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Source and Store components for your graphic products

What you must do

Read the ‘Downtime’ scenario again and look through the ideas you have begun to investigate and develop for the poster campaign.

3a) Source components for your graphic products

What you must do

Use a CD-ROM image bank, an internet search engine, a clip-art library or one of the image libraries on your list to locate copyright free computer images that you can use in the composite image for the poster.

Save at least one from each of these sources to your secondary_images folder and make a record of where you found them with relevant copyright data etc in your sources log.

Take some photos yourself that you could use for the poster or the website with a digital camera. Save these to your primary_images folder and make a record of them in your sources log.

Scan some related small objects, natural or manufactured, to use in the composite image too. Save your scans to the relevant images folder (scans of natural objects to your primary_sources folder; scans of printed images to your secondary_sources folder). Save your source images at the highest resolution for now, but be aware that you may need to adjust the resolution later in depending on whether the final graphic is for print or web. You will learn how to optimize different types of graphic so they are fit for purpose in Section 5 (A and B).

Update your project plan. Are you keeping to your deadlines?

For higher grades you should find or create and store suitable graphics from all four types of source – web, CD-ROM, digital camera and scanner.

3b) Store components for your graphic products

What you must do

Graphic products for print output

Identify which products in your assignment are for output to print. Add notes to your project plan to remind yourself to use the correct colour mode for all of these. Update your plan and save it with a new filename in your project_plans subfolder.

Use the print resolution formula to calculate the dimensions in pixels for the “Downtime” flyer. It must measure 21 cm x 10 cm at a resolution for print of 300 dpi. Make a note of the answer in your process book or on your project plan for future reference. Record the file size later when you have completed the design. How many flyers will fit on an A4 page? Should the paper orientation be landscape or portrait for best fit to save printing costs?

The composite poster will also be printed. The artwork for the poster should be A4 size. Use the same formula to calculate the dimension in pixels that you will need for the poster. Record the file size later when you have created the design.

Decide if your design will be more effective in portrait or landscape format. Although the poster will be sized up later for bus-stops and sized down for newspaper adverts, you do not need to calculate this.

Update your project plan and save it with a new version number in your project_plans subfolder.

Graphic products for web output

Identify which products in your ‘Downtime’ practice assignment are for output to web.

Add notes to your project plan to remind yourself to use the correct colour mode and resolution for them. Record the file size later when you have finished designing the graphics and optimised them for screen/web. Do you plan to have landscape, portrait or square format graphics, or will they be an irregular shape with a transparent background?

Update your plan and save it with a new filename in your project_plans subfolder.

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