Sometimes when I sit down to write a blog post I wonder how in the world I am going to distill the process into something easy to read.  Not because I think you as the reader needs something easy, it’s that I do.  I keep this blog as part journal for myself, to refer back to different things that I have tried.  Perhaps if I was a superhero I would choose recall as my super power, so that I could remember my own thought process; also perhaps so that I would not need a grocery list.

Here is my favorite superhero though:

ISO 400 4.3mm f/2.7 1/200
ISO 400 4.3mm f/2.7 1/200

The wildflower, able to restore the planet and look beautiful at the same time. Perhaps it would be no surprise to learn that I am taking a graphic design class on line and was thinking about text and typography this week.  When it came to creating this image I used Photoshop.  For fun, I clicked the 3D button once I had “Superher” as a layer.  There is a lot that you can do within that 3D setting, so basically I just worked with the settings until I came up with something I liked. As far as the color of the text, I used the eyedropper to click around on the wildflower until I came upon this color option that I felt suited the flower.  I wanted the text to both stand out but yet resemble a petal.

Then came the cropping, the version of the image I was working with first looked like this:

ISO 400 4.3mm f/2.7 1/200
ISO 400 4.3mm f/2.7 1/200

More about how I first edited this photo is here.  As you can see I have chosen in the superhero version to crop out a lot of the green.  I also made the choice to crop out the tips of some of the petals.  What do you think of this crop?  It’s rare that I crop out part of the subject, so it feels a little odd to me.  How about the text, do you like it? do you think it works with this photo?  Your comments are welcome below.



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  1. I like it. It is something different from you, especially with the text. Tranforming photos is sometimes no easy feat – you can spend hours on playing around with one and still not be satisfied 😀


  2. Well after a few looks and after reading – I say you are “super her” – get it?
    Well love how you used the center of the flower as the “o”
    And I do like the way the word takes the shspe of a wavy petal – even though I I did miss it at first – but I noticed the “o” right away –
    I also love the cropping – it worked .


  3. Hi, Amy. I think the crop works great and the shot is great. I guess I’m a bit uncertain about the text. At first I thought the “o” was missing (duh), but then realized it was intentional. The text seems intrusive in the shot. I’m almost wishing you could put the text in a border/frame. The color of the text is perfect.


    1. I hadn’t considered adding an actual frame, that’s an interesting thought. Incorporating text into the actual flower is a bit of a reach here. Now that I have had a few days to think about it, I’m wondering if making the flower less “real” with a filter of some kind might have been more effective. Always nice to have a list of things to think about for next time! Thanks for your thoughts.

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