Thursday, April 27, 2006

Nordcore Monthly

It's a work in progress for now, and I'll actually end up with three variations of the magazine.

For this project we're making a high-resolution document, making three variations of it, pick one, and have it printed onto film as a seperation that can be layered to create a composite. I'm pretty excited about it, as this is the only design project I've had in a while that I have complete creative control over (aside from meeting some guidelines). More to come.

I'll also be uploading a higher resolution (though not a full-size copy because of file size issues) when I'm finished. For now the PDF is only 72dpi because it's only a rough.

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Brief Summary of Fonts

I wrote this two-page paper on fonts for my Prepress 2 class a little while ago. It is about fonts, a quick history of them, how to get them, everything you need for a basic understanding of fonts. Feel free to print it out, use it for graphic design classes, whatever.

Once I'm done with my paper on PostScript I'll upload that one, too.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Photo Restoration

Still haven't done any real designing, just projects with a fixed end result. Once I have creative freedom I'll post something amusing for all 0 of my readers.

For now, I have a class project that kind of has a fixed result, but is going to be different for everyone. The actual file we started with was the one to the left, but torn into five peices, all at various angles.

This was basicly just a few hours with the clone tool. I'm not happy with the chair because it's rather obvious that I used the clone tool on it.

I did realize last night that I have a problem remembering that not everyone has the Adobe Creative Suite (CS2), or that they might not have moderate to high-power computers to run them on. I realized this when a classmate came to my house so I could help her study and get ready for a presentation for class. When she said "I don't know if I want to make a handout, I'm not good at layout-stuff."
"Oh, I can do that! It's my major, after all." Oh, wait, she doesn't have InDesign. Oh, wait, I don't use MS Word (I use OpenOffice). So that attempt at a good layout was scrapped. Ah well, I tried.

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