Working In Photoshop
Webworks has been honing its Photoshop graphic design skills since 1994. After 18 other graphic programs that have come and gone, we are still excited about using Photoshop & Lightroom for finding new ways to present ideas and inspiration in the realm of color and light, to tell a story and to evoke nuanced emotion. Here are some of our photoshopped images to give you an idea of what we do.
Project: For salon-stylist-to-the-stars Bryan Thomson-DiPalma we wanted an opening image on the web site that immediately identified the product and it’s creator. From a mountain of headshots of the photogenic owner I selected one that was warm and welcoming, and then placed the dramatic logo juxtaposed with a product shot on a simple color-coordinated backdrop.
Client: Paul Wirhun
Project: Artist Paul Wirhun returned from a trip to the Ukraine in 2009 with an image he had photographed. His vision was to transform the classic Mother Mary into Mother Earth with the intent to raise awareness for the oceans and its rising pollution. The original image was fraught with problems: flash glare, bad color, and one edge missing. In Photoshop I was able to colorize, add the star background, and add an earth image which was actually one of Mr. Wirhun’s pysanky eggs. CLICK IMAGE FOR BEFORE & AFTER VERSION >>
Client: Earthsinger: Joan Henry
Project: Webworks was asked to design four CD covers for musician Joan Henry who was on a limited budget. In the case of New Mountain, simplicity was the key. A vector-based illustrator file of an eagle was licensed, and then embellished with bold colors to create an eye-catching statement. A rustic font, a native-themed border, and judicious layering complete the simple but elegant design.
Project: Designs include historical images and earth-based motifs for NCPC (Naraya Cultural Preservation Council) a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional Native American ceremonies. The image of Emma Pohipe Dann was designed to honor her as the Grandmother of the modern-day Dance For All People with layered elements of a traditional shield, horse paintings on hide, and face paint in the traditional way before a dance.
Client: Dance For All People
Project: When the Dance For All People web site was planning it’s 20th anniversary gathering an eye-catching banner was needed for its home page. A simple large graphic of a butterfly and clever use of 2 layers of bold text that was overlaid, one in contrast and the other as a transparency on its side, was a quick and easy attention-getter.