Author: TariaKhan

podcast covers

My designs and process.

 

I have chosen the photoshop podcast covers, my 1st design for the podcast cover was a simple design, on a plain background I had the name of the podcast cover which was type matters. But after looking at the podcast it looked really simply so I changed the background to a typeface background which I got from pixaby. Then I have used the text twice to give it volume. To develop this further I have changed the colour of the background to a forest colour.

For my 2nd design I have chosen the same idea but this time I have kept the plain background however I have used a pastel green colour and then I have used another picture from the same source of a microphone and then I have added text to the bottom of the cover horizontally.

For my 3rd design I was to create a really simple cover with typography on it, but then after looking at my design I thought it was too simple and I did some research about the Bauhaus and tried to incorporate that into my design. To do that I then added some geometric lines and some circles in black and red however I wanted to add some photography, after added the photography I thought I should take out the lines and put my black and white photography which will look better with the red colour. Then I choose a cream colour background so the text and the photographs would stand out. To add the text, I wanted to add a simple text but after putting it on the photography and circles it was too simple, I thought of making the text in two colours as it would then show white on black and red on white, but I couldn’t do that as I didn’t have enough knowledge about that.so I had to come up with something that would complement the background. I then have put the text in two colours and then stack them together as I didn’t know how I could make the text 3D.

 

design 3

Tutorials I watched for the podcast

To make these podcast covers I have used some tutorials from YouTube of how I can make the outline of the text, to create the outline for the text I was to add the text to the artboard and then I was to click on the layer and use blending positions and then use strokes and put options as outside and then chose how thick I want the stroke.

how change the opacity, to change the opacity I was simply needed to go to the opacity option on top of the layers and then add how much opacity I want. as I am not really good with photoshop, how to change Size of the pictures by going on the top and clicking edits and then using the free transformation to transform the size, and some basic introduction to photoshop videos in which they explained what every tool was all about. Which have explained quite a lot about photoshop.

Some of the videos which were given to us on what each software was and how it was used for different things. These videos really helped me identify which tools to use and how they can help me change the hole look by just one simple thing such as adding the outline to the text or changing the background or changing the opacity.

The additional source which I was using was Pinterest as it really helps me get my thoughts together. As well as ii have used some of my own photography with black and white film around town.

 

Resources and inspirations

I have used Pinterest to get inspirations of how I can make different podcast covers and then looked at google to see what existing podcast covers were like, my biggest inspiration was from Bauhaus as I was doing research about the essay when I looked at some Bauhaus covers which were really fascinating to me and I really liked the way they have used geometric shapes to create such an effective cover as well as the way they build the subject in the centre in a architecture sense is quite interesting. I have looked at some other podcast covers which really helped me to make my mind map of what I wanted my designs to have. after making my 1st designs, I was to develop those designs further so I looked at some Pinterest podcast covers which then helped me decide that my podcast should not look busy it should be simple but effective.

And what fonts I should use, after designing my 3rd design I looked at some more Bauhaus, so I decided to use a traditional font and the design the podcast in modern style. Which I think looks better on the background as its to busy in the centre.

For my 2nd design I was inspired by the Bauhaus posters however I didn’t want it to look like the 3rd design, so I changed the design of it and

I also looked at the podcast covers from our Class which were quite good as well. Which was also an inspiration. And to see what names other people came up with.

I would  like to develop  the 3rd designs in modern designs as the new 2020 deigns which are quite in trend these days.

 

postcards

Design ideas and Design process

I have chosen the InDesign task as I liked the end result of the postcards.

mind map mind map mind map

These were my biggest inspiration for my InDesign task as I really liked the layout of these designs, I have used elements of these designs in my designs.

I have made 3 designs which are different from my posters however not so different that it would look completely different.

For my design 1

I have designed this postcard which is the picture of my last poster which I really liked. To make this postcard opened the picture in InDesign and then I have sized it small however it was not all over the page. Because the poster was more like a portrait poster. After making the postcard I realised that the font which I have used is traditional however the design is modern.

Design 2

postcard designs

To create my 2nd design, I have used the same picture but this time I have made the picture resize again made it small. After resizing it I then have used some text on the side and the reassessing date.

Design 3

 

My design 3 I have used a different layout and tried to make it more modern. To create this, I have used triangles on left top and right bottom and then I have used podcast name in the middle. Then I have used different sized circles and changed the opacity. I have used some lines on he left top to make some lines. I didn’t really like the triangle in the left corner, so I moved it to right top.

Design 4

My 4th design is really simple however I really like it because its minimalist and effective.

To make this I have used the podcast name and reused it 6 times.

After that I have used the circles to link it to the rest of the podcasts and the poster.

Then I have added full stop on the top to make it more effective. Lastly, I have added the releasing date.

Tutorials  

To create these posters, I didn’t really watch any tutorials as i am doing another project in InDesign and I am quite confident in it. However, I did learn however I watched how to import the images and resize them as it was not clear to me.

To resize the image, I can go edit and then click on the art bort and drag the image from the text box, when you see the brown sine around the image that means it would edit now. To make it smaller I will have to click shift and t.

 

Resources and inspirations

To make these posters I have used ideals from Pinterest which I have used on top of the blog, which really helped me decide what I wanted in my design. I have used Pinterest to get inspirations of how I can make different postcard  and then looked at google to see what existing postcards looked like ,my biggest inspiration was from Bauhaus as I was doing research about the essay when I looked at some Bauhaus covers which were really fascinating to me and I really liked the way they have used geometric shapes to create such an effective cover as well as the way they build the subject in the centre in a architecture sense is quite interesting. I have looked at some other postcards which really helped me to make my mind map of what I wanted my designs to have. all my research was about my poster cover which then I used again to develop my design further in InDesign.

To develop on my postcards, I would like to make them a bit more perfetional I would like to ask my classmates or my teachers to give me some feedbacks and try and see these postcards from a different point of view which can really help me make my design further. I think I would develop my first designs as I didn’t do much in that I would like to change the layout into a different style. Same with my 2nd design it was a bit too simple however I think it did look more like a postcard.

 

 

TK

TK

 

To transfer our iniatals into a monogram logo I have used Futura font. I had to draw my letters separately and then I have ligature the letters to make a logo. I have  made some potential designs which I could use. Then I have chosen the designs which I wanted to explore further. After my final design I wanted to colour it in two different colours.

Money

My word was Money so I was thinking about making something which represents money and the current situation of  (Covid-19 ). My first page  I had  a bank and then I have  made  money floats outside which then connects to toilet roll.  For my second Illustration I have created a wight scale which shows that toilets rolls are more important now then money.

something was there…

OBSESSION

obssetion

 I choose obsession , the story was about a girl who was sitting alone in the library when she hears a voice and she gets scared. she sees a shadow of a mouse and then she looks under the furniture and rips out all the books and she finds nothing. After reading the story I had decided to create at least 5 pages to show each stage the library, the girl sitting on the table scared , the mouse and the a last page where she goes crazy when she  finds nothing. I have used sharpies and fine pens to create illustrations.

Attention and caution

   typefaces around campus

This was my presentation which I did for Eric’s project, I have taken some pictures around the campus of typefaces. which looked really different from each other and how by changing the colour of something changes the hole meaning. Especially some of the signs calling for attention and caution such as the yellow danger sign.

I have colour coded the pictures into similar colours such was blue , green and yellow. One of my slide was about the lettering to the metal. However the metal on each picture is different than the other. The metal on the library looked like steel whereas the metal on manhole is diffrent maybe more stronger I guess.