Category Archives: Poster Design

Poster Project: Final Idea

For this poster i created two final idea, but one i found worked much better then the other. The idea that i didn’t think worked as well was this one.

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This is because of t he fact that the information that i wanted to write on each section would have been to small, and would have been impossible to read. Though i found out this wouldn’t work near the end of the poster, i still think that the idea behind it should still be noted as i think if it was an interactive one, it would have worked.

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This is my actual final poster. This one i think works much more as though its busy it’s actually readable and can see what the information is telling you. Though these two have similar background and meteors the layout changes the whole thing. I think my favourite part to the poster is the way i did the background. This may have been because if found a good tutorial on how to do background but i do think i did a good job and added some of my own aspects to it. I also like the way the flames were created, and they were so easy to do. If i could do it again or had more time, i would have changed the way the meteor looks. Though they don’t look to bad in this poster one the other one you can tell that it’s not shaded very well, but even though im not using this poster, you can sort of tell on the final poster. I would have liked to try to made it look more 3D and the craters to look more realistic. Overall I’m happy with my poster.

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Poster Poject: Creating the Final Ideas

Using illustrator I was able to create my final idea. To create my final idea i started with the background. Creating the fields first using a line drawing tools and a gradient colour I was able to create some shadow on the hills. I did this twice to create to sets of fields. I then added a shape that went over the top of the fields, and used a lighter blue colour to fill it. This would create a glow effect on the top of the hill when i added the Gaussian blur to it. This effect was also applied to both hills. I then masked them onto the hill so the blue highlighted blur would only appear on the top of the hills

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Filling in the background with a black and then selecting the mesh tool, i was able to add different shades of blue into the night sky. Using a variety of shades allowed me to create a more tonal and eye-catching night sky.

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Creating the stars was the next part. i Used the star tool to create the basis of my star. and brought all the inner corners in so the star points were thinner. I then used the crystallize tool to make the star even thinner and each point to be different length. The stars are now more realistic and not to cartoon like, which was my intention. I made all the stars white and duplicated and twisted them all around the sky. I then used a white dotting pen to add some smaller stars.

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The next step was creating the meteors. I used a circle shaped tool to get a basic shape and coloured it with a grey. I then added selection points all around the circle so i could pull and puck the circle to make it look more rough on the edges. Once i found the shape I wanted i then used the mesh tool like i did on the background to add different shades to the meteor. Using the circle tool again, i added craters to the meteors by shading the circle with a gradient radial fill to get darker in the middle with a lighter rim where it’s at its highest.

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The final thing for the poster was the flame that is coming of the meteor. I used a line tool to create a cone type shape that i filled with a gradient that had a fire look to it. Using the crystallize, wrinkle and wrap tool i was able to make the shape look more like a flame and for it to have more harsh line.

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Poster Project: Data

For the poster to be factually correct, i need to find my data from somewhere. Using the data i found from the guardian, i was able to find all the places that meteors have fell and how much there mass was and if they were found or fell. With this data i will be able to use it to work out sizing on my poster for each meteor . Not know how many meteors have fell on earth, i wasn’t expected the amount that have fell, so I’ve decided to narrow down my poster to meteors that have fell in England only.

1.Wiltshire

FELL FOUND

Found

MASS G

92750

10.Rowton

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

3500

2.Barwell

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

44000

11.Woodbridge

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

1800

3.Hatford

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

29000

12.Middlesbrough

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

1600

4.Wold Cottage

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

25000

13.Ashdon

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

1300

5.Hambleton

FELL FOUND

Found

MASS G

17600

15.Glastonbury

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

1100

6.Appley Bridge

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

15000

16.Launton

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

1060

7.Stretchleigh

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

10400

17.Glatton

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

767

8.Mixbury

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

9000

18.Aldsworth

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

700

9.Yaddlethorpe

FELL FOUND

Fell

MASS G

5900

19.Danebury

FELL FOUND

Found

MASS G

30

Poster Project: Research On Illustration

Bill Greenhead

Using other illustrators work to help me find inspiration on how i could create my poster with a type of theme and work type i found these illustrators who i liked their style of work. With Bill Greenhead’s work i likes the idea of the 3D shading that sort of had part to it, and wasn’t just a smooth transition. I also like the use of the different shades in the background, which is similar to the shading on the sea creators. The hatch work on the shark is also an intriguing idea, but i feel it will be hard to do this result on illustrator, though possible.

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Jason Hawkins

Jason’s illustrator are much more wacky than Bill Greenhead’s but have a similar working style with the shading behind divided but not as noticeably as Bill’s. The main reason for me choosing Jason’s work as inspiration was the fact that it had a link to space and how his night sky is done. This is a different way of doing it with the smoke instead of just a normal sky. I will see if this technique works in my poster when i start it.

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Cliff Mills

This work is much different to the other two but it is intriguing how its done. Though i probably wont do my work in this way i may use the ideas of how he has everything bordered and used a more speckled type of brush in some of the work. I’m also impressed with the colour limits in his work and how he only sticks to a couple of colours.

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Poster Project: Ideas from the Internet

To come up with some idea fro my own poster, i decided to look on the internet for inspiration. Having these images in front of me gave me the opportunity to think of ideas of my own. I’ve found the first one very useful and may do an idea with a similar idea of the layers. I’m also a fan of the last poster on it drawing technique. Its very flat and less realistic which i think look more interesting and fun then the more realistic ones. I feel that having something that looks realistic may bore people and wont draw as much attention. Though having the internet to look for ideas i need to make sure i don’t accidentally copy one of them to much, and just take ideas from them.

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Poster Project: First Sketch’s

To just get some ideas down and to start thinking of what type of poster I want to do, I had a go at just sketching a couple of ideas down. Doing these sketches allowed me to see which ideas will work and wont work on paper, and also will give me the opportunity to ask for advise and some targets for my poster. All these ideas were brought form my mind map that I did earlier. I will use some of the best ideas and redraw them in a better quality so that I can use it will illustrator to trace over them. Though these sketch’s don’t look very good, I more just used these to show how to display my work and information more then the images.

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