I was requested to create a website banner for a mobile application training site for the business I am working for. It was challenging to think of something original and I decided to design a chalkboard-esque banner since it represents learning. This is the banner I made:
To start off I formed a rectangle and coloured it green to create my background. Then, I layered another rectangle on top and stroked it with a thick border and coloured it brown. In the “Blending Options” I chose to “Bevel” the border in order to make it look realistic. The next step was to make the background look chalky and dusty which I did by choosing an appropriate brush and taking down the opacity and flow. Finally, I found the chalk text -which is probably the most important part of the design- on Font Squirrel (it’s called Eraser)… Gotta love free fonts! :)
Anyway, this is just a quick post to let you know that I’m still alive and I will try to update my blog more regularly!