Sunday, October 30, 2011
HOW TO CREATE A PEACE THEME POSTCARD DESIGN IN MS WORD
MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 29
TITLE: HOW TO CREATE A POSTCARD DESIGN IN MS WORD
TYPE: GRAPHIC DESIGN
A postcard has a picture or illustration on one side and it can be addressed and sent without an envelope. A short message is usually written on the reverse side. Postcards are categorized as graphic design because they are printed in large numbers and are used for commercial purposes. Tourists like to buy postcards as souvenir items. Postcards are also used for posting, publicity campaign or advertising purposes. They normally contain pictures on the front side but there are also some postcards that contain pictures and text. In this project, I used the broken heart image to create a postcard design that promotes world peace. The size of the postcard is about 12 cm x 17 cm. The postal system which was once the favourite method of sending information or communication is threatened with the advent of the internet.
(This postcard design was created in MS Word 2007.)
HOW TO DRAW THE PLASTER IN MS WORD?
A plaster is used to symbolize healing. Choose the pale orange colour in Shape Fill because it corresponds to the skin colour and therefore makes it possible to create a realistic looking plaster. Get started by drawing two rounded rectangles.
Fill the rectangles plus their outlines with pale orange colour. Do the following: Format > Shape Fill > Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 40 %.
To create the emboss effects, do the following: Format > Shadow Effects > Additional Shadow Styles > Shadow Style 18.
(Now you can put this plaster on something.)