……………….This is a collection of my favorite pieces that I created in Intro to Graphics and Design. During the year I learned how to use a Mac computer, since this was my first year using one. I used InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create the works above. I think by the end of the year I started narrowing down what I like to do in the programs and some sort of an overall style. I found that I like darker colors as opposed to pale or pastel colors. I also like using he stamps in Photoshop to create more detailed backgrounds or accents as opposed to a more solid color.
Through out the year I feel like I progressed a lot, from going to having absolutely no idea what I was doing to having a fuller understanding of the programs, even though I still run into trouble with them. I also feel like I have progressed with learning how to manipulate the photos, which I think is expressed in the last photo for an art exhibit. The project that took the longest for me was the first one above which was the zebra which was typography. It took me the longest because of having to manipulate each word separately to make the separate shapes to create the zebra. I am the most proud of the illuminated manuscript which is the second picture. The reason for this is that I took the most time planning it out and I spent a lot of time putting the different components together to make it look right. The piece I learned the most while doing would have to be the Art Exhibition poster because that combined image manipulation, which I had never done, with InDesign, which I struggle with. I f I could change one of the projects I would choose the shoes. The way I would change it would be to change the color scheme. Lastly, I think the way I plan out my work has changed because I used to just draw one sketch and just go with whatever I drew, but now I draw at least ten different variations of what I am going to do.