As you start to walk on the way, the way appears

Manali, Himachal Pradesh / Photo by Bino

As you start to walk on the way, the way appears - Rumi

I would like to share a short story from my college days. As part of our college tech festival, we organized a short film festival. The event was announced, and we needed to launch posters to promote it. While posters for other programs were being released, we needed to have daily updates about our event to attract students and other participants for at least few weeks.

As the program coordinator, it was my responsibility to create the posters. Unfortunately, my friends, whom I had requested to help me, were all busy with their own programs and were unable to help me.

Anyway, I had to do it, so I decided to give it a try myself. I installed Photoshop on my laptop and started working on the poster. This was my first attempt at designing a poster in Photoshop, which I needed to publish for the entire college. The funniest part is that I didn’t know how to do it. But regardless, I started and sat at my desk the whole night. I created a blank page and tried adding layers, text, and backgrounds to the best of my abilities. Whenever I got stuck, I called my friend who is good at designing for help. He assisted me over the phone, and after many corrections and edits, I somehow managed to create a decent poster. And for me, it was more than perfect. It was my first design, and you wouldn’t believe the wonderful feelings I had at that time.

I created a Facebook page for the event and continuously designed several posters for almost one month. Yes, the event was successful, with a hall full of students and other participants. And few days after the tech fest, a friend from another department mentioned that our event had too many promotional posters and they couldn’t see posters of others in the facebook.

I smiled to him and took it as compliement even though he didn’t meant it. Yes I started to walk on the way, the way appeared.

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