How birthdays are celebrated in Malaysia:
At about 16, when teenagers start to invite boys and girls to their parties there is lots of dancing and games to help find a partner. They often make their own games so that everyone eventually finds their own partner. The trick is always to have the same numbers of boys and girls!
At 18, birthdays are celebrated with family members or people may go to the movies with their girlfriend or boyfriend. At 21, people usually have a big party. At all birthday celebrations people have birthday cake with candles and they sing the 'Happy Birthday' song in English, Chinese or Malay.
Extract from BirthdayCelebrations.net
The Ideation of The Birthday Card
For this assignment, I have chosen this birthday card layout as my reference to my re-designed birthday card.
Then the cupcake is filled with colors to make it look cheerful.
The cupcake is placed on the background of the card.
Next, I traced the Batman character from my sketch and fill it with black and grey colors for the costumes and yellow for the belt.
The Batman character is placed below the cupcake as if it is lifting the cupcake. This is symbolize that cupcakes or cakes are the typical dessert served during birthday celebrations.
I also stylized the Batman character using the 'drop shadow' filter. Then I made a rounded rectangular callout using the 'rectangle tool' and 'twirl tool'. After that, I designed the callout using the 'extrude & bevel' 3D effect.
To decorate the cover of the card, I added black borders using the 'line segment tool' and 4 stars at the edges of the card using the 'star tool'.
For the greetings page, I used the 'symbol spray tool' and picked these shapes.Then I repeated the step to illustrate a garden for a harmony mood.
Lastly, the greetings are added using the 'type tool'. I decorate it by using different types of fonts and colors to make it look cheerful.