Description: A full-bleed poster designed to show high quality photography and image editing skills. Also to show accurate color design and theme into a poster layout while using color from the original photo.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills: To start off I chose a color scheme that would work with my upbeat and humorous message and decided to go with Complementary using the colors blue and orange. I shot a quality photo with good light, mostly sharp focus, and nice composition, but after receiving a critique I took the photo again, but this time having my model hold still as the first picture was slightly blurred. For the second photo I used a Nikon Coolpix S810c. I then brought the photo into Photoshop and edited the image for peak attractiveness using these effect changes: levels, sharpness, saturation, and color balance. I then designed an 8.5×11 landscape layout that including my photo, some text, and repeating design elements. I placed my color scheme title, color names, and color swatches into my design. I used the eye dropper tool and adjusted the value of the color to match the colors selected to those within my image. I desaturated and blurred the background to make my subject’s face “pop” out more and the bring more contrast. I downloaded a free to use brush to create the “party” going on around my model’s head, and I masked out the areas in front of the head to bring in a 3D element to the design.
Message: A humorous quote intended to be read quickly and a fun and bright color scheme to match.
Audience: Young adults – Adults age 15 – 30 approximately.
Top Thing Learned: I learned how to plan and prepare a color scheme and layout for a design before ever taking the photo.
Color scheme: Complimentary color names: Blue and Orange
Title Font Name & Category: Gravity – Light / Bold, Sans Serif
Copy Font Name & Category: Alegreya Sans Light Italic : Sans Serif
Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted:
Date and time of photo taken: Thursday May 21, at approximately 6:00 PM