Wow last assignment, went by so fast and now it is time to switch gears to finals and then Christmas. This last assignment we were to create frames to go around existing images, so here are my takes:
I used this tutorial for this frame here…
I used this tutorial for this frame here…
And this tutorial for this frame here…
This frame I used the teachers video and added digital paper to add a pattern.
This class was fun and had its challenges but I did learn a lot of new tips and tricks. It was great to see everyone’s work and style and appreciate the critique given. May you all have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you around campus in the following semester!
So this week was extremely difficult for me, I don’t believe that typography is my thing. I do although really enjoy seeing other designers tutorials and creations.
I will post all the projects I did, but the first one is my “typography art piece” for this class.
I will also add the url links I used for the projects and add the pictures I used from the web.
Here we go:
#1. I got my template from a picture I took and wanted to recreate the fruit loops in words but that would have taken forever, so I changed that part. Instead of a bowl of cereal I did a plate of peas.
I also wanted to try to create my photo with words like this link, but I did not know how.
Here is my pic
#2. I used this tutorial for this project, changed a few things and added a brush as a border.
#3. I created this project for my boys bedroom, I did not use a tutorial. The font is “transformers” from dafont.com.
This is what it looked like before I placed the paper over all the layers.
#4. Created the stamp, thought it was neat and learned something new. I used this tutorial, but used my own photo for the “grunge”.
#5.This one is supposed to kind of look like a stitch pillow. I did not save this project when I first created it and then Photoshop crashed on me. I lost everything I did, took me about 2 hours trying to figure out how to follow the tutorial. Then when I went to recreate this it only took me 10 min. Boy, did I learn my lesson!!! ALWAYS SAVE YOUR WORK!!! I used this tutorial to complete this project. And I used this picture for the ribbon on this page.
This is my first self portrait for my ART 177 project. I attempted to use 2 different tutorial but was unable to understand completely some of the steps and my results were not the same as the tutorial showed. Then I found this tutorial and attempted this one. I do not think the results came out the same but I was able to complete all the steps and tweak it slightly.
So this is the tutorial I used here! As you can see the original tutorial had the image on the right side but because of the paper template that was used for this tutorial I decided to flip the image and make it look like a letter or a document of some type. For the self image I followed the direction but added a layer style (bevel and emboss) to give the image a little bit of a 2d effect. I wanted to add a postage stamp on the corner of my image and I really did not want to create one from scratch, so I searched on the mighty Google and found this site. Here you can download FREE brushes that you can use in your projects. I used 2 different stamps, the one in the top corner and the agent document stamp.
Now to work on the second self portrait.
As a child I enjoyed looking at the I spy books with all of the miniature figurines, I always wondered how they did it. I believe the creator used actual mini figurines but creating a scene from real life is out of this world.
This is my first attempt to create a “fake tilt shift” image. The reason I say fake is because I used Photoshop to create the effect instead of an actual tilt shift lens which can run you a few thousand dollars. If you have the resources to get the real deal go for it. I got the inspiration from different Flickr users more precisely from Pretty Life Photography– Click her name to see more photos. Hers look awesome and absolutely tiny and perfect.
Check out this site for more examples of tilt shift images. 50 beautiful examples of tilt shift photography.
One of my last projects at school before the semester ended was making an animation with Photoshop that can be viewed online. We were all instructed to create a bug or any little thing we wanted to animate. I choose to animate a fish swimming around the page. I unfortunately did not save the anime I created at school, so I came home and redid a rough draft. Which you see above CLICK ON THE IMAGE to animate.
This animation was created in Photoshop CS4 using 59 different layers. I believe the animation tool is a new feature in CS4 but not 100% positive. I’ll show the steps I took to achieve this animation if you do not already know so. Be patient it is a long tutorial and my first 😀