"Sunny days wouldn't be special, if it wasn't for rain. Joy wouldn't feel so good, if it wasn't for pain."

econed.jpg (105390 bytes)EconEdLink Poster

   This poster was produced on the back side of a folding brochure promoting the EconEdLink portion of MCI Worldcom's Marcopolo web site.  The Typography was done in Adobe Illustrator 8 by Melanie Roher.  She used to the text eyedropper tool to easily transfer text sizes and fonts to other text elements. 

     The background imagery was created using a number of techniques.  A number of images are simple stock photographs which were masked and composited in Photoshop.  Others, such as the seashells, baseball player, and beanie babies, I had photographed on my own.  Most objects were photographed against a monochrome backdrop to ease masking.  I even rubbed the seashells with water, to get them to glisten a bit.  Thirdly, the tree and flying money were created three dimensionally.  For the money, I created polygonal shapes with bone structures that I then textured with high resolution 2D scans of money.  This allowed me to "photograph" the money in any position I desired, without limitations.   Lastly, the tree is also a 3D object.  It is a variation on a tree that I had previously created.  This one was further altered back in Photoshop by painting in more detailed branches.

     The final hi-resolution photoshop image was composited with the vector artwork within QuarkXpress, along with the rest of the brochure for final production.