With the recent release of Adobe CS5, it’s easy to get carried away with the new tools and presets. They might be designed to maximise workflow efficiency, but an over-reliance on these can give your work a generic feel To keep your style fresh, you need to get back to basics.
In this tutorial, Markie Darkie shows you how to create a stunning photomontage. You’ll master repetition and layering of shapes, efficient use of simple colour palettes with the aid of Layer Style effects, or a file of vector elements.
The file for this tutorial is available from the Download Zone, but you’ll also learn how to create your own design elements that you can use on future projects.
Step 1 Download and open the Geometric Design Elements.ai file in Illustrator. You can use it as a reference or resource file for this project. Creating images from scratch is useful – not only does it save you searching for stock image files, you also build up a valuable archive for future projects.