A small spaceship with a baby inside landed in a fictional town in the American countryside. Named Clark Kent by the couple who found him, the child developed superhuman abilities: incredible strength and impervious skin. His foster parents advised him to use his abilities for the benefit of humanity, and he decided to fight crime as a vigilante. I think that’s just what we need now in this land, a superhero, like Superman, to repair this American mess.
Often I experiment and a page just evolves. That’s the case with this layout. Initially, I was practicing with a sketch technique that I learned from Zwyck, another team member, a technique that she shared several years ago on Anna’s old blog
- Place layers of the psd shadow box file from MultiMedia Flags No. 1 on solid paper 1 from ArtPlay Palette Salute.
- Enlarge all the layers, except the white ribbon, to about 125%.
- Add title work, from Salute WordART Mix No. 1.
- Create a text box for journaling.
- Below the shadow box, place layers of Artsy Transfers Salute 2 and 5.
- Adjust the color of the blue layers of file 2 with a Hue and Saturation Adjustment layer.
- Arrange layers as desired to fill in the background around the shadow box.
- Extract Superman using the Object Selection Tool
- Add a custom shadow.
- Below the extraction place the layers of file 1 from Artsy Transfers Salute.
- Delete the color transfer layer from file 1.
Note: I extracted the Superman emblem from another photo of my grandson’s shirt and placed it inside the shadow box.
I am close to memorizing Zwyck’s technique. I labeled the layers in the Layers Panel as I worked with a jpeg photo. Once I finished, I created a composite. After I moved the layers to my layout, I extracted the flag from the sky. I changed the shadows to match the direction the flag was blowing.