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December '17

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44 • December 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Background The last step is to create an appropri- ate colored background to best enhance the low poly portrait. Make a new layer and place it immediately above the Template layer. Choose the Rectangle tool and drag a rectangle to fill the layer. Fill it with the color or gradient of your choice (see Figure 13). And So… Low-poly images are cool because they faithfully reflect the content and topography of their source photograph, but with a "cubist" twist. They are blocky abbreviations of reality, as if the world was made of facets. They simulate the look of retro-graphics and can be as detailed or rudimentary as you like. Try this technique if you have a little time and want to have some fun. Try a portrait of your friend, spouse, kid, pet or even a self-portrait. The results can be quite unpredictable but always interesting. SDG Figure 13: Create a solid color or gradient background on a separate layer. If you have photos that are too high of a resolution to attach, please send them separately to mdixon@nbm.com. Be a Part of the Top Signage Publication in the Industry Showcase your work in Sign & Digital Graphics. Share with us your best sign and graphics projects and we'll get them published in the maga- zine as soon as we can. Don't let that masterful job go underappreciated. Simply go to our website sdgmag.com/ sign-project-submission and fill out the requested information and attach your photos where prompted and we'll take care of everything. We can't wait to see what you have to show us. Sign Projects Submissions:

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