Sometimes photoshop skills are necessary in my jack of all things Information Technology related. At my current job we don’t have a graphic designers so I am constantly being asked to create this, edit this photo or help with this presentation etc. Photoshop and Illustrator are used often.
I have been using Adobe’s Photoshop since version 5. Photoshop is a skill that is a must if you create websites. I use it to create designs, to create web graphics and to edit photos for the web.
Today I got to create a large ceremonial check for a fundraiser we did for The Utah Food Bank. The project was fairly simple and straight forward. I went out to Google and I searched for images of checks. I wanted to find one that I could copy and or manipulate into what we needed. I didn’t find any great ones so I decided to create one from scratch.
I used a couple of images of checks to get the dimensions right. I used the Google images to find the right information displayed on the check.
The next thing I did was do a font search to find the right fonts for the check. I used three fonts. For the main text I used Tahoma, a Windows font, for the digital computer font for the account number I used MICR Encoding. I used Scriptina as the signature font. Download the Photoshop PSD File (4.02 MB)
Here is a picture of the check printed out (32 inches by 68 inches).