Project 3: Photodesign
A project demonstrating good photography and image editing skills in Photoshop. It also demonstrates the ability to use a color scheme from a photo in a design.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles):
I first went around taking different pictures, trying to brainstorm ways to use them in a design. When I thought I had a photograph that was good enough, I sat down and brainstormed different ways of displaying the image. After making a few sketches with various layouts, I placed the photograph in Photoshop and use the eye dropper to find various colors in the image. Whenever I found a color that might work I went online and used a color scheme website to experiment with what other colors I could use with it. I eventually decided to go with a tetradic color scheme and found the colors I thought would work well. Finally, I started implementing my design in Photoshop. I spent a lot of time adding drop shadows and other elements to make the design more interesting and to showcase the image better. After many revisions I took my draft to be critiqued by two different people. After receiving feedback and ideas from the critique sessions, I went back into Photoshop and made the few changes that I thought would help the design. I then printed off the final project, and posted the design here in this blog.
The message of this design is that Frodo is a fun and playful animal that we enjoy.
Dog lovers of all ages, and anyone who knows and loves Frodo.
Top Thing Learned:
That Photoshop is a very powerful tool! I had no idea that I could create a project like this in Photoshop. While the text was a lot more difficult to manipulate than it is in some other programs, I was quite impressed with all that I was able to do in this program. I also learned a great deal about the importance of the editing process, and the great care and time it takes to create beautiful pictures and designs.
Color scheme and color names:
Tetradic; Orange, Red, Green, Blue
Title Font Name & Category:
Ravie – Decorative
Copy Font Name & Category:
Ravie – Decorative
Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted
Date and location you took the photo(s)
Taken Tuesday, February 3, 2015, in my backyard.