Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Conclusion, part of Designing a Poster with InDesign CS4.
We have here various approaches to the Romeo & Juliet poster.…They range from the literal, to those that use Graphic abstractions, to those…that pay homage to famous posters, to those that are more suited to a more…modern interpretation of the play.…In all of these examples, I have used the iconography commonly associated with…Romeo and Juliet; daggers, hearts, roses, but I have tried to vary the…context and treatment of that iconography.…I have attempted to boil things down to their bare essentials and eliminate…unnecessary elements.…
Because the purpose of a poster is to grab the viewer's attention, wherever…possible I have simplified shape and detail, maximized contrast, used bold…typography and chosen solid, strong colors, with red as the color of love and of…blood, prominent among them.…All have their strengths and weaknesses, but I'll leave it up to you to choose a winner.…And of course, these are just a tiny sampling of what's possible,…combining the techniques we have learned.…
So, this is Nigel French saying goodbye.…
Adobe InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Generating ideas for layout and design
- Combining InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that blends maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Choosing appropriate typefaces and imagery
- Choosing colors that convey the message
- Making the most of images
- Creating mockups for client approval and in preparation for printing