History of Graphic Design Assignment:
PREPARATION: Make yourself a folder on your network space called “lastname_broadside.” Save all of your files to this folder. You will be creating a Broadside, modeled after those used in the 1700-1800s for advertising and broadcasting of information.
THE PROJECT: Your broadside will advertise an important event, such as:
THE PAPER: Select one of the following JPEGs of old Parchment to use as the base for your broadside. Click on the Thumbnail, and the large version of the JPEG will come up. Right click on this picture and save it to your "lastname_broadside" folder.
HOW TO PROCEED: Once you have saved your old paper JPEG, open it in Photoshop. You will be using this image as the background for your Broadside.
Your Broadside will contain the following elements:
A VIDEO TUTORIAL THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL: You might want to check out the
from last semester to refresh your memory on how to use the Character Panel. If you head to 1:20 in the Video, you should locate the information that you need for this assignment.
CREATING THE ANTIQUE
When you have created the words and the text of your Broadside, go
and make sure that all of your letters fit properly onto the parchment.
When you have completely finished creating your Broadside,
save the file
into your "lastname_broadside" folder.
SAVING AND SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT: Save your base pictures to your lastname_broadside folder and your integrated Broadside to your lastname_broadside folder as:
Turn in your entire “lastname_broadside” folder to the dropbox when you have completed your project.
GRADING: This will be a 100 point assignment! The more complex and gaudy the Broadside is, the better the grade will be.
An “A” product will include extensive event information, widely varied use of font and ornamentation and have a well thought out, balanced look to the work, leaving the bare minimum of white space. In addition, an integrated Broadside will be worth an additional 10 percent of achieved grade as extra credit.