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:
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:
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.