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Weekly Design Exercise abbrev. DEX

/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | noun

noun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises

1.Activity requiring physical effort occurring once a week, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness of your freakin’ mind.

E.”Weekly Design Exercise improves your Adobe skills and design power"

Feel free to jump into our weekly design brief and produce a mini design project. They are completely free. No catch! These exercises are The Graphic Design School’s contribution to the continuum of the design education of our design graduates, students and the design world at large. Gosh darn that’s nice of us!

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Create an Asian-inspired vintage style poster/postcard and ink-effect logo
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Design Brief:
Create an Asian-inspired Poster or Postcard using techniques to make a modern image look vintage using hand tints and use brushes to give it texture. Add a logo to the poster/postcard and make a modern logo look hand-printed in ink.
RESOURCES:

"Going Down The River" Photo by Hisu Lee on Unsplash
"Hong Kony Hustle Font" Font Design on dafont.com
"Texture Brush" Brush Design by Chris Spooner
beginner:
Find a black and white image or use the one in the link supplied, and hand tint it using Color Fill Layers and Blend Modes Add new brushes (see link below for free brushes) to your Preset brushes to create texture on the image. Use the image on a poster/postcard for an event or restaurant.
intermediate:
Find a black and white image or use the one in the link supplied, and hand tint it using Color Fill Layers and Blend Modes. Add new brushes (see link below for free brushes) to your Preset brushes to create texture on the image. Use the image on a poster/postcard for an event or restaurant. Add a logo and use the techniques in the tutorial to make it look like the ink has bled and give it a hand-printed quality using masks and brushes.
advanced:
Create a poster/postcard as instructed under Intermediate Level, and then create a series of posters/postcards for the same venue or event using different images or colour palette.
Design Constraints:
Use Photoshop Color Fill Layers to tint a black and white image. Use Brushes to add texture to the image. Make a vector logo look hand printed using Brushes and Masks in Photoshop.
Design Goals:
Create an Asian-inspired vintage style poster or postcard, using brushes and hand-tinting. Make the logo look hand-printed.
Tools & Techniques:
Photoshop Mask ToolPhotoshop BrushesAdobe Photoshop
Total Time Allowed:
60 Minutes for Beginner: download image (or use your own), hand tint and add texture using downloaded brushes. Use image on a poster/postcard. 60-90 Minutes for intermediate: download image (or use your own), hand tint and add texture using downloaded brushes. Texturise a logo and add to the poster/postcard image. 60-240 Minutes for advanced: download image (or use your own), hand tint and add texture using downloaded brushes. Texturise a logo and add to the poster/postcard image. Create a series of posters/postcards using different images or different colour palettes.

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