May/June Graphic Design Challenge ***IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS***

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May/June Graphic Design Challenge ***IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS***

Post by pawprints » Sat May 18, 2019 2:53 pm

Cherries I hate to do this but I have to point out that some of you are using all uppercase letters, which of course WILL all line up on the baseline of the text. The challenge is to use one or more lowercase letters that have descenders and make it so that they do not hang below the baseline. This means you must use any of the lowercase letters g, j, p, q, and y! Uppercase letters don't count! Please check your entries to make sure that you have used lowercase letters with descenders for this challenge! Thanks so much!
 


It's finally here Cherries!

We are going to play with fonts/alphas this month. I love playing with fonts and alphas and to me they are just as much a part of the artwork as is anything else in a design. There are some really cool things that you can do with text, and for this challenge it is going to be about the text baseline. The baseline of text is the invisible line that the body of the characters rest on. Upper case letters all line up on the baseline, but in lower case text you all know that the letters g, j, p, q, and y have descenders that drop down. These descenders drop below the text baseline.

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One of the fun techniques that graphic designers do is play with these descenders and make them so that they do not drop below the baseline, that the bottom of the descender is actually totally above it. This gives a fun and artistic look to the text. Here are some examples of this. (All graphics come from the MyFonts.com website.)

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Notice how the descenders are totally above the baseline.

So for this challenge I want you to try this fun technique. Somewhere on your layout I want to see one or more lowercase letters that have descenders that do not hang below the baseline. Play with your alphas, use a font and print it out, or you can even hand letter if you want to. Just try it out and have fun with it somewhere on your layout. Use the above examples for inspiration, and most of all HAVE FUN!

*BONUS* I will enter your submission twice if you do something on your layout that you have always wanted to learn how to do. Scrapping digitally, I always wanted to learn how to make my letters look gold, so I followed a Photoshop tutorial on how to do this. After following the tutorial I chose the font “Shoebox” for my title and tweaked my gold letters to get them how I wanted them to look. I am really excited to have learned this, so I am offering a bonus this month… try something on your layout that you have always wanted to learn how to do but have never done before. This DOES NOT have to involve your text or alphas, it can be ANYTHING new that you try on any part of your layout.

I hope all of this makes sense. If you have any questions ask away.

Open to paper, digi, hybrid, cards, crafts, or whatever this inspires you to create.

Multiple submissions are allowed up to a limit of 5.

You may combine with one other challenge that allows it.

Post your submissions to this thread by midnight (whenever midnight is for you) June 30th. A random winner of all participants will receive a $5 ACOT GC from me!

I hope you all have fun with this.

In my sample layout I used the font Shoebox for both my title and my journaling. I added the gold effect to the letters in my title, and also used the plain font for my journaling and the date.

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Re: May/June Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Sat May 18, 2019 4:37 pm

What a clever challenge, Barb and beautiful example!! Can't wait to give this a try! :)
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Post by blfonty » Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 pm

I get it! I think some of my QK alphas are designed with descenders above the baseline. Great inspiration!
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Post by blbabe1234 » Mon May 20, 2019 12:01 pm

Really awesome challenge Barb! I Love your example too!
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Post by Retiree3 » Mon May 20, 2019 7:03 pm

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Post by Deanna13 » Sat May 25, 2019 12:51 pm

Here's mine! :)

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Re: May/June Graphic Design Challenge

Post by JAire » Sat May 25, 2019 2:56 pm

My title and journaling all meet the requirement. This really is a great look, hadn't realized before. Thanks for pointing it out.  I am also entering in the Rewind challenge.
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Post by Retiree3 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:21 pm

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Post by blfonty » Mon May 27, 2019 8:53 pm

Here's my layout using letters with the descenders above the baseline - Camping with Daddy & Pico. The mixed alpha includes letters "p" "g" and "y" that do not go below the baseline.
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Also submitted to the May SL the Guest Designer, Carrie G.
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Post by scrappinmom99 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:45 pm

Great challenge! I used my alpha stickers for this challenge.


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Post by shoorn » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:19 pm

One from me - combined with My Mood challenge

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Post by oceanbreezes423 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:55 am

Here is my take on the challenge! Love the concept!

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Post by joannie » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 pm

Here is mine. My "g" & "p" are my letters that have descenders.
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Post by Sandi0805 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:16 pm

This was a fun challenge this month Barb.  Here's my layout.

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Post by Sandi0805 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:27 pm

Here's another layout from me.  I really like the way my titles look and will be using this method again.

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Post by joannie » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:17 am

I raised the letter "g" in my title!! & combined with the manufacturer challenge!
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