Wednesday, December 18, 2013

12 Days of Photoshop: Day 11

Turn a pop icon into a sculpture!  I turned Blake Lively into the Statue of Liberty.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 Days of Photoshop: Day 8

Create a new mascot for Apex High School!
Chick-fil-a joins forces with Apex and a new mascot is designed.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sparkle Portrait Project

Using one of my dance pictures, I used brushes and backgrounds to create this image.  I also added gradients and shadows. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lace Brushes

I used lace brushes I made to create this in Photoshop.

Paint Stroke Brushes

I used a paint stroke brush that I made to make this in Photoshop.

Flower Brush Tutorial

I created a flower stamp in photoshop and used different scatter effects, colors, and sizes.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Adobe Illustrator Project

My experience with this project was fun.  To create my vector image, I used a picture of a bird.  I used the pen tool in illustrator to make layers and create a new image on top of the original bird image.  I used the same colors and shapes, but I added gradients and tints.  Using the pen tool was a little frustrating at times, but overall I thought it was a fun project.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pictograph Project

I picked this photo because I thought it would be a cool idea to have only the shadow moving in it.  It worked because I was able to transform the shadow and move it around without affecting the rest of the background.  It didn't really work because the lines in the wood were hard to match in each frame. If I ever did this again I would pic an easier photo to use.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Newimals: Monkey Owl and Elephant Zebra

X-Ray Project

My overall thoughts on the final piece are that it turned out pretty good, except I couldn't match the skeleton's shoulders with mine.  I feel that this piece is successful, except some of the matching and lining up of the shoulders.  This project worked because I was able to make all of the cuts and placements correct and overlap the toothbrush with the bones.  What didn't work out, was that I couldn't make the proportions exactly right.  If I were to do this project again I would probably use a different skeleton that matched my arms and shoulders more.  The most difficult part of creating this piece was cutting and placing the skeleton into the picture frame so it would fit.  I learned how to merge three different photos together from this piece.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Paint Splat Giraffe

Cartoon Portrait

I used a minion from Dispicable Me as my cartoon for this project.  The reason I used it was because they are really cute and I thought it would fit with my picture.  I used the trees and the tire swing as the background picture and a picture of myself as a separate photo.  By using photoshop, I cut the separate photos of me and the minion and added them into the background photo.  In this picture, my hands are overlapping the tree branch, and my foot and the minion's arm/hand are overlapping.  I added complexity when taking the photograph by jumping up into the air.  My image shows higher level interaction because the minion is grabbing onto my foot and hanging off.