What is a visual alphabet? It is when objects are made to symbolize/resemble letters.
First, like all of our projects, we think of ways that the letters could be represented. When you have a few ideas, I took three of those ideas and create five letters. Then after I showed peers my ideas, I came to a conclusion of which idea I will create the entire alphabet with.
I used American sign language to display my letters. I saw this as not only an “outside the box” way to show the alphabet, but also recognizable to people with hearing disabilities.
In order to create my “Signabet,” I had to use Photoshop.
I opened several tabs, one for all the letters to go when the poster is finished, and one for each letter as I worked on them.
The steps to create this poster are as follows:
- Take photos of all 26 letters
- Upload each to computer
- Open one blank tab for ALL letters to go
- Drag photo onto the space where the tabs go (NOT ON BLANK PAGE)
- Create a new layer (Ctrl+J)
- Use the quick selection tool and select the letter
- Click “Layer and Mask”
- Adjust settings to your liking
- Output Settings > Output to > Layer Mask > Select OK
- Turn off the background to make the background disappear (Click the eye)
- File > Export > Quick Export as PNG > Type Name of Letter > SAVE
- Open blank tab and drag letter ONTO blank page
- Adjust size and placement to your liking (Hold shift while adjusting size)
- Click the check mark when done
- Repeat steps 4-14 for each letter until alphabet is complete
Here is my end result…