Pens, Brushes and Portraits

In week seven we were tasked with making a vector portrait of ourselves. When it comes to creating complex shapes in Adobe Illustrator, you will need to get familiar with your Pen Tool and your Direct Selection Tool. Both located in your Tool bar on the left hand side of your document, or if you…

Color Correction

When opening up an image in Photoshop we generally click Command + O or going up to File > Open in your Drop down menu and simply find where its saved on our computer. The reason why this is the most common method is because it preserves the pixel aspect ratios for big files. However…

Type Poster

For our second Typography assignment we were tasked with designing an event poster for a specific audience and to use the appropriate font for the event. So The first thing I did when tackling this assignment was make a few tough sketches to narrow down what event and style I want to go with. The…

Pages

In week six we were tasked with laying out an 8 page Cafe Brochure with In Design. So to design this we will need a new document so ether click Command + N or open up File > New and click on Document in your Drop Down Menu.Once your New Document window pops up, you…

Type Pairing

In week five we were tasked with pairing two complementing type faces together with and Image. For this assignment I first created a mood board so I created a new document in Adobe Illustrator by clicking “Command + N” on my keyboard or going up to File and clicking on New in the Drop Down…

Paint Brushes

Photoshop’s Paint Brush Tool allows you to paint colors and effects in a more dynamic way with a variety of different brush tip at your disposal. But before we do anything we should first open up a new document just so we have a work space to play around with the paint brushes. So go…

Links

On the fourth week, we delved deeper into link and how to utilize them properly. To link to a files, webpages and e-mails to your Web Page you must first know exactly where the files or information you are linking to are located . This is why organization is important when adding links to in…

Print

When working for print, there are different factors we need to take into consideration then with web. We need to know what our publication will look like when it is printed, like what is the intent of this publication, weather it will be a one page or a two page spread, what size the publication…

Introduction to Illustrator

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Expressing Words

While fonts themselves can express meaning, the individual letter forms of words can be just as expressive if arranged correctly. Here are a set of words all in the same Futura Bold font style and yet depending on factors like spacing, color, and positioning, the words can express just as much.

Selecting

During my third week at Humber we learned how to fix up photos in Photoshop. Open up the photo you would like to fix up by going up to your File and clicking on Open in the Drop Down Menu or Command + O is your keyboard shortcut. Once you have your image loaded you…

Introduction to Photoshop

To begin using Photoshop you must first understand how to navigate your work space. Once you open and load up Photoshop you will be greeted by a start up window and your work-space in the background. Even before opening a new document, go ahead and close that start up window so we get a clear…