Creative collages and mixed-media effects.

Everything old is new again, as the saying goes, and this is certainly true in the current climate. The really interesting work arrives when designers can successfully borrow elements from the past and distort and rework them to create their own unique vision.

In this tutorial I'll walk you through how I use found imagery and illustration to create an engaging image - something that hints at a mysterious narrative, leaving enough holes that the viewer is free to complete the story themselves. In this image I play with themes of power and dictatorship in a futuristic age, but understand that the narrative can evolve as you create an image and continue to find new inspiration. Keep in mind that collage is all about creative interpretation - take what you learn from this tutorial and apply it with your own unique voice.

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