The Day Dreamer
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
– Oscar Wilde –
Fantasy is where imagination, dreams, inner thoughts and mythos meet. You capture the magic of a scene that did not exist before and build it around your favorite subjects — a character found in an expressive reality. You adore crafting the impossible adventure, a new kind of visual story.
Your style invites you to explore worlds that go beyond your visible reality; therefore, you rely strongly on products that can help you recreate explorative, and often extravagant, visual scenes. This imaginative adventure is just as important as the facts, events, and details of your life history. But you choose to explore it through the senses in lieu of written details.
Because most of your pages start with a real person or subject in mind, your page actually begins with your photography and how well you can capture your subject relative to the imaginative scene. You invest your time lighting and posing your subjects well plus post-processing your soon-to-be-reinvented photos.
On the page, you concentrate your time on techniques and design concepts that help you build scenes around a visual story with lighting, shadowing, perspective, three-dimensional space, and special effect compositing.
Through your page designs, you’re able to connect your senses with a visual, tangible result — bridging the inward with the outward.
You avoid a cluttered page at all costs. Every embellishment added has purpose and you spend your time perfecting even the smallest detail.
How Others Describe Your Style
Imaginative • Whimsical • Dreamy • Expressive • Explorative • Surreal • Scenic • Wondrous • Three-Dimensional
Your Super Power: The Master of Magic & Adventure
Day Dreamers may rely on their creativity to build imaginative new scenes, but they rely on the technical power of their photo-editors to transform their sense of magic and adventure into a layout.
Day Dreamers rely on techniques like extractions, lighting effects, masking, styles, gradients, dodge and burn tools to composite their creative adventures. Composite means to combine two or more images to make a single picture.
How you composite together different types of photography, illustrations, and Photoshop effects can help you create a new reality for your subject. Other tools you may come to rely on:
- Lighting effects
- Dodge and Burn tools
- Cast shadows (instead of Drop shadows)
Contrasting Style: The Gemeometrist
The Geometrist see shape in ways no other page stylist can. They’re the mathematicians of scrapbook design.
As a Day Dreamer, you would want to adopt a more balanced and scrapbook-based process to complete your pages in lieu of an imaginative process — hard challenge for most Day Dreamers.
Want to Know More?
Go deeper into your page style! Discover:
The methods, skills and techniques other Day Dreamers use to:
- Build Dramatic Visual Scenes
- See the Potential in Every Photograph
- Composite Effectively
How to leverage your style’s Super Power by:
- Mastering Magic & Adventure
And how to mix the Day Dreamer style with its complimentary styles for a unique, custom look:
- Free Spirit
- Shape Shifter
Each guide includes visual examples and suggestions from Style Ambassadors who rock this style too!
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