Project 4: Montage

Jocelyn Tucker P4 Montage

Description:
Spiritual themed montage made with two blended images along with typography.

Process:
1. I cropped the temple image to 8.5×11 inches.
2. I used the content-aware move tool to move the temple and landscaping down, allowing room for the typography and placing the spire on the top third line.
3. I used the clone stamp tool to make the sky and clouds look better.
4. I copied the temple image and then added a Gaussian blur filter.
5. I added a mask to the blurred image and then used black paint at 100% opacity to remove the blur from just the temple.
6. I used the lasso tool to select the image of Christ and then moved Him to the temple image placing Him on the right third line.
7. I added a mask to the image of Christ and then used a soft-edged brush and black paint at 100% opacity to remove the hard image edges.
8. I used a larger soft-edged brush and black paint at 30% opacity to blend the image of Christ into the background.
9. I added type with two contrasting fonts and used colors from the image, aligning them on the left.
10. I aligned similar length lines of text by adjusting the tracking.

Program used: Adobe Photoshop

Message:
I wanted to convey the importance of the temple and encourage attendance.

Audience:
Those with temple recommends or those seeking to obtain a recommend.

Top Thing Learned:
I learned how to blend images with masks and how to use advanced tools like the content-aware move and clone stamp tools.

Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied:
I used the Gaussian blur filter on the temple image and then removed it from just the temple.

Color scheme and color names:
Complementary
Orange
Blue

Title Font Name & Category:
Perpetua – Oldstyle
Great Vibes – Script

Copy Font Name & Category:
Perpetua – Oldstyle

Thumbnails of Images used:

logan-temple-lds-758545-high-res-printChrist

Sources:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints website
Temple image – http://media.ldscdn.org/images/media-library/temples/logan-utah/logan-temple-lds-758545-gallery.jpg
Christ image – http://media.ldscdn.org/images/media-library/jesus-christ/jesus-christ-art-profile-love-37700-gallery.jpg

Project 3: Photodesign

P3 Jocelyn Tucker
Description:
Photography and image editing skills applied to an original photo which was then used in a layout. Colors from the photo where used in design elements in the layout.

Process:
I first decided what I wanted the subject of my photo to be, and then picked fabrics that would match a big split complimentary color scheme. I used the skills I learned this week to make sure my photo had good light, focus, and composition. I then used Photoshop to adjust the levels, sharpness, saturation, and color balance. It was a pretty good original image, so I didn’t have to do much editing. After editing the photo, I made a layout that incorporated the color scheme in the design elements and text. I also included color swatches along with color names and the color scheme title. I learned how to make a zig zag line and used it as stitching on the edge of my photo as a repeating element. I also used a font that was similar to the one on the sewing machine for more repetition. I paired this decorative font with a sans serif font for good contrast.

Programs and tools used: Photoshop, Canon PowerShot ELPH170IS

Message:
I wanted to make a design implying that amazing and creative things can be made with simple resources no matter what the era is.

Audience:
Individuals who like to sew or quilt and those who like vintage items.

Top Thing Learned:
I learned important photography skills for taking good pictures and how to edit those pictures in Photoshop.

Color scheme and color names:
Big Split Complimentary
Yellow
Orange
Red
Blue

Title Font Name & Category:
NotMaryKate – Decorative
Tw Cen MT Bold – San Serif

Copy Font Name & Category:
Tw Cen MT Bold and Regular – San Serif

Thumbnail of original, unedited image:

IMG_0085
Date and location you took the photo(s):
Photo taken 5/18/15 at my home.

 

P3 Activity: Photography

Light 1 - Outside
Light 1 – Outside
Light 2 - Inside
Light 2 – Inside
Focus 1 - Foreground
Focus 1 – Foreground
Focus 2 - Background
Focus 2 – Background
Composition 1 - Thirds
Composition 1 – Thirds
Composition 2 - Lead Room
Composition 2 – Lead Room

This was a challenging activity for me.  Figuring out how my camera worked was not always the easiest thing to do.  However, it was great to learn some tricks for taking better pictures.  The first image I metered on the sky and then lightened the foreground in Photoshop.  This gave a much better picture than if I had metered on the house.  The next image of piggy banks I took with bright auxiliary light.  The focus images were not easy to take.  I tried several different things before I got one to work.  It works much better if you have two items that are very far apart.  I didn’t get my framing quite the same, but they are close.

For the last two images I used my daughter as a subject.  Wiggly 3-year-olds make simple pictures much more difficult to take.  The top of the rocks and the bench are on the horizontal one third lines, and the barrel and my daughter are on the vertical one third lines.  The last image has my daughter on the right one third line with her face on the top one third line, and she is facing into the frame for lead room.

Project 2: Event Ad

P2 Jocelyn Tucker

Description:
A full-bleed color event ad promoting a fundraiser. Only Microsoft Word and a scanner were used.

Process:
I found an image and scanned it. Then I used Word to crop the image and remove the background. I removed the background because the color in the scan appeared blotchy. I liked the original colored boxes on the image, so I drew boxes that extended across the entire page. These boxes employ the rule of thirds and help create repetition and rhythm.

Programs and tools used: Microsoft Word, Epson 3490 Scanner, PDF2JPG.net (PDF converter).

Message:
This is a fundraiser to support the Seahawks Spirit of 12 Partners using good food and an energized atmosphere.

Audience:
Football fans and anyone that likes a good burger.

Color scheme and color names:
Big Split Complimentary
Teal, Lime, Gold, Violet

Top Thing Learned:
I learned how to properly scan and how to use the design features in Microsoft Word.

Title Font Name & Category:
AvantGarde Bk BT – Sans Serif
College – Serif

Copy Font Name & Category:
AvantGarde Bk BT – Sans Serif

Scanned images used, sources, original sizes, location of scanner used:
This image was scanned from the TIME, February 23/March 2, 2015, magazine on page 56 using my personal scanner. The image was originally 7.875” x 10.5”. I scanned it at 240 resolution so I could enlarge it to full page size. The final scan size was 1839 x 2489.

Burgers

Seahawks logo: http://mynorthwest.com/category/seahawks/

Project 1: Flier

 

Jocelyn Tucker InDesign Flier

Description:
Black and white flier for a graduate leadership conference.

Process:
I first sketched some layout ideas, and then took my best one and created it in Adobe InDesign. I used circles under the title and above the web site information for repetition and to tie in the company logo. I left lots of white space to keep the flier from being too busy. I made sure everything on the page aligned with something else. I was provided with the image, logo, and content for this flier.

Message:
I am trying to reach graduates who are looking to be competitive in the business world and inform them of this valuable conference specifically      for them.

Audience:
Recent graduates.

Top Thing Learned:
I learned the importance of a strong focal point.

Title Font Name & Category:
Great Vibes – Script

Copy Font Name & Category:
Palatino Linotype – Oldstyle

Links to images used in this project:
1.   https://130.commbyui.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/JuliePeterson-Leadership-conference-business-rexburg-Idaho_7530-as-Smart-Object-1-150×150.jpg
2.   https://130.commbyui.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/VouantLogo2-150×150.png