The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one of my all time favorite movies. I love the soundtrack, cinematography, locations, and most importantly the message. If you haven’t seen the movie it is about a man who lives an uneventful, mundane life and through a series of events ends up taking a huge journey out in the world experiencing so much culture, nature, and self-discovery. I highly recommend it. So as I created this brochure I wanted to communicate the feeling and message of this inspirational movie.

Program(s)/Tools:

Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop

Objectives:

Set up and align a two-sided, folded document
Learn how to wrap text around an image
Use paragraph styles in InDesign
Communicate the feeling and message of the movie

Process:

I started with a lot of brainstorming and experimented with different paper folding techniques. After I figured out the layout, I set up the measurements in InDesign. For the front flaps I copied the same exact text and image but I edited one image in Photoshop to make it red. I then used Illustrator to make my logo. I got the image from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Soundtrack and drew that mountain. Then I drew a hiker and subtracted it from the mountain using the layer pallet. I finished with the text and circle and then placed it in InDesign and updated the link a few times when I made changes. On the inside I wrote all the body copy and then worked on the layout. Using paragraph styles, I created consistent headings. In Photoshop, I clipped the picture of Walter Mitty with the Lasso and refine edges tools. I brought it back into InDesign and formatted the text to wrap around it.