Graphic Design Student Christa Morris Builds a Movie Poster in Photoshop on “In the Lab”

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In the Lab is a web series that takes you behind the scenes of a day in the life of Digital Media and Graphic Design Students and Alumni at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Check out these young designers and film-makers, who share their stories and their best practices on  In the Lab, video web series on the Blog.

In this video, FIDM Graphic Design/Entertainment Student Christa Morris uses Photoshop to build a movie poster for feature film Columbiana. Christa also loves to crochet, and is a photographer and is an avid blogger when she isn’t designing movie posters.

Read more about Christa below:

Christa Morries, a blogger and Graphic Design/Entertainment Student at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.Age: 19
Hometown: Chino, CA
High School: Don Antonio Lugo H.S.
“In high school I was always the ‘artsy one,'” she says. “I created posters for rallies with cheap paint! I wanted to take my passion for drawing and creativity to the next level and the graphic design major fit perfectly.”
Design Skills: Drawing, warping and creating stylized type in Illustrator, designing movie posters and editing photos in Photoshop, blogging and designing blogs, taking lifestyle and wedding photography.
Why she chose graphic design: “Back in the ‘MySpace days,’ I used to hack my HTML and make it look how I wanted. When I began blogging, I did the same thing and now I create custom designs for bloggers like me! I also work for a church where I get to do a lot of graphics for the student ministries department and work with my photography.”
Dream Job: Working at an ad agency to create key art (a.k.a. movie posters for feature films), or become a business owner creating photography, prints and paintings.

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Would you like to learn more about earning a degree in Graphic Design or a degree in Digital Media from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising? Click the link below…

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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