May 11th,2015

Today I made a poster of all of the projects I’ve done this year:

all projects

All I did was copy and paste each picture on then I used the free transform tool to resize them.

I also worked on a few ideas for the design Im going to put on the top of my graduation cap.

Here was one idea:

grad cap 1

Here was the second:

grad cap 2

And for this one I would also put fake flowers around the edges like this:

grad cap reference 2


May 7th, 2015

Today I finished the End of Year project:

I drew this today:

last project 3

Then added it and the two drawings from yesterday onto a 17″x11″ canvas and made tham fit onto it:

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Then I painted the left over background

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added dots:

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added lines using the rectangular marquee tool and the paint bucket tool:

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added purple star dust to the lines:

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added more roses:

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added stars using a star brush

finished last project

and finally I added more triangles:

finished last project

May 6th, 2015

Today I started my “final project”. The final project is an 11″x17″ poster. This poster is suppose to display the skills we have learned this year. We have until May 13th to complete it.

Today I made two separate posters that go together. I might make a few more and combine them all in the end to make one poster.

last projectlast project 2

The first thing I did was use a paint splatter shaped paint brush. I used different shades of blue, purple and pink:

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Then I selected a regular paint brush in the color white and painted the top border and the dots and for the 2nd painting I also selected different star brushes to put at the end f the strings. I also painted a moon on one of them:

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After that I drew the girls in the painting with a white paint brush:

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Then I painted a rose and duplicated it. I resized and rotated all the duplicates and thats it:

last projectlast project 2

May 4th, 2105

Today my assignment was to create a letterhead and write a letter to my instructor. The letter involved telling her why I took the class, what I expected, What I liked and disliked about the class, and what my future plans were.

Heres the basic letterhead I designed (without the personal information) :

End of Year Letter without address

I designed it to look similar to my senior announcement. I just did a light violet background, added grey border to the top and left sides and added the flowers.

After that I started assignment 6 of Lesson 7 of the Non-Designer’s Design Book.

For this Assignment I made an envelope for Frillio’s Pizza:

frillios envelope

April 29th, 2015

Today I started assignment 5 of lesson 7 of the Non-Designer’s Design Book. For this assignment I had to create a letterhead for the business Frillio’s Pizza.

Finished Letterhead:

frillios letterhead

I started by opening a 8.5 x 11 in document. Then I added one of the logos for frilios pizza to the corner of the page.

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Then I went to google and found a checkered background. i duplicated it and made it go across the top of the page like a border:

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Then I used the elliptical marquee tool to make an oval. I used the paint bucket tool to color the oval red. I moved that layer behind the logo and border layers. I duplicated the layer 10 times and spread it out so that it fit under the checkered border.

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Then I added a red line to the bottom of the page and added their slogan:

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Then I added the rest of the information and a little pizza clipart to separate them:

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I added another logo to the right corner and put some black lines underneath and I also made the informations text a little bigger:

frillios letterhead

April 28th, 2015

Today I continued with lesson 7 of the Non-Designer’s Design Book.

I finished assignment 3 and 4.

Finished Business Card:

frillios business card

I started with a brick wall background clipart and I duplicated it twice so that it would cover the entire card.

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I added the Logo:

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I used the rectangular marquee tool to make 3 rectangles at the bottom of the card then used the paint bucket tool to paint them using the color scheme I chose in assignment 3:

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Then I used a few of the fonts I chose to type the information:

frillios business card

April 27th, 2015

Today I stated assignment 1 of lesson 7 of the Non-Designer’s Design Book. For this lesson I read pages 87-120. For Assignment 2 I had to plan what typefaces Im going to use for the rest of the assignments in lesson 7. After I chose the fonts, I sent an email to my instructor showing her the name and a sample of what fonts I chose:

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April 22nd, 2015

Today I completed Lesson 6 of the Non- Designer’s Design Book.

I finished reading pages 79-86.

After that I sent my instructor an email of the Little Quiz #1.

Little Quiz #2:

Original Ad:

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Redesigned Ad:

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The original ad had almost every word in all caps. The original add also used way too many fonts and nothing was aligned properly. I center aligned everything and placed the information that related in close proximity so that there are several different groups of information. I copy and pasted the tile images from the original ad onto mine but moved them to go with the names of the different tiles on display.

April 20th, 2015

Today I continued working on assignment 3 of lesson 5 of the Non-designer’s Design Book. This involved editing the flyer I made so that it follows the principles of contrast.

Original Flyer:

Frascht Photography Flyer edited font

What I finished last week:

contrast flyer

Today’s work:

contrast flyer progress

I put the new logo that I designed for the contrast business card and letterhead into the diamond in the middle. I used the fonts and colors from that logo on the rest of the information on the flyer. I also added a purple outline to the photos and the middle square. I did that using the rectangular marquee tool and the paint bucket tool.