Project 4 Montage



This is a spiritual poster montage created by blending at least two images together and using typography.


  1. After determining my spiritual message, I sketched ideas of how to display that message visually. I searched for images of solitude and despair. I selected the image of the hiker because it shows her alone in the vast world where she might feel insignificant. I also liked the white space in the photo, and the size worked well.
  2. I used Photoshop CC for the entire project.
    1. First I enlarged the photo in increments, and then cropped it to 8.5 x 11 inches.
    2. I created a texture layer over the photo using Texturizer from the Filter Gallery. This gives it the canvas look. I decided the rocks had enough texture, so I used a mask to subtract the texture from the lower left corner.
    3. I brightened up the hiker just a little using a Levels mask.
    4. Next I placed the photo of Jesus Christ in the upper right corner. I resized the photo and flipped it horizontally for better leading.  Then I blended the image into the hiker image.
    5. The stars at the top of the montage come from another photo blended in over the top of the hiker and the Savior.
    6. Using three text boxes I added the message, title, and credit.


The message is we are all important to our Creator. We may feel like a speck in the cosmos, but we all matter to Him.


The audience is youth to adults.

Top Thing Learned:

I learned how to access all the different layer styles in Photoshop.

Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied:

I added Texturizer from the Filter Gallery to the main image, subtracting it from the rocky foreground.

Color scheme and color names:

Split Complementary color scheme: Blue, Orange, and Red

Title Font Name & Category:

Allura, Script

Copy Font Name & Category:

Gil Sans Regular, Sans Serif

Thumbnails of Images used:

o-MOUNTAIN-SUMMIT-facebook universe jesus-christ-1138511-print

Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):

Comments are appreciated.


4 thoughts on “Project 4 Montage

  1. Your photo montage looks great Sheila! I was surprised how different the one in the critique video was from the ones you posted on facebook, but I think it was a great change, and the changes you have made since then make it even better. I love that the stars in the background really actually look they they are in that picture of the hiker. You did a great job blending those in! I rally like the change with the typography. The script you chose, and the color really make it beautiful. Great job!


  2. I think you did a great job blending your images! They flow so well into one another. I like the sizing on the “you Matter to him.” Not to sound cheesy, but this was actually a message I really needed this week and it made me tear up a bit. It is lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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