By using photography and design skills, create a project that encompasses a consistent color scheme from the image.
PROCESS (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles)
- 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.
- I chose an appropriate picture for the quote.
- I used Photoshop to edit the photo and bring it to life.
- I started playing around with colors for my text box, using the eyedropper tool in InDesign.
- 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.
- 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.
- Placed the finishing touches on the photo based on the critique I received.
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
It’s better to be count your blessings than complain about life.
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
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/