Lesson 9 - (March 21, 2017) - Balance • Charging an Image with Emotion • Blending Modes • Typography • Masking
You've finished the book, Visual Language for Designers! You've learned how science believes our visual perception system and memory works, and have been introduced to ways a designer can take advantage of that knowledge to create graphics that pop and that are easier to process into working memory. As we continue this course, I encourage you to use this knowledge as you design your portfolio exhibits. You will want to take a look back on what you've done already, and relook at those exhibits with new eyes. Are there design changes you would make?
As we move into the second half of the class, I would like you to focus on using Photoshop to create exhibits that will be useful in your portfolio. If you're into web design, then you should try your hand at designing a great webpage layout. If you're into video, then design video title frames or overlays you can pull into your projects. If you're into marketing and public relations, the create PR materials - brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, etc. Can you incorporate what you've learned about graphic design, visual perception, and the Photoshop tool to create compelling visual images?
This week you'll learn about the principle of balance. We'll review how to charge images with emotion, as well a going deeper into blending modes and typography. Then we'll learn some new techniques for using channels and masks! Let's go!
Review - Critiques - Share Techniques - Gallery 08
Lesson 9 Reading Assignment:
Lesson 9 Assignment
- I was so busy last week preparing four presentations for the UCET Conference. I'm on the UCET Board of Directors, and had my own assignments I had to complete for that. I am behind now and need to catch up to you. There will be no assignment this week other than for you to go through the week 9 lesson content and readings. Use this week to take a look at your earlier submissions. Revise and resubmit any you would like to update, now that you've gone through the course textbook, and can look at them with new eyes.
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