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CLA322: Women in Antiquity (Kvapil): Poster Design

Edit & Combine Images

  • Combine images into diptychs, triptychs, collages, etc. Use borders, filters, cropping, and annotation to make interesting and impactful statements with your images.
  • You do NOT need Photoshop to do image editing for this project (though you are welcome to use it if you're so inclined). There are free web apps and software that are more than powerful enough to do what you need.

Poster Design Resources

 Click to proceed to Flickr's advanced search page

Use Flickr Advanced Search

Scroll down and check the box to "Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content"

If you're planning on editing your photos (to stitch them together, to change the colors, to make collages, etc.), make sure you also check the box to "Find content to modify, adapt, or build upon"



When you're looking at your results, we also suggest that you sort by "Interesting" to see some different options that have been tagged, commented on, favorited, and viewed a lot.



Click to proceed to Google Image Search

Use Google Image Search

Run your search using subject keywords.

When looking at the results page, click on the Search Tools button. 

Then select the Usage Rights drop-down list. Select the appropriate option.

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Create Your Own Visuals

Think about different ways you can express information visually: do you have statistics or other data that could be represented in a chart, graph, or table? How might you use maps to plot or contextualize information? What about an infographic, timeline, or wordle?

  • Web Apps: (charts, graphs, maps), (charts, graphs), ZeeMaps (maps), ScribbleMaps, Wordle, Tagxedo (wordles)
  • Software: Excel (Windws / OS X), PowerPoint (Windows / OS X), Numbers (OS X), Keynote (OS X), Google Earth (Windows / OS X / Linux)
  • A screenshot in Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, or Apple Maps goes a long way. OS X has simple screenshot utlities built in, but if you want something easier than "Print Screen" for a Windows machine, try Jing


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