Description: This project is to help up improve out photography skills as well as editing the photos. We had to design a poster that had a color scheme as well as a picture we took and edited.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I sketched out some idea of posters I wanted to use. After I did that I choose a color scheme that I wanted to use. I used the Visual Focus book for ideas on the color scheme. I choose to do a Big Split Complimentary scheme. After I choose the color scheme I set up this picture to match it somewhat. I edited the picture in Photoshop. I adjusted the levels, vibrance, selective color, and sharpened a few areas.
I began designing the poster. I started by opening an 8.5X11 file and put my picture in it. I looked at my sketches and began incorporating my ideas. Our criteria for the project was to have a title, some words, a picture we took. and a color scheme with swatches of the the colors we used. When I was first designing I felt something was off, but after talking to a few people about it I come out with this design. I love it!
Message: I wanted a homey feel for my design. I feel like the kitchen is the best place in the home so I wanted get the message across that anyone can cook if they tried. It is a motivational message.
Audience: Anyone that has a passion to cook or even the smallest desire to learn.
Top Thing Learned: I learned that if I feel like something is missing then keep messing around until I love the design. I learned how to properly edit photos to make them look correct and stand out.
Color scheme and color names: Big Split Complimentary –> Lime, Brick, Gold, and Indigo
Title Font Name & Category: Shoreline – Script
Copy Font Name & Category: Franklin Gothic – San Serif
Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted
Date and location you took the photo(s) February 2nd, 2016 — my home