Text and collage make great bedfellows. Tom Sewell shows how to use them to build your own striking composition.
During this tutorial, you will produce a freeform collage based around a bold typographic centrepiece. The strong, hard-edged type will provide you with a solid basis to compose the more fluid images around, together creating interesting and unexpected compositions.
We're going to use Illustrator to select and create our type, then we'll take that into Photoshop, cut all our images out, then put the whole thing together. I'll show you some simple tricks to make cutting things out in Photoshop easy, and we'll do some composition and colour work to finish the piece off. This kind of fluid collage style is something I've tried to develop over my time as a designer; it has most recently been used on a series of flyers I produced for Ministry of Sound whilst working at Studio Output.