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19 - Class Exercise 1

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Marcia Hebling Bruneli - 1 year ago

What is the address I should send it to?

Administrator Tayla Coman - 1 year ago

Hi Marcia, you can attach it to a comment here by using the 'choose file' button when commenting. Or you can send it to Daniel, daniel@byol.ie

Martin Bradley - 1 year ago

My shot at it.

Administrator Daniel Scott - 1 year ago

Beautiful Martin! Nice work.

Nataly Hollingsworth - 1 year ago

Here's my take...I can't seem to get the pic to not look grainy and pixelated. I even changed my import settings to the highest. At maximum and 300dpi it still looks icky...

Administrator Daniel Scott - 1 year ago

Hey Nataly,

Amazing job on the flyer. Love the font for ‘spring sale’ What is it?

Don’t worry about the image. I think it’s just a grainy image. Jump over to Google Images and do a search for flowers. Then if you click on Tools > Usage Rights > Labeled for reuse. You’ll get image you’re allowed to use in your design.

Kieran Foody - 1 month ago

Very useful comment on usage rights for google images, bit new to this but that will be very handy!

Ashyn Michelle Flanagan - 1 week ago

agreed! never knew this!

afnan - 1 year ago

Hi Daniel,
This is just an example I made, not gonna add it to a portfolio or anything...promise :) Hope you like it.

Afnan.

Administrator Tayla Coman - 1 year ago

Looks awesome Afnan!

Carolina Boschetti - 1 year ago

Hi Daniel! This is my take on the exercise. :)

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

Great work Carolina!

Debbie Campbell - 1 year ago

I chose my local theatre as my topic.

Debbie Campbell

Debbie Campbell - 1 year ago

Cropped version

Debbie

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

This is great Debbie! Well done. Love the colours

Jamie - 1 year ago

Here it is.

Administrator Tayla Coman - 1 year ago

Hi Jamie, did you need help with something?

Brandon Byer - 11 months ago

Hey Daniel,

This is the flyer I came up with for Class Exercise 1. How did I do?

Administrator Daniel Scott - 11 months ago

Love it dude! I know the choice of colors and the small simple font usage. The only thing that catches my eye is the round all. The "up to 50%..." need to be centred int here. The left align isn't strong enough to be a feature (IMHO). One other thing.... the dotted line isn't perfect around the outside. I assume this is because of the screenshot process? Nice work dude. Love it. - Dan.

Brandon Byer - 10 months ago

Gotcha! Yep I think this was because of the screenshot process. Thanks again!!

Kate OConnell - 11 months ago

Exercise 1. Image from Pixabay.

Administrator Daniel Scott - 11 months ago

Wow, this could be my favourite. So good to see a different (beautiful) image and some new colors. I love a good depth of field image. Nice work kate. - Dan.

Kate OConnell - 11 months ago

thank you.

Brian Andalora - 3 weeks ago

Cool colors! Love the image! Nicely done. As a suggestion, perhaps center the text a little more in the circle and increase the font size on 50% and bold it so it stands out. And maybe move circle down a little to reveal more of that wonderful flower. Great job.

Nabaht Shafiei - 9 months ago

Here it is! Submitting my flyer. :)

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

Good job Nabaht! One thing to consider os the centring of the text on the left on the green background. It's a bit far right

Carlos Álvarez Castillo - 9 months ago

Hi!
I am enjoying so much this course so far and I am sure I will enjoy it even more.
Having said that, I made a flyer. I borrowed the logo so I have got to name the artist by providing this link in here:
Attribution:
<a href='https://www.freepik.es/vector-gratis/seleccion-vintage-de-logos-de-hamburguesas_1129810.htm#page=1&index=1&query=LOGO BURGER'>Vector de Logo creado por freepik</a>.

I am thrilled to jumo into next project!

Thanks!

Administrator Tayla Coman - 9 months ago

WOW! I'm already hungry and you just made it worse! Great job and I like the design! My one bit of feedback would be to try and align the text on the left at bit more, the logo looks a bit too far to the left, it would look great if it was all nicely centred!

Carlos Álvarez Castillo - 9 months ago

Thanks a lot Tayla for your feedback. I will take it into consideration.
Kind regards,

Brian Andalora - 3 weeks ago

I will take one to go please! Nice image and colors! As an added suggestion, the text in the circle is a little too close to the edges, particularly "10% discount." Also, since the advertisement is a postcard, you might update instead of saying 'flyer.' To shorten text, perhaps say "Bring this card to receive 10% off." That should give you the desired result. Other than that, Burger Fast Food should use your services! Lol...

Eric Louwers - 9 months ago

My first try!

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

Good job Eric! Lovely bright orange. One tips of under paragraph formatting controls you can untick Hyphenate. This will solve the wor-
ld issue on the postcard

React Redux - 8 months ago

Hey Dan,
This is the flyer I came up with for Class Exercise 1. How did I do?

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

Good job here! Maybe centre you text on the left so it's centre with the dotted line and the image. It's a bit far left at the mo.

Joanna Nelius - 7 months ago

Hi Dan! Everything is showing up perfectly in InDesign, but I'm still having an issue where the background color doesn't show up when I export to a PDF. I'm not sure what is causing this.

Joanna Nelius - 7 months ago

Nevermind! I figured it out. :)

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

Good one Joanna!

thierry amour - 7 months ago

Why not

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

This is great Thierry. Great image and good thinking on the eye catching red dot! Well done.

Bethany Szczepanski - 7 months ago

Hi! Here is my first class project. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

This is great Bethany well done. All I could suggest is maybe to play with your 50% off spot. It's a good sale so maybe give it some impact. You could try having the text the same size but increasing the 50% off part, that would help fill the circle space as well.
Aside from that, great job!

Abdul Halim Alonto Baki - 6 months ago

Thank you very much for Sir, I enjoy the lecture series.
Attached my Home work.
Regards. Abdul Halim from, Philippines

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

Great work Abdul. One tip is to look at your text on the left, and centre it a bit more in that green space, it's currently a bit far left.

RUTH RIVERA - 6 months ago

My saved file says locked and I dont understand. Im on a MacBook..

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

Mmmmm odd. Can you try resaving your indesign file

Daniel Kyriacou - 6 months ago

I had a crack. I think it's missing something but i can't figure it out.

Administrator Emma Norton - 6 months ago

Great job Daniel. I would say maybe just experiement a bit more with the text. It's a bit small on the left and you could space it out so 'advice' isn't on it's own. Maybe balance it more over the three lines and that way you could make the text larger and more eye catching. Even Spring Sale, it's a sale! Scream about it :) And the 50% off, that's a good deal! give it some impact.
Overall great work though ;)

Daniel Kyriacou - 6 months ago

Awesome. That makes sense. Thanks for the feedback Emma.

RUTH RIVERA - 6 months ago

Didn't follow the initial design. Hope thats okay

RUTH RIVERA - 6 months ago

Sorry I used to snipping tool and now can't delete this to upload a better one thats finalized

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

Very creative Ruth. Good work. No need to follow the design at all, we like to see what else people come up with!
Few tips, I would look at the placement of your text to your yellow dotted border, looks like it clashes on the left and the logo in the orange box is a bit close on the left. Overall great creativity!

Juan Zapata - 6 months ago

Looking forward for some feedback.

Administrator Daniel Scott - 6 months ago

Hi Juan, thanks for your submission, could you try maybe a different font combination? Specifically maybe find a better body font for the 'a story about...' area?

CharlineAns - 5 months ago

Hi Daniel, I have an issue with numbers. When I copy paste numbers for instance 50%, or if I write them directly in InDesign, they show up as Arabic (I think...). I tried to change the language but it did not change anything.
I am probably doing something wrong :)
Thanks for your help!
Charline

Administrator Emma Norton - 5 months ago

mmm I haven't come across this problem before.
When you select the text and font does it say it is?
When you type your numbers and that come out i Arabic can you select them can change to a different font? Does it change to numbers?

Annette Terney - 5 months ago

Heres my go at the flyer for Green Gardener!
A bit of an advise since this is for absolute beginners! Settings are going a tad too fast.
As a daily user, even I learned something new and rather useful. I struggle a bit with the "Align"! Either it dont move or its all over the place.

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

Great work Annette Terney!
I think you can change the settings at the botom left of your screen when the video is playing. That might help.

Align tool takes practice really but looks like you're getting the hang of it in this postcard as it's nicely balanced

Dipesh Pradhan - 4 months ago

Hi,
Really well explained, I was trying to align the frames horizontally and tried all align methods with combination for page, margins etc, cant seem to get them to align properly using the tools.

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

Do you have you smart guides on (found in windows: grids and guides) this should line up the bottom text box to have the same spacing as the above spacing of the other boxes.

Stephen Outlaw - 4 months ago

Hi Daniel
Here's my take on the class exercise.Any comments welcomed.

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

Good one Stephen! I would just look at the logo and move it over to the right a bit, it's a funny one as that leaf hangs over a bit huh. Move it so gardener is more centred with spring sale! and maybe that main text to more of to the right a bit also so it's balanced between the border on the left and the edge of the image.

Stephen Outlaw - 4 months ago

Hi there Daniel
Here's my take on the exercise. Any comments appreciated, thanks

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

above :)

Stephen Outlaw - 4 months ago

Hi Daniel
Here's my take on the exercise. Any comments appreciated,thanks

Stephen Outlaw - 4 months ago

Hi Daniel
Here's my take on the exercise. Any comments appreciated,thanks!

Stephen Outlaw - 4 months ago

Hi Daniel
I'm trying to upload my exercise work but when I hit the submit button the upload fails. I've tried in safari and chrome..unless you received it anyway and I can't view the upload??

Daniel Kyriacou - 4 months ago

Have you been writing something to go with it? I've noticed it won't let you upload unless you write something. That's why most people just write what the topic is.

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

thanks Daniel

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

replied above :)

Stephen Outlaw - 4 months ago

Hi Daniel
Have to say your presentation style in the tutorials is really clear and engaging - great job!
Below is my take on the class exercise. Any comments appreciated...

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

above :)

Laura Branden - 4 months ago

This is what I ended up doing.

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

W O W!!!!! beautiful Laura. Well done!
If I was to offer a tip I'd just look at the 6pm text. It's close to the edge of the page so at risk of getting cut off. You could make the text a bit smaller to give it more space maybe and align the 'e' up with the top of 'November'
My only other tip is to consider how many fonts you have used. It's good to keep them to a minimum. Maybe work with 1 or 2 and just change up the bolds, thins, italics etc to emphasis different areas of your text like the date etc.

Brian Andalora - 3 months ago

Hello Daniel, here is my simply take on this assignment. I added outer glow on logo and callout circle, then made the 50% Off text stand out a little. Thanks!

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

Great work Brian! I love how your emphasised the 50% off, this isn't common in the submission but an important factor in the postcard isn't it! :) well done.

Nati - 2 months ago

Hey Daniel,
It's been a while since I've been dealing with indesign, I usually work on Illustrator. The exercise was nice to practice.

Brian Andalora - 2 months ago

Hi Nati, I am a fellow student, but also a professional Senior Graphic Designer. I like the cool flashy color. Makes the logo and Spring Sale text stand out. But to make it easier on the eyes and more readable, I would change the text color of the paragraph and the website URL to either white or the lighter green.

Administrator Emma Norton - 2 months ago

Good one Nati! Very eye catching and great colours and effect on the image!
I would just explore some other colours for your text so it stands out a bit more and is more readable. Even if it was all white . And maybe look at your text spacing in the circle so it's not so close to the edge of the circle. You could even make more of an impact on the 50% off area as this a good deal! :) Over all awesome work.

Kelly Keiter - 2 months ago

Where are the files to download the floral exercise?

Brian Andalora - 2 months ago

There is a gray box with a link just below the video, left side.

LIONBERGER ROBERT ERIK - 2 months ago

idk ~ I'm not much of a designer, but I'm learning... ;;; thanks for all the tutorials... really really love them all ;

Administrator Emma Norton - 3 weeks ago

Wow, looking great! So much effort in your postcard. One thing I'd suggest is in the option you are limited with what you can do to a logo so you need to keep it in it natural state.

Lewis - 1 month ago

Decided to do something a little different using my own illustration, but still following all the steps!

Brian Andalora - 1 month ago

Hello Lewis, I like the idea and text treatment on Sakura Sushi! Nice work. As a suggestion, to make the subheader and body copy text stand out a little more, the pink font color seems to blend a little too much on yellow background. Perhaps use an accent color from the dark pink tuna or darker pink to make colors pop a little more. Other than that, love the idea!

Aleksander Ławresz - 1 month ago

Here I go :)

Joseph - 1 month ago

Excellent Tutorial. Made it appear so straightforward.

Administrator Emma Norton - 3 weeks ago

Good one Joseph!

Kieran Foody - 1 month ago

Here's my effort, really enjoying the pace of this course, many thanks

Administrator David Marcius - 1 week ago

Hey Kieran,
The image is looking nice.
I would suggest maybe checking the color of circle background to something more soothing to the eye. This one is too emphasized. Overall looking good.

Faith - 1 month ago

My homework. It was definitely worthwhile doing the homework. You think you've learned it, but often you can't remember where to find things! This embeds it.

Brian Andalora - 3 weeks ago

Hi Faith, I like your color combinations, especially with the red highlights on the tops of the flower shape. As a suggestion, to give a little more breathing room or 'white space' around text and logos, consider shrinking the fonts size on "SPRING SALE" and the Green Gardner logo so they are not too close to the edge of the red rectangle, as well as moving the circle discount image down into image more away from the edges.

Administrator David Marcius - 1 week ago

Hey Faith,
The image is looking good.
I would suggest adjusting some things that Brian pointed out regarding color and text. I think fixing those will give a more uniform and lean look to the image.

Kerry Gower - 3 weeks ago

My quick go at it.

Brian Andalora - 3 weeks ago

Nice. I like the red color connection between the words "Spring Sale" and the circle!

Administrator David Marcius - 1 week ago

Hey Kerry,
The image is looking good.
I would suggest small adjustment on the color of Spring Sale text and circle color to a more brighter color to look more natural.

Maria Wurzer - 5 days ago

Here is my version. Comments very much appreciated. Thank you very much for the great course!

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Video Transcription

So now its homework time. Well, not homework, it is class exercise time. I'd love for you to go through and do this. When I'm running my in-classroom training I find this is the most valuable part of the whole experience. Instead of following me step-by-step you run into problems, you'd be able to fix them yourself.

Now, like I do in my classroom training, I've got a checklist. I'd like you to do all of these things. So set aside a little bit time now; 15 minutes, 20 minutes, it might take you an hour depending on how fast you're picking it up. The nice thing is you get to do it at home at your own pace. So, go through, and do every single thing on this list, and when you're finished, you can use this thing in your portfolio. You have permission, you can use this in your portfolio, and say this is something that I've made, and it is.

What I'd also like you to do is, send me a copy. You might follow this verbatim, and that's totally fine. I just want to see that you've done it, send it to me. Depending on where you're watching these videos, often there's comments, or class exercise part, stick it in there. Either the PDF, or the JPEG version, or even a screenshot. I'll just work you through this list so let me quickly help you with what you need to do.

Its a new document, easy, but in that new document it needs to be 'US Half Letter', or 'A5' depending on which part of the world you're in. Needs to be a 'Bleed' of 3mm or an eighth of an inch, depending on what part of the world you're from. 'Facing Pages' is going to be turned off. We're going to make a 'Landscape'. I want you to create your very own new library for this client here, called Green Gardener. Add the brand colors, you'll see that in your exercise files, they are there. There is something called-- in '01 Flyer' there's one called 'Class Exercise'. And in here, are your colors, there's the colors there.

There's the checklist that I'm reading through now as well. You can read through at your own time if you don't want to pause this video. And here's some other bits. This is the finished file that you can see in the background here, so you can use that as an example if you get lost.

Other things you need to do, add those brand colors. Add them to your 'CC Library'. You need to use a logo that's in there and one of the images, there's three to pick from. You can use your own, its totally fine. You can use your own logo, your own colors, I'd love you to do that. But if you just want to charge on, and finish them, you can just use the example stuff. Your image needs to be cropped like this one. It's a lot big, we've cropped it down using our special tricks. I want you to make the heading 'upper case'. I would like you to put a 'dashed border', we used a 'dotted' one earlier on.

Create a 'Round all'; 'Round all' is a name of this, like this little round thing with some text in it. I want you to create this with a perfect circle. I want you to 'group' these two together. I want you to 'rotate' them around. Then I'd like you to save and name your file, maybe using the 'V1'. And I'd like you to create a 'PDF with crop marks'. And then send me a version of it, I'd love to see it.

Now, if you get stuck with anything please drop me a comment, or go back through the previous videos. The previous videos will cover everything we've done in here. If you do get lost though, and you're not too sure drop me a message, and I'll give you a hand. Now I promise you, I've been teaching InDesign for about 12 years now, and its the people that actually take the effort, and do these little extra examples, are the ones that pick it up the most. Following me step-by-step is awesome until you run into a problem. Go ahead, do this one. Send me a screenshot, send me a sample. Even if you don't, just keep it on your site, keep it for your portfolio but make sure you do it. Alright, let's go on to the next project. Exciting.

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