Graphic Design 2B

Non-Representational Imagery

We'll switch gears here and create imagery of nothing recognizable. You'll begin by creating a series of stains & splatters using ink. You'll learn to use a flatbed scanner and then use the splatter patterns as layer masks. This project will introduce channels and layer blending modes

Create a series of 4 illustrations. You can use the same splatters for all illustrations.

 

 

Preparation

download: project folder
create: Photoshop file (.psd) using the following specifications
width: 3.4 inches
height: 4.25 inches
resolution: 200ppi

 

 

Setting up layers & layer group
tutorial

Creating splatters
tutorial

How to scan splatters
tutorial

 

 

Turning scans into layer masks
tutorial

Using layer blending modes
tutorial

Altering layers and masks
tutorial

Masking a layer group
tutorial

 

 

Printing and Turning In
You know how to do this by now. Open the illustrator file, File>Place the tiff, save and print in color.