Memory - student project

I actually did some prints using masking techniques a few months ago for my stationery company (you can see examples of some of them here in the Etsy shop - F As In Frank Paper Goods Co.)

But I've never heard of the method used in the first few videos here, so I'm planning to do another version testing out that technique with a more complicated photo and adding some depth.

This is an example of one of the ones I did with gradient masks to fade the lettering out and create a bit of shading on the letters.

Memory - image 1 - student project

UPDATE - June 13 -

Thanks everyone for your likes and nice comments! I decided to post the rest of my series that I created with masks a while ago (before taking this class). All of these started out with fonts that I then went over with my own handwriting and vectorized so that the swirls of the letters interacted with the characters and scene.

Memory - image 2 - student project

In order to use the Color Range tool taught in this class, I did a new project using a photo from Unsplash and a quote from 'Eternal Sunshine'.

Memory - image 3 - student project

It didn't seem to work that well, but I think it's because there's so much black maybe? I still liked the way it turned out, so I added a bit of a glow and played with the text layers to get them to look like they were caught in the moonlight with the couple.

I'll try it again with something that has a bit more variation in colour and see how that goes.

Update: June 27

One more attempt. This time i tried to get the woodgrain that is the same colour as the coffee to stand out through the letters. Then I added a bit of distressing texture.

Memory - image 4 - student project

Steph F. ~ A Brand Apart Design
Freelance Designer & Coffee Guzzler