Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Distressed, part of Designing a Poster.
And now for something completely different. This next poster we are going to…design in Photoshop. Obviously, this is a very modern interpretation of the…play, given the nature of the poster that we have, and it involves using a lot…of texture, which is I have chosen to do it in Photoshop rather than in InDesign…or in Illustrator. I just find it easier to work with blend modes and combine…images using Photoshop.…So let's take a look at the finished version. This is it, what we see in front…of us. I'm going rearrange my panels by bringing the layer above the Adjustments…and Masks and we see that I have broken it out into three separate layer…groups, just for ease of workflow. We have got the supporting type in the…Type layer group and then the Romeo and Juliet in the R&J and then everything…else is on the Background.…
So we are going to begin with the work in progress at this point where we have…the type and we have the basic fills of color in the background. So starting…with the Background layer group, and I'll turn off the R&J and the Type layer…
Adobe InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Generating ideas for layout and design
- Combining InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that blends maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Choosing appropriate typefaces and imagery
- Choosing colors that convey the message
- Making the most of images
- Creating mockups for client approval and in preparation for printing