This was my first real design assignment, worth 3 stars. I’ve always liked the propaganda posters in UMW’s library, so when I saw this assignment I jumped on it. The most difficult part of completing it was probably selecting the poster to modify. I figured that commenting could stand to benefit from propaganda, so I set to work finding a poster about teamwork. I settled on this one:
The first thing I did was to remove the writing from the poster. To do this, I selected all of the areas with writing, and then deleted my selections. I then used a tool in Paint.NET that allows you to copy a color from somewhere in an image. I selected the background gray color and used the paint bucket tool to fill in the spaces where there was previously text.
My next step was to add my own text. I went through a bunch of different options but eventually settled on Impact. It isn’t the same as the original, but I think it does a good job of highlighting the importance of commenting. I then thought of some phrases that were about the same length as the ones on the original poster in order to keep spacing and sizing similar. I added this text in new layers on top of the poster and sized it to match the original. I used the color-stealing tool on the original poster to select font colors. And that’s all this assignment required!