I chose black, again, as my backround because I absolutely love that color and thought that it played well with the type of purple that I picked. I used cursive because I think it's just classy and looks great against black or if it's written in black. I used two pictures of my favorite and I mean FAVORITE singers because they're bands have amazing lyrics (even Ronnie when he was in the old ETF). What I used differently from presentation Zen was make the font as big as you can so that not only can the people in the front see the people in the back can see too (I also got that from peer criticism). Also I tried that whole less is more idea so that people can understand my point. What I got from another site was to make the font look presentable, and to never EVER use comic sans. :)
My new slide has nothing in
common with my other slide, mostly because looking at others slides bought me
inspiration. I let my background bleed of the slide. With my words I made the
chose to make the font white because it matched the teacup and the cards. The
font chose I made because it goes with the team of Alice in wonderland, which
is a very whimsical movie and book. So the curviness in the font matches the whimsicalness
of the move. The quote “Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk”
is from the movie it was sad by the Mad Hatter.
From my constructive criticism my first change was too make my slide more plain. So as I look at presentations Zen I made sure it would be glance media. I made it so my slide you can glance at it one time and you'll get the meaning. Next I made my font really big so it would stand out. I made the colors of my words a light tan color to match with the white chess pieces in the background. I also made it this color so it could pop out from the darker colors.
So for my slide I picked a solid black background to focus on the main picture in the slide. I let the color of the word be the same colors as the picture to draw attention to it. At which I did the same with the boxes that you see in the slide. the colors of the boxes brings out the colors that are in background of the picture. Basically in my slide there is a repition, pattern, and balance of colors and shapes.
I added the picture of the axolotl to create interest, which is furthered by mirroring the pink of 'LOVE'. Also, the size of the picture grabs attention very easily. The background changed from indigo to black so the salmon colored axolotl wouldn't look gaudy; the change also accentuated the text.
The picture and cream-colored SCONES are reflected so as to create the illusion of depth, like the axolotl is touching the word. The dark, spaced out SCONES creates more repetition since it functions like the cream SCONES' shadow. It also takes up space and, because of the muted color, doesn't clutter the canvas.
The overlapping O's in AXOLOTLS and LOVE have the dual color to mimic an axolotl's eye, plus it keeps the teal and the pink balanced a little better.
In my previous slide, the font and the size of my words “Life
is like water” doesn’t fit in to my slide because the color scheme (red) makes the words were blur and unclear. So, in my revised version I use lighter colors so that will make a contrast
with the background color and use another front to fit the tone of the slide. The audience's eyes will move in
correspondence to the wave’s motional effect, which guides the audience's eyes around the slide. I also make the musical speaker bigger to show its importance in the slide and make this image "pop" in front of the audience's eyes and change the color of the words that correspond to the musical speaker.
I used this special zen presentation to help me make this slide. It gave me a working period to figure out how I want it to look. I choose bright red to allow the viewer to be caught in a ray of light. I then made the background black to allow it to pop as well. I gave the back ground hearts and money because that's all about me. I then put my name in a mega font in which gave it a dramatic font that gave it the sense that its all about me. To finish the presentation it was a good experience that helped me with more slides.
On my presentation I made sure I didn't clash the COLORS so I just used the Black and White affect. I made sure the SIZE of my picture was huge by making it my background. I made sure the SIZE of my letters where huge I have a font SIZE of 144. For the SHAPE of my picture I tilted it a little bit to the right. Also I made my picture look like I was looking at the slide. For the PATTERN of my slide I made the text color the same as the color of the wall in the background, also I made the text the same color as my shirt. For the TEXTURE I softened the edges of my picture so in comparison the part of the picture I want you to look at looks more sharp. For the EMPTINESS in my slide I just had my picture and the text and left everything else blank. For the ALIGNMENT I made my text go straight while the picture is tilted slightly so you should see the text first. Watching everyone else's slides getting criticized helped me with my slide. I made my picture and text even bigger. And made my picture black and white and face the middle of the slide.