So the last post had all different designs I created for the new cover photo. Yes, simple design but I am still proud of it!
In the end, we chose #3:
Before the new cover photo, PAF had an enlarged photo of their profile photo taking it's place. The bottom left was covered up by the cover photo and there was no defining difference between the two.
Either way, it's great to see your work up in real life. Thousands of FB followers now get to see the design I created! So cool :) I also created the same cover photo for the Twitter dimensions. That will be going up soon on their profile!
I'm currently doing pro-bono consulting / coordination for Project Angel Food. They are an amazing organization in Los Angeles that feed those who are not able to cook for themselves / go out to get food. Most of the clients have critical illnesses. Every day, a batch of volunteers come in to the kitchen to prep meals for the day + drive around town delivering the meals that were made in the morning. While I've only been working with the organization for a short time so far, it's been very rewarding helping them with their social media, reaching our customer acquisition goals, and volunteering in the kitchen with other volunteers.
While we don't necessarily have a "team" and our volunteers to help with social media are always changing, we somehow manage to continue putting out content and gaining followers. Our current FB profile photo and cover letter consist of the same image. I finally decided to sit and come up with some new options. Yes, this is very, very basic design, but it was great working on the cover photos!
I first started with image 1, but then decided there was too many blues happening in one photo. I cut out text and came to image 2. I realized the profile photo already had "Project Angel Food" in it, so then went to image 3. Just to keep the PAF happy, I added back in "Project Angel Food" where it shows on image 4.
My favorites would be image 2 or 3!
We are always faced with obstacles so that we can overcome them and learn from them. Obstacles = growth. When we come out on the other side, we are stronger.
Still working on how to manipulate shapes! The gradient background - I have no clue how I was able to get that. Need to go back and figure out how that happened... ha ha.
So I got a bit sidetracked today with trying to figure out some basic editing skills on photoshop. I tried working on selecting certain parts of an image and just editing those spots (photo row 1). Deleting parts of an image is shown in row 2. This one was a bit challenging - even though I could delete parts of the background, it was hard to then create a more natural setting. Once again - practice makes perfect. Row 3 - I was trying to darken the skyline so it wasn't so washed out. Not sure if I like the darkness on the face as well... probably going to play around with that one some more later.
I never had a formal introduction to Photoshop. Coming into the fashion industry and in social media, I was thrown into the lion's den and had to quickly figure out how to work the tool. Luckily, there are amazing resources online and I had wonderful coworkers who were designers helping me whenever I needed it.
Today, I looked up some YouTube tutorials and came upon a great "10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do" video. While I am definitely still working on these basic skills, I just wanted to highlight some compilations I put together today. Another project down in the books. With this video, I really need to work on my selection skills and exposure skills with photos - doing a deep dive on that tomorrow! But hey, without practice, there will be no perfection. ✌🏾
Please enjoy the photos, I find them quite humorous ☺️
So, I wasn't sure what I wanted to create today. I knew I wanted to create some sort of "how - to" guide - a very simplistic one. My friend is working at an amazing company - Polymail - and I thought why not create this guide for their product. Love what you read? Check them out here 💌
*Note: The Polymail icon and "P O L Y M A I L" text is from Polymail, not myself.
I know the fonts do not match up with their original. At this stage, I cannot justify buying fonts when I am just practicing and in the beginning stages of creating! After learning about gradient (and still working on the kinks), I am loving it. Gradients all the way! Hope you like my new design - cannot wait to start a new tutorial today 🔥