Hierarchy/Grid Poster - Get a visually interesting photo from the internet. Add words that describe it. On the one Bob did he Googled , "facts about cows". Place them using everything you have learned to date. Use different angles, weights, colors, sizes, shapes. lines, transparency, etc., to add visual interest and control what is read first, second, third etc. Leave some negative space. Use a grid. Don't use too many techniques in this assignment. Pick and choose the ones that create the best design. Only use techniques you now know. Make it letter sized. You will put a jpeg of the image on your Assignment's page. Create four layers: Type, Images, Shapes, Background. Type would be on top, Background on the bottom.
This could be an illustrator project but I would like you to use InDesign
Set up file to be paper size 8.5" x 11". Then create the four layers.
Put this in the assignment section of your website. Name it Poster1. This is a jpeg image with lightbox turned on. Also, upload the photoshop file. (ppdf)
Things I will look for when grading this:
Can I easily read the text? The whole point of GD is communicating a message.
Is it a good quality image (high enough resolution). Try to have the small side at least 1000 pixels.
Are elements lined up using a grid?
Do the colors work well together? Are they based on some established color theory?
Have you used leading, kerning, and tracking as well as you can?
Are you using the best fonts for your design? The correct size? Body text should USUALLY be 12pts. Don't make text smaller than that. You can make some of the text larger.
Does your hierarchy make sense? Do I read the most important thing first? Second most important thing second, etc.
Does this look professional? Like something a professional designer would have done.
Does it have layers?
Does it have a folder with assets in it?