I have created this Bi Fold Coffee Shop Brochure using Adobe Photoshop. Sadly I can’t drink coffee any more as I can’t sleep after it, but nothing is stopping me from creating a flyer about it.
I am posting this new movie poster. Well the theme is dramatic again and this time London is featuring in it. Experience told me I am not genius and I still need to learn a lot so this poster as the previous one was created with help of a tutorial. It is not an exact copy, but result is very similar the original I was learning from.
With this information revealed I can’t take all the credits for it’s creation.
I have created this brochure for the very same reason as the others to build my portfolio. As an aspiring graphic designer I need to practice my skills and test my knowledge.
Please do not call any of the numbers shown or do not visit the website as I think it exist, but has got slightly different content.
All the work shown in this post had been done in Adobe Photoshop.
I have recently discovered I quite enjoy creating these horror posters. It is quite funny to keep turning myself into these monsters just using Adobe Photoshop. You may have guessed I follow tutorials while creating these so that means I can’t take all the credits. I have been thinking about it is not 100% moral or ethical, but the artists in the pasts or present learned by copying the old masters.
I will not put the link here as I can’t avoid showing the tutorial too and that would mean comparing my version with the one the video and I don’t like the thought of comparison. I might do more posters using the skills I have learned, but fo now this should be enough.
I will share with you the name of the the tutorial so you can go and try it too.
Over the past years I have done number of Photoshop courses. If I try to remember the very first time I encountered Adobe Photoshop I am talking about somewhere around 2000 when I was still at high school. Back than I couldn’t do much I was happy with opening, closing and saving my document, but things are better now. If I am counting right it is 18 years it sounds like somebodies whole life.
I can use the application, but there is still lots I need to learn. I have created my first restaurant menu using Photoshop. I have always thought the best application to use for this is Adobe InDesign, but that is quite tricky software to use as there is quite a lot of rules which need to be followed to be able to use it successfully. Sometimes I think I just haven’t got the patience for it. Enough talking here is my menu.
I was working very during the whole and some of the made things I just don’t feel like sharing with anyone, but the stuff I have produced the last day of the course I am actually very happy with.
During past we week we were mainly focusing on making the design by hand to start with and I actually enjoy this way of working very much. I always had an impression it is much quicker on the computer, but that it is not true the results are better with the beginnings of the design process done by hand.
On our our last last day we were given brief to design a Tate poster for all 4 locations. We were provided with material such as a text and some images. I have always lived with impression that graphic design is something I can easily do, but hand on a heart I have never really done it the proper way and this course has just showed there is still lots to learn.
I have taken a photos of the whole group posters so you can see them too. Below is the photo from the group.
It is always striking to see how many different ideas people have I think they are all absolutely great “design frenzy”.
This post is not about graphic design theory ,but about being playful and looking at generating inspiration applying very basic methods.
I have recently discovered that although I have spent past two years trying to learn graphic design I don’t know much about it yet. I am coming from art background and doing creative things is something I do since I was seven years old.
Two years ago I have finally discovered that to remain in creative field and survive I need to do something what can generate income. Shortly the graphic design became my main focus and I wanted to learn it and retrain myself.
I have done several course and since money were and still are bit tight I couldn’t afford to go to university. I am than improvising and doing max 1 year courses and now I went for something even shorter and that is one week. It is a Graphic Design Summer School at City Lit, where anyone can try anything and maybe make a career change after.
Now I feel I have written enough and it is time to show what we did the first day.
We started with this a creation of letters from a geometric shapes. If you wonder what they are they are all ice cream flavors. I think it looks really cool. There was about nine people so this is what we created.
In the afternoon we did something else which was also brilliant. With the previous exercise we couldn’t choose the flavor it was random pick and same applies for the second exercise.
All the words above are consisted from nine letters and all are a collage of letters from magazines. I think this idea is just great when one is stuck over some design work this can really help to get moving.
Last task was slightly different each of started with one letter and than passed it on to the person sitting next.
I have created this muck-up Bi Fold Brochure in Adobe InDesign to practice my skills and also show some variety in my portfolio. The document setting are shown below in the screen grab.
I didn’t want to use the placeholder text as everybody does it therefore all the text makes sense.
This my first brochure of this type and I believe there will be more to show later but for now is this one.
I have create business cards for the employees of this mock-up design studio one for male and one for female which is featuring pink for softer look.
Again I want to make it clear it is a mock-up so please do call the number or search for the website as it might exist, but not with this content.
The business card settings are below.