Journalism Experiment #2

This is my second experiment testing out the skills I’ve been picking up along my multimedia journey. For this experiment, I’m turning my attention to graphic design. Something I’ve learned since entering the world of multimedia journalism is that so much we do for the Web depends on design: from type of font to colors to the way they are arranged.

So I decided it was about that time to work on my design chops. Below is the product of trying out a tutorial I found on 1stwebdesigner.com. The tutorial teaches you how to use Photoshop to create a typographic wallpaper-looking image. Just consider it a Wordle on Photoshop steroids. It incorporates so many steps, I’m not even going to try to repeat them here. All I’m going to say is that I had fun following the directions. And while I didn’t follow each step to the T, I think my design came out pretty cool.

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