Abstractionist layouts use the visual language of form, color, and line to communicate a message, establish a mood or tell a visual story. The style relies on photo and page masks, blending and an assortment of brush tips to embellish the page. But what sets Abstractionist layouts apart from other styles?
In my Snowmegedden layout, I share how to alter a photo using blend modes, page masks and back-building to create a show-stopping, Abstractionist layout.
We'll explore the following techniques:
- Blend 3 colors photos with somewhat similar backgrounds together
- Alter a photo using a combination of page masks and blend modes
- Convert a photo into a colorful abstract piece using transfers and brushes
- Back-build a complete substrate using layer masks
- Runtime: 50 minutes
- Recorded using: Adobe Photoshop® CC
- Recommended Photoshop® software: Adobe Photoshop® CS6 and versions above including CC (Creative Cloud)
- Recommended Elements® software: Adobe Elements® 2015 and versions above
- Required Kit: Eutaxy Digital Kit by Anna Aspnes