Posts Tagged ‘Photo Retouching’

Zach & Debbie’s Wedding Collage in 3-D!!!

December 6, 2011

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

WeddingCollageClose ups:

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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.

Before:

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After:

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Before:

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After:

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And now some shots of the Anaglyph 3-d effect: Grab those old 3D glasses you have laying around!

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Wild at Heart Valentine Pillow Collectible cake

January 22, 2011

Today’s entry was the design and brand management for the “wild at heart” Kuddable Kakes line. After a few ideas were presented here is the final with 2 alternates. Some photo re-touching was done on their provided photography. Normally I like to handle the photography myself from the beginning. Just was not going to happen with this client as they had their entire line photographed before meeting me. The challenge with a client like this is in their minds ‘bells and whistles’ in design means they are getting their money’s worth. We had many talks about this, long term branding usually leans to a more minimal side. Before I started doing their marketing they would just type out the name of the cake in Helvetica and set the cake in a party environment with too many “bells and whistles” in the background. I sold them on the idea of each of their cakes needing its on brand and logo that could eventually be used in other products like packaging, tee shirt etc. My main argument was the cake in the design has to be the first thing you see, then the identifiable name (logo) and the background should just emphasize both without distracting the consumer away from the product.

FINAL:
Alternate without pattern of hearts in the background and drop shadow on “heart”. This is while the client didn’t know whether to actually use “heart” in the title of the product. I talked them into not being so literal.

Design alternate in Pink

More to come…

Blankie Bear Sell Sheets for the Mass Market

January 21, 2011

Today’s entry are the final sell sheets for the Blankie Bear line of Kuddable Kakes. My job was to present some layouts, while ultimately producing some consistent brand identity for this line. They provided the photography, i provided some photo retouching. The below are the final sell sheets used to give to their existing and potential customers. The black dots along the side are to show where holes would be punched for their presentation binder.

More tomorrow…

Building a Brand: Blankie Bear Yellow, Blue & Pink

January 20, 2011

I’ve decided to update my blog as often as I can with some of the work I did in 2010. Mostly, it will show branding, design, marketing and advertising for Johnson Bros Bakery in San Antonio Texas. They produce a line of collectible themed cakes. For example if your friend has a baby girl they make not only a cake with that theme but also produce a plush collectible (i.e. a teddy bear). It makes for a nice gift. My job was to give their entire line of products a brand and help them market it through logo design, brochures and ads. The sell sheets were printed by Sunset Press, Inc. in Austin Texas.

Today’s entry are the logos designed for the “Blankie Bear” collectibles. We did Yellow, Blue & Pink. Yellow was for neutral purposes and of course Blue was for a baby boy new born and pink was to be for a baby girl new born. We went with the logo that was based around a child’s building block.

Tomorrow I hope to post the final 3 sell sheets we used to sell the product to countrywide supermarket chains and bakeris.

Zach & Debbie’s Wedding Collage in 3-D!!!

May 26, 2009

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.

WeddingCollageClose ups:

WeddingCollagecloseup1aWeddingCollagecloseup3WeddingCollagecloseup4

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.

Before:

amywinklercaseybellBEFORE

After:

amywinklercaseybellAFTER

Before:

blynchchriscaseyBEFORE

After:

blynchchriscaseyAFTER

And now some shots of the Anaglyph 3-d effect: Grab those old 3D glasses you have laying around!

ZD.3d.1aZD.3d.1ZD.3d.2ZD.3d.3ZD.3d.4ZD.3d.5ZD.3d.6ZD.3d.7ZD.3d.8ZD.3d.9ZD.3d.10ZD.3d.11ZD.3d.12ZD.3d.13

Smoke Skull Case Study

May 16, 2009

I saw this effect in a stock photograph so I figured I would try to figure out how it is done in photoshop, this is relatively easy to do.

Step 2: Editing the photo till it looks like it was formed from smokeskull smoke

Step 3: Photo edit the smoky skull into the smoke of the pipe:

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Smallville Season 6 Trading Cards Packaging

May 5, 2009

Design: Gino Verna

Produced and Distributed: Inkworks, Morrisville, NC

The packaging I designed for the Smallville season 6 trading cards, wrapper printed on foil.sm6mad2boxsquare

Trading Cards Slideshow

April 30, 2009

Supernatural Connections Trading Cards Packaging

April 27, 2009

Design: Gino Verna

Produced and Distributed: Inkworks Morrisville, NC

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Alias Season 4 Trading Cards Packaging

April 27, 2009

Design: Gino Verna

Produced and Distributed: Inkworks, Morrisville, NC

Shown below: Packaging I designed for the Alias Season 4 Trading Cardsalias4