This is going to be a super short blog post but we just got assigned to create a book that will be viewed and compatible with an ebook!!!! I’m so thankful that my program is actually preparing us for the crazy changing technology before we get kicked out into the design world and forced to learn it on our own.
Release some stress and share your story.
I was going to write a little rant about a potential client and then I found this site and well… you just have to read it.
I’m currently in my second year of Graphic Design at Conestoga College and I can definitely say I have my strengths and weaknesses. For the most part I have issues with the programs we use like Photoshop and Illustrator.
This can be a huge obstacle in graphic design when you’re forced to work on the computer for practically everything possible.
I find that I am far better at creating with my bare hands in the raw materials. Whether that be in painting, photographing, collage, or sculpture.
What I didn’t seem to realise last semester was that you can marry the hand done product with the computer. My teacher from first year Patti Lemene, had ever-so-kindly brought to my attention that my skills in these programs were not to the highest level for the type of product that I was creating. “Why don’t you just actually do it by hand and photograph it?”
It’s best to know your weaknesses so you can use your strengths into play when you come across some obstacles.
This diagram shows you how to properly photograph a glass bottle. It was provided by my photography teacher and the notes were added after when I was in the planning stages. Adding a light behind the backdrop creates a radiant glowing effect to the bottle. Placing a black card to the right of the bottle creates visual interest in terms of creating black streaks.