Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Brainstorming ideas, part of Designing an Invitation.
Making a birthday invitation isn't exactly rocket science and it shouldn't be…a chore either. But as with any design project, big or small, you'll get a better…result if you do some research and planning before going to the computer.…Start out by looking at examples.…Here's a sampling I found through a Google search.…Once you have an idea of what's out there, take 20 minutes to sit down with…pencil and paper to make a mind map.…Start in the center with your main theme and create word associations in…clusters that radiate outwards.…
Now you have some ideas, take another 20 minutes to come up with some…thumbnail sketches.…Don't worry if they look terrible, here are mine.…They're rudimentary at best, but that doesn't matter, they serve a purpose and…that purpose is to help crystalize your ideas.…So that by the time you sit down at the computer, not only have you generated…ideas, but you've already discarded some bad ideas that aren't worth pursuing,…saving yourself a lot time in the long run.…
- Looking at type choices
- Creating a digital letterpress effect
- Adding text and images
- Creating alternate versions of your invitation