For the last couple of days, since the last update, we've been working well with our brief, which was to create a solution for the question. So we've created an ice-breaker/speed-dating/drinking-game. The idea is that hopefully, the alcohol will loosen everyone up enough so they're able to mix and associate easier with people. I've been working hard on the rear-design of the flyer, and I'm in charge of print.
Below, are the front and back of the flyer.
Here's a short time-lapse, sped up an excessive 16,000 times, in GIF form to show you the processes I went through when creating the back slide.
Presentation day, I've been in charge of repo-graphics, taking the A6 front of the card, designed by other members of the group, to which i designed the back of the card to correspond with the front, and provide the information, and reproducing it in A3 poster size. Sadly, the image I received has been rasterized, which means the vector-quality was gone, it was now pixels. So, I did the following:
- Placed the image onto an A3 page in Adobe Illustrator, enlarged it to A3 size. The quality was awful, very pixelated and blurry. So, I tried image tracing the original image, which converts the image into vector-format, so it can be cleanly enlarged without losing quality. However, this didn't work to plan, the poor-quality image couldn't be saved, as the lines became wavy, making the font look completely different rather than the clean profession masterpiece that is Eric Gill's, Gill Sans.
- Because of this, I had to manually re-trace the image with Vector shapes. So, i decreased the opacity of the layer, locked it, so I wouldn't accidentally move or edit it. I set up my rulers and guides to assure the image would be lined up properly, giving a professional look. And I begun to retrace the image, re-typing the text and re-drawing the shapes.
- Once this was completed, I performed some quality control checks, zooming in to make sure everything is perfectly aligned, and printed the poster off.