Creating in New Programs

When I took Sue Jenkins’ Digital Design course during my first year at Marywood University, I didn’t necessarily know what to expect. It was my first design course as a graphic design major so I was unsure what was to come. We did a few projects with Illustrator, which I have used before but I have never used Photoshop before. It’s definitely interesting to begin working with a new program.

For one of our class projects, we had to create an editorial graphic based on one of several assigned articles. I chose the article “The Secret to Being Lucky”. I decided to take a very straight forward approach and use typical “lucky” symbols. Prof Sue Jenkins recommended that we used our own photos if we weren’t using copyright/attribution free photos from Pexel or Unsplash, etc. I took this direction and ran with it! In fact, I did an entire photo shoot with my very sweet roommate and used it for this project.

I really enjoyed this project. I wanted to explore some typography and I feel as if I did pretty good for never using Photoshop. Of course, there is room for improvement, but for the most part I am pretty proud of this as it was my first time! This project definitely created a new spark for creating collages and working in Photoshop!

Thank you for reading! I’ll see you in a few weeks! 🙂

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