9 Steps to create art for one holiday card

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy 2008
art by Maggie LaNoue, Albion Design

This year, your business can send custom holiday cards
that will be remembered for years to come.
And they won’t cost any more than generic holiday cards.
We capture what is unique about your organization and community.

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This is the final art for the 2008 Holiday cards for the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy


We started with this
photo that was a
nice view, although
a little crooked.



We straightened
out the photo to
get started.



This was one of the
first proofs so
our client could
decide to have
this view for
their cards.

Here we added a little snow,
a new sky,
moved the sign,
put in some other bare trees, etc, just for a
mock-up concept.

We got another photo from our client of
their trees with no leaves on them, and did more art.

This view just shows
some subtle changes.
Between each of these views there were several other drafts saved.

Here we moved the sign, that was close to the bridge, to the foreground, and added
grass on the right to
frame the view.

We started to add snow here in photo shop. We were shooting for a frosty foggy look.

We painted swirling snow, a bridge reflection, lights on the trees, and fog on the water. And moved the bird to the rock.

We really take many more steps than 9 to create your art ,
but that is enough for you to get the idea!

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If you represent a business that is interested in holiday cards,
we will send you a sample of this card, or another similar one.
Just fill out our contact form.

Learn more about the artist Maggie LaNoue.