The charity Porchlight commissioned us to write a poem to create awareness for the young homeless. After the writing the poem we had to use Photoshop and create a page the poem could go on that links to the poem itself.
The first I knew I wanted my page to have been a street of some sort. So I find a picture of a street online, but to make it fit the dark side of the poem I edited it to have a vintage black border and then made it black and white, but fading the effect so it only has a dark look rather than no colour. I edited the photo on pic monkey. Once doing this I placed the photo on to the international sized paper.
Next I wanted a snow feature as I talk about the cold winters in my poem and so wanted to corporate that in my page. To do this I found a snowy background to place on my page. With my street picture already in place I overlaid the snow so that they would faded into each other. This overlaying meant the street now looked as if it was snowing.
The next step taking was to find a silhouette of someone who could make a connection to a homeless person or feeling lonely. I find the photo online and then placed it on my snowy street background. After doing this I erased all the background around the silhouette so the girl was the main subject. I did this by using the magic eraser and the normal eraser. Once doing this I placed the image in the corner so that it wasn’t the main subject but could still be seen.
The final step was to write the poem on to the page, once doing that I made it white adding a black border to stand out against the dark background. Giving the writing a gravel effect so that it would look somewhat 3D.
Overall I think the page has some aspects of my poem on it which helps the reader get a big idea of what the entire poem is about.
The next task was to create a poster to promote the charity. I wanted to make mine dark but still have a bit of light init to represent the charity itself.
The first step to do create this poster was to find a background I could place on the paper. The background I used was black and white and had street lights in the back that let the light I wanted to shine through.
Next I wanted a picture of a young homeless person, I found this photo and I thought it was perfect to you with my dark and minimal look. With this photo being of an actual homeless girl it really fits well with my theme and poster. I wanted it to stand out against the dark background and so I place a white border around it by blending and the using to create the strong white boarder against the dark background.
I needed the logo of the charity to be on the poster and so I found the logo and then placed it on the poster, I also blended it so that was still strong but not to strong. We also needed a tagline to go with the poster, I created my own and then wrote it beneath the logo. I used the text to do this and then blended it, also giving gradient to look strong and still soft.
The final product came out as I wanted to, with the light in the right place along with photo being in the centre meaning its the first thing you see when you look at the poster. I really like the overall poster, however if I were to do it again I would have made it brighter and add more colour to the end result.
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