Color Poster: Quite a few of you didn't get the final poster design done by the end of last week. We took our time getting all of the assets for the poster together and then it seemed to be a rush when we started working in InDesign on Thursday and Friday. It's critical that you learn how to work with the program so I am going to extend the project out a few more days. I demonstrated a few techniques I wanted you to work on, but to really learn how to use the tools in InDesign you need time to experiment with the program. Many of you could use a workbook as a reference. The workbooks listed below will help you see the techniques you need to master. I've posted them for all three of the programs we focus on:
The thumbnails that I saw were all good plans for the poster design - but many of us abandoned the plan once we got into InDesign. Those of you that muscled your way through to the finished design, evaluate what you've done and try to improve upon the finished design. When you've completed the poster choose File>Export and export a jpeg file at 100ppi. This will help in the finished appearance of your poster when you post it to your journal. By the way, if you made the deadline - congratulations! You earned a mouse pad project kit! Good things can happen to people that make deadlines! We should all love the things we create - and sometimes that takes time.
Mr. Tucker is in his 20th year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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