OBSERVATIONS: I love the past week of photos. Probably because they include a lot more of the sometimes camera shy Dan (or maybe I just wasn't pointing the camera his way as much as I could have been.) It's just nice to look through my shots for the week and see so much of this man with whom I share my life, and this man with whom I'm working through all the muck to be able to continue living this life with him.
Or maybe I'm exploiting the fact that he bought his first pair of cheaters this week, and now I feel much less older and grayer. Who can say, really?
This week seemed to be all about words on photos, specifically sleek sans serifs screened back over the shots. I used both some of my digital products as well as just setting type by hand onto specific photos. Today I'll be sharing a brief video tutorial on how I did this if'n you're so inclined to try it on your own and were always wondering how.
But first, the pages:
One thing I loved about last week is that Dan asked me if I'd bring my camera down to the farm with me so I could take a three generations photo. Is there nothing more charming than your man asking you to take a photo? I love this shot. Cole is the lone Zielske male, challenged with carrying on the Zielske name. Let's hope he doesn't go all new age and change his last name to "Namasté" some day (I knew someone who did that. True story.)
A closer look at the man behind the cheaters.
Here's the weekly recap:
Now onto the technique I want to show you. I present: screened back text overlaying a photo:
This is really easy to do, using either a digital brush or custom set type. I'm going to show you how to do both. Ready? Okay!