I’ve been trying to work on a technique to mimic as best as possible the illustration style you see on US currency, without being lazy and hoping photoshop will just invent a filter. This was my first attempt, I hope to do a series and start to incorporate this style into my designs more this year. The major upside to this style is how it can easily be silk screened on to a mug or tee shirt, since its essentially line art, or can be converted easily to line art.
Archive for the ‘Photo Retouching’ Category
This is a collage I did for my friends Zach and Debbie’s wedding. I used the photos taken by Sherre Paris and retouched them and collaged them into a design. Then I went ahead and turned the poster into an Anaglyph 3-D poster. You will need a pair of Anaglyph 3D glasses to see the effect. Or visit the poster at Zach and Debbie’s sometime. It really loses quality posting to wordpress though. I can only be enjoyed fully at 100% on a high res monitor or if you look at the print. Below i show it without the 3-D Effect so you can see the design more clearly and the details of the photo retouching. Grab some Analglyph 3-D Glasses and take a better look at the full size image: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16595139/ZachdebbiesWeddingPosterII3D150dpi.jpg
And now some examples of the Photo retouching before and after. Take particular note of the clipping around the girl’s feathery hat, Photoshop geeks should like that.
And now some shots of the Anaglyph 3-d effect: Grab those old 3D glasses you have laying around!
Today’s entry in this continuing series are the 3 design options I presented to the client for their “Little Miss Ladybug” cake line. My services included branding, photo-retouching, design, print-production, supporting ad campaigns. As well as the ongoing continuous branding symmetry with the other products I designed for their many lines of collectible cakes and plush toys. (see previous blogs).
Today’s entry are the 3 design options presented for the “My Favorite Teacher” cake and plush collectible. (See previous entries for description on this continuing branding campaign).
Brand is based on the idea of the teacher and classroom, playing off the product, supporting it with similar graphics, chalkboard, hearts etc.
The client chose the one with the green background. I personally pushed for the red background, i felt it popped more.
If you have been following past blog posts you already know I am posting some of the designs for a line of collectible cakes marketing.
As I post these I am actually pretty proud how easily I can design in a feminine style for a feminine product.
Today’s entry is an ad design (also used as a flyer), that was run in trade magazines and the flyer passed out at industry conventions. Showing 6 of the products together all the while trying to keep the same brand look for the line. One of the many branches of the full service marketing tree I provide. Some other things involved in projects like this is photography, photo-editing and enhancing, ad scheduling, job tracking, quality control & management. My services are perfect for the middle market that do not want to spend $50,000 a month with a top ad agency nor do they trust the casual freelancer.
“Puppy Love Pillow Cake” is today’s entry on the continuing posts on building a brand for the line of collectible cakes. As mentioned previously I am looking to make a logo based on the product and a support design around the product. The final the client chose was design #2 with the grey background. In the interest of not being redundant, see previous blog posts for more description on this campaign.