Photoshop Two: “I love Glasgow”

Poster Design 2 - David Carson

Travel Poster Design Two: ‘I Love Glasgow’

BITMAP Image; 300DPI; A3; reformatted as JPEG A3 150DPI for upload to blog. 

The second poster design took inspiration from David Carson. I wanted to use his style of big typeface and dark abstract imagery.

The poster was built around an image of the iconic Duke of Wellington statue on Queen Street. The image was cropped and cut to leave only the statue. The image was then pasted again and heavily warped using the zig-zag tool to create the dark wavy blur that is the background. This was pasted over the second time and the wave effect was used to create the even darker background behind the statue.

I adjusted the levels in the background to create the black effect which in turn made the ripples of the overlaid layer stand out. The ripple was then manipulated again using the mosaic tool to create the acid drip effect.


To fill the white space text was used with a motion blur effect. Then the final typeface was overlaid on top of the image using various letters from ‘Glasgow’ and different sizes in Carson’s style.


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