When I first started working on this post, I had no idea what it would end up looking like. I decided to get it done, just for myself (which is why it took me a while). I took a lot of pictures, so you can see the process from start to finish.
The original post was a lot of pictures with text over it, so I had to make some adjustments here and there. I used Photoshop to make the text more readable, then I imported them to Gimp to do some color adjustment, then I used some layers to add color to the text. I used Photoshop’s new layer blending options to get it to work better. Then I used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to apply the edits.
I think I’ll probably do a lot of this on my own. I’m the kind of person who works a lot, and when you work on your own stuff you tend to learn how to do things better than others. If you’re interested I’ve got a list of tutorials at the bottom of this page.
Color correction and adjustments to the text are the two biggest things that need to be done, so I’d recommend starting at the top and working down. The second thing I would recommend is the use of layers. I use layers, especially in photoshop, for my color correcting and adjustments. They make it so much easier to adjust the color of a certain area. That is one thing I wish I could say about photoshop.
The most important thing is to create your own way of applying it to your own page. The main reason I love this way of editing is because if you don’t have the time and time of the majority of designers, then it has become a headache too. You can’t go all the way and create your own way of applying color correction and adjustments to your own page.
I agree that colors don’t work well. Color is not just good color. It needs good color.
This is true if you are doing it to create a commercial product, but it’s also true if you’re doing it for inspiration. And I mean that sincerely, because I think there are a lot of artists that use color too much. So if you want to create a design for a commercial product, make sure that the color you use in your design has the right tone to make people think you’re a designer.
This is a problem I see on forums, blogs, and even in some design firms. So if you want to be an artist, or any kind of creative, keep those ideas in mind when you’re trying to design something that people will like.
Color is an incredible tool to use in art, but it can be overused, and it can lead to being too bland and uninspired. Too many colors and styles can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to find exactly the right combination.
It’s easy to feel like you’re trying to create something that is just too simple, and I do think that’s what makes it so fun. While painting is not the same as creating a painting but a sculpting skill, I think that’s one of the biggest reasons why designers are stuck in a time loop.