Test – Basic Adobe XD Skills
Mobile Photography Exercise
Adobe XD Parallax Transition
Adobe Capture Exercise
Adobe XD – Button Making
Adobe XD – Interactive Map
I wanted to design a photography magazine that showed off my business account Aquilah Productions and with this I created a logo in adobe illustrator using the techniques that we learnt in the early stages of this subject using the image trace tool and considering colour, shape and type to create these logos I decided to go with the first design to go on the front page.
I used photoshop to turn one of my photos into a black and white photos to then image draw in illustrator to see if a Armin Hofman type of magazine would be interesting, but unfortunately i didn’t like this design and decided to go with my original idea.
Here is the progression of these designs:
Ultimately, this was an extremely enjoyable project and I feel that throughout the course of this design project I have learnt a lot. I have improved upon my technical skills, most notably with Indesign and Photoshop. I have also learnt a lot about the design process, how there are many steps and often it is not linear, so you may have to revisit earlier steps for reworking as your project evolves. I have also learnt a lot about design layout and hierarchy.
I have created multiple colour schemes that I was going to use in my photography magazine. At this point for my magazine, I have decided on a colour theme of black white and grey fro my texts as for the images i plan to edit my images with an orange and teal format.
I have also decided on a specific layout I want to stick to Brewster ‘My First Summer In The Sierra‘ design.
Doing the mind map made me consider a lot of possibilities, my main interest was in creating a photography magazine as it involved my creative hobby and I had a plethora plethora of images as stories to tell of how I captured these photos.
Doing this allows me to experiment with photoshop features and research the design of some of my favourite social media content creators such as Jay Alverez, Sam Kolder to inspire the look of my photos.
David Carson pops up as the main graphic designer surrounding surfing, and his style of experimental magazine cut-outs provides a solid conceptual starting point for my project. Additionally, the magazine by Brewster ‘My First Summer in the Sierra’ appealed to me as well as his layout for his magazine I quite like a lot.