MonthApril 2022

AAD529 week 9

This week I worked on my poster and flyer for Nelson. This weeks activity was about semiotics and learning how images have meanings and how to interpret them. I found this helpful as it made me understand imagery and composition better.

This is my draft design for my poster. I based the design on the old GWR style posters as my hobby revolves around railways and model trains. Although the image does not show it, The poster has a white border surrounding the main picture and bottom text. Below are some poster designs I drew inspiration from. I changed the design slightly to modernise it. The font and variations I chose for both my poster and flyer are “hobeaux”.

My A5 flyer design was not based off anything in particular but after researching travel flyers I noticed that a common theme was bold colours and clear borders around images. Again the font choice was Hobeaux. I think its an informal, modern font which works well with travel flyers and posters. I matched the text colour to the sand to create a uniformed image.


This week was about focusing on photoshop and how to use different filters to create an image with various outcomes. The image I chose to play around with was one of Founders Park. I chose this image because I am looking at maybe using it in my final poster design.

This is the “before” image and after changing it from 72dpi to 200dpi I noticed the size of the imaged decreased as follows: 72dpi – 33.87cm x 25.4cm. to 200dpi – 12.19cm x 9.14cm.

This is the “after” image. What I changed was the Brightness/Contrast to start off with to give the image a more vibrant look. I then made the greens more prominent to enhance the image and make it look more appealing. These were subtle changes and I was playing around with more drastic changes (light levels) I didn’t like the outcome of the images so defaulted back to how it was.

This week I also sketched a very rough idea of poster designs and will be taking inspiration from them in the next few weeks to come up with something more professional.