ART 213 Computer Graphicsinstructed by Ralph Larmann

T-T 2:45-4 pmHyde 224

Indiana License Plate Project: Developing Workflow

example by Ralph Larmann, Spring 2001


This was the winning entry in a local competition to redesign the Indiana license plate. The design made it to the semifinal round, but was not chosen for the finals.

Here is a link to the newspaper article




Indiana License Plate

Work with the objects and text and their attributes within Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop

Size requirement: minimum image area 9.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches high

Elements of the Project:
Using Illustrator as your artist's palette, create a new license plate and slogan for the State of Indiana. The artwork should be created as a background for a variety of numbers and letters which will be superimposed upon them. You should also include an explanation of why you chose the slogan and design and print it out on a separate piece of paper.

The finished work will be printed in color and turned in with the written explanation.
Place the finished digital file in the Group Shared folder with the name:

100 points total- All elements of this project due 5 pm., October 2, 2003




To control color, open the "Color" under the "Window" Menu. Once the window is open it is possible to create new colors using the sliders. These colors can be dragged to the "Swatches" window and named for future use. Remember that fill and stroke colors are separate and must be selected in separately.