DIY Project #5: Love + Happiness Posters
It is a great idea for a Valentines day present!
Firstly, let’s think about equipment:
- Camera (I used Nikon D700 with a 50mm lense)
- Scrabble tiles (vintage wooden tiles would look the best)
Okay, here’s what to do:
Step 02//Print the images onto plain paper at a high printing resolution so they are nice and sharp and bright.
Step 03// Place your paper near a window if you don’t have studio lighting and use the natural light to get a lovely evenly lit shot.
Step 04// Place your scrabble tiles on the paper in whatever message you like (love + happiness seemed like the right words for me today).
Step 05// Take at least a couple of shots of each setup – I always use a range of focal lengths to ensure I get a nice crisp image to choose from (for the ones above I shot at f3.5)
Step 06 // Download your images into Photoshop.
Step 07 //Brighten, lighten and sharpen until you are happy with the image.
Step 08 //Use a lovely vintage action like Paint the Moon’s Miracles (I added Blessings to the ones above as well).
Step 09// Create a vignette to give your images that vintage feel.
Step 10// Print + enjoy!
You could use these for a desktop background, a postcard to a friend or an art piece for your wall.
For more scrabble tile inspiration, check out amazing artists like Cassia Beck [you may decide to just buy ones of her beautiful pieces instead!].