Thursday, September 18, 2008

Selling Forgiveness

There's been debate among the ministry team at MPC about whether this web-poster is an engaging and attractive way to advertise a teaching weekend on "Forgiveness." It's masculine, it's dark, and it's based on the movie poster from Clint Eastwood's moody movie "Unforgiven." Personally, I figured it had a lot of advantages over a design featuring lots of flowers and girly stuff... but the jury is still out. Comments welcome.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How to make an A5 booklet

Ever wanted to make an a5 booklet using Open Office? Sure you have. Russell Williams explains how right here. Thanks Russ!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Genuine Imitation

If you're looking for a free photoshop clone, read the Lifehacker review here. Otherwise, head straight over the the Artweaver site and download a copy right away. According to Lifehacker, "While it isn't a true replacement for Photoshop, Artweaver's feature set is robust; it includes layer management, image cloning, a history function, transparency, pen tablet support, and a host of the common filters in Photoshop."

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Design Tips for Text

Take a look at a series of neat design tips for documents that are made up of large slabs of text here.  In summary...
Top 10 tips for getting lively:
1. Make a shape
2. Supersize it
3. Create a time and place
4. Amaze with initials
5. Make your own alphabet
6. Have some pun to make your point
7. Do the unexpected
8. Make white space your friend
9. Use both sets of letters
10. Play with punctuation