How to design a montage in Photoshop

montage-girl-s

Here, as promised, is a short tutorial about creating montages. Here is a montage of three different images which gel together without having to laboriously cut anything out. Layer masking with a brush I sized the cityscape image over the picture of the girl and played around with layer blend modes until I chanced upon one that seemed to do the trick. It's Color Dodge at … [Read more...]

Montage design for music DVDs

rock-music-montage

I have been working on some CD and DVD packaging for a music creation software company. I love doing stuff to do with music and here I was asked to create some montages to express different musical genres. The montages will eventually go on large sierra boxes (a sierra box is a large cardboard box for software containing a DVD case and other printed material), DVD cases and … [Read more...]

How to design sound waves in Illustrator

sound-waves

This is a nice little trick using Illustrator's Blend option. To create perfect sine-waves – or something very close – first of all, draw a line. Then go Filter > Distort > Zig Zag... and choose the number and height of waves you want (remembering to click the smooth radio button, otherwise you'll get a zig zag). Once this is done go Object > Expand Appearance to turn … [Read more...]

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