Previously I mentioned that I had started studying Graphic Design on Udemy. I’ve spent about four hours of study so far learning some new techniques in Photoshop. Some of these techniques I’ve used before and others are entirely new to me, so I am already filling in gaps in my knowledge of Photoshop which is excellent!
The examples here are my first attempts at making an actual poster so it’s a mock-up of how a potential client’s poster could look if that’s what they wanted me to design.
One of the things I’ve learned already is that as a Graphic Designer, you have to look at every possibility and provide the best of those to your clients, whoever they may be. What you like and what seems right to you means very little to the client if they want something specific. You have to put aside what you like and put yourself in your client’s shoes. They may choose a colour scheme that is totally wrong for the design, but if that’s what they want, you have to create it.
And I experienced a bit of that making these posters because straightaway I didn’t like some of the things the lecturer was doing with the text etc. but I followed along without question because I wanted to learn everything, even how to make obnoxious colours look good on a poster.
So here’s example mock-up poster number 1:
With the lettering, I decided it looked better with a stroke added to it to make it stand out more. I added that myself 😉
And example number 2:
The best part about all of this is that I am going to apply these techniques to making Star Wars related content for my blog and Instagram and I just can’t wait!! 😁