Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast

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A remastered version of Louisiana which, itself, is a remixed version of Florida from 2011.


Like Appalachia, the changes to this piece are relatively minor compared to its original. Just some texture grain, a filter to cool the background, and another filter to warm the pelican.

I’ve been experimenting with transparency overlay modes more (Overlay, Exclusion, and the like). Over a wide enough area, the colors that result are often more engaging than the ones I hand-picked.

I’ve developed some new aesthetic elements since the series this poster belonged to. Some of them, like the bloom lighting effect, were more easily realized once I upgraded from CS3 to CS6.