So far, my presentation is involving Photoshop more than I thought it would. My book is an awkward shape for the scanners I have access to (being about an inch wider/taller than the scanner beds), so all of the whole page images I’ll be using in my presentation (as backgrounds) involved a series of scans, pieced together in Photoshop. The samples here were scanned in three pieces. Tonight I am thankful for arbitrary rotating and masks!
Tomorrow is my PowerPoint day. I have my presentation outline written, but I haven’t yet taken the time to figure out how to make PowerPoint work for me. During class last Thursday, we read an article that David Byrne (of Talking Heads) wrote: Learning to Love PowerPoint. He seems quite excited about the program, but I’m not entirely convinced I will be.
(These images are samples from Kristin Cullen’s [the author’s] designs.)
Although I have yet to see your final presentation, I am fascinated by your determination to present full images of the book itself. In looking at the images presented here, the way in which you had to piece together the images worked very well in the presentation of book’s spreads. Also, when we first talked about our books, you had mentioned a strong sense of white space acting on the layouts of the pages. In your final presentation using Power Point, utilizing effective white space will really help your book’s presentation and evoke a strong sense of unity and continuity between your book and the presentation.