Martin Luther King - The Man Behind the Words (Black Version  

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Uploaded: 01/23/13 10:52 PM GMT
Martin Luther King - The Man Behind the Words (Black Version
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I am currently teaching an advanced Photoshop course at the university. Today I'll be helping my students understand some of the fun things you can do with text in Photoshop. Since we just celebrated Martin Luther King day, I wanted to create a poster that contained his "I Have a Dream" speech, but also incorporate an image of its author. This was done in Photoshop using what is called a clipping mask. I created and formatted the text of the speech, then found an image of Dr. King online, pasted that in a layer above the text, and then clipped that layer to the text as a clipping mask. Playing around with inverting so it's white on black text. Hope you enjoy. Photo credit: photographed by Marion Trikosko in a 1964 press conference.


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01/24/13 12:37 AM GMT
Of the two I prefer this one it stands out so much more, this would be a great entry into Lyn's Wednesday B&W fun challenge. You can check out the challenge here . Either one would make wonderful entries. =^..^=tigs
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01/24/13 7:35 AM GMT
The writing is easier to read in this version. Good work and thanks for sharing this timely image.
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Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. — Frank A. Clark
01/24/13 11:24 AM GMT
I too prefer this version - for the ease of reading the text.
I think this is so clever, your students are very fortunate !
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01/25/13 2:42 PM GMT
I too prefer this one because its easier to read. Great work.
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01/29/13 4:43 AM GMT
I wish I lived closer. I want to learn more about using photoshop.
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03/06/13 5:28 AM GMT
A brilliant piece of work Nathan!!!!!!!!
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