Thursday, September 16, 2010

Poster Copy

When I first started this copy I thought the biggest challenge was going to be replicating the variations of hue within the bars of color, but once I got past that I assumed I would just easily add the text. However, with this project I discovered that my version of Photoshop (Elements 8) does not have a kerning option. I wasted 40 minute searching for it. I'm not sure why they would choose to exclude what seems to be a basic tool from the program. Anyway, I was able to finish without it, but it took a lot longer than it should have and is not as accurate in spacing as I would like.

Professor, do you any tips for getting by without the kerning option?

Original by Ralph Schraivogel


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  2. Excellent job Steve.... your re rendering of the bars and essential structure was spot on.

    So sorry about the kerning (or lack of it) in Elements! I didn't see how I could ask you to spring for the big brother at $199 student price and was hoping that it had everything but the vector tools and 3D tools...

    One possibility is to add a space between letters or to simply set each letter individually as there aren't that many in the end in the headlines we are doing.

    Alternately there is the opensource program Gimp which you could handle but most beginners have a hard time figuring has kerning though.