Project 4 Montage

P4AlexGrigg

  1. Description: An inspirational montage made by the blending of two or more images, and the use of typography.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing)

    1.) I cropped the background image to 8.5×11.

    2.) I selected night time sky photo with the man and then cropped the entire picture until only the man was left with a hard edged brush tool.

    3.) Using the same brushed tool I did the same with the dragon clip art 

    4.) I then aligned the two images onto the evening grass field. I then dropped the opacity of the dragon to 75% to make it look as imaginary as possible.

    5.) I increased the saturation on the grassy field so the image was clearer.

    6.) I added some type with three contrasting fonts with golden color to make it stand out.

    7.) Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop

  3. Message: To let people know the power imagination has in our lives
  4. Audience: Those to shy to pursue their creative dreams.
  5. Top Thing Learned: I learned not to make my image complicated. Keeping it small and simple is fine.
  6. Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: I applied a little bit of saturation on the night grass field to darken the image and make it clear.
  7. Color scheme and color names: Tetradic- Blue, purple, golden, green.
  8. Title Font Name & Category: Edwardian Script- Decorative
  9. Copy Font Name & Category: Adobe Devanagari-  San Serif
  10. Thumbnails of Images used:
  11. nightsky universedepositphotos_64498469-Black-dragon-silhouette
  12. Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site): https://unsplash.com/photos/g0q8PpjCZRA                                                     https://unsplash.com/photos/oMpAz-DN-9I                            http://images.clipartpanda.com/flying-dragon-silhouette-jcxXEogcE.png

P3-Photodesign

P3-AlexGrigg

 

Description: This was an activity I did to practice good photography skills and image editing skills. I was to incorporate colors into an image layout with an original photo

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): The first thing I did was look through all the color schemes in the FOCUS book and decided to go with primary. I then took a photo using the lead composition technique in a room with good indoor lighting. I used a Canon DSLR camera to take the photo. I then uploaded the photo to Photoshop and fixed the photo using basic editing skills such as levels, sharpness, saturation, and color balance. I then wanted to proceed with using my primary colors without having to exaggerate them too much. I created borders around the text using the four different colors I chose-red, yellow, blue, and green. I then used white text for the words that seemed to fade within the colors so they can stand out more, and used black text for the words on bright colors so they could stand out more. I believe I created a nice simple message with an original photograph that flows.

    Message: I want people to know the power books have. Books are great, and too many people are choosing not to read books.

    Audience: The public, mostly those that walk by places that offer books such as libraries, book stores, schools, and universities.

    Top Thing Learned: A good photo makes all the difference.

    Color scheme and color names: Primary- red, yellow, blue, green.

Title Font Name & Category: Britannic Bold- Heavy San-serif & decorative

    Copy Font Name & Category: Bookman Old Style Bold- Old-style

    Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted

Old Books

    Date and location you took the photo(s)- Brigham Young University –Idaho Library. May 18th 2016

 

P3 Activity: Photography

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Light 1: Outside

AlexGrigg02LightInside

Light 2: Inside

AlexGrigg03Foreground

Focus 1: Foreground

AlexGrigg04Background

Focus 2: Background

AlexGrigg06OneThirdGridLines

Composition 1: Thirds

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Composition 2: Lead Room

This was my very first time actually learning photography and Photoshop skills, so this activity was a lot of fun. The first thing I did was try to find a good image with the sky in the background, so I saw the statue and though it was perfect. Then I found a building that had really good indoor lighting and took a picture of some of their flowers at a good angle where the light hit just right. For my focus photos, I first took a picture with the computer mouse in focus (I was working on this project while I took it so I thought why not), and then took the same photo with the background in focus. Doing the composition photos was kinda tricky since it was a little confusing to understand, but I figured it out. I used grid lines to follow the rule of thirds and took a photo of my recent grocery shopping items. Then I used my friend as a model in my photo in lead room (Isn’t he gorgeous?).

I took everyone of these pictures on my iPhone. I then opened my Photoshop and used 4 basic edit tools to improve the picture quality- saturation, vibrance, selective color, and sharpen tool.  I’m very surprised on how only these four tool can improve photo quality so well.

 

 

Project 2 Event Ad

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  • Description: I created a colorful full page event ad to promote a mock fundraiser using only Microsoft word and a scanner
  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I scanned a painting from the Art in America Magazine to 300 pixels using a Canon Pixma MG2900 scanner and printer. I then inserted the scan into a Microsoft page and began my design. I used the box tool to create a large black box where the title and text box would go into. I then created the title to match the Los Angeles Convention Center logo which I got off the internet. I then used two fonts, one for the title and the other for the body paragraph, and used different colors to match the painting and create an artsy effect. The only programs I used were Microsoft Word, Canon Pixma  scanner and printer, and PDS2JPG.net.
  • Message: The L.A. Convention Center is holding a charity art show where all of its proceedings will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. I want people to see my flyer and become interested in going because it looks like an exciting event for a good cause.
  • Audience: Those who have an interest in art, those who are interested in helping St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the general public.
  • Top Thing Learned: How to finally scan an image after 21 years of being alive.
  • Title Font Name & Category: Chicago- Sans Serif & Decorative.
  • Copy Font Name & Category: Cambria- Modern.
  • Scanned images used- Abstracted, from the Art in America Magazine, May 2016.
  • Sources, original sizes, location of scanner used: Art in America Magazine, May 2016. Original image was 4x 5.5. Scanned it at 300 pixels and the final image came to be 1150x 1732.

Project 1 Flier

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  1. Description:

The following is a black and white promotional flier to inform about an upcoming graduate leadership conference

 

  1. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles):

I started off by sketching out four possible designs for my project. After selecting the sketch I wanted to proceed with, I went to InDesign and used my selection as an outline for my project. I cropped one image into four separate images to display that the company is looking for a variety of young adults. I used the box tool to align, outline, and organize my design. I colored in the boxes black to add more contrast to dark and light. I used medium sized text so the body copy was readable, but respectable to white space. I left both white space and black space. I was given the images, logo, and texts.

 

  1. Message:

I am trying to reach out to recent graduates who wish to learn how to improve on their skills in the competitive business market.

 

  1. Audience:

Recent business graduates, ages 22-30.

 

  1. Top Thing Learned:

White space and organization is key.

 

  1. Title Font Name & Category:

Gill Sans MT- Sans Serif

 

  1. Copy Font Name & Category:

Arial- Sans Serif

 

  1. Links to images used in this project

 

Logo

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