Montage Photos

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DESCRIPTION
I used this design as a source of hope. A lot of times people tend to rely on faith after the miracles happen. when in all reality faith is imposed as part of the miracle. it’s a guiding step, trusting to what we can’t see.

PROCESS (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles)
I had an idea of the montage I wanted to create from a painting of my brother. He had the pupil of the eye as a fish bowl with a goldfish in it and I knew the quote I wanted to use. originally, I had a quote from Jim Carrey, “Our eyes are not only viewers, but also projectors that are running a second story over the picture we see in front of us all the time” but it was kind of lengthy. 
1. In Photoshop I started out with the eye and masking in the sun. the first sun i had was way too small. I had to change it out for a deeper yellow sunset in africa.

2. I wanted to keep the veins of the eyes. as a brushed them into the sides of the sunset it didn’t look good at all. I found some trees on google and added a filter on them to get a reddish hint on it. I wanted to create the blending effect of when you’re looking at the sun the tree’s become faded as they get closer to the sun.
3. I had the idea of having my quote go with the curvature of the eye but the more I looked at it, it didn’t fit right. I found a different quote that I really liked and it was much shorter. I wanted to keep with the safari theme and have a Jurassic Park typeface. after some critiquing, I changed it to something that was more geared towards the word “faith”.
3. I kept the text aligned with the photo instead of curving it around the eye. overall, I made sure things kept aligned and spaced out enough.

CRITIQUE PROCESS
I had had a good laugh when my Professor critique mine. She paused for a good long second and then said, “this is… creative”.  but she agreed with, Kylee Egbert, Parker Kane and Jeff Marshall who all thought it was creative but weren’t really too fond of the original writing; neither was I though. Amy bluder also pointed out the color of the eye wasn’t masked on fully. there was a spot right down near the tear duct that wasn’t masked.

Facebook Critiques: Kylee Egbert, Parker Kane and Jeff Marshall
One-on-One Critique: Amy Bluder
Instructor Critique: My instructor asked me to change to lighten of the typography. I changed the whole thing even adding a yellow from the sun.

MESSAGE
A message of faith that comes from within.

AUDIENCE
Those needing a bit of faith.

TOP THING LEARNED
Less is more.

COLOR SCHEME & COLOR NAMES
Complementary // Yellow and Purple

TITLE FONT NAME & CATEGORY
 Great Vibes// Decorative

COPY FONT NAME & CATEGORY
Didot //  Serif

THUMBNAILS OF ANY ORIGINAL, UNEDITED IMAGE(S) USED IN THE PROJECT

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SOURCE OF EACH IMAGE (website name and hyperlink)

Eye: http://papeldeparedeparaseucelular.blogspot.com/2012/05/alguns-papel-de-parede-hd-para-vc.html

Sunset: https://gathua.wordpress.com/category/sunsets/

Tree: http://bonsai-italia.forumattivo.it/t330-bonsai-pepper-tree

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Photodesign

5aPROCESS (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles)

The steps that I followed in my process were:

1. I knew that I wanted to follow the rule of thirds when taking this photo. I completely forgot about focusing when I took the shot.
2. I created a new 8.5 x 11 inch document in Photoshop. I botched the sky in my original photo so I had to photoshop in the background from a different photo. Then I blurred the edges of around the trees to make it blend.
4. I decided to add in a lens flare thinking that I could do something for headaches but then I found this quote online and decided to do my own take on it.
5. I used my color scheme from the grass and went with a monochromatic look.
6. I kept it really simple and stuck to rectangles. Originally I had circles and it looked off in this specific photo. I also made sure to pay attention to alignment.

CRITIQUE PROCESS
I met with the Brinn, Blithe, and Mosiah in the Commons area within the Library. They helped me photoshop the different sky in and also gave me ideas as of what I could do to make this design unique to me. Originally I chose a color scheme with a blue and didn’t go well with the rest of the photo. Mosiah actually made me change it to more of a lime green.
One-on-One Critique: Mosiah, Brinn and Blithe
Instructor Critique: I was recommended to choose a different color scheme and to add focus to the middle of my photo in order not to lose the “F” or the “S” in the shadows.

MESSAGE
Don’t focus so hard that you forget to see the beauty around you.

AUDIENCE
Goals setters and those who want to achieve more in life.

TOP THING LEARNED
Don’t focus on the small stuff in the very beginning. Take time to readjust and evaluate things from a distance.

COLOR SCHEME & COLOR NAMES
Monochromatic // Green

TITLE FONT NAME & CATEGORY
Montserrat black // San Serif

COPY FONT NAME & CATEGORY
Montserrat Light // San Serif

THUMBNAILS OF ANY ORIGINAL, UNEDITED IMAGE(S) USED IN THE PROJECTimg_2456

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