The base was a great graphic of downtown Chicago from the in-flight magazine.
I cropped the image and resized it, then printed it out onto a sheet of perforated, ready to mail postcards from USPS.
I then worked on the next layer - a scanned-in set of cards for things I didn't do when I was there. Thought about doing them, but ultimately didn't.
Since the downtown graphic was bright and colorful, I set the layer to black and white, and removed some sections. Then sent the postcard sheet through the printer a second time for the black and white layer. This gives a different result than just creating the image digitally and printing once. This is the result - 4 postcard-sized sections.
I also created a second set, using 'things I opened in Chicago' as the black and white layer.
I played with the colors of the downtown graphic for the second set.
I wondered how you made those cards, Phillip. Love the themes you chose (and thanks for sending me a "Things I Opened." Love it.ReplyDelete
It was a lot of fun creating the two sets. Glad you liked it.Delete
I thought I already left a comment here....love the "Things i Opened" theme and thanks for the shout-out!ReplyDelete
I liked that theme more, but I think I ended up liking the cards from the first theme better.Delete
I noticed Tea and Chocolate were on the opened list, a very good combination!ReplyDelete
I hardly ever drink tea... I must have been feeling a bit under the weather, or possibly just cold. Chocolate, on the other hand....Delete
very cool. the steps of digital collage are always a bit of a mystery to me. I like reading a bit about your processReplyDelete
I am sure there are a million ways to create digital collages, this is just one way I used for this set of items. The main idea I wanted to try was sending the postcard sheet through the printer twice, to get a different effect than making the final image digitally printing once. The USPS postcard sheets are perfect for this.Delete