Make your process at least five sentences. Describe your skills, list software, and mention the FOCUS principles to showcase your knowledge to a potential employer.
- Description: This is a montage of two separate images blended together to express a spiritual message to those who feel they have encountered a fork in the road in their lives and aren’t sure where to turn.
- Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): I first created my own background using the gradient tool on a large rectangle I made. I then added the image of the girl and of Jesus separately, before blending away at the edges of the images. I had to do some heavier blending on the image of Jesus because his hand actually is cut off in the image, but I didn’t want that to be distracting to the viewer so I tried to bled sufficiently to make it look natural that his hand was cut off. I then gray-scaled the image because Jesus was cream-colored and I needed both images to be black and white to blend together smoothly. I also wanted to make a sharper contrast between the girl’s side of the image and Jesus’s side to symbolize the reflection of light in her thoughts. To incorporate this, I made the top left of the image completely white and the bottom right side completely black. This also created better visual flow and allows Jesus to be a bright image on a dark background, bringing the eye back to him since the contrast of his image and background are greater than for the girl against her predominately light background.
- Message: To be aware of the spiritual guidance available in one’s life through Jesus Christ.
- Audience: Any and all who are looking to whom they can turn for help in difficult times.
- Top Thing Learned: Blending smoothly between the images to look like one piece.
- Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: I applied the mask filter around Jesus to make his image gradually blend into the opposing color around him, and on the girl to soften the sharper edges of her image as well.
- Color scheme and color names: Complementary; Black and White
- Thumbnails of Images used:
- Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site): http://christyzailmft.com/special-orders/ https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/volume-11-number-3-2010/agency-0
Light 2: Indoor
Composition 1: Thirds
Composition 2: Lead Room
I enjoyed taking the indoor light photo because the plants captured the different colors beautifully with the light shining in from the side. The indoor composition photo took a couple of tries, but I finally found the right angle I was looking for to embody the rule of thirds. The Lead Room photo took lots of adjusting the chair and trying to make some interesting lighting. The space seemed sufficient but not too much. Learning about these different skills is proving useful!