My training and professional experience is in graphic design, which gives me skills I’m glad to have when things I care about need advertising: sister’s wedding, and some upcoming church events being two such things. Recently, two of my design projects came back from the print shop and I thought I’d show them here with a few “behind-the-scenes” tidbits you may find interesting.
Project#1: Women’s Retreat Flyer
- This was my second attempt with the fancy-pants camera I’ve talked about before (doesn’t belong to me!) This time, I studied up on the manual before the photo shoot, and the pics came out much better.
- I did lots of research on 50’s motels and advertising to find shapes that said “retro.” I think its so fascinating that such a simple thing like a shape (like the diamonds in the background) or a line (like the white vertical lines on the left) that identifies it as being from one decade or another.
- We wanted the photos to have a retro feel, so we did the photo shoot in the kitchen of a friend’s 100 year old house.
Project #2: Reclamation Project Flyer
- Here’s the before and after of the main image (I didn’t take the photo that I used on the front of this flyer, but I did modify it to suit our purposes!) We had the perfect image of an old house, but we really needed it to be a church. So I did a little “remodeling.” Do you see the differences? This is the magic of Photoshop…