I completed the following projects:
This is a work in progress. The following was started on 8-15-14. View more information here
Today I practiced using the drawing tablet.
This is what I’ve drawn up so far. The tools I used in photoshop were the paint brush, eraser, and pencil.
Each section of the drawing is in different layers.
Today I finished the drawing that I started last week on the drawing tablet.
For this drawing I used the pencil, paint brush, and eraser tools.
I decided to finish this drawing that I started a few weeks ago. I used the pencil, paint brush, and eraser tools for this drawing as well.
I usually don’t put color into my drawings but I like the way this one turned out.
Today I worked on an edit for myself using the skills I learned from the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course.
This is a photo of one of my favorite bands performing. The first thing I did was, I went to the adjustment layers panel and clicked the black and white icon. Then I selected Brightness/Contrast. I moved the brightness slider down to make the photo a little darker because I knew I wanted to add white letters. I also moved the contrast slider up just a little. After that I selected the type tool and clicked on the area of the photo I wanted the lyrics to be. I changed to fonts quite often because Im indecisive but I finally stuck with Franklin Gothic Book Italic for most of the print. But for the words I wanted to stand out: ‘love’ and ‘I need your side’ , I used the font Edwardian Script ITC Regular. I wanted the words to kind of blend with the back; I didn’t want them too bright. So I turned the opacity (over in the layers panel) down to about 22%. Each line of words was created in a different layer so I was able to move them around individually to where I wanted.
I made a band shirt design today:
I got the logo and the word Beartooth separately from google. I then centered them to make them look good. After that I put the lyrics above and below the center design using the type tool. I put this design onto a white t-shirt. I really like how it turned out.
Today was project day and I decided to draw on the tablet. At home I have a lot of old books and I enjoy drawing in them so I thought I would try that technique on the tablet. I got an old book page image off of google, then used the paint, eraser, and pencil tools to create an octopus. After that I colored it.
I also created this shirt design today:
I got the words ‘Bring me the Horizon’ off of google then put a black paint splatter photo behind it. I did the same thing with the owl image except I used colored paint. I typed the rest of the words using the font Apple Chancery in size 100pt.
I finished this poster Wednesday but didn’t have time to post it.
I edited this photo 9/23/14
Today was project day and I drew on the tablet.
I used the paint brush, pencil, and text tools to create this. The inspiration for this is from the music video to the song Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran.
I used the text tool and the tablet to put the words on this photo.
I used the paint, eraser, and pencil tools to draw this on the tablet.
I did some edits at home last night using the tools I’ve learned in class:
The photo in the background is the album cover for the band Hotel Books. I got that image from google then changed the opacity to about 80%. I googled black rectangle and found one that I liked. I copy and pasted that to a new layer and used the free transform cmd to adjust the size and placement. I changed the opacity of the rectangle to about 30%. I selected the text tool and changed the color to white. I used a text size of 30pt and used caps lock to type the words but I can’t remember what font I used. I typed each sentence in a different layer so that I could individually move them to where I wanted in the rectangle. (The words are lyrics to the band’s song Constant Collapse.) I added a watermark using the text tool and changed the opacity of that to about 20%.
I got the paint splatter image off google and changed the opacity to about 80%. I used the text tool to type the words in bold with a font size of 24pt. I centered the text by clicking the center text icon. I added a watermark using the text tool and changed the opacity to about 18%.
First I changed the photo to black and white by using a black and white custom filter. Then I added the lyrics using the text tool. I used a font size of 18pt. I centered the text and changed the opacity to about 30%. Then I added the watermark using the text tool and changed the opacity to about 25%.
I did this edit at home last night:
I got the flower image from google and change the opacity to 32%. I selected the text tool and typed the words “You’re not alone You’re with me” and ” Of Mice & Men”. I went to the layers panel and moved the text layer underneath the flower layer. I changed the opacity of the words to 65%. I found the Of Mice & Men symbol on google and pasted it. I used free transform to scale the circle to the right size. I also moved this layer underneath the flower layer. I changed the opacity to 65%. I drew the hands on a separate layer using the pencil tool and moved that layer behind the flower layer. I changed the opacity to 65%.
Today was project day and I painted a portrait of Austin Carlile.
Not the best but it was a lot of fun! I used the pencil tool to do the outline of him, then I used the paint brush tool to paint the colors in. I used the eraser tool quite often.
I also made a band poster:
I used the free transform tool to scale the individual band photos and I applied a black and white layer.
Today was a project day and I painted a portrait of Alan Ashby from the band Of Mice & Men using the tablet.
I used the paintbrush, pencil, and eraser tools to create this.
Today was a project day and I painted a lady:
I used the paint brush, pencil, and eraser tools to paint this using the tablet.
I also did a poster design:
Today I made a poster for the Riversport Adventures “Haunt the River”.
I used a photo I found on google for the background then clicked the black white icon and brought the brightness down and the contrast up to make the photo look darker. I got all the fonts from dafont.com and I got all the information for the event from visitokc.com.
Today was project day and I made a t-shirt/poster design.
The first thing I did was get the font from dafonts.com. Then I changed the color of the font to red. Then I used the tablet to draw black lines around the red letters to make them look messier. After that I looked up some werewolf references on google.
I used this photo as a reference to my werewolf’s face.
I used this photo as a reference for the upper body:
After I drew and colored the werewolf with the tablet I painted the background black and grey, then added a full moon. Then I named the werewolf Fuzzy.
Today I worked on an assigned project. I made a cover photo for Facebook.
First I went to the file pull down menu and opened a new document. I made the image 851px by 315px. Then I went on google and searched for a black 160px by 160px square. I copy and pasted that to the plain white background. I went to my Facebook and copy and pasted my profile picture. I Pressed command T to enter the free transform mode then scaled the photo to fit inside the black square. After that I went back to google and found a photo of the pink roses that I decided to use as the background. I lowered the opacity of the photo to 45%. Then I searched “Of Mice & Men pastel” and found the image with the flowers and mice. I copied and pasted that, scaled it, then I moved this layer below the background layer. I went to dafont.com and found a font that I liked, then typed the lyrics to an Of Mice & Men song and changed the color of the text to pink.
Today I finished the assigned project of the magazine cover. This magazine is called KERRANG! and its main focus is music, specifically rock/metal.
This project was a lot of fun for me and I like how it turned out.
Today I finished the assigned project from yesterday. I just added a few more things to it. Then I started working on chapter 26 of the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Advanced course on Lynda.com.
The first thing I did was make a blue background. Then I added a gradient layer. I found the image of Cathy and used the selection tool to select only her and not the background. I copied and pasted that image onto my background. I googled dark blue rectangle and copied one I liked. Then I pasted it onto the photo and moved the layer behind the Cathy layer. I duplicated this layer and moved it to the bottom of the photo. I typed the font and found the check box image on google.
I went to Cathy’s website (www.voteforcathy.com) and looked for main points of her views. And from what I read I can’t tell family, education, and diversity are very important topics for her. So I added those things to the bottom of the billboard using the text tool. I added little bullets in front of those words.
Today was a project day and I decided to work on the unfinished painting I started before Halloween.
I just added to the background using the paint brush tool and eraser.
I also started and finished a painting of Melanie Martinez from her ‘Dollhouse’ music video.
I got the pink background from google then added the polkadots using the paintbrush tool. I then used the paintbrush, pencil, and eraser tools to draw the outline, then paint her. I used the top photo as a reference for her face and hair and the bottom as a reference for her bow and dress.
Today we had an assigned project to complete. We made koozies, which is a fun word to say.
I decided to make an Of Mice & Men band koozie.
I got the shell image from google. I also got the Of mice & Men logo and words from google and I just put them on top of the sea shell in a different layer. I used the paint brush tool to create the water color looking background. Then I added the lyrics to two of my favorite Of Mice & Men songs around the shell and logo using the text tool. I changed the opacity of the words to 60%. I also used the blur tool to kind of blur all of the background colors together.
When I was done with that one I wasn’t sure if I liked it that much so I made another one.
I got the heart image from google. I created the background to kind of look like an old, worn book page using the paint brush tool. I used 3 different colors for that. I used the blur tool on a very low opacity to blur the heart image a little with the background. Then I added the words to a Pierce the Veil song.
Today was a project day and I continued to work on the project I started wednesday.
I used the paint brush, pencil, eraser, and blur tools to make this. For the shirt I got a galaxy image, copy and pasted underneath the girl outline, chose the quick selection tool and selected just the are of the shirt. I copied it, deleted the galaxy layer, then pressed cmd+v to paste the galaxy print into the shirt. I made the background using the same colors as the girls hair but at different opacities.
I started and finished another project using the same theme:
I painted all of this except the skulls I copied them from google, pasted, then transformed them.
Today we had an assigned project to create a black friday sale poster.
I decided to do one for Hot Topic and this is how it turned out:
I got the hot topic logo from google, then I transformed it. I got the background photo from google as well and I changed the opacity to 55%. I got the font from dafont.com and typed the words. I got a black rectangle image from google, made the opacity very low, free transformed it to fit behind a group of words, then duplicated and free transformed 6 other rectangles to go behind all the other groups of words.
Today I finished the project I started yesterday.
The background is a picture of my bedroom wall, which has all my artwork and band lyrics. I painted the girl using the drawing tablet. I used the paintbrush, pencil and eraser tools.
I didn’t have time to post a picture of the project I finished on tuesday before break:
I painted this using the drawing tablet. First I painted the background black then I drew the outline using a white pencil. I continued coloring everything in with white pencil/paintbrush. I added the words using the tex tool. Then I used the warp tool to bend the words (lyrics from a blink 182 song) so that they would border the moon. I used the free transform tool to help with this.
I worked a little on the assigned band project. I finished the logo and letterhead designs.
I got the clip art of the drama masks from google then colored them both purple using the drawing tablet. I went on dafont.com, chose a font, typed the name of the band. I warped each word to fit around the mask drawing.
I finished the concert poster:
I finished the admittance ticket:
Today I worked on the assigned band project.
I finished the envelope:
I finished the business card:
I finished the letterhead:
I duplicated my mask drawing from the logo and pasted it twice on a new page. I free transformed one of them (to shrink it) then moved it to the top left corner of the page. I free transformed the other one and made it bigger, then centered it on the page. I changed the opacity to 14%. Fearless Records is an actual record label that has signed a lot of my favorite bands. I decided to use their information for my band. We’ll just pretend they’re signed to Fearless Records. I typed all their contact Information then changed the font size and moved it to the top right corner. I got a black line image from google, copied, pasted, then free transformed it to fit the page and moved it underneath the logo and contact information.
Today I worked on the assigned band project.
I finished my concert shirt design
I used the logo for the front and back. I got the paint spatters from google images and I made the background black. I copied the vans warped tour logo from my concert poster and rotated it. I typed up some tour dates and locations to make it look like a real band tour shirt.
I finished the bumper sticker design:
I basically just copied the layers from the shirt. I resized the logo.
I finished the frisbee design:
I copied just a plain white circle from google and pasted it. I pasted my logo, then found the pretty floral design and added that. I used the free transform tool for all of the resizing.
Today I continued working on the assigned band project.
I finished the CD case-
I pasted the cloudy purple and black image. I changed the opacity to 35%. I got the image of the girl from google. I added a brightness/contrast layer and resized it. I typed the band’s name in black. I free transformed it and moved it around to where I liked it. I duplicated that text layer, then changed the color of the duplicate to white. I moved this text on top of the black text so that the black text looked like it was shadowing the white text. I got the parental advisory label from google. I typed the album name “Ghost of Us”, then I made it arc upwards. I free transformed it and moved it to where I liked it.
The first thing I did was Get the purple and back cloudy image for the background. I changed the opacity of it to 60%. I added all the contact information and copyright stuff to the bottom left of the CD. I got a barcode from google. I got the fearless records logo from google and made it really small using the free transformation tool. I copied my logo and pasted it to the cd. I made up some song names and typed those onto the background. I got that font from dafont.com. I typed a serial number and put it next to the copyright stuff. I made the spine of the CD black and typed the band name and title of the album.
Today I continued working on the assigned band project.
I added the magazine’s logo. I got that from google and free transformed it. I got the black paint splatter background from google as well and free transformed it to fit. I used the font tool and changed the colors of the fonts to match the logo of my band. I added the album artwork I designed and I still have to move that so it fits better with the rest of the magazine. I got a photo of Oli sykes and Kellin quinn and put them on the sides. I still have to finish their captions.
I decided to try to find a background I liked better and I did. I copied and pasted it from google, then free transformed it. I also decided to ad another color to the fonts. I added light blue to all the fonts that weren’t about Flair for the Dramatic because their theme colors are purple, black, and white. I got a photo of jeremy from the band A Day to Remember, free transformed it, and made up an announcement to type underneath his picture. I added a bunch of different colored boxes to put behind a lot of the words. I changed their colors using the paint tool. I added a bar code from a Rock Sound magazine. I also ended up getting a different logo because I thought the black logo didn’t stand out enough. I resized and repositioned the album, and I moved a few other things around using the move tool.
I got all of the fonts from dafont.com. All of the images I used have come from all the other band projects. the british flag from the background is from the concert poster, the vans warped tour logo is from the band shirt design, I added the logo to the bottom right corner. I got the backstage pass template from google.
‘Today I finished the Yearly Calendar Project.
Here are the tops for all the months:
I just used the type tool to type the lyrics on each background. I also had to adjust a few logo sizes using the free transform tool. I made the rest of the calendar using Microsoft excel.
Today I did the Fund Raising Event Flyer Project. I also got to print my calendar!
This flyer is advertising a fundraiser for the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. The logo at the bottom belongs to them, I do not own it. I got a paint-looking font from dafont.com and the background from google. I painted the birds using the tablet and paintbrush tool. I found the paintbrush image off google and changed its color using the paint bucket tool. I typed the font in different colors that match the background. I found the location from the website of the organization from their website and typed that at the bottom as well as the time of the event.