☆My Experiences & How I Got into Graphic Design☆
Collaging is a great pastime, and a super easy way to work in a myriad of images or a theme to a website, body of work, or as an introduction. Collages offer a method for creating wallpapers, backgrounds, wall decor, and mood boards that express different sentiments or aesthetics, and figuring out how to collage allows you to develop the skills to use systems like Photoshop, Lightroom, AfterEffects, Procreate, etc. Why take a graphic design course when the best way to learn is with starting with something simple? You can shift pattern and texture through features like screen, darken, and overlays, as well as change the photo orientation and text orientation. The collages above are all my creations, mostly done on commission work, and many of them are available for sale on my RedBubble in sticker and poster forms. Some examples of what software I use (and some examples for beginners) are shown below.
- Adobe Lightroom & My Adobe Lightroom Presets
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator or Procreate
- VSCO Editing Presets
- Tezza Mobile App (w/ subscription)
- Prequel Mobile App (free subscription)