Project 1 - Creating your own Postcard
Alright. It is homework, project time. Don't think of it as homework. Think of it as ways to really solidify what you've learned so far and I promise you, I've thought this loads of times and it's the people who bother going and doing these little extras that really find the benefits or at least find the tools. Stick a lot more than, you know, just kind of following along with me with the video. So your homework, that's not really homework. It's fun stuff to do. You'll find the outline in your exercise files. Okay, so exercise files, there's a folder in there called projects and you can open either one of these ones, a word doc to pdf, Whatever takes your fancy. They're the same. Okay. And then here, it explains what you need to do. Quickly run through it here, basically, it's creating your own version of our postcard and sharing it with us. Ok? You don't have to share it with me, but I love you too. So, these are the requirements. Okay, so you choose your own theme pick you know, you ...
might have a business, you work for your own kind of like side hustle that you do stuff for. It could just be a church group or a social group or anything you can think of to do a postcard for choose your own image. You might use one from your cell phone or if you're a photographer use one of your own or go grab one from Unspool Ash, I want you to fix that image. Okay, so something from another splash is probably not going to need much fixing, but if you're using your own one, go through, do the levels, just like the hues and saturation and vibrance, all that whole section on adjustments, have a look through that. I wanted to add a gradient, it's totally optional into gradients as you know, but see if you can do this thing, even if you don't do it, you know, don't want in your final, don't want this kind of like hideous gradient. You can, I just want you to run through the process just so you know about blending modes and those types of things. Once you have at least one shape, I kind of did them all to try and fit them all in for this course. So we've got circles and stars and rectangles with corners. You just need at least one in terms of colors. Okay, You might let the image drive the colors like we did for some of these circles or you can go to adobe color themes to get inspiration for color. Remember there's five color swatches that it picked for us. Next thing is you need to have just some text Okay, like the standard text here, you can kind of copy the structure that I had, you're allowed to use Lauren ipsum but you also need to do that text on a path. Remember this badge down the bottom here where it kind of wrapped around or maybe the strop stuff on the line, you can do either of those one uses of that or two or 10 but I want to see that I want to see at least two layer styles. So that includes drop shadows, strokes, gradients. But hunting bosses have a look through the whole list. We didn't cover them all in this course. You might find an experiment with another one and surprised me with in a feather or out of whether I can't think of any other ones but two of them at least. And then I want you to present it not exactly like this, but in that same sort of vein where we saved the version of the document, we flattened it down. Then we kind of, it doesn't have to be on an angle. Okay. It could just be straight in there but a little drop shadow to make it look like it's you might put in the background a photograph of a desk so it looks like it's sitting there on the desk. Okay. But that's the way I'd like you to present it for this particular exercise and then I want you to save and share. And over here it just says save a JP copy. We haven't really done exporting yet. Okay. We did saving but just so you know, file save file say there's even okay. An option in here is jpeg. Okay. And that's that's the easy one to share, share around. Okay. Or you can just take a screenshot on my Mac. It's command shift four. Okay. Hold those keys down and I can draw a box around stuff and then on my desktop you hear the little snappy noise that on my desktop will be a screenshot. That's an easy way to do it as well. On a pc. I can't really remember. There's a print screen button on there somewhere. You'll have to google that one or do the save as Jpeg and that is it my friends. Well I want you to share it with me. Okay. You can dm me if you don't want to share it publicly but let's share it publicly. Okay. Great. Places on instagram just tag me okay. You can click on that link to get to my instagram account. You can tag me on twitter as well. There's a facebook group is just getting started. I'd love you to get in there and start using that. But you just got going with that. And yeah you might be the first one there but share it in there. But also you can use these accounts as well if you prefer. And you can use a direct message if you're not much of a social person. Just there's an assignment depending on the website you're looking at. It ends up on a couple of places where you can there's an assignment section on a lot of them or you can just use the comments underneath the video. This video right here, you'll see a comment section and share it there. All right, that's it. You don't have to do it, of course, But please do. If you do, I'll see you in the next video in a couple of hours, maybe a lot longer than that. Depending on your current Photoshop skills and the people who are going to skip ahead. I will see you in a couple of seconds in the next video. Alright, let's go.