Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Montage Project: The Great Reno Balloon Race

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The first piece is a photo montage over a Reno Balloon Races art poster I found at a thrift store.  I wanted to make something vibrant, so I used colors from travel magazines for my landscape.  I wanted to make a collage that was visially stimulating, something I wouldn't mind hanging in my own home.   

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


     This piece is the second Art 245 assignment, a triptych montage of the same twenty five images. I found several surreal images on google, most dealing with the theme of time. This is my first experience working with photoshop. In the beginning I found the whole assignment to be incredibly overwhelming, but in the end I learned a lot about so many of the things that photoshop can do. The piece is called 2:29, in reference to the time theme and in reference to the exact minute that I finished the piece. I spent a great deal of time experimenting with different filters and different levels of opacity, in the end I think I kind of like it in a craptastically dreamlike sort of way.

      This is the first part of the triptych and also the first panel I worked on.
I feel it is the least successful of the three, because it really doesn't have anything holding it together.

      This is the second panel I worked on, at this point I was starting to have a little fun with the project.  I really like the way this part of it turned out.

     This is the final panel.  I think it's strong.  I really like the hourglass part.  I hope everyone enjoys my beginner's photoshop work!!!