Final Project

Process:  I compiled my designs that I had created this semester and placed them as a JPEG into a PowerPoint Presentation to show what I have accomplished.  I created a light blue rectangle design with rounded corners on each of the slides.  At the bottom of my intro page, I drew an elongated shape then used a larger “Algerian” font to make my title.  The title overlapped the oval shape.  A smaller-sized “Latha” font was used for contrast to create my name.   This same procedure was used on all of the slides for consistency.  The images were placed towards the top right-hand side of the page.  Big split complementary colors blue, green, orange, and purple were used as fill in each of the oval designs.  I used the same consistency with the oval shape and fonts on the conclusion page.

Critique:  My assistant, Juan, thought my PowerPoint looked good but that I should add my contact information on the conclusion page.  Cody and Betsy both thought my images should be a little larger.  I made them a touch larger.  Sister Peterson said to add four pictures on my slide show page.  I saved them in a JPEG and added my first two and last two.  I also moved some of my images down so they didn’t touch the page as she suggested. She thought my oval images were not long enough since some of the words stretched farther than the shape so it looked like the words were hanging.  I stretched the oval totally across the page. I appreciate the insight and advice.  My project looks a lot better.

My Savior’s Love

To begin my magazine layout project, I came up with ideas, drew sketches, then chose one to create as a shape map in InDesign.  The shape map helped with the basic frame.  It showed me how to improve my ideas by making a few changes from my sketch.  I created boxes where the images for the images.  My story text will be replacing the placeholder text.  I added my title and a place for a quote from my story.

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The final project is shown below for a story in the Ensign.  I kept my layout fairly similar to the shape map.  Once my text was in the columns, I made a few changes to make it fit better with the layout.  I wanted the images to help portray the message of God’s love.  I used a monochrome color scheme with the blue color.

Critique:  Ben (my tutor) was the first one to critique my project. He suggested changing my font for the title and body copy to match better.  I changed the font and added a blue color behind part of the title.  I Skyped with Lauren on December 3 before 7 p.m. MST.  She liked the quotes with the text wrapped around it.

Fonts:  Title Header – Edwardian Script ITC (decorative) and Bookman Old Style (old style; Body Copy – Bookman Old Style (old style)

Image Sources:

Christ’s hand

Logan Temple

holding hands

car

 

11A Web Page Layout Project

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Process:  The audience for my web design is for people of all ages.  They can purchase clothing for any time of the year.  I began by creating my sketch.  I knew that I wanted a tree in the design.  I liked the thought of using the leaf shapes.  Coming up with the company was a challenge.  The title “____ for All Seasons” came into my mind, but it took a while to decide what I would use for the first word.  Once I chose my company, I decided I wanted to use apparel for all seasons.  The four rows of images represent clothing from each of the different seasons beginning with spring.  The color scheme helped to portray the clothing in each season.  To make the clothing more interesting, I varied the unifying of the boxes in a repetitious way.  I kept the top of the web page design and title of the company fairly simple.  A white outline was added to make the title stand out more.  I layered the look for the letters “A” and the number “4.”   I liked how their shapes also matched the alignment of the tree.  Once my sketch was completed, I made a shape map in Photoshop.  Using that as a guide, I began creating my web design.  I chose various image to depict people wearing clothing in different seasons.  I cropped the images and spent hours taking out the background so that they looked better in my web design.

Critique:  My nephew, Ethan, helped me with the texture for the tree and suggested the outline for the title.  Becky thought the typography got lost in the leaves and suggested bringing it out more in the title and footer.  Hillary agreed with Betsy and thought the footer should be centered.  Sister Peterson suggested changing the opacity which I did.  I also changed it for the colored boxes.  Sister Peterson also suggested placing the images in the alignment and sizes and dragging the tree to the bottom of the page.  I replaced a picture, made the jacket bigger, changed the alignment, and dragged the tree down.

Color Scheme:  triadic (orange, green, and blue)

Fonts:  Sakkal Majella Regular (sans serif)

Links to Images

tree bark texture

men’s spring clothing

women’s spring clothing

girl’s summer clothing

men’s summer clothing

men’s fall clothing

boy’s fall clothing

boy’s winter clothing

women’s winter clothing

10A Movie Poster

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Message/Audience: My audience is families or anyone that enjoys an adventurous heartfelt love story. I had searched posters from the 1950’s looking for a classic type of theme. I found a poster for a movie called, “Not of This Earth” with aliens that had been made for teenagers. I considered it but changed my mind after I saw a Halloween picture of myself in my angel costume from last month. I like romance and feel-good movies so decided I wanted to have something with more  lighthearted. This movie will have romance, adventure, and miracles; to be made for a Christmas season.

Critique Report: Paul Johnson noticed that the text wasn’t a poster font. Maren was concerned about the text too and thought the couple should be a little larger. I changed the description using a poster text and made the couple larger. Betsey thought the left side was too heavy so I changed the images and fonts around to be more centered and evenly displaced. Sister Peterson said the title should be more of a script for the word “Angelic.” The couple image was floating and needed to be blended in better or set at the bottom of the poster. Ben suggested I make the title bigger and centered along with the description at the bottom. He said most posters have big images and fill the page. I followed everyone’s advice.

Fonts: Title – Birds of Paradise Regular and Bell MT Regular (decorative and modern); Body Copy – SF Movie Poster Regular (sans serif)

Images: My exchange son took the picture of me with my camera.  My assistant, Abby Budd, gave me permission to use her engagement picture with her fiancé, Morgan Steiner, from her Facebook page.

http://wall.alphacoders.com/by_sub_category.php?id=219006

9A Photographic Study Project

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Process:  I was excited to take pictures of my home that I was raised in.  My grandparents took 3 years to build it.  The house is almost 80 years old.  I originally took 25 pictures in various angles then had to choose 12 of the best ones.  A few were taken from an old dead tree to show the top of the house.

I spent hours reviewing tutorials, reading the e-book, and asking people how to use Photoshop after I downloaded the program.  I spent more hours trying to figure out the program by clicking on everything.  I met with Ben who helped me better understand the layers.

The pictures were placed in Photoshop and cropped.  I used the paint brush and made the house orange.  It was awful so I deleted it.  I used the glass window as the texture and really enjoyed using the different options to give it a “mirrored” effect.  I used the overlay, soft light, and color dodge.  The hue gave the extra color in the side of the house for a pastel-colored look.  My favorite photo is the one from the tree that makes it look like I can see the house from a window.

The text was done in MoolBoran Regular and was kept on one line to even out the collage that was created in Photoshop.  I tried placing a black border around the collage, but it didn’t look as good as the white one.

I had one critique.  Kyle, my daughter’s boyfriend, said he thought my pictures looked professional.

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N side of house

NW side glimpse w washer Overlay merge

front N closeup Hue merge

W side windows soft light merge

cropped window

8C LFC Photography Activity

Outdoor Light

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Indoor Light

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Foreground

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Background

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lead

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I went for my morning run down the road and around the corner from where I live.  I took several pictures of the sunrise and chose the best one to depict for the outdoor light.  The indoor light I chose was my daughter’s birthday cake.  My grand-babies and I were celebrating her birthday at their home.

The focus foreground and background was challenging.  I used my table fall centerpiece with one of my big plants in the background.  I took several pictures and found out that it needed more distance to work well.  I moved my table and plant out of my dining room and placed it into my kitchen to get the depth.

I took a picture of my front door for the rule of thirds.  The pumpkin welcome sign was used as the focus point.  Our family cat, Scamp, was used as the lead.  She kept trying to run off so it was difficult to get her to stay in one spot.  My daughter helped to distract her so I could take the picture.

I imported the pictures into the Adobe Light Room.  I cropped a couple of them and made a few adjustments.  A watermark was then added before being exported as a jpeg prior to adding them to my blog.

8A Social Media Marketing Project

Company:  The Crossroads
Objective:  To get new students to be excited to eat at The Crossroads on campus.
Strategy:  Create an info-graphic to make student aware of various food options in The Crossroads.

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Process and Reasoning:  I work at the BYU-Idaho Campus in a position that oversees the auxiliaries; one being Food Services.  I wanted to create an infographic that would be informative to those who haven’t experienced the food in The Crossroads.  I also wanted to include international students and their food.  I share a space with the International Office and learning about culture and food from around the world is fascinating.  My hope is that new students attending BYU-Idaho would be able to get an idea of what is available at The Crossroads and be excited to enjoy the variety of foods available.

I watched a video to learn how to use the “easel.ly” program.  It was fairly easy to use the drag and drop options.  I copied images and dragged them into the page.  I changed the page a little from the original to make it less asymmetrical and to add more facts.

Critique: On November 4, I met with Ben.  He suggested adding statistics to my infographic and to change my background color from tan to white (which I did).  Dafne replied to my Facebook post.  She suggested the images be a little larger and to change a pixelated picture.  I enlarged a couple of the images.  Betsy thought the slogan should be larger; Linda suggested asymmetry.

On November 5, Sister Peterson said she loved all the visuals and that I had so many.  She said, “It is fun!  There needs a bit more flow.”  She said it was very symmetrical and needed to be less centering.  I moved The Crossroads logo to the left side of the page and added smaller gray lines as she suggested.  The slogan was made bigger.  I added statistics (from Mike Oswald, International Office Director) with a graph depicting international and American students and cuisines. I moved the images so they weren’t as close and tried to fix the subtitles to be more alike.  Sister Peterson critiqued my second update.  She suggested placing the images in a more circular fashion which I did.

Image Source:
The Crossroads
http://www.byui.edu/university-services/food-services

Font Name/Category
Impact, sans serif
Geneva, old style

7A Magazine Content and Sketches

October 26, 2015

7A Magazine Spread Content

By Regina Hull

I am creating a two-page spread of an Ensign magazine article in order to enhance my ability to write and create a design that appeals to an audience of all ages.  I wrote a story from my personal journal about an experience that I had in 1998.  It was at a time of great challenges for my family and for our friend who lived in Logan, Utah.  It happened a few weeks before Christmas.  My Heavenly Father gave me an unexpectant opportunity to serve my friend’s neighbors.  In that act of charity, I was given the privilege to feel of my Savior’s love for me and those women from an older generation that I did not know.  That little gift of charity has enriched my life.  I wish to share that experience of love with others.  My story has been posted with images for my design.

My Savior’s Love

I had a touching, tragic experience that has helped me feel the love of my Savior.  In December 1998, our family wanted to attend our nephew’s farewell, but we were experiencing financial difficulty.  I had prayed that if it was the Lord’s will, we would be able to go.  Our family drove to Logan, Utah, where we enjoyed attending a wonderful Sacrament Meeting.

Before heading back to Idaho, we stopped to visit a friend who lived on the west side of town.  She was a single mother struggling to raise two children.  She’d survived months of extreme trials, and we felt we needed to give her some encouragement.  My husband gave her a blessing.  Just prior to our departure, someone knocked on the door and asked to borrow her phone.  We were told that an elderly lady who lived across the street had gotten ran over.  Soon afterward someone needed to borrow a blanket.  It was very cold outside.  I asked my husband to go check on the neighbor and see if there was anything he could do.

Our children had been playing in the front yard.  I looked out the window to see a handful of neighbors across the street.  I was debating whether to stay in the house or wondered if there was something I could do to help.  I thought I might be needed.  As I crossed the street, I said a little prayer for the grandma lady.  I found out later that she was 98 years old.

As I went across the street, I saw her lying on the road by herself (except for an older gentleman holding a coat around her).  I couldn’t believe that no one was there to give her comfort.  Several neighbors were standing in a group watching from a short distance.  I hurried toward her and bent down to hold a fragile little aged hand.  A small pool of blood was on the road where her chin had been bleeding.  I held a Kleenex to stop the flow of blood.  She lay very still, and my heart couldn’t help but to go out to her as I thought of my own dear grandmother.

As we waited for the ambulance, I heard someone confess, “I did it.  I told her I’d meet her.  I didn’t see her.  I heard someone yell, but I thought it was the kids across the street.”  (She’d been talking about my children.)  I looked up to see another elderly lady.  My heart went out to her.  As I listened, I prayed for this frail little grandma lady who stood alone confessing to running over her sister (as I found out later).  She’d been backing out of the driveway.  It was tragic and heartrending.

As soon as the paramedics came, I hurried to put my arms around this sweet lady.  She looked like she was in her 80’s.  I hugged her and felt her sorrow.  I had such a great love and compassion for these two sweet ladies who I didn’t know.  I stood there, a stranger, thinking how ironic, not the neighbors, but me, giving comfort in a tragic situation, and my heart was deeply touched.

As I tried to console her by telling her it was an accident, another grandma lady rushed over.  I put my arm around her too, hugging two wonderful people.  We clung to each other.  This lady had an inner strength I could feel as she continued to tell her friend that the accident wasn’t her fault.  I loved her.  I thought if I could be like her when I am her age.  She said she was the neighbor, and they looked out for each other.

I felt my Savior’s love so strongly.  It was like I was enveloped in His tender care.  I felt his love for those sweet beautiful grandmother ladies.  As we left Logan, I marveled at the love Christ has for his children and that I could have that great experience of giving comfort at a time of need.  I found out later from our friend, that the sisters were okay.  I am so grateful that we can have love and compassion for our neighbors – whoever or wherever they may be.  As we love others, we can be enveloped in our Savior’s love.

Favorite Sketch

7A Sketch

Images

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sisters car

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Christs hand

Image Sources

Logan Temple

Sisters in Car

Holding Hands

Christ’s Hand

6A Slide Design Project

Ponder the Feet of Thy Path

by President Monson (General Conference, Oct. 2014)

Ponder the feet of our path through life.

We all started on an essential journey when we left the spirit world and entered mortality.

  • Purpose
    • Gain body
    • Gain experience
    • Keep commandments
      • Abraham 3:25

Agency

  • Choices
    • Discern between good and evil
    • Find path back to Heavenly Father

Follow Christ

  • Luke 18:22
  • 3 Nephi 27:21, 27
  • Story of woman in Jerusalem
  • John 14:6

Jesuspath had challenges; so does ours.

  • Disappointment
  • Sorrow over Jerusalem
  • Temptation from Satan
  • Pain of Gethsemane

Path of obedience through Christ’s example

  • Prayer
  • Sacrifice
    • 1 Samuel 15:22
  • Scriptures
  • Service

Guided safely home

  • Ponder path of feet
    • Proverbs 4:25
  • Savior’s example – framework

Summary

  • As we look to Jesus as our Exemplar and as we follow in His footsteps, we can return safely to our Heavenly Father.

Process:

I had a few favorite talks from the October 2014 General Conference.  I looked at President Thomas S. Monson’s “Ponder the Feet of Thy Path” and Elder Russell M. Ballard’s talk “Stay in the Boat and Hold On!”  I felt President Monson’s talk was a little simpler to portray through a PowerPoint Presentation.  I began with a rough draft.  I considered my fonts and colors.  At first, I planned to make the colors as a tetradic combination.  I searched for images that went well with the topic.  The project took a long time.  I was not as familiar with PowerPoint as far as using their design options.  I experimented with the layouts and colors.  I used different text boxes and grouped them together.  I found an image with the footprints.  At first I angled them into the middle of the picture.  It didn’t look very well, so I redesigned it having them left aligned going upward.  I kept making changes to the design to try to improve it.  I made more changes with the critiques I received.  I saved it to a JPEG file then a PDF.

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Critique Report:

My assistant, Abby, critiqued my project in the morning of October 19 in my office.  She saw the two designs I’d created and liked the design with the footprints going upward instead of inward.  I chose that design.  My daughter’s boyfriend, Kyle, also looked at the design and thought the font needed to blend in more. He suggested darker colors with lines around the text boxes.  I had made the changes.  Ben Harker critiqued my project on October 21 at 10 a.m. in the BYU-Idaho McKay Library.  He gave several suggestions.  The fonts were not contrasting enough.  He said they should be more grouped or have a strong alignment.  He suggested placing each word in its own text box.  He said my colors were complimentary and should be lighter because they distracted from the main pictures.  He said not to use a border; although, he thought a thicker box around the white image would bring it out better.  I made the changes Ben suggested.  Brandi Casteel Holcomb said she liked my project except for the colors; they weren’t working for her.  I kept the colors.  I thought they went well with most of the images.

Link to Talk:  https://www.lds.org/ensign/2014/11/sunday-morning-session/ponder-the-path-of-thy-feet?lang=eng

Fonts: Microsoft JhengHei UI Light, regular and Lucida Console, bold (sans serif)

Links to images:  footprints, childrendivided path, follow ChristChrist Jerusalem, girl praying, sunlight pathHeavenly Father