This semester at school as officially kicked my butt! I took both Photoshop and Illustrator in the same term — talk about confusing. Just when I think I know what I’m doing I find out I’m wrong. I keep looking for tools in Photoshop that are only in Illustrator – and vice versa. Ahhh well, that’s all part of learning right?
So I’m heading into Finals Week and still have another few hours of homework to tackle before I can go to bed tonight. But figured I’d share my final Illustrator project here in the meantime. It’s a magazine cover design for the school creative magazine that’s published once a year and includes poetry, illustrations and creative writing from students. Obviously the title is “Expressions.” The cover and divider pages are designed by students as well. Not that I expect to win or anything – but the professor had us create a cover for entry as our final project.
It took me WAY too long. And this is actually the 4th rendition. The first 3 just didn’t do it for me. This one isn’t fabulous and there are things I’d definitely change (lots of things) — but I had to call it done and move on. Truthfully, I should have called it done 3 hours ago!