Week 41: Create Beautiful Type Design Editorials for Print and Web

Create an Instagram post turning text into texture and applying that to your design.

Beginner

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Fill a shape with placeholder text.

Intermediate

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Create a design with a one large letter and make a shape surrounding that letter with body text.

Advanced

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Add texture to the background of your design.

Time Allocated

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Allow 30-45 minutes for concept and sketching. After that, allow another 30 minutes for beginner designers, an hour for intermediate and up to 90 minutes total for the advanced challenge.

Design Goals

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Create a design that you can post on instagram.

Constraints

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Make a sketch first, before getting started with your computer. Use InDesign to vectorise your letter. Use the Pen, Shapes and Text Tool to create your shape.

Resources

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Software

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  • indesign
    Adobe InDesign

    Sketching

  • other-software
    Other

    Instagram

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