This week’s design challenge was to create something in black and white. I had a lot of fun with this project and kept it as simple as possible. I also got to play around with the Free Transform tool in Photoshop and am happy with the results.
Program used: Adobe Photoshop
Images: Creative Commons image search
Font: Neutra Bold
Adjustments made: Added a black & white cloud layer, using the “soft light” blending mode, opacity set to 86%. The text was then converted to a shape then using free transform>perspective, I adjust the text to make it look like it was climbing and disappearing into the building. I then created copies of the text to give it a 3D look, without using the 3D option. I’m not really a fan of using 3D in Photoshop, but then again I haven’t played around with it that much.
If I go back and do anything different, I would add a drop shadow to the font. This is something that I didn’t think about when I was putting the finishing touches on my design.
Here is the final product.
11 x 17 poster. “VERTICAL LIMIT,” black and white.
Until next week, thanks for reading!
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.