Portfolio Project

This project will focus on colorizing grayscale graphics in InDesign.  You will open an InDesign file containing the same graphic duplicated four times on four different pages.  The project calls for you to colorize each of the four graphics differently.  You may use only the colors already available on the Swatches panel.

As an alternative, if you want to challenge yourself, determine beforehand four categories that you can strive for when colorizing.  For example, you may try to create the best example in each of the following four categories:  subtle, appealing, eye-catching, outlandish.

[5 points]

Sample Solution

  1. Open ID 8-6.indd from the server folder
  2. Save it as ID_C8_PP_Colored Flowers (your username) to your server folder
  3. Experiment with changing the color of the light areas of all four graphics
  4. Experiment with changing the color of the dark areas of all four graphics
  5. Decide on final combinations for each of the four graphics
  6. Save your work
  7. Create a PDF file
  8. Close Colored Flowers
  9. Post the files to the Hulk server

 

Extra Credit:

Take a picture of a flower or flowers.  Touch up the flower(s) as needed.  Create a “Colored Flowers” effect with your photo.