Description: Photodesign poster showing good use of photo skills along with skills of using Photoshop to edit pictures and incorporating a good color scheme.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I began my process by researching the different color schemes and examples in the Visual FOCUS Book. I then used a Canon T7 to take photos around the house and at the lake. I was unfamiliar with the Canon, but had a fun time learning how to focus, zoom, and plan a composition. With the photos I took I was able to use Photoshop to edit and enhance the colors. The color scheme that I chose was Split Complementary and using Photoshop really helped bring those colors out even more. Using the eyedropper tool in Photoshop allowed me to design a layout with colors from my image. I used the color wheel from the Visual FOCUS book to help guide me with my color scheme.
Message: I wanted to design a poster for my portfolio that I could use for a potential employer to show them that I understand how to use Photoshop as well have a good understanding of the color wheel and different color schemes.
Audience: Those interested in uplifting messages and quotes.
Top Thing Learned: In the past I have always picked colors on how I like how they went together, but after this week I now have a much better understanding what colors look good together and all of the different color scheme option.
Color scheme and color names: Split Complementary: Orange, Teal, Red
Title Font Name & Category: Athelas Bold Italic-Serif
Copy Font Name & Category: Klint Std Regular-Sans Serif
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Date and location you took the photo:
February 1, 2016, Grapevine Lake, Grapevine Tx