“CMYK anyone?”


We started the lesson looking at previous design work and how this differs between each designer and their own style. Becky described the process to which the designer’s work towards, from the brief – design method – printing and all that goes on in between.

The role of imagery and design is huge in the process of a layout of a book. The designer needs to be aware of the basic layout, the style, typography, textures and colour palette as well as be in agreement with the publisher.

Becky told us about the importance of different printing methods (RGB, CMYK, Pantone) and the inks used in the process. The inks used in the 4 colour process are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK) and that the RGB is a colour model for red, blue and green!

We were introduced to Photoshop today and were given an image to distort and manipulate. This task was a simple one but gave me a good opportunity to practise my skills as the instructions provided were very easy to follow. Personally I think Photoshop is going to be tricky to get the hang of, but extremely beneficial in the future.

I have started to complete some Adobe training for Photoshop and Indesign as I think this will encourage me to try new things and progress a bit further than in class.


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