Description: Spiritual Photo Montage made by the blending of 2 images and the use of 2 types of typography.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): To begin this process, I used the FOCUS design model by formulating a plan. I did this by first deciding on what spiritual reference I wanted to use. I decided that I wanted to use a quote that said “We must choose who to follow” by Boyd K Packer. As I started to create my piece, I found a picture of 3 roads and a beautiful sunset. I placed it on my canvas so that it would fit nicely. Then I found several pictures of Christ. I decided which picture of Christ to use and then used the lasso tool to draw around him and then dragged him onto the beautiful sunset. I then created a layer mask. I then used the brush tool set to soft and large to start to combine the pixels of each photo. When I had accomplished as much as I could at 100% opacity, I then made the image larger and made my brush smaller and used 30% opacity to trace around his frame. Then I zoomed back out and used the large brush to combine everything. I then used the brush at 20% to go over the entire area that Jesus was to soften him a little more and to help to get it all blended. The next step was the typography, this for me was the hardest part. I changed to John 4:16 instead because I felt that it fit my piece better. I played with various layouts and fonts until I finally came to placing the layout on the right hand side and bottom of the page. I also used a dissolve blending mode for the type to make it look just a little rough to fit with the road that it is on. I used 2 typefaces. One was a Serif font–Baskerville and the other is a script font–Bickman Script
Message: My message was the scripture John 4:16.” I am the way, the truth, and the light. No man cometh unto the Father but by me.”
Audience: My audience is most Christians.
Top Thing Learned: I learned a great deal about combining 2 pictures into one. But the hardest part of this assignment for me turned out to be getting the typography right.
Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: I used a mask layer on the picture of Christ so that he blended in with the background and looked like he was almost not there. I also used the dissolve filter on the type for the scripture.
Color scheme and color names: The color scheme is Analogous. The colors that are used are gold, yellow, and lime.
Title Font Name & Category: The larger font is Bickman Script–Script Font.
Copy Font Name & Category: The smaller font is Baskerville semibold-Serif Font.
Thumbnails of Images used:
Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):
- Description: Photodesign project. Demonstrate good photography skills and photo editing. Incorporated the color scheme into the design.
- Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I used a borrowed camera from my daughter. Then used photoshop to edit the picture. This included adjusting the lighting, cropping, and enhancing the color. I also used a dry brush eraser to get the uneven edge on the photo. Also Photoshop was used in creating the lines and the text in the project. I used the lines to incorporate the color scheme into the project. I also added some squares at the end of the lines to give it some better design elements.
- Message: The message is to keep on going even when you think you can’t. (I sometimes feel like the car.)
- Audience: The audience is anyone that needs a little motivational boost.
- Top Thing Learned: I learned that working with layers can be challenging. I also learned how to use the eraser tool to get some interesting effects. But the biggest thing I learned was to keep track of the layers and label them.
- Color scheme and color names: The color scheme that I used was split complementary.
- Title Font Name & Category: I used Apple Chancery for the highlighted words.
- Copy Font Name & Category: And I used Bodoni Bold for the rest of the saying.
- Date and location you took the photo(s). I took this photo on Wednesday February, 3rd, 2016 on Main Street in Blanding, UT.
- Original photo (thumbnail)
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