I decided to create a poster for my graphic design project. The intent of this poster is to create an idea that living a gluten free lifestyle is not all about what you can’t eat but figuring out solutions to eating what you want and making that your lifestyle. There is a pancake in the lower right hand corner. The “normal” pancake would in fact include gluten, however there are so many alternatives. One of which would be using brown rice flour for the batter instead of regular all purpose flour. These still taste virtually the same and are actually better for you. It is substitutes like these that inspired this idea. Along with finding substitutes for foods you love, you can always just eat clean. This is what I do most of the time. This pretty much means eating natural whole foods like veggies, fruit, chicken, eggs, rice, etc. Doing this, you pretty much just eat those food as are (of course you cook the if wanted or needed). This is represented in the photo of the chicken with the veggies. These two principles are ideas I use everyday when eating gluten free. It as not as hard are you would think and I actually feel a lot more energized on a day to day basis because of it.
To make this, I took images I found and then mainly relied on the magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop to cut the pieces of the image I wanted out and place them on the poster. I then played around a lot with rotating, placement, and scale. I also used the text tool a couple times for the header and the smaller text. I found the images I used on Flickr. I knew I wanted to incorporate the brown rice flour somehow because seeing there is a gluten free alternative for flour shows that there is a very simple fix to some recipes to make them sans gluten. One problem I encountered twice was when I was using to magnetic lasso tool I had the wrong layer selected and did not even notice. This made me cut out something I did not want to and was quite frustrating. to prevent myself from repeating this mistake more than twice, I kept double checked my work to make sure everything was on the right step and layer.
Following are the links to where I found the images used:
http://GFexpo. Gluten Free Expo. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 15 Dec. 2012. Web. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/gfexpo/8367650266/in/photolist-dKqoUb-9bj5LC-k1DS2w-9AkZG9-fMUhbe-o9dA8k-bA5W2u-qqYr6K-9rV9G8-hYY4k5-9TqQvK-eQrYoL-hRGTsU-dv8wE2-eGbn2m-bwkiui-ipNFm4-6NpfHM-aXTsWv-31kedx-9y5MLL-hGtG3B-78c17Q-7xdSm1-iryBXM-8Y58Ce-cJgJsf-5gZuUj-8kwq22-5DhQ1J-dGtTJw-8hxr8m-gJGBxA-pz8TeJ-pXV9P5-d7wG4N-8hxrzy-da4Nbc-dEtCAB-9soxJC-4NuBNQ-8cdTiD-2ThLQb-oGHcBS-dKjEsr-9y9cK2-8mZww4-8hxrmC-9skDGD-qptJBa>