STORY OF THE PAGE: Ultimate season has begun in Minnesota. Not familiar with ultimate? It’s like soccer but with discs. And it’s freaking awesome and so, so much fun to watch. I took some photos at last week’s game and wanted to use a few on a page to plop into Cole’s album. I’m feeling the digital right now and this page is so clean and simple to my eye. Perfect for my teenager, who doesn’t need any crazy embellishing.
DESIGN STUFF: One of the cool things this year is that Cole designed the logo you see on the shirt and the page. Because I had the logo file, I decided to add it to the page and tone the color way down to create a bit of repetition in the design. One big logo. One medium logo and if you count the other logos in the photo, well, you get some serious repetition. When you repeat stuff you create energy and rhythm in the design. The balance to this page is asymmetrical, as the photos shift to the right side of the space. And yes, look at all that glorious white space. I had zero desire to add anything else.
TECHNICAL SHIT: The colors on these photos were less than stellar, so using Rad Lab, I swapped out the color for black and white. The only other technical thing I did here was to color the logo, and then change to opacity to 20% using the Opacity Slider. I love the screened back look. It adds interest to the page without being in your face. Not that a page about a teen can’t be in your face. Hmmm. Maybe it’s time for an in your face pag. There’s always next time.
SENTIMENTAL SHIT: It’s hard to scrapbook about our teen aged boys sometimes. Sports seems to be an acceptable thing to share publicly. Ergo, this page.
YOU CAN LEARN THIS STUFF! Digi Basics with Cathy Zielske is a new e-course from CZ Classes. I wanted to offer a course that helps people learn just enough to be awesomely dangerous. I am of the belief that you do not need to be a Zen Master of Photoshop to use it for your memory keeping purposes. Plus, the stuff you learn in this class can be applied to your hybrid projects as well. To learn more about the class, click here.