Art · Graphic Arts and Design

Illustrator Octopus: Using Tutorials to Push My Artwork to The Next Level

I've been messing around in Illustrator for the past two nights. I want to try and learn how to make my illustrations and artwork pop and look amazing and fabulous. Watching https://youtu.be/YFxFgMp2_jk helped with adding texture to my work! I'm so glad for tutorials!     Which do you prefer?    

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Art · Graphic Arts and Design

Aesop Fables: Creating a Book Layout

Assignment: Aesop Fables Book Goal: Create a two page spread in InDesign for an Aesop Fable of your choice utilizing all of the techniques we have learned over the semester. This was the project from the beginning of the semester I was looking forward to the most. While we didn't get to publish it in… Continue reading Aesop Fables: Creating a Book Layout

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Coupon Creation:Working In A Real Life Senario

For the past couple of weeks our class has been at work crating layouts for coupons for a coupon book that has been requested by a real life client. It has been interesting to work in a real life scenario having to create something specific that meets a clients guidelines. Although there are these stipulations… Continue reading Coupon Creation:Working In A Real Life Senario

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Text Formatting Tutorials

Recreating this Schedule of Events flyer for me was not an apprehensive task. I've had experience creating projects like this before, mostly in Word Documents though. The real challenge was knowing how to create a project like this in InDesign and using the program to it's full advantages. While everything I needed to know was… Continue reading Text Formatting Tutorials

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Making it Look Good: Tweaking to the Final Image

Assignment: Text and Image Goal: Choose a photograph and pair it with text to create a harmonious image.  The most difficult aspect of this particular assignment was not finding the right image or words, but making those two completely different aspects harmonious with each other. I originally began by selecting American Typewriter, my original though… Continue reading Making it Look Good: Tweaking to the Final Image