Day 14

Finally, Laura and I picked a stock image today and I began editing it in Illustrator. I put the book covers into the frames and adjusted the frames to fit the book covers. Then I worked on adjusting the sizes of the entire set so that they would all fit on the banner, but still … Continue reading Day 14

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Day 13

Today I continued searching for a good stock image of picture frames. I narrowed down my choices by asking only for vector images, so that I could change the sizes of the picture frames to fit the cover images, and make any other changes I might come across as I make the banners. Laura had … Continue reading Day 13

Day 12

I continued work on the cover templates today, until I received a new project at the end of my shift. I am to make three web banners for a book sale that the LSU Press is having in February. First, Laura and I discussed the project and the due date (Jan. 31st), and decided to … Continue reading Day 12

Day 11

Again, there were no projects for me to work on, so I continued to create the book cover templates. It did help to familiarize me with InDesign more, and to learn some new tips and tricks for it.

Day 10

There were no projects for me to work on today, so Laura showed me how to use the information I’d found from the POD sheets last week to make templates of the book covers for their new database to use. I spent my two hours doing this.

Day 9

Since I had trouble with the printer yesterday before I left, first thing this morning I asked Barbara to teach me how to print in color. It involved several steps, but they were all easy enough to remember. The computer screen is still flashing white today. Laura was here today, so I showed her the … Continue reading Day 9

Day 8

Laura was absent today, so I deferred to Mandy for information and help, as well as Barbara and Michelle. Laura had told me previously that I should go to Mandy first, if Laura was not here. Mandy suggested that I go ask Kate about the book signing posters, and see if they were ready to … Continue reading Day 8

Day 7

Today Laura and I arrived at the same time, 8:30. There was a small design project for me to work on; signs for book signings. As usual, I was given the copy for the two signs, consisting of authors and their book titles, and the times that they would be available for book signings. I … Continue reading Day 7

Day 6

Today was another slow day at the LSU Press for design work. Since I didn’t have anything to design, Laura had me finish the Excel sheet I was filling out yesterday. There were some specs that I couldn’t find in the files on the computer, so I went to the LSU Press library, where they … Continue reading Day 6

Day 5

Since Laura wasn’t in when I arrived, and there were no projects for me to work on, I organized my rough draft PDFs and other files into a folder on the desktop of my computer at the press. At 9, Laura arrived and showed me how to find information on POD (Print on Demand) sheets … Continue reading Day 5