Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I decided to do a dog fight for this project. I used the perspective tool under the transform sub menu to make the blue plane look like it was coming from behind on the original yellow plane. A simple hue/sat adjustment layer was used to change the color of the plane. I then dogdes it, probably too evenly, because only the bottom of the plane is facing the sun. the smoke was made by by blurring some black paint.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I didn't quite finish this project. I got through the first video and the touched on the second one a little bit. Towards the beginning I had some trouble with "moving" the room. When painting the floor towards the beginning of the second video I am pretty sure that I painted the wrong floor back in. Also my brush somehow got changed to a setting where it doesn't affect the opacity of pixels and instead just deletes them entirely. Unfortunately I was so focused on just trying to follow the video that I didn't quite catch these things in time. I do feel though that I did an ok job in adjusting the colors.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


This stone portrait project was extremely straight forward because all you had to do was follow the steps in the tutorial. There were some creative elements however when making the shadows and lighting effects. Since that couldn't be copied verbatim from the tutorial, I did have to use my own judgment to decide what looked best. For the most part though, all I had to do was exactly what the guy told me.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Alright Mr. Cole, I'll be the first to admit that this isn't some of my best work. When it comes to creating images from scratch I just don't know what to do. The live paint bucket was giving me problems with filling in the jeans, it was probably because of how I combined the images earlier on. What I ended up doing was just creating a new pair of jeans to cover up the ones beneath it. The hair I tried to make cartoon wacky, but just nothing I did looked right. I do however have a little divot on the forehead. I wish that I gave the image some more depth, but I just didn't know how to go about doing it. The hands are also a little wacky and unsymmetrical, but in true cartoon fashion each hand only has four fingers. Just think of the finished product as an alien cartoon version of myself made for a cheap web series. In that respect, I don't think it's that bad.

Friday, February 21, 2014

My ad turned out to be a lot less polished than I would have liked it to be. I ended up getting rid of my guy and then adjusting the label so that the spacing wasn't awkward. My pinterest logo has a white outline, but at this point I just wanted to turn it in. I would say that my ad is mediocre at best, but I am proud of my label. I feel that although it is not very complex, it looks nice. A big flaw in my approach to this project was to do everything in Illustrator. It made it very difficult to manipulate things.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This project turned out really good in my opinion, mainly due to the fact that I was able to stumble upon making the smooth outline of the Apple logo. What I did was just upload a picture of the logo, then by just playing around with some buttons I pushed image trace and came out with what is shown now. I really couldn't have asked for an easier project, for I have a hard time following tutorials sometimes. For once though, things just fell into place. Perhaps more descriptive words could have been added, but I didn't want words to start running together, which would have made the overall image more cluttered.

Friday, January 17, 2014

This project was fairly straight forward because all you really had to do was follow steps in a tutorial. The biggest challenge arose from one of the more unnoticeable elements. That arc of blank space above SIGN UP NOW had no instruction, and there were no tools I knew of that could do that. After much experimentation, I finally just resigned to utilizing the pen tool to do it manually. It isn't perfectly symmetrical, but I still think that it turned out pretty good.