P4 Montage


Description: Montage Project that utilizes multiple images into one design that presents and inspirational message.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): First I found the images that I wanted, based on the idea that I had. Once I had found the images, I brought them into Photoshop for editing. I got the page set up with background and then brought in the images. I masked them how I wanted them, adjusted them how they needed adjustments, and placed the text where I wanted it. I adjusted size and opacity of the layer in general as well as with masks. After critique for ideas for improvement as well as confirmation of my own ideas, I changed placement, orientation, as well as introducing more of the pinkish purple through the piece.

Message: The message I wanted to convey is the idea of the Divine power of creation that follows the rules of design and then our striving as children of God to mimic that power through art and design. Nature follows Fibonacci spirals and sequences, everything from butterflies to the human form follow the golden ratio which relates to the rule of thirds which we use in design. The ink/paint splatters hail to the use of paint and other art media to create beautiful pieces of art.

Audience: The audience is designed more towards artists and designers that create pieces of art though painting, layout, web pages, etc.

Top Thing Learned: I learned that masking is a powerful tool that can be utilized in a number of ways to provide useful effects non-destructively.

Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: I used a hue/saturation filter and a photo filter on the flower. I used a photo filter on the butterfly. I used brightness/contrast and levels on all images for minor adjustments before the images were brought in.

Color scheme and color names: Analogous scheme utilizing brick, red, and violet.

Title Font Name & Category: Ariel, Sans serif

Copy Font Name & Category: Adobe Garamond Pro, Oldstyle

Thumbnails of Images used:

Fibonacci-Spiral2 IMG_0764 tumblr_ndhuujChXq1qigaa4o1_1280 VitruvianMan_Leonardo_a Mydocument (2)

Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site): Butterfly: http://scientificillustration.tumblr.com/image/100636811978 Scientific Illustration, Vitruvian Man: http://all-free-download.com/free-photos/man_leonardo_da_vinci_the_vitruvian_man_213878.html Google Search, Flower: http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/928973 Morgefile, Golden Spiral png: http://filmmakeriq.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Fibonacci-Spiral2.png Google Search. Splatter is a ink splattered on paper and scanned, all by me.


P3 Photodesign Project


Description: This is a “Sample Photodesign” that utilizes a full  bleed photo and a specific color scheme. My design is focused towards groups of sailors that fear singing pirates.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): This started with the set-up of the photo. I knew I wanted to use my little pirate ships and wanted a red-ish/orange-ish color scheme because it works well with my boat. I set up lighting and everything how I wanted and shot my photos, keeping in my the rule of thirds, leading room, focus, and lighting from the activity. I then brought the photo into Photoshop and played with adjustment layers to start working with what I wanted it to look like. Utilizing an analogous color scheme I design the basics of what colors tints/shades I wanted and where I wanted them to go. I then utilized my skills in Adobe Illustrator to design some of the shapes in a vector design. I then imported the shapes back into Photoshop, laid the text on there and readjusted some of the layers to get the colors closer into focus. I had the design critiqued and then continued to make adjustments. I had originally set it to be just a warning against pirates, saying “Terror of the Seven Seas” but my font made it look like “Tenor”. I then liked the fun I could have with it and made more adjustments.

Message: The message is to beware the Singing Pirates, the Tenor of the Seven Seas.

Audience: The audience is any who seek riches on the high seas. As well as those who seek to see an example of my work in Photoshop to design photos, as is what is presented for the prompt of the project.

Top Thing Learned: The top thing that I learned was more in the designing of photos, working with the rule of thirds, focus, and leading. Focus one of the biggest things. There is a lot of control with a focal point between detail and background elements.

Color scheme and color names: Analogous Color Scheme using Brick, Orange, and Gold.

Title Font Name & Category: Celtic Garamond the 2nd, Decorative-Oldstyle

Copy Font Name & Category: Gill Sans MT Regular, San serif

Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted


Date and location you took the photo(s) Date: Thursday, October 16th 2014, Location: My apartment bedroom

P3 – Photodesign Activity

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

With the photography process, I set some shots up, others I was kind of in the right place at the right time. It took me a little bit to understand focusing with the camera on how it was presented, but then I got it. As for the photo editing, that was the easy part. I know my way around Photoshop, so it wasn’t that hard to get the basics worked out. The inside light was the funnest with using both selective color and saturation with masks to gray out the background and alter the colors in the violets and magenta. Overall this was a fun photo shoot day.

P2 Word Poster/Event Ad


  • Description: Design for a Fictional Fundraising Even using a Scanned Color Image for a full bleed Ad using only Microsoft Word.
  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): The Ad is made using only Microsoft Word. I was using Word 2010. It started with a scan of the photo which I found in a book of mine, Fantasy Workshop, Published by ImagineFX. The image is a Digital Painting by Artist Lorland Chen. I cropped the image and adjusted saturation and lighting to change the feel of it a little.I then added the text as well as a transparency gradient to allow a better read for the text. After some critiques, I reworked the design to what it is now.
  • Message: The message is to tell people of an upcoming Medieval Renaissance Fair that is designed to help raise funds for the Local Hospital’s Cancer Research.
  • Audience: The audience is all who are interested in Renaissance Fairs and all who want to help save children from Cancer.
  • Color scheme and color names: Analogous using Gold, Orange, and Brick.
  • Top Thing Learned: The top thing that I learned is to utilize the flow of the image, for example the location of where a face is looking, to control the Hierarchy and Direction of the text.
  • Title Font Name & Category: Amhurst SF, Category: Decorative
  • Copy Font Name & Category: Ariel, Category: San Serif
  • Scanned images used, sources, original sizes, location of scanner used: The scanned image is from the Book Fantasy Workshop, Published by ImagineFX, the Author of the Article the image is used in is Lorland Chen. Original Size: Approximately 8×8. Scanner used: Spori Basement Lab Scanner.


Comm 130 P1 Flier Project



Description: This is a Flier Project for my Comm 130 class with a specific amount of information and design steps that had to be followed. The project is a Flier for a leadership conference for graduating seniors.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): Through this process, I utilized the FOCUS process of Formulating, Organizing, Contrasting, Unifying, and Simplifying. I made sketches with pencil and paper, then started taking the most effective sketch and designing it out in Adobe InDesign. After finishing the rough draft I met with several people both working on the same project as well as those without the same knowledge about design to gain different points of view to get a critique of my design. I took the critiques and ideas and revised my design to what it is now.

Message: Information and Invitation to a leadership conference for graduating seniors

Audience: Graduating Seniors

Top Thing Learned: One of the biggest things that I learned was about the overall feel or style of the design and how it can present a certain message in what it looks like compared to other types of designs. For example, the initial design looked more like a letterhead than a flyer, but after having that pointed out I was able to change the design to look more like a flyer than a letter.

Title Font Name & Category: Caecilia LT Std Bold – Slab Serif

Copy Font Name & Category: Gill Sans MT – San Serif

Links to images used in this projecthttps://130.commbyui.org/p1-flier/