Friday, August 28, 2009

Selling out to Photoshop

I've been doing a lot of artistic odd-jobs for the school where I take dance lessons. The lady who owns the school (Alina) is a sweetheart and I try to help out whenever I can with show fliers, tee shirt's and even remodeling the website (which has not launched yet). Usually I have plenty of time to work on projects but this time both of us were caught by surprise with a deadline. D:

- Monday I get an email with pictures to use for the new show flier.
- Tuesday & Wednesday I have to drive to Palm Beach for work.
- Wednesday afternoon I get a message: "the flier needs to be done by tomorrow morning or we loose a full page ad opportunity."
- Panic.

Enter Photoshop.

I had two things to work with. A lovely, but low-res photo of Alina. And the previous years flier for the same type of show.
I totally spammed photoshop filters to cover up the fact that the source photo was so low-res. I even threw in pre-made default photoshop shapes.

I really hope I don't offend anyone here but I'm a photoshop snob. So much so, that using any filters straight up like that made me feel like I was cheating. Anyone who's been around me in person for long enough knows that I get grouchy at the idea of someone throwing a colorpencil filter or something over a picture and calling it art. As if no one would notice. Pushing a button does not equal "instant art" in my opinion and if that's what you like to do, that's fine! Refusing filters is just a personal method I insist on for myself.I hate it if I can pick out exactly which filter was used. But on this project there was no time for my stuck up snobby nonsense. I had to make the thing printable at 300dpi and hope no one would notice the total sellout I felt had become.

I think it came out okay, if I may be so bold. It's nothing fancy but it's good for a teaser.

I found out later that it's going to be a full page ad in none other than Yallah Magazine! Needless to say I'm stoked! :D Maybe a little embarrassed too.

1 comment:

Skulldaggery said...

I like it a lot, though I'm not crazy about the font for the phone number and website being different than the block of text it's in visually.