1.23- Power Quote

dodonotProject Scenario:

So things are going well at work! The boss loves your work and decides to use your skill to create a motivational poster series that he wants to give to clients. (He just joined this self-help group and he’s really excited about it- so he’s always talking to you about energy analysis and mystical planes…) You’re tasked with finding a positive character trait (courage, honesty, compassion, responsibility, etc) and creating a postcard with that word and a quote related to it. He doesn’t want to use any photos in the image, just text! See what you can do to impress him!

Project Objective:

Create a Character postcard

Specifications:

  • WATCH THESE VIDEO TUTORIALS AND FOLLOW ALONG!
  • The Document must be 5.5×7.5 inches @300 in CMYK
  • The image must include a solid fill layer as a background
  • The image must have both horizontal and vertical text layers
  • Use layer styles to add effects and save as a style
  • Add guides to your image
  • View a document in Print Size view
  • Soft proof the image
  • Replace the color of an element in the image
  • Save for the web and know when to use GIF and JPEG
  • Save the image as a photoshop document (.psd) called ”104postcard-lastname” in your Photoshop files folder (i.e. 104postcard-smith.psd)

Concepts Learned:

  • Document setup for Print
  • Create a new fill layer
  • Understand vectors
  • Enter, edit, and format text
  • Change horizontal scale of a text layer
  • Understand fonts and when to use which types
  • Understand layer styles and styles (they’re 2 different things!)
  • Apply default styles and save a layer style
  • Show rulers, add guides
  • View in print size and soft proofing
  • Save for web and as .psd

Materials/Equipment:

  • Computer Workstation
  • Adobe Photoshop (CS3 or better)

Resources/References:

Guidelines:

  • Make sure you understand all the ways to manipulate text on the image.
  • USE GUIDES!!! learn to use them to control your image and help in layout.

Evaluation:

Does the layout look creative? Did you include horizontal text? Did you learn how to scale the text?

Enrichment:

  • Use the example at the top of this page and design your own poster
  • Develop another poster with the same quote and a different layout.
  • Develop other posters with other quotes and character traits.
  • Develop a poster that has an important message that YOU believe in!