Texture Montage

Texture Montage

GOAL: Focus on how a simple Element of Art can MAKE a design. Learn to apply basic essential technical skills with thinking and planning to impact the success of your design.


Texture is a powerful element of design that can drive an entire composition all by itself. Sometime the entire composition is a single texture while other times texture is a dominant component within the design. Your challenge is to create a composition of many different texture while maintaining unity among them.


Remember: All Epic Design Quests require documentation of your design process. Be sure you are very familiar with the design process before beginning any Epic Quest.


Be sure you are aware of when the Captain expect you to upload the digital proofsheet to him…meaning know the deadline to have your photos in class.


To begin this project now you may click Accept.


ALWAYS read the entire quest before beginning to ensure you understand all requirements beginning to end. Remember the process is worth at least half of the project grade. 


Create your new project page titled "Texture Montage"Now copy and paste the following as you will need to complete and correctly document these 7 steps on the your design process:

  1. Understand the Problem
  2. Research and Investigate
  3. Generate Possible Solutions
  4. Select AND DEVELOP Best Solution 
  5. Model and Prototype (Create)
  6. Test and Evaluate
  7. Produce



  • Understand importance of and influence TEXTURE can have on an image.
  • Create Unity with a series of images that may not always have an obvious visual connection
  • Produce a montage of 9 or 16 images of Texture.
  • Work towards an inspired and original solution.
  • Digitally develop images to enhance focus on the element of texture.
  • Utilize basic Lightroom & Photoshop skills to build a montaged composition.
  • Apply correct file and image size control to final solution.



Project Requirements & Instruction


1. Consider what the goal of your final design is

  • What is a Texture?
  • Why have you been assigned this project?


     Design Process STAGE 2: Research and Investigate

Always record every resource as a cited source or web link on your project page. Attribute your where your learning and inspiration comes from including the artist or photographer.

2. Research information topic thoroughly

Check out past Students’ Success in this Gallery

  • How does light impact Texture?
  • How can texture dominate a composition?
  • What does Texture look like?

Suggested resource sites:


     Design Process STAGE 3: Generate Possible Solutions

3. Brainstorm ideas that could create unity in your montage:

  • Brainstorm – themes
  • Brainstorm – colors
  • Brainstorm – subject matter
  • Brainstorm – locations


     Design Process STAGE 4: Select and Develop Best Solution

5. Select the best idea

  • Why you have chosen it?
  • Consider possible color schemes
  • What different way could you photograph those ideas to make them special?


      Design Process STAGE 5: Model and Prototype (Create)

6. Begin production of your design

  • Remember to take in-progress screenshots for you project pagerequired
  • Upload and develop the best images from your shoot
  • Create and Turn in your texture Proofsheet
  • Crop each final image to 3in x 3in  with a resolution of 300ppi
  • Remember Craftmanship matters. It shows you care!
  • Now create a NEW document for your final montage
    • 12″ x 12″ at 300 ppi
  • Place each of the final images into this new document
  • Begin to arrange them
    • .5 inch border around and in between each photo
    • create guides to help arrange
  • Save a final .psd for yourself
  • Turn in a final high quality .jpg for me
  • Save for Web a final web .jpg for the top of your project page


     Design Process STAGE 6: Test and Evaluate

7. Self-reflect on your design

  • self-reflect and carefully evaluate your successes and difficulties
  • How could you take it further?
  • Ask others for their opinions and document the suggestions whether you agree with them or not.
  • Refine or develop elements of the design that can be improved
  • Consider asking the Captain for a brief In-Progress Critique


     Design Process STAGE 7: Produce

8. Turn in the final .JPG and Print

  • Turn file into the captain’s server
  • Get final printed and mounted
  • Finalize Project Page with full self-reflection
    • successes
    • struggles
    • improvements
    • what you learned
  • Fill our grade sheet



COMPLETE: You need a fully finished project page included all scanned sketchbook work with captions. Turn your your finished artwork to the Captain's Server. Finally Paste the URL to your project page below and you may then click complete.

Great Work Design Agent.

Amazing work, Visitor.

Be Proud.

Go hang the finished piece on the Critique wall at the front of the classroom. Other's need to see what you have accomplished.

MASTERY: To earn your mastery:

  • Get your artwork printed and matted or mounted (If its larger than 8.5 x 11 it will need to be matted or spray mounted. ask the Captain)
  • Have it selected for display in the hall

You are a truly special talent, Visitor!

We have big plans for you!!

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