This beauty will turn heads wherever she goes!
|"I'm Ready For My Close Up . . "|
Never have I been so proud and yet so frustrated with a caption. I made this for Sammie (Rachel's Haven) mainly because of the glam look combined with the golden era movie starlet look. The design was a product of fiddling with a few things: Nothing I haven’t done before but it seemed to fit this particular image and idea well. I wanted to keep with the vintage appeal so I hunted down a few different fonts for the title, tried them all and settled on this one. The title itself was meant to be a bit of a placeholder, but I couldn’t get the imagery out of my head. I kept imagining those big music productions with the big band doing the music in the background, girl walking down the street and swaying her hips to a bass drum in her own head that the audience hears. It inspired a story and Sammie often enjoys such tropes.
The writing actually came fairly easy and I was all set. So far so good, right? Now comes the frustration. I’ve used tilted text before but I’ve always had to use quick-and-dirty methods to get the proper effect. I wanted to find a way to do the whole block of text in an unusual shape but I had no idea how to do it. I tried googling it, but I had difficulty finding the right tutorial. Admittedly, I’m not the best at Photoshop when it comes to knowing proper terms for what’s going on (I’ve only recently started training myself to use hotkeys). I can do a fair bit but I couldn’t explain it to you in a technical manner.
In comes Caitlyn with the solution. She not only gives me instructions but goes so far as to make me a mini video showing exactly how to do what I wanted to do! Leave it to me to spend the next two hours fiddling with it trying to do the exact same thing (sigh). The end result as what you see here. Now that I have the bit of knowledge, I will be sure to use it in the future.