Monthly Archives: May 2014

Project 3 Photodesign




  • Description: I took this picture for the photo project to show lead room. My dog, Ruger, is facing towards the center of the picture so it can create the lead room effect. Ruger had just been jumping in and out of the water when I took this photo.
  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used a Canon Rebel T31 camera to shoot this picture. I copied all my photos onto my computer and edited them in Photoshop.  I created shapes on the picture and warped them. All the lines are warped to give the picture a more flowing look to go along with the water. I used the dropper tool to pick up the blue, green and yellow colors for my color scheme.
  • Message:  Wet dogs really do want to be more affectionate towards you when they are wet or they come near you to shake off all the water right next to you, just so they can get you wet also.
  • Audience: Anyone who loves dogs.
  • Top Thing Learned:  I learned how to really create and use shapes in Photoshop. It took me a while to research and figure out to warp my lines correctly. I also realized I misspelled analogous on my page after I had already flattened my layers so I was able to use my clone tool to erase and fix the error.
  • Color scheme and color names: Analogous- Blue, Green, Yellow
  • Title Font Name & Category: Trajan Pro 3
  • Copy Font Name & Category: Trajan Pro 3
  • Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted IMG_0692
  • Date and location you took the photo:  May 20th 2014, Wakeside Lake

P3 Activity: Photography


Light 1: Outside


Light 2: Inside


Focus 1: Foreground


Focus 2: Background


Composition 1: Thirds


Composition 2: Lead Room


The Process

I went to different parts of Rexburg to take these pictures. I used a Canon Rebel T3i DLSR. After I took the pictures I looked through them and decided to edit these six pictures. I opened them in Photoshop and only used the four basic edits. Levels – Vibrance/Saturation – Selective Color – Sharpen Tool. The pictures turned out to look much better after the edits.


Project 2 Event Ad


  • Description: Event Ad to help raise money for people in need of expensive prescriptions.
  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I scanned my image into Photoshop edited the picture to become the correct size and created the flier in Microsoft Word.
  • Message: The message I hope others will gain from my event ad is compassion for those who cant afford more expensive prescriptions they need and to make charitable donations.
  • Audience:  Customers at local pharmacies
  • Color scheme and color names: Analogous, Gold, Brown, Grey and White
  • Top Thing Learned: The top thing that I learned is that it is useful and benefical. It can be hard to stick with that color scheme when you run out of ideas but it creates a better sense of flow.
  • Title Font Name & Category:Century Schoolbook
  • Copy Font Name & Category:Optima
  • Scanned images used, sources, original sizes, location of scanner used:


Source of Image Used: The Bargain Finder Magazine
Orginal size of Image: 6.6 x 8.3 Inches
Make, Model, Location: Canon PIXMA3522, My apartment

Project 1 Flier





  • Description: A black and white promotional flier for a graduate leadership conference sponsored by Vouant Communications.
  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): The first step was to create enough sketches that I could narrow it down to just a few to finalize. I then picked my favorite sketch and began to process it in InDesign. I began to process how I wanted my layout to be and how I wanted my flier to flow from focal point to the central message. I used the black and white rectangles to contrast the title and logo. I also put a small border around the picture to create a more clean cut look.
  • Message:  The central message is to gain graduating students’ attention. Enough attention to gain an edge in the business world but the also get a good number of graduates to attend the conference.
  • Audience: Recent college, business majoring, graduates.
  • Top Thing Learned: I learned that it is important to know what you really want your message to be before you try to flow ideas. It is important that you send the correct message across. I also learned that some fonts do not go well together and it plays an important role in the flow of your projects. Another thing that I learned was to have an open mind when being critiqued. The critiques really helped me to create the best flier I could.
  • Title Font Name & Category: Charter Bold, Serif & Abadi MT Condensed Light, San Serif
  • Copy Font Name & Category: Minion-Pro, Serif
  • Links to images used in this project: