SI 520 Fall 2012 // Week 2

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Homework 1 Checklist
Due: 09/20 Twitter Background mockups for Nichols Arboretum (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring) Software: Photoshop Elements: Background color / images, U-M logo, Twitter foreground. Don’t remove, distort, or modify the size, font, or position of the logo, and other foreground elements. You can apply layers effects if you like. Goals: develop conceptual color palette (one for all four seasons), master Layers order and organization, and selection techniques, understand designing for continuing / repetitive background Deliverable Deadline met Paper copy submitted (printed on 8.5 X 11” paper in color): page 1: submission checklist page 2: planning sketches (you can xerox these from your notepad), page 3: screenshot of Layers panel with groups content visible; color palette with color harmony type indicated pages 4–7: mockups (landscape format) Concept developed Background fill is planned (images blend to solid color or tile). Images are not upscaled. Visual consistency maintained. Contrast for text / logo and background allowed. Color scheme is indicated. All four backgrounds have same saturation/intensity and brightness Groups are used to organize layers Layers’ order maintained (Foreground layer on top) Pages 2–7 uploaded to Scribd as a multipage document (pdf binder) Total Corrections % 10 25

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