wall of fame in sedona arizona

Wall of Fame in Sedona, Arizona – Sound Bites Grill

Putting in some new imagery at Sound Bites Grill in Sedona, Arizona.

And it’s me…

niche art at sound bitesMy image for the Wall of Fame

As you may or may not know I create art for Sound Bites Grill based on the live performances. Steve asked me to design some signage to introduce the Artist of the images (hey that’s me!) in the hall of the ‘Wall of Fame’. So I needed to come up with something similar to the art that is in the halls.

And as long as I was working on something a little different I thought I’d show you some of the inner workings from my thinking (that’s scary!) and how I utilize Adobe Photoshop to create the art using Textures in Layers with Masks and Blend Modes.

adobe photoshop screen shot layers paletteThe Layers Palette tells a lot of the story but not all…

You get an idea of the workflow but a major part of the story is how the Layers are Blended using the Blend Modes. Almost all of these Layers are in a different Blend Mode with opacity changes and of course Layer Masks to further refine hoe the layers will interact. Hope this peek into the process will give you some ideas. If you have any questions give me a shout.

Most of the images were made with the Lumix GH4. (which is $200 off for a bit right now at $1300) The head shot was made easier in studio because of the free Panasonic APP I use on my phone & IPad which allows me to change settings and focus as well as trigger the shutter from subject position. In the past I would have had to pre-focus and hope I was in the right spot and if I moved I ended up out-of focus which used to drive me crazy!

It was fun putting this together… Let me know what you think!

Yours in Creative Photography,     Bob

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