Week 42: Create Beautiful Type Design Editorials for Print and Web

Use one or two words to create your slogan. Multiplying and create 4 layers. Choose a background, it can be static. Save your final work into a PDF or PNG file for higher resolution. No need to create a GIF or mockup.

Beginner

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Use one or two words to create your slogan. Do this 2-4 times using different slogans. Multiplying and create 4 layers on each. Create a GIF, no need to create a mockup.

Intermediate

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Do the full project as in the video.

Advanced

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Add texture to the background of your design.

Time Allocated

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30-120mins depending on your level of proficiency.

Design Goals

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Create an animated GIF with type layered effect text.

Constraints

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You must layer your type and use a create an artboard size, eg web banner sizes. You must use Swatches the way we have taught you, or by creating Adobe Assets if you know how.

Resources

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Software

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  • illustrator
    Adobe Illustrator

    Transform Effect, Shape Tool, Layers, Smart Objects

  • photoshop
    Adobe Photoshop

    Swatch Panel, Mockups, Designing GIFs

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