October 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
October 13, 2010 § Leave a comment
For this project we have to design a Twitter background for a night club. I designed my background for a fictional night club called Pixel.
I downloaded a Twitter background template from internet to have the correct size because the background must be 1600 x 1200 pixels.
I started to draw some ideas on my sketch book for the background and the logo.
After I sketched my ideas I made a mood board to have a visual map of colours and designs.
Then I took pictures for my background. I took the first picture on the train while I was going to work in Worthing (1).
Later, I went out in Brighton with my digital camera looking for things that looked like pixels and I found various tiled floors (2).
With Photoshop I cut and resized one of those floors and I inverted it in Image>Adjustments, then I setted this layer on hard mix blending mode (4).
I added another level from the tiled floor pictures , cut and resized it (5)
before putting a gradient overlay blended with linear burn. I set this level to hue blending mode (6).
I then downloaded from Google an image of speakers (7).
I wanted the speakers to look like a building so I used treshold in Image>Adjustement to give a comic effect, then I gave it a grandient overlay with blend mode darken and style radial (8).
Finally I put in another picture which i took on the train
and I set it on Color in blending mode(9). This gave all the components of the image the same light; thus unifying the image (10).
For the logo I began from my drawing: I scanned it and with Photoshop modified it. But after the lesson on logo design I understood that that logo should be as simple as possible, so I remade it with Illustrator and transfered it in Photoshop. The logo is comprised of 4 squares which make another square. One of these is not aligned with the rest.
In Photoshop I added a white stroke for the logo to increase its visibility once incorporated with the Twitter background. Below is the final result.
I think the speakers were effective but I feel they would be better suited to alternative promotional formats such as flyers or posters. This reflects my personal view of website design generally: that it should be simple and clean for the benefit of the reader/viewer.
October 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
The purpose of this workshop was to create a graphic using blended images in photoshop composed from textural images taken from the internet. Inspired by a selection of words provided such as colour, nature and night.
I began by using a concrete texture to give the image an urban atmosphere and then I added the metallic texture of a worn shutter with white stains that reminded me of clouds. I used hard/light blending mode to mix these two images. On Google I found a traditional Brighton skyline; I removed the background, and desaturated the remaining image. To give more colour to the image I found a colour splatter and I added this to my image. The first one looks like colour trees, and the second one gives more energy to the image. I setted those two layers with Multiply blending mode. The final result is my vision of Brighton, colourfull but at the same time quite dark.