I remember you saying in class how you couldn’t wait to see how we interpreted these categories. Well, I interpreted the category “1 image that has no words,” as “1 image that has “no words.”” So, I started by adding a gradient background in Illustrator. I then placed a photo I have from my senior pictures onto another document. I then used live trace to trace to black and white, and then used the expand option to create anchor points on everything. I then selected all white and deleted it. I then used the text tool to create text, placed it on the picture, and then used a clipping mask to give it a distressed look. Then placed it in various spots until I achieved the look I like.
Image that was used for distressed text: