. The indoor composition photo took a couple of tries, but I finally found the right angle I was looking for to embody the rule of thirds. The Lead Room photo took lots of adjusting the chair and trying to make some interesting lighting. The space seemed sufficient but not too much. Learning about these different skills is proving useful!

Project 2: Event Ad

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  1. Description: Flier inviting others to participate in the fundraiser
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I wanted to use this photo because I felt like it embodied so well the natural wildlife that we want to preserve through this effort. I want others to think about the small and fragile animals of our environment when attending this event. It’s hard to look away from his eye and it’s kind of like he’s asking you to attend the fundraiser. I focused to the detail on proper alignment and spent a long time trying to find the best place for the date, time, and place, but finally thought I should leave the image alone and separate all the information to the bottom of the page, so the chipmunk’s head leads down to the words. Although the fonts are the same, the weight from the title and meeting information I felt balanced out the lighter body copy. I picked an off-white from the chipmunk’s coat to write the text, as I tested out a brighter white and found it to be somewhat distracting in contrast. I also put a subtle gradient on the text box so that it didn’t feel as contrasting to the mixture of natural colors found in the scanned image.
  3. Message: Come participate in the Natural Wildlife Preservation Fundraiser!
  4. Audience: All residents of Bentley who care for their own pets,know someone who has a pet, or who have a soft spot for nature’s inhabitants.
  5. Color scheme and color names: Analogous; Brick, Orange, Gold, Brown, White
  6. Top Thing Learned:  Correcting Pdi to maintain a quality image.
  7. Title Font Name & Category: Adobe Casion Pro, Old Style
  8. Copy Font Name & Category: Same: Adobe Casion Pro, Old Style
  9. Scanned images used, sources, original sizes, location of scanner used: Image used from Natural Wildlife magazine, original sizing 8″ x 7.5″ Library Commons scanner.

Project 1: Flier

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  • Description: Black and White Graduate Leadership Conference poster
  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I put together several sketches of my layout first, before decidedly creating this one. I place the bars near the top and bottom with complimentary gradient to bring more balance and repetition to the flier. I focused on perfecting the alignment and bringing variety to the flier through the differentiating fonts and sizes.
  • Message: Come to the Graduate leadership conference for an educational seminar to become a greater leader in any employment opportunity.
  • Audience: College Graduates
  • Top Thing Learned: Gestalt
  • Title Font Name & Category: Bodoni 72 Small Caps 62 Point
  • Copy Font Name & Category: Applegothic, 12.15
  • Links to images used in this project:
  • https://byui.brainhoney.com/Frame/Component/CoursePlayer?enrollmentid=47553753&itemid=C7OID