Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding color and creating an overprint effect, part of Type Project: Dada Poster.
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…On the right, our finished version.…On the left, our work in progress.…We have two things that we want to do here.…Create and apply a color palette.…And create an overprint effect.…By overprint effect I'm referring to this kind of thing here.…Where we have the overlap of the different colors.…I just want to address a couple of things before we get to that.…This piece of type here, this word New, I'm going to change this to the closest…equivalent that I could find to clarendon on Adobe type kit and that is lexia, lexia…black and I want the n to be a cap N.…
I'll then just scale that down a fraction…and rotate a bit, I'm also going to make this…piece of type a bit smaller and up here I'm going to make that B a lower case b.…Right, now to creating the color palette.…Of course, we absolutely have to use red.…So our color palette is essentially going to be red and black,…but actually, rather than black, I'm going to use a 90% gray.…The solid black that we have is at default black, it's just a bit too perfect.…
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