Learning how to skilfully make use of the ‘type’ tool, I had to produce different letters using given fonts such as ‘Avenir’, ‘Helvetica’, ‘Copper black’, ‘Rockwell’ and ‘Baskervile’. Also I had to scale each letter to a very large scale and see what visual shapes can be created. This task was extended by me having to produce a colourful layer background combined with colourful fonts and to produce an A4 layout using the typefaces to display a given quote given to me by my teacher. Along with clipping a picture of the person who says the quote, my quote is “computers don’t crate computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist.” by John Lasseter.
I started by making a 10×10 cm background layer.
After making the layer I used the ‘horizontal type tool’ to type out the letters that I will be changing into different typefaces.
After typing out my letters I went to the typeface options and changed each letter to the chosen typefaces. I had to repeat this process in six different documents using different typefaces.
Using the ‘free transform tool’ I enlarged the size of each of the letters to present visual shape.
After doing all this I repeated this process, but instead I recreated this but in colour, I started by going to ‘layer’>’new fill layer’>’solid colour’ to change the colour of the layer.
You can double click on the coloured box called a ‘layer swatch’ to change the layer to a different colour.
This coloured box is the ‘type swatch’ I clicked on this to change the colour of the letters.
For the last piece of this task, I first created a an A4 background layer by going to ‘file’>’new’ then i changed the ‘document type’ to ‘international paper’ and selected then A4.
Using the ‘type tool’ I typed out the quote that was said by John Lasseter, the quote was ‘Computers don’t create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artists’. After i rearranged the words to present an attractive layout.
After finishing fixing the layout of the quote, I selected the layers with the quote and went to ‘layers’ >’group layers’ to place the layers into a folder, this makes it easier to place things together in folders.
After the final positioning of the typography arrangements, I then pasted in an imagine of the John Lasseter to finish the final touches on this task.
I ensured that the layer with the image is selected and above the folder with the typography in it. I then went to ‘layer’>’create’>’clipping mask’ to produce this effect of the image clipping into the typography.
The final result, I did not enjoy doing this task as I found it frustrating trying to use the letters to form together in order to help the image project through more visibly. I want to improve my skills in making proper use of the fonts and letters to produce high quality typography presentations. However I like the clipping effect that can be used in many different ways.