Project 2: Visual Filter of a Universal Truth
This second project was extremely interesting to me for two reasons. Primarily, I have never used Adobe Illustrator before, so it was great to learn how to work with the program. Additionally, I have always wanted to learn how to create a snapchat geofilter. I had no idea it was as easy as it ended up being and feel as though I will definitely use this new skill in the near future. As far as the project goes, the universal truth I chose was "Laughing is the best medicine" which I tailored to "Laughing is nature's medicine" to sound more like me. Therefore, I chose a laughing emoji and a pill bottle as my artwork to be traced in Illustrator. Furthermore, I felt my filter needed a little more so I added a design in the top right corner to resemble sunshine because it tied in with the nature part of my truth and because sunshine reminds me of happiness. Throughout my project, I ran into some challenges in terms of exporting because I forgot to erase the original template details that posed as guidances and I forgot to click "use artboard", which causes the file to save only the images within the set boundary, not the entire image that spills off the sides. All in all, I really enjoyed this project.