FINAL – Senior Project

FINAL EXAM using the senior images you captured last nine weeks. Use the best images. Your card will only look as good as your pictures.

 

Part I – Set Up

1.    Open Adobe Photoshop.

Next step is to determine the direction and size of your graduation card.

Front/Back

  • 5.25 x 5.25
  • 5 x 7
  • 4 x 8
  • 4 x 9.25
  • 4.25 x 6
  • 4 x 5.5
  • 5 x 3.5
  • 4.625 x 6.25
Folded

  • 5.5 W x 11 H (5.5 x 5.5 folded)
  • 8 W x 8 H (4 x 8 folded)
  • 14 W x 5 H (7 x 5 folded)
Trifold

  • 5.25 W x 12.75 H
  • 7 W x 13 H
  • 10.5 W x 5 H
  • 12 W x 5.5 H

Layout does NOT have to be square, below are the instructions:

2.    Choose File > New

  • Input the Width (in inches)
  • Input the Height ( in inches)
  • Resolution set to 300
  • Color Mode – RGB Color 8 Bit
  • Background Contents – White

Set guidelines for folds at this time.

4.    Once the file is open choose File > Save as

5.    Save this to your folder as Senior-Front

6.    Again choose File > Save as

7.    This time Save as Senior-Back

 

 

 

Part II – Designing

 

The following are items needed to complete the graduation design:

  • Color and background is up to you.
  • Minimum number of images to use is 2.
  • Design must be front and back.
  • Design may be folded.
  • Use the students graduation information.
    • Senior’s Name
    • Senior’s graduation year
    • Senior’s high school name
    • Graduation place, town, state, date, and time
  • Colors do NOT have be to be school related.
  • ALL CAPS for overlay creations – Good.
  • ALL CAPS for the entire card design – Bad. IT MEANS YOUR YELLING THE INVITATION.
  • Remember to use both Tracking and Leading in the Character Palette.
  • Vertical text is not a good look. Don’t use.
  • You may download and use your own font design. Remember however the event information needs to be easily readable.

Save when finished.

Fonts Make a Difference

 

 

 

 

 

Grading Rubric

  • 50% Images taken for senior card – Quality. Editing. Lighting. Creativity.
  • 20% Sizing of card – Both sides same size.
  • 20% Designing – Fonts, colors, quality based on example cards found online, overlays created, color schemes.
  • 10% Turn-in – Printing, uploading, and saving to network resources.