Graphic Design 2B

Text & Filters

Design words so that they look like what they are saying. This project will introduce Photoshop's cabability to work with text. You will rely heavily on filters. Additionally, your illustrations should show off the skills you've learned so far (layers, masking, selections, etc.)

The overall goal is to build word illustrations using filter upon filter, layer upon layer, technique upon technique.

AGAIN: The overall goal is to build word illustrations using filter upon filter, layer upon layer, technique upon technique.

Backgrounds should be a solid color because the idea is to design the word, not the background. Anything you can do to a rectangle you can do to a word.

Limit usage of photographic imagery (internet photos). 90% of the project should be filters.

Create 3 different word illustrations


   

Preparation

download: project folder
create: Photoshop files (.psd) using the following specifications
width: 7.5 inches
height: 3 inches
resolution: 250ppi

   

Choosing words

Choose 3 words from this list. If you have an idea for a word that is not on the list then run it by Mr. Eagen first.

 

The text tool
tutorial

Rasterizing type
tutorial

Altering the type
tutorial

Filters, masks, & layers (Oh my!) - This is how the "cookie" example was done. It doesn't mean that you should copy the cookie example. It's simply a demonstration which shows the concept combining filters and techniques.
tutorial

   

Printing and Turning In
You know how to do this by now. Open the illustrator file, File>Place the tiffs, save and print in color.