Process: I found the scripture quote that I wanted to use, then I searched for images online that would invoke a feeling of peace. I searched for nature settings to do so, until I found the one that best fit. I wanted the message to be the peace that coming unto Christ can bring. My audience is anyone who needs to feel a little peace in their lives or who need or want a little spiritual boost. After I found the image I wanted to use, I opened it in Microsoft Word, enlarged it to fill the page, then flipped it to a landscape layout. I created a text box for scripture, and a separate text box for the word “peace”. I put a design element of a small circle on either side of the word “peace,” and I matched the color to a pink in the sunset. I contrasted my typefaces by using two different font styles, and by making the title larger as well.
Critique Report: I poste my design on our class Facebook page on Monday, and I received feedback from Christina Garrick and April Bethea. I also emailed my design to Ben Harker on Tuesday and received his feedback. I submitted my design on the Notes page in I-Learn on Monday and received feedback from Sister Peterson Wednesday night. April, Christina and Ben all thought that my original design element was too subtle, so I enlarged it a bit. April and Sister Peterson both noticed that the first two letters of my title had been unintentionally bolded, so I fixed that. April also notice that I had an extra space in front of one of my words, so I removed that as well. April suggested trying for a more perfect alignment of my title and body copy, so I attempted to correct that. April and Sister Peterson both recommended that I put the scripture reference the same size as the rest of my body copy, so I put it at 11 point as well. Ben thought that the title at the bottom of the page drags your eyes away from the design, but I liked the way that it felt to me, and Sister Peterson said it was like the water was flowing to the words, so I kept it the same. Ben also suggested a semi-transparent whit box behind the text to improve the visibility of the words. I played around with it a bit, but nothing felt right, and Sister Peterson didn’t mention anything about it, so I left it as it was. Sister Peterson said that the edge of “P” in my title seemed to be leading to a dot, and recommended that I slightly move my other dot to make it look as though the end of the “e” was doing the same, so I adjusted that. She also recommended that I add another dot for additional repetition, so I placed another, smaller one just before the body copy started.
Link to Image: http://www.zastavki.com/eng/Nature/Other/wallpaper-28560.htm
Font Name/Category: Title: Lucida Calligraphy, Script; Body Copy: Footlight MT Light, Oldstyle