Week 2 design challenge

This week’s design challenge was to create a design in Photoshop using the key word, mountains.  I envisioned a design in my head, then sketched it out on Monday and began to work on it.

I don’t think that it turned out that well, but I am going to share it because it was a goal that I set for myself to complete a design each week-even if I don’t feel that confident about it.

First of all, Photoshop and I do not mesh well together.  Illustrator, Lightroom and InDesign I can figure out what I need to do in a snap but with Photoshop, I can’t grasp.  This is why I chose it to complete my design challenge this week, so I could improve my skills and become less frustrated with it.

I wanted to go with a surreal look overall. I used Creative Commons to search for stock photos, which included a sunset, green twilight, and mountain silhouette photo. I did utilize Illustrator to create my “moon” circles and I do think that it added a nice addition to the overall design.  I pondered over whether I should have just manipulated a stock photograph instead of going through all of this trouble masking and blending photos together, but I’m glad I created this.  It did show me that I still have a lot of work to do to improve my skill set in Photoshop and to stop second-guessing myself on the ideas that I come up with.

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Do any of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications frustrate you?

Thanks for looking and reading!

 

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Ashley Welton View All →

Freelance Graphic Designer based in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. I enjoy creating digital art, illustrations and photography. I also enjoy hiking, birding, cooking, reading, traveling and a nice bourbon or two.

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