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Mon, May 15 2006 @ 20:00   //   Category: Randomness   //   11 comments

Have a happy entry. I've finally got working versions of Photoshop and Illustrator and I am in love. Ok so I've worked on them for 4 months at college now but it's more exciting to have them at home. :D I'll get InDesign next. It's sooo cute. I also have Dreamweaver. Now all I need is an idea. :))

Anyway in the meantime you can check out my completed college design project, which I'm not totally ecstatic about, but still kinda pleased with. The brief was make up a festival of your choice, design a logo, apply it to a venue, design a flyer and a brochure. I thought up the Brighton Bookfest, a literary festival. So here goes...

(oh and I've broken all sorts of copyrights for this - it's not really meant to be online, so I hope the people won't come and get me. Especially the one who took that fantastic sunset pic of the Pier)

People say...

I like the PDF stuff very much.
But Holy Mary, you're so late falling in love with all of those programs now.

Posted by: Michelle on Mon May 15, 2006 at 22:20

lolol @ all you need is an idea

So does this mean you like Photoshop more than that...other thing now? (whatsitcalledagain?? )

Posted by: JarJar on Tue May 16, 2006 at 8:14

I've always found Photoshop confusing cuz I was too lazy to learn how to use it, and well, I'd never used any of the others. I don't know anyone other than Mon and Vega who've used Illustrator and I've never heard anyone say they're in love with InDesign. In fact everyone in my course hated it (and so did I at first).
As for Dreamweaver, well I used that for a while ages ago but have always preferred coding by hand. I still prefer coding by hand, but I like Dreamweaver for CSS positioning.

"That other thing" is called Paint Shop Pro and yeah I prefer Photoshop now, but I have to say in Paint Shop's defence that it can do almost everything Photoshop can do, it's just that I don't always know where those features are hidden now. And some stuff is a lot better / easier / more intuitive in Paint Shop, and it has some cool little features that Photoshop hasn't (or that you would need to do "manually" in Photoshop). So I love my Paint Shop and always will.

WOW that was a long comment! And thanks Michelle. (so you like the flyer too? hmmm)

Posted by: Clarissa on Tue May 16, 2006 at 8:31

Nice work - looks pretty convincing, and very appropriate tone for a book fest. Woo.

Thanks for the comment - I replied to your MySpace account before I realised you didn't really use it, so you'll have to check back there to pick it up...

Posted by: grey kid on Tue May 16, 2006 at 18:43

OMG those are brilliant! I love the library shots, and the brochure is fantastic.

Dell wone the whunt.

Posted by: The BML on Tue May 16, 2006 at 20:18


Have replied grey kid

Posted by: Clarissa on Tue May 16, 2006 at 21:21

Indesign sucks! I want Quark xpress back at school :(
Photoshop is cool yeah..

By the end of next month i'm done with my study desktop publishing yayness!!

Posted by: dudie on Tue May 16, 2006 at 21:53

Quark Xpress sucks! InDesign is much better! Just get used to the differences.

Posted by: Clarissa on Tue May 16, 2006 at 22:16

I think I've once said I'm in love with InDesign. And I love Freehand, too. And I've always said, Dreamweaver is the shit.

When I started with graphics stuff many years ago I used PSP, too, but when I got my hands on PS for the first time... hehe.

Quark Xpress sucks, true.

And yes, I like the flyer.

Posted by: Michelle on Wed May 17, 2006 at 9:27

I love libraries
and books about libraries etc...

This one looks like the "Médiathèque Cathédrale" in Reims.

Posted by: amata on Wed May 17, 2006 at 11:49

I hated Freehand, it was very unintuitive after using Illustrator for so long. They're gonna get rid of it now that Adobe has eaten Macromedia I think.

PSP used to be a lot further behind PS than it is now. No one's gonna diss my PSP, it served me well for many years.

Cool @ liking flyer, I am glad

Hey Amata! cute your getting excited about libraries.

Posted by: Clarissa on Wed May 17, 2006 at 14:42