I wanted to communicate the idea of making a healthy smoothie and showing the measurements and process.
I researched fonts and found that a lot of smoothie infographics used curvy writing for their titles and plain writing for the writing. So I used Apple Chancery for my title and Avenir for my writing.
I had writing a long paragraph about the health benefits of each individual ingredient but it made my poster look really boring. So instead, I combined the different health benefits and placed them all around the blender in a way that made it look like the words were being blended up. I wanted to create this motion to show the final step of making a healthy smoothie.
Use of colour
Colour was a huge part of my infographic. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the effective use of colour. It was my favourite research topic that I did. So from the research I found, I came up with using three main colours; green, yellow and white. I used a deep green background to engage and attract the audience. Since I created a bright yellow blender to highlight the outline of it. White font is simple but effective because it stands out the most..
What have you used in class to achieve this
I used the lecture slides as guides for creating my poster. I also researched more thoroughly on the most beneficial lecture slides. This helped me to understand the marking criteria and also how to create an effective infographic.
Learning how to use the pen tool helped my to create kale leaves on my infographic. I first used two shapes then used the pen tool to create rough looking edges on the leaves.
I used shapes to create the banana and blueberries. I also used shapes to create the blender. This was the most difficult thing I created. I forgot how to hide the unwanted shapes; luckily I just played around with the different pathfinder effects and managed to find the right effects to use.
Small art board
The art board is supposed to show the audience what the main poster is about, so I made the title the main aspect of my art board.
I used blueberries as my picture to give a little hint into what will be used to create the smoothie. I also used the same font that I used for my main poster title to tie it together.