Here’s another suggestion of how to garner shapes and colors from a photo to design a presentation slide.
Susan says, “We’ve used another photographic source to give us a slightly different color palette from last week. This one is interesting because while most of the colors are muted blues, greens and greys, this bird is sporting a dashing splash of bright yellow. I am especially drawn to the handsome contrast between the yellow and the muted blue grey on the bird’s head.
Playing with Shapes
I used this palette to create a presentation slide of different shapes merging, intersecting and interacting with each other. This could be used for a title slide or a section header or just as a way of seeing how this swatch of colors looks in vector form.
From photo to Presentation design
Lucia says, “I’m always mystified by how Susan can get design ideas from my photos. Of course, when I framed this scene I was focused on the bird. And in the back of my mind I was aware of the colors and shapes that make up the composition. Susan saw something more. The roundness of the bird, the billowing shapes of gray feathers, and even the circular pattern created by the blur of green leaves inspired her. Even though the branches are fairly straight, she noticed that within each there is a swirl of shapes. The yellow that stands out so much in the photo is muted to fit in with the rest of Susan’s design. She created an abstract of shapes and color that reflects back to the photo.
By the way, if you’re wondering ‘what is this cute bird?’. According to my ‘Cornel Lab: Merlin Bird ID App’ it’s a yellow rumped warbler.”
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