Join John McWade for an in-depth discussion in this video A cutout photo adds realism to a page, part of Learning Graphic Design: Techniques.
I'd like to show you how a cutout photo can bring your readers into your story, …be very engaging, very interesting to look at. …I'm going to illustrate this for you on a side bar. …A side bar is a short story that's attached to a longer story that's similar …to it or related to it. In this case, the side bar is about the …ship RMS Titanic, a name that should sound familiar. …We have a department head, a photo, a headline, text, and I'll show you two …ways to go about this. The easiest most common way is to just …picture the ship. The article is talking about the ship, so …let's just show it. It's kind of the encyclopedia approach …and this is great for the reader who is unfamiliar with the ship.…
The other way is to picture an artifact from the ship. …In this case, this life ring, kind of represents the fate of the Titanic. …It's one small object. The one down side to this is that it is a …small artifact. And because we have it in a rectangle, …there is a little bit of distance. It's almost like a framed object on the wall. …
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