Description: An inspirational montage produced by using two or more photo’s, typography and Adobe Photoshop.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): I used Adobe Photoshop to combine two separate photographs in a non-destructive way. I first started off the project by sitting down and thinking of inspirational Christian messages I had seen before, what I liked and what I didn’t. From there I created four sketches. I originally designed something very different from what you see today. When I was not satisfied I trashed the other design and came up with this. I combined the two photographs by layering them and adding masks. I then used the brush tool, and other additives like sharpness, saturation, hue, brightness etc. to enhance the design.
Message: Gordon B. Hinckley said one of my favorite quotes. Since this quote has uplifted me many times in my life I wanted to share it in the hopes that it may brighten someone’s day.
Audience: Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or other Christians looking for an uplifting message.
Top Thing Learned: The most important thing I learned was how to cope when you dislike the design, as I mentioned earlier I cut my losses and started anew to achieve this design. It was important for me to learn how to move on from the previous idea and sketch. I am thankful to have learned how to start again and reform and design. I also really liked how I learned to use more tools on Adobe Photoshop. I enjoyed learning how to use the vibrance and saturation tools.
Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: I sharpened certain areas on the background field, I reduced the noise on Gordon B. Hinckley, and I brought down the saturation of both photos and added a paper texture to the background. I also used the vibrance, contrast and brightness tools.
Color scheme and color names: Tetradic- Brick, Gold, Teal, Indigo.
Title Font Name & Category: Bell MT Italic-
Copy Font Name & Category: Century Gothic Regular-
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