Old Type and Magazine Cover…

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Over a year ago I came into college and had my first ever go at Adobe Illustrator I did the letters ABC traditionally and scanned them in I uploaded them on DaFont and then used them in illustrator. This is one of the pages I completed i did have more but i didn’t have any screenshots of images of them to show I found the file with the work I did.

i then also found the magazine front cover I did looking at it now is completely awful and I don’t like it one bit I have definitely learnt a lot since coming to college, Digitally and traditionally since the drawing is okay but I wouldn’t even think of using it for a final piece for work today

kay Mag to scale CROPPEDThis blog post has nothing to do with any of the work I’m doing at the moment, but my type work could link to Shirley’s Unit  40 and 49 and my magazine cover could link into Amy’s unit 5 just to especially compare my work now to then to show how I have improved and my style of working may have changed.

Recreating text

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When I was looking for ideas for my font I found a picture with this style of writing on it, I decided to re-create this but using my font. I pasted the photo over into Adobe illustrator and used the eyedropper tool to create the background when zoomed in the background has a grainy fill I used the filter gallery to get as close as I could to the actual background I used the filter diffuse glow. I then went onto my text I used the eyedropper tool again to get the colour of the text in the actual original. I used the text tool to type the word ‘AMOURIA’ and then in smaller writing ‘Love is fragile’ I placed the text into the middle of where my background was, I then added a box I used the shape tool and the eyedropper tool to get the exact colour again. I also used the transform panel to spread the text out so it was the same as the original.

This is my final piece. I like this because it looks professional and shows my text could be used on a business card and you can see my text on various coloured backgrounds.
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In college today I got a font off Adobe Illustrator and made it into my own I used my concept of lines to create this to see if using lines in a different way would look as effective as my other font.


This was the final piece I like it but I’m not going to use it for my final design as I think it’s to simple and I want to have a detailed design for my so that it’s good to manipulate
This helped me in seeing what using lines in different ways can look like and how they can look effective, this will be used as evidence in my sketch book to show development.

Uploading text: Problems & Solutions

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In Adobe Illustrator I had my text finally fully edited I went onto MyScriptFont and downloaded a template which allowed me to place my text inside boxes to then be exported as a JPEG and uploaded onto MyScriptFont the first time I did this my text uploaded but only upper-case worked. My solution to this was to re-edit my text and try again I did this but had no luck. To show evidence my text only worked in upper case I created a page and showed this which I have annotated in my sketchbook.

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In the end my problem was the template that was downloading it was showing properly but downloading the text had been misplaced when uploading it into Adobe Illustrator, I put the template into Photoshop and then copied it back into illustrator where the template worked I then placed my text again, saved it as a JPEG and uploaded it to MyScriptFont this then showed that my text had worked properly. This then lea me to doing my final piece in black and white and also in colourScreen Shot 2014-11-21 at 10.17.27Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 08.50.36

A few steps back: Adobe Space Tutorial

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This is continued from my last post about Adobe Space Tutorial. This is my final font in colour done. The reason I saved my file was just in case anything went wrong e.g. my computer crashed. I also saved this as I really liked this as an image I also thought it could be used for my final piece but I did the full tutorial to see what the final would look like. I like this background for my final text as it’s clearer. I think it also shows the lines in my font slightly more. 

To put my image into my text I copied my background Layer I then added another blank layer in between my text I the filled it with black by going to edit>fill. I then named this layer 2 I then selected the type tool and my font I added my text and the layer what was created for my text was placed above layer 2, Finally I went back to layer 1 and clicked ‘create clipping mask’ this then gave me my final image which I was going to use for my colour text

Adobe Space Tutorial

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In college I did an Adobe Photoshop tutorial which created a space like photo in the end. I followed each step and this was my final outcome, I saved my file as a JPEG so that I could put the image into my text, As a result my writing showed like this. It didn’t show my type very well. Before this I had saved my tutorial when I got up to an image I liked I decided to use this and see if my type was any clearerScreen Shot 2014-11-25 at 16.19.36

Digital Illustration

I have used a variation of software’s in order to help me with my brief. Adobe Illustrator has helped me design my text and font needed by using the text tool and pen tool I  have been able to design my text. This software is also going to help me when it comes to placing a background on my final text.
I am also going to  also used Adobe Photoshop which allow me to edit any photos that need editing and will also help me if I want to use my text within a picture, which I could then place into Adobe InDesign this is useful for when I create my zine.
Finally, I will use Adobe InDesign I like this as it works within Adobe Illustrator but allows me to set up margins, Columns, text. I like this software as I can use placeholder text to see what my text will look like in a box I can also add a shape took and place it for example in the middle of my text and it will show me how my text will then look without hiding or removing any words. This is going to show what my text looks like compared to a normal font and how big my point size should be in order for my design to be legible and for my detail to be seen.