Final Graphic Design Project

Final-Graphic-Design

After a little advice from all of you, this graphic came a long way!¬†Here’s what I’ve come up with. I decided that I wasn’t fond of the rectangle piece as a banner in the middle, plus I was finding it difficult to use the rule of thirds while still trying to make it look good. So, instead,¬†I decided to switch it up completely. I knew that I still wanted to use the ¬†photo on the left, just with a touch more blending so it’s not so sharp on the edges.

I decided to switch the landscape to horizontal, since the photos I chose were also horizontal it seemed to flow much easier. The three photos on the right were sourced from Unsplash, and none were altered besides the white border along the outsides of the photos. I liked the idea of the white border because it tied in the text much better. I chose these three because they were simplistic, yet similar to the photo on the left that I thought it kept the same idea of similarity as I had in the first draft. Especially with the male’s blue suit, I really appreciate how that ties into the graphic.

I then added the beige background. I think this ties in everything very well, and it adds the “elegant” feel to the design, that every bride wants to feel when searching for the perfect wedding venue. I kept the text very similar, except added “A Premier Wedding Venue.” I wanted to still keep the idea of short, sweet and to the point, yet still have them understand what kind of product/service I was offering. Lastly, I added the greenery and flower around the text just to add a pop of color, and a little something to fill up the space. These images were sourced from my¬†Shutterstock subscription.

I’d love to hear any additional feedback or comments that you might have. Thanks for all your help!

Sources:

Top Left: (Front) photo by David Thomaz. (Background) photo by Sweet Ice Cream Photography.

Top Right: Photo by Andre Hunter.

Middle Right: Photo by Sweet Ice Cream Photography.

Bottom Right: Photo by Tiko Giorgdaze.

Greenery: Alana Medvedva at Shutterstock.

Flower: Alweina Art at Shutterstock.

Graphic Design Draft

 

Graphic-Design-Draft

After A LOT of research, and replaying thoughts over and over in my head, I finally came up with the message I wanted to convey. You’re probably looking at this and thinking, “that’s it?” I wanted it to be simple, yet elegant in a way to show my audience (mostly brides) that if they came to my (imaginary) venue, that they would be taken care of. “Your Day, Done Your Way.” is part of the theme I’ve been trying to get across. I’ve always dreamt of a place that would handle all of your wedding needs in one place, and that’s what I’m hoping this could convey.

I took the top image of the woman looking at her soon to be husband, very fitting for this instance by the way, and then used the pen tool to cut out the original background. I loved the clarity in this photo and I knew a photo that wasn’t as “focused” would look really neat as the background, so I then grabbed the photo of the elegant venue display and used the move tool to place it behind the man and woman where I wanted it.¬†I was going for a very sleek look, while still trying to convey the message that we can do everything, from floral to table setup, etc. I then found the bottom photo that I thought fit well with the theme, that long veil just caught my eye, and I thought it fit well with the idea of “Veiled in Love.” I couldn’t not include a veil in there somewhere, plus I really liked how the man was wearing a blue suit, I thought of the law of similarity by tying it together with the other man in the top photo. This is simply a photo without any edits done to it. Once that was complete, I was trying to figure out where to put the text. I decided that it looked a little funky where the two photos conjoined in the middle, so I covered that up by placing a rectangle shape, tweaking the color a few times, and then adding the text on top, and boom! There it is. The finished product.

Sometimes I feel as if wedding venues try and add in a ton of photos on their design pieces, and it can become very overwhelming. As if the bride didn’t have enough to be overwhelmed about, right? In this case, I was trying to prevent that. I was going for the look of “less is more”. Simple, yet elegant. Just as their big day could be.

All Photo Cred goes to:

All three of these photos were found on the Unsplash website where their license states:

“All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.

More precisely, Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash. This license does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service.”