When I started the first draft of this collage I knew I wanted it to deal with my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. I kept to one theme of editing the photos I would put together. I made the images all black and white, then I went back in and added pops of color to what I though was the most significant aspect of the photo. I wanted the collage to be in the shape of a diamond, a symbol for ADPi. However I went about it the wrong way with the first draft and I was determined to figure out a way to make the diamond work.
Most of the feedback I received from my classmates surrounded the text on my collage. Most everyone suggested that I make the text bolder to help it stand out. However I didn’t want to make it the biggest focus of the collage, rather a supplement to tie it all together once you have viewed all of the images. Another suggestion I got was to make the colors more vibrant, which I neglected to do in the initial draft. I found these suggestions really helpful and gave me a good direction of where to go from the initial draft.
For the final edition of my collage I made a few minor adjustments. First off I really wanted to find a way for the images to be in a diamond shape. I did this by placing the rough draft of the collage as an imbedded image and rotated it about 45 degrees. I also added shading behind my quote “we live for each other”, which is my sorority’s open motto. I also made sure to increase the vibrancy and saturation to make the images pop more. Overall I think I took the comments of my classmates into consideration while still keeping it as my initial vision, just better and more polished.