Although it’s important to cut out images well when composing a montage in Photoshop, it’s definitely not the most important thing. Images should be chosen for their ability to fit in with the other graphic elements in the composition. Usually one piece or element should stick out more than others – the “hero”. It is […]
Many people have asked me this question and, in the absence of a Wikipedia entry, here’s my definition. The term pre-dates desktop publishing when “artwork” or “mechanical art” meant the material (photography, bromide, film, tranparency) or completed, camera-ready pages that could be photographed with a stat camera to make a same-size film that would be […]
Most pop art pictures in the public’s imagination contain a photograph that has been reduced to only two tones, black and white, and then colored in, for example Andy Warhol’s Marilyn pictured below. The best way to do this is to go Image > Adjustments > Threshold in Photoshop. Move the slider until you get […]
Finding a graphic element to illustrate an abstract or dry subject is a creative challenge. You find yourself being pulled in one direction to beautify your work and in the other to explain the subject in hand. I am continually searching around for images, illustrations or graphics that will compliment articles with heavy corporate or […]
It’s the joyous season of the dreaded companies’ annual report and accounts where artworkers and printers try to make money by producing horribly boring documents full of endless tables with horrendously dull titles like “Intangible Assets”. But, do you know the trick of how to get columns of figures to line up, as the accountants […]
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