Description: A full-bleed poster designed to show high quality image editing skills. Also to show accurate color design and theme into a poster layout while conveying an underlying spiritual tone.
- To start off I collected all of the images needed for this project, making sure to look for high quality, good resolution photos.
- I then took the images into Photoshop and turned off the visibility of all except that of Christ, and placed the image of the Savior as the background. I then duplicated the layer to retain the original and not lose quality.
- I added some contrast to the image as well as some lighting adjustments to make the Savior stand out to create a more apparent focal point.
- After adjusting the background to my liking, I made the image of the hands visible again and duplicated the layer twice. With the bottom layer selected I desaturated the image and set the opacity to about 70%. I then added a layer mask to the upper layer and masked away the parts of the image that were overly colorful thus allowing for focus to go to the grapes. I then changed the opacity on the color layer to about 80%.
- To create the text portion of the design I first sought out to find a quote or scripture that would correlate to my photos. After selecting an appropriate quote I copied it into photoshop and selected an appropriate font. I then added emphasis to important words and made a separate word box for the word blood. To color the word, I selected a color from the image of the hands that would contrast well with the background to retain readability. I made sure that the text was a reasonable distance from the edge of the page, as well as from other design elements.
- To finish, I printed the image to check colors and flow, and made adjustments accordingly. I reprinted and saved the image to be suitable for Internet use.
- Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop
Filter Used: I used a sharpen filter on both of the images in order to create a little more detail and clarity.
Message: To convey the importance of, and the sacrifice that went into the sacrament.
Audience: Anybody that is or is not religious that is in need of the message of the gospel and sacrament.
Top Thing Learned: I learned that in order to have a design be effective, you must make sure that all of the elements within the design agree with each other and compliment your message.
Color scheme: Monochromatic Color names: Blue
Title Font Name & Category: Myriad Pro Bold Condensed, Bold, Italic : Sans Serif
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