Project 4: Montage




  • Description:

Montage I created for brother who is walking in his brothers (me) footsteps.

  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing):

This project was difficult because I had to decide which pictures I wanted. I ultimately had to redesign it. I started with a set of four pictures layered on top of each other that I took in burst mode on my Canon 60D. The goal was to make a montage and for this those for pictures looked more like a composite. When it was critiqued someone suggested I make it look like a baseball card. and in the end I came up with this. my first idea required masks for each layer, but my final design it required only one and was much easier. Also in my initial draft I used the Automate > photomerge feature in photoshop. So I was basically making it to hard for me. This goes to prove that we have to be willing to sacrifice what we really want in a design for something that will ultimately look and feel ten times better.

  • Message:

Baseball is an American past time. Poster for my Brother.

  • Audience:

This goes out to all the avid baseball players, but is mostly intended for my little brother.

  • Top Thing Learned:

Less is more. I was trying use too many photos which ultimately impeded the gestalt of the design.

  • Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied:

I added a slight drop shadow on my brother’s name and his jersey number. I also applied a vibrance mask to make the color in his shirt pop.

  • Color scheme and color names:

Monochromatic red

  • Title Font Name & Category:

Modern No. 20

  • Thumbnails of Images used:

IMG_2005-Small IMG_1995-small chainlink-fence-texture-small


  • Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):

Other photos were taken by me.