The 100th Design Tip
Well. Here we are. This
is the 100th design tip. At present there is conflict in the
world, so I've decided to design a posters which reflect the hope for unity in the world.
I've used a child as the center focus of the poster, as children
are probably the most vunerable in any conflict.
First let's import a few images and text onto the canvas.
In the following case there are five graphical elements and
a text element (One World). The graphical images are obvoiusly
competing with each other for the focus of the graphic. Thus
let's use an Alpha of 30% for the bomb logo (the grey one
on the right-hand side), and we must blend the star into the
background so that the text can be readable. For this we can
add a 20% alpha. The text also has too much constrast, thus
we can change it's colour to a yellowish hue (#FFFFBB). This
The best format to use is SWF, as we can easily change the background
colour, without effecting the graphical content (unlike GIF which
normally requires a change of Matte colour - which creates a line
line around a graphic which matches the background colour). First
with a dark blue:
and now with an orangy/red colour:
and a darker red:
and a darker blue:
I think, personally, that the dark red version is the best, so
let's try and scale our graphic to see if it works as a larger version
and smaller (50% smaller):
For example, in a banner:
One day, soon, there will be just one world. Hopefully it won't
take too long.