Description: This was an assignment to demonstrate photography and editing skills, and incorporating color into a poster layout with original photo.
Process: First I chose the monochromatic color scheme. I really like clean colors and simplicity. I used the best photo from my last assignment of an apple blossom. After importing into photoshop I slightly increased the vibrance. For the poster I opened a new page 11x 8.5. For the first layer I added the photo, then duplicated that layer for safety. The third layer was the same photo duplicated, but I used the selection tool to cut out the blossom and deleted the background. I added the text, then the color swatches, and the swoosh. I wanted the swoosh to be between my two copies of the blossom, so I arranged it to go there. I then changed the layers of color and the image layers all to “oil paint.”
Message: I wanted to create an inspirational poster. Reading lovers, romantics, and Les Miserables fans will appreciate this poster.
Top Thing I Learned: Patience, patience, patience.
Color Scheme: Reds – Monochromatic
Title Font Name and Category: Lucida Calligraphy – 36 Point
Copy Font Name and Category: Optima – 14 point
Thumbnail of Original, Unedited and Inserted:
Date and Location of Photo: I took this photo May 2014, in Thornton, Idaho.