5A Photo Design Project

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DESCRIPTION
By using photography and design skills, create a project that encompasses a consistent color scheme from the image.

PROCESS (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles)

  1. I first decided on a quote, which was something that President Monson said to Carl B. Cook when he was looking down in an elevator.
  2. I chose an appropriate picture for the quote.
  3. I used Photoshop to edit the photo and bring it to life.
  4. I started playing around with colors for my text box, using the eyedropper tool in InDesign.
  5. I decided on a monochromatic brown color scheme and made a box for the text, then made two stripes, one along the top and the other along the bottom of the text box, each with different background colors.
  6. I inserted a triangle and aligned it with the text box and made it point up toward the sky, where my daughter was looking in the photo.
  7. Placed the finishing touches on the photo based on the critique I received.

CRITIQUE PROCESS
Jason suggested I make a little bit more room for the text, maybe even put it on to separate lines. Marci suggested I center my fonts and not get too close to the edge. Tatyana suggested I accent the “look up” with a different font. Marci and Ralph suggested moving “It is better to” away from the top of the colored element in which it was placed. Sarah suggested extending the arrow down off the bottom left corner of the page. I took each critique into account and adjusted my photo design project accordingly.

Facebook Critiques: Marci Grimaud, Tatyana Chetina, Ralph Borcherds, and Sarah Poche Madsen
Instructor Critique: Jason Stucki

MESSAGE
It’s better to be count your blessings than complain about life.

AUDIENCE
Everyone, especially those who may struggle with being optimistic

TOP THING LEARNED
Regarding alignment for angled objects and text: Check, double check, and check again

COLOR SCHEME & COLOR NAMES
Monochromatic // Brown

TITLE FONT NAME & CATEGORY
Footlight MT Light // Serif

ACCENT FONT NAME & CATEGORY
Elegy Std // Decorative

THUMBNAILS OF ANY ORIGINAL, UNEDITED IMAGE(S) USED IN THE PROJECT
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SOURCE OF EACH IMAGE (website name and hyperlink)
The girl in the photo is my daughter, and the photo was taken by Hettie Roberts, a local photographer. You can visit her website here: http://www.rockinroberts.com/

3 thoughts on “5A Photo Design Project

  1. You have a very strong use of alignment in this piece. Not only is the arrow ascending with her gaze, but the arrow aligns with her shoulder as well. I like it. Good use of Elegy Std as well, it is a tough one to find a good use for and it fits nicely here I feel. You also have a nice depth of field with definite foreground and background, and the arrow is a well defined layer of its own.

    My blog:
    https://jacobcasalcomm130.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/5a-photodesign-project/
    Classmates blog:
    https://jacky-jack.com/2017/02/02/photo-design-project/

  2. Here is a link to my blog: https://ronniestanley3.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/photodesign-project/
    Here is a link to someone else’s: http://eriblue.com/classes/comms130/photodesign-project/

    Great job with your photodesign project. I really liked the theme of the arrow and her looking up with the title. The color scheme goes well together and it looks nice. I like how you did a good job taking this picture and making her the main focus, with a blurry background, great job taking that picture.

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