Right now in GT we are doing motivational posters. We have specific requirements for our motivational poster. We need to have 6 layers total. 2 of the layers are text layers and the other 4 layers are image layers. The text layers are of our manifesto and our personal quotes. 3 of the image layers are the 3 symbols that represent who we are and the last layer is a portrait of your face. All of our text has to fill the entire page with no blank spaces. You should have a triadic color scheme of 1 dominant color and 2 harmonious colors. You should also have adjustment layers for you images. Lastly is that you text should have effects so it is easier to see.
So I started with my manifesto and personal quotes in 2 separate layers in Photoshop. I then tried to chose a font that looked good and readable. After that I realized that I didn't really have a lot of goals in my manifesto so I started adding more until I thought that I had a good amount. Once I was satisfied with what I had, I started to kern my text. I made the important words bold and bigger in size, so they stand out. Then I move some sentences around so every quotes was able to fit on their own line, without continuing on to the next line. Once I was happy with my text, I started working on my pictures. I took my portrait and 3 symbols and started working on how I was going to fit them all together with no spaces. I found this task to be pretty easy because I had an even amount of horizontal and vertical pictures. Once I was finished with that, I worked on my colors. I decided on my triadic color scheme and started putting it in my text and pictures. Afterwards I was pretty much done and I thought that I was pretty proud with what I ended up with.
My biggest challenge was definitely kerning. I wanted my text to be that each goal fit on one line without continuing on to the next line. I really had to shift a lot of sentences around so everything fit perfectly without having to make anything too big or too small. Another thing that made kerning even harder was that I didn't have a lot of goals written down in the first place. I ended up adding a lot more than I originally had. If I were to do it again, I would start with lots of sentences and then if there isn't enough room then I would either make stuff shorter of cut them out.
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