Unit One Project Draft

For this project I decided to steer more towards my journey as a radio host on KUGR. I found that getting around copyrighted material is kind of tedious and annoying. So I took my talents to the radio booth to talk about sports instead. I have a show on KUGR with my co hosts Rick Hester and a guy that goes by Sam or more like what we call him negative Sam. Always taking the negative views on topics we discuss. So I decided to try and make am ad for our show. This is a draft and therefor is just a general idea of what I’m working for. Ill get more photos of the whole crew to place in my final draft to make it a little better. I did this all on Photoshop. I used the cutout tool to isolate some of the images and place them on a different background. I then took a picture I found online that was free use and took into illustrator to modify it a little before I placed it on my add. I did the same for all the other images and placed the day and time we are on the radio with the type tool. I’m completely new to Photoshop and have really no idea what I’m doing. So I did get frustrated with cutting out the images and placing them on the grass back ground. I even went back to the tutorials and went step by step to figure out how to do things again. I guess its true about what they say about if you don’t use it you lose it.

All in all, I feel a little better now that I completed this assignment. I look forward to the critique on how to get better. That’s why I took the class was to get more familiar around these programs and develop the skills to use them effectively. Like what the coach from the movie Goon said,” You gotta suck to get better.”


Jeremy Schuler

The running back photo I got from https://pixabay.com/en/football-running-back-1492441/

The grass background from https://www.pexels.com/photo/grass-grassland-54567/

The radio board from http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/Studio-Sound-Board-Broadcasting-Sound-Mixer-Radio-2010270

and the football from https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/21848251428



Unit 1 draft

4 thoughts on “Unit One Project Draft

  1. Hi Jeremy,
    First off, I really like your project and the way it has come together so far. I know you still had some photos you wanted to add but I really like the elements you’ve included as well as your use of what we’ve learned from the tutorials. A suggestion that I would make is maybe trying to switch up the font and it’s color. The white is bright but I feel as though the white on the field along with the font washes out the overall design a bit. Try playing with some of the settings on your pictures such as adjusting the saturation so it looks a bit livelier and attention grabbing. Lastly, I would try centering the “KUGR RADIO” at the bottom with the “Tuesdays 6-8” to make it look a bit more organized and unified. Besides that I really like your project and the overall idea of the design.


  2. After looking at the recommendations for improvement I feel I should center the lettering while adding some more lively colors to the mix. I still don’t know how I’m going to do that. So I am going to play around with the fonts and color scheme even mixing up the back ground to make it easier to change the colors to work with the background through my eyes. I will look at the photos I have to maybe see if I can change the background and allow me to use more colors that give a lively feeling. I really like the white writing only because it is the only color with the backgrounds I have that really stand out and draw attention from the viewers eyes. I really want to capture the radio aspect of the project while showing some sports images to show the viewer that this is a sports radio show. I will work with Photoshop to see what improvements I can make along with the criticism I received to make this better.


  3. Hi, Jeremy!

    So far this design looks amazing! I agree with the comment Tessa made about the font and color. An adjustment I would make would be to put the day and time (Tuesdays 6-8pm) underneath the “KUGR RADIO” just for the sake of reading order. I wouldn’t add more elements to the design as it already has a lot to look at, but if this is something you are going to do then possibly make it a smaller element and maybe more subtle. The poster is busy right now, but tolerable so if you add more it might be too busy. I also think something you could consider would be switching the turf with the mix board, so that the turf is on the bottom and the mix board is on top. Just because this makes it appear like the RB and football are on the ground…not a big change just something you could play around with and see if you like or not. The poster is great and relates to your topic perfectly!

    – Cristina McQuade


  4. Jeremy, I loved your graphic design image!! I thought it was one of the best that I have seen so far. I love how you took 3 different images and made them into one. For example, taking the football player and the football out of an image by using magnetic tool looks very sharp and precise. I would recommend blending the image of the grass field and the radio together to make it look as if it flows together in a way, maybe by making it not look direct and sharp that it is not two images but one. In your blog post you need to organize your thoughts better. In the rubric is says to explain the design process, the technical detail that came along with your design, and the source and materials. You have all of this in your blog post but I would recommend labeling it better where you can tell exactly what you did for each category. Other than that I think it looks really good and you cited your cited your images well.


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