are extremely visually-driven, and the human brain is automatically
drawn towards images. Unfortunately, there is a fine line
between the things that are attractive to the eye, and things
that are not. In addition, some people are attracted by
one thing, while others to another. So let us experiment
with a few basic ideas, and try to determine things that
look good in graphics. First, we'll start with a basic graphic:
The first one uses the Object->Compound Path option
to cut text out from the background. This gives:
The first thing that we must do is to try the graphic
with different colour, so let's try my favouriate colour
What do you think? Well I actually like the original
best, so let's continue with it. First we could try changing
the text effect to a liquid silver:
which doesn't quite work, as the silver text needs to
be contrasted with a dark background. So, let's go back
to our original image, and give it a little bit of depth
by adding a drop shadow to the background shapes:
Now, let's make it more interesting by adding text, that
will allow the eye to move from the main text in the centre,
around the shapes. We can do this by adding some smaller
Next we can add a drop shadow onto the main text, and
scale the '@' symbol up. Also we can add a border so that
the image stands-out more against the white background.
This looks nice and modern, and has lots of clean edges.
The orange gives the graphic a vibrant feeling, and the
type faces used are modern. Next we must see how well
the graphic will scale. As much as possible the text has
been set in this resolution with large font faces, which
use sans-serif fonts (which scale well).
So, does it work? Well the best way to try it is to integrate
it with some text.
The usage of Tutorial sessions is
flexible and may vary depending on whether the main
material has been covered in the Lecture session.
The main objective of the CNDS subject
is to use the OSI model to present the functions
of each of the lower five layers in a general way,
and present specific protocols and networks which
are implemented in these layers.
So, in conclusion, we can see that simple images, with
clean edges, bright colours, and a modern looking font
can make an excellent basis for a graphic. But, of course,
in art you can never tell is something is going to work,
or not. So the best thing to do, is to experiment.
Finally we can animate our graphic: