FINAL output for DL tri-fold flyer in Photoshop


Here we have the final detail for the DL flyer on Bridgetown Getaway.
Initially wanted to create this in InDesign, but I am not yet very familiar with how to create what I wanted from scratch. I didn’t want to use a template. I struggled with InDesign layers and images that weren’t importing clearly. I decided to used Photoshop and created the DL flyer with bleed and margin 3mm each side. I then used a blank mockup to create the 3d flyer.

What do you think?    Any comments?    Thanks in advance…

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Flyer, Photoshop

Progress Challenge 11 – Finalise and present the project.

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Milestone 1 Moodboard – Getaway to Bridgetown, Western Australia


I have created a moodboard in Photoshop, using the ruler for guide lines, and gridlines to layout what I wanted to achieve here. I chose just 4 colours to refine the feel and mood of this country escape concept.

I wanted to give a feel of relaxation, celebration, and a splash of the bright colour that is famous with the Garden Festival – purple. The aspects I wanted to include is the Blackwood River, wildlife, sunshine and wine. Also the use of local artists work is important. I found the font Callie Hand to be perfect for the flowing soft concept of this project.

I used clipping masks to clean up the images within rectangle and circle frames. I used filters and blending modes to tone down some images to fit in with the colours I chose.

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Milestone 3 Refinement Stage – Getaway to Bridgetown, Western Australia


Here is my first mockup of the actual tri-fold flyer. I can see I still need to include more purple on the reverse side of the A4 layout. I wanted to achieve a flow throughout the flyer, but with this placed at the top and bottom makes it more difficult for photo/image placement. I tried to make this in InDesign and after hours of trying to learn how to, I switched back to Photoshop. Saying that I continue to learn InDesign, and I need to keep practicing to know its boundaries and magic! I have used clipping masks here throughout and blending modes. For the top banner, I added a stroke and feathered it slightly to soften the transition into the rest of the flyer.

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Flyer, Moodboard, Photography, Photoshop

Progress Challenge 10 – Milestone Stages

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Bridgetown Getaway


A really cool tool – take 2 photos with similar edges at the point you want to combine them. I wanted the background trees to come into the photo. I enlarged the canvas through the menu option ‘canvas size’. I overlapped the trees at the top of the canvas with my friends daughter at the bottom. Then I clicked on the menu edit-auto blend layers – Panorama, what MAGIC. I love this tool. A bit of touching up to complete – that was the easiest thing i’ve learnt so far!

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Before with 2 photos and after they were auto blended

 

Photography, Photoshop

Bridgetown Getaway

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Rock Face


  This is a photo I took in Thailand near Yao Noi Island. My husband and I were out on a boat watching the Red Bull cliff diving, which was nail biting I can tell you! Nearby was this hole in a cliff face. I didn’t really see the ‘face’ until I took the photo. I wanted to enhance the features so you could see eyes and a nose.

I initially did content aware:  selection-content aware-fill over a larger canvas area. It was messy even with a layer mask to mask out areas I didn’t want the content aware to pick up. It didn’t look believable with too much pattern created. I then copied sections of the rock and pasted, merged to the original photo, so I could spot heal to blend in a bit more. This was hit and miss with the combination of spot healing, patch tool and blending mode to darker colour. I need to work on other techniques to do this. This is the first result.

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Photography, Photoshop

Rock Face

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MONET’S GARDEN


On a trip to Paris with a very good friend a few years ago, I took loads of photos of Monet’s garden. The flowers were so vibrant in the garden. Here is one I adjusted – desaturated, then opened history window. Clicked on the original layer to set the source for the history brush. I selected history brush tool to brush the colour back into the photo where I wanted it. Then I aded the blue colour balance to make the dull grey a little more balanced.

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Photography, Photoshop

Monet’s Garden

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CROATIA – Noa Yachting


I took this photo in Croatia a few years ago. Experimenting with filters and layered blending modes, here are my efforts. On the top left I used the filter ‘cutout’ to give it a edgy effect, on the top right I added a blue layer below the ‘cutout’ photo and used the layer blending mode darken, so the blue came through on the lighter areas.

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Photography, Photoshop

CROATIA – Noa yachting

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Photography, Photoshop

SP2 M2 PC6 Image compositing

Combine 5 photos into 1. I wanted to create something unique, something I haven’t seen on the web. Of course this is quite simple and exploratory, while I’m learning the tools of the trade – masking, blending, shading, cropping, distorting, trimming, opacitating! Of course I need to learn the sequence for using all these tools, to maximise the best outcome. Here is my take on a small alley in Split, Croatia.

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