Description: A montage that shows the spiritual importance of prayer.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): I used Adobe Photoshop for my entire process, once I had chosen a couple pictures from the Internet.
- Once I had my main picture, the picture of the girl praying, I changed the levels to better show the detail in her hair and to make it not so washed out. I also added some more vibrancy because once I added a filter it made the whole picture whiter and more washed out.
- I then used the lasso tool to take away what I didn’t from the picture of Christ on top of the picture of the girl.
- I then used a mask and the brush tool to seamlessly blend Christ into the background. I made sure to not use the brush on his face because then you’d be able to see through it and I didn’t want that.
- I then added a filter by using a picture of cracked concrete from textures.com.
- Then, using a mask again, I took away the concrete around Christ.
- I also added the text and made the word “prayer” a bigger and italicized font in order to create contrast. I also added an almost transparent rectangle box to make the text more legible and to compliment my color scheme.
Message: My message is simply stated as, prayer will help you in hard times. When you feel like you’re about to break, pray.
Audience: My audience is anyone who is associated with a religion who prays to Christ. Once again, I have a very broad audience.
Top Thing Learned: I would say that the top thing that I learned is the whole process of taking away from one picture and molding it into another one, seamlessly. I really liked using the brush tool to get rid of the harsh edges. To me, it looks more professional that way.
Filter/Colorization used and where it was applied: So I didn’t use a filter on the Photoshop program, but I rather used a texture from the website Brother Pingel recommended, textures.com, and then changed the “normal” setting to “soft light”. I kept the filter on the whole picture, except I used a mask to take it away from Christ. I was going for fragility. Let me explain, the quote said that when you feel fragile, you should pray (roughly summarized). Therefore, I thought that the cracks that the concrete filter provided, matched my intentions for showing fragility. I didn’t want the cracks to be on or around Christ because he isn’t fragile; he is instead out rock and foundation, the opposite of fragility. I also selected Christ’s robe and changed the color from a light blue to a light purple in order for it to better compliment my color scheme.
Color Scheme: Complementary Color Names: Purple and Yellow
Font #1 Name and Category: I used Athelas Bold for the quote and Athelas Bold Italicized for the word “prayer”. The category is Oldstyle.
Font #2 Name and Category: For “President Harold B. Lee”, I used Athelas Regular. The category is Oldstyle.
Thumbnails of Images used:
Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):
Priority Ministries-Reader Input: Kids vs. Bedtime
LDS Media Library-Portrait of Christ Smiling