Project 4: Montage

WhitneyBillman-P4Montage-AbeLincolnDescription: Montage of 3 images with a famous inspirational quote by Abraham Lincoln.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): I was very undecided about what I wanted my project topic to be and how I wanted to do it. I originally started out with a few pictures I had from when I lived in Philadelphia. I decided that, that idea wasn’t getting me anywhere but the few hours I had worked on the draft i submitted helped me practice how to montage. I then looked through the examples given on iLearn to decide I should do my favorite quote by Abraham Lincoln. I found my images on Google search. I found my wooden background image first and dragged it to fit the 8.5 x 11 page. I then decided to put a glow filter on it so it gave my project more color and so it would be easier to notice my montage. I added a few rectangles and then added the text. I then searched for Abe Lincoln pictures and dragged them to photoshop on my opened project. I scaled them to fit and placed them. I erased some of the backgrounds on them so my piece didn’t look so boxy. I then used the brush tool to create the montage effect. I had my opacity on 100%.

Message: The message is to inspire people to be the best they can be and make the best of themselves.

Audience: Anyone who loves Abraham Lincoln or who simply needs a quote to lift their spirits!

Top Thing Learned: I learned the shortcuts when doing your montage on the keyboard is to just hit x to change the color pallet to black or white. Also to change the brush size you just have to hit the left or right bracket keys.

Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied:  I used the salmon colored glow filter on top of the wood background.

Color scheme and color names: Analogous but I added hint of Salmon color

Title Font Name & Category: Abraham Lincoln – Serif

Copy Font Name & Category: Abraham Lincoln – Serif

Thumbnails of Images used:

 Title Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863lincoln_portraitbackground_by_rowlee-d4cnv42

 

Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):

http://www.absurdintellectual.com

http://bottomlesswit.com

http://slodive.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/wood-background

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863

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One thought on “Project 4: Montage

  1. guitarman14 says:

    I must say first and foremost that I really like the feel of your blog/website. I haven’t seen a lot of people use this theme. Is this a purchased theme? I know the assignment required 2 or more images but I really think one image of Lincoln (the biggest one) would have sufficed. The text ‘whatever you are’ seems a little separated from the rest of the text. It would be cool if you could connect that with the rest of the quote. I like the emphasis on GOOD. Love the the quote. I was looking at your previous projects and like what you have been able to accomplish. I really appreciate it if you critiqued my work at http://www.justincurtdial.wordpress.com. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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