Join John McWade for an in-depth discussion in this video Design a ghosted logo: A picture always goes with itself, part of Graphic Design Tips & Tricks.
- Hi everybody.…John McWade.…Senior author here at Lynda.com.…This week, we're still talking about ghosts.…A ghost is a full strength image…that's been faded back,…usually by changing its opacity.…You might think of a ghost as seeing through fog…or a very thin sheet of paper,…like tracing paper.…The effect is to soften things…by washing out the colors…and the contrasts…and the detail.…Because you can't see a washed out version as clearly,…you need a reason to do it,…where the fog enhances the mood or the atmosphere…or has some practical application.…
What you don't want…is to ghost a picture just to throw it in the background…with words on top…because you don't have room for all of it.…First example is a follow-up from last week,…where we have a full strength foreground image…that we then duplicate and send to the back,…enlarge really big,…and ghost,…typically about 15%.…The best images for ghosts…are almost always simple ones…like this pear.…Just a little bit of detail,…and a simply sihouette.…
Look at the cherries.…A little bit of detail.…
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