P4: Montage Project



  • Description: Inspirational photo montage that includes two images and a quote.
  • Process: I began this project by looking for resources to use, first by finding the quote and then by looking for pictures that related to the quote. I then worked on combining the forest image and the runner image in Photoshop. I put a mask on the runner and took out most of the background of her image. After masking the image, I started trying out filters and decided I liked the effect called dissolve. I brought in more of the background in the runner’s picture to make the dissolve effect more consistent across the image such as behind the word “line.” I then added the text, making the key word “finish line” and “journey” a different font to make them stand out. Then I added the purple text box to create a triadic color scheme. Finally, I aligned the text and added drop shadows to make it more legible.
  • Message: The message is the quote from Dieter F. Uchtdorf about how in life we often forget to enjoy what is happening now when we focus too much on the future.
  • Audience: The audience is focused on Latter Day Saint church members since they will know who Dieter F. Uchtdorf is and it is likely they have heard the talk “Of Regrets and Resolutions” which is where this quote comes from.
  • Top Thing Learned: I learned what a Photoshop mask is and how to use it to combine photographs.
  • Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: Dissolve, which was used on the runner.
  • Color scheme and color names: Triadic color scheme using the colors green, orange, and purple.
  • Title Font Name & Category: Windsong (Emphasis words use this font), Script
  • Copy Font Name & Category: Colaborate-Thin, Sans-Serif
  • Thumbnails of Images used: 



  • Sources:

Forest Image from 7-Themes at the url: http://7-themes.com/6861171-forest-path.html

Runner image found at http://sunrise.sbhk.org.hk/teamview.php?id=715



5 thoughts on “P4: Montage Project

  1. Great job! I really like your over all theme and message. The quote goes very well with the pictures. I liked how you put the semi-transparent shape behind the text, it makes it stand out more and easier to read. I also really like your text and use of typography, good idea making some words cursive. Your design has nice flow as well and it does not distract from the message. Well done. Here is a link to my project if you want to check it out: https://erinxtinaday.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/project-4-montage/

  2. I do think you are a great Graphic Designer, Leah. All of your works so far are all amazing. I like how well you have combined the picture of the runner within the background image. It’s so creative of you to put the white vibrant within the runner and gives it that speed. It is a good idea too that you give the text-background the right percentage opacity as well.

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