For my graphic design project I chose to create a poster based off of 3 different images that I chose. I created this poster to portray my overall topic I chose for this project, which is all about how me and my friend can reach roads that a lot of people can’t get to. I chose the mountain picture in the background to show the kind of places we go to, and the cars were chosen because they were both ours.
As I was designing this poster, I wanted to do something that highlighted and showed off our cars, so I made them the center of attention. As I added more to my project, I decided to get a bit more crafty. My text was created by actually removing the outline of the text from the background, so that way I could put an image behind the text to add more character. To finish it off, I decided to outline my Pathfinder and then use a color overlay to create a smaller version of my car that I put on the crest of one of the hills.
The tools I used in Photoshop were mainly the “magnetic lasso tool” to outline the cars, and a lot of different blending options for the specific layers. The blending options I used were mainly the “stroke” tool and a variety of different inside and outside drop shadows just to add more depth to the picture. The text specifically used a combination of an inside shadow, and the stroke outline. Throughout all the finishing touches I did on my poster, it was a lot of tweaking the levels of different layers in order to get it looking the way I wanted it to.
The materials that I used in this project were mostly mine, with the exception of the mountain background picture, which I got from Pixabay; a website that offers free-to-use images. The link to that image is here: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-alps-austria-mountains-1244132/.
Overall I’m really excited for this project in general, and I’m confident that my poster is going to end up looking exactly the way I want it to.