Collage

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Collage

The theme of my collage is spring. As you can probably tell, I really want the winter to be over. I didn’t have many problems with this assignment, but I have worked with photoshop before. I would like to learn how to make the objects look more like they belong in the picture, not like they were copied and pasted there.

Ad

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MC2015_Stropes_ad

The original ad had text that was all centered on the page. It also did not have any pictures of the clothing. I added pictures and simplified the information on the ad. I chose the colors yellow, purple, and green because the company, Perlis, is a New Orleans shop that sells everyday clothing with a Mardi Gras twist.

Business Card Redo

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When redoing my business card I implemented the principal of contrast by changing the body of my card to a sans serif font while keeping my name in a serif font. I also changed the location of my address to the bottom of the card in order to draw more attention to my contact information. Additionally I removed the background color from the original card. The mute green was not a good color to describe myself, nor was it appropriate for any type of business card.

Color Schemes

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Monochromatic

Monochromatic

Paint samples are an example of monochromatic color schemes. Although an example showing different shades of a color would also be an example of this color scheme, house paint is generally mixed with white, making it a tint of a color.

Complementary

ComplementaryThe Scream by Edvard Munch uses the complementary colors of orange in the sky and blue in the rest of the picture. The brighter color of the orange draws your eye first, and its almost like the subject of the painting is screaming because the sky is on fire.

Analogous

sunflowersThis sunflower shows an example of analogous color because it shows gold, yellow, and green. The yellow of the sunflower pops against the green of the plants around it because it is the brightest of the three colors in the scheme.

Triad

Triad schemesThe flag of Colombia is a really good example of a triad color scheme. Not only are its colors of yellow, blue and red a triad, they are a triad of primary colors.

Type

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My assigned color was blue, which invokes feelings of sadness and depression. When you think about being blue you feel low. This is why I chose to place the word at the bottom of the document.  I used a 200-point size on the word because the feelings that blue bring up are not small feelings. Sadness, for example, is all consuming, therefore “blue” should be a large size. I chose to type in a sans serif font because I do not associate blue with the formality of either an old style or a modern serif font or a script or cursive , nor does it have the fun, care-free attitude of a decorative font.

Menu

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Menu

This is the menu i made for the assignment. I did not have too many problems working with InDesign, but I did run into a few problems in coming up with ideas for the menu. I also had a hard time getting everything to fit on the size page that i chose.