In this project I created a original book cover. I choose “Of Mice and Men” to work with. Using skills I have learn in past projects with Illustrator and Photoshop I made a new cover. In Illustrator I took images I needed from the web and made silhouettes out of them. I also added in a few lines to make the hands more character recognizable. Then over at Photoshop I edited the images, adding in more depth/shades, and more background details.
To learn more about and practice Photoshop’s clone/healing tools, I cleaned up a damaged photo.
In this project I made 3 images. The first image is focused on scale, the second image is on time travel, and the third is on hyper realism. I have to utilize Photoshop’s selective tool, light/levels tool, contrast tool to make edits of each 3 images. Also while looking for the images I have to keep in mind with the perspective of the images I’m choosing, so they will match each other when I embed them in photoshop.
For the scale image I choose a small mouse to put on a building. I had to make edits to the color of the mouse so it can blend in well to the building’s colors as well as the sky. I also had to add in a shadow or a reflection since the glass on the building is reflective.
For the time travel image I took from the google a black and white building then I took a complex building structure to put into the black and white image. For this image I focused more on the levels and shading of the picture. I also had to keep in mind with the depth of the image so I can place the complex structure at the right depth level to make it look real.
In the hyper realism I wanted to do a girl falling with wings. I only took 2 images the girl and the bird so both of the wings can match each other. To attach the wings to the arms I have to keep in mind of the layers. I made 2 layers of wings. One for the back and another for the front, so I can wrap the arm in feathers. Also where the wing does not cover I added in another wing layer but this time a bit transparent to blend it in. After that I did a bit of darkening and lighting to the image.
For this project I had to create a business card using the text tool I learned in class. There is many different ways you can mold and stylize the text in illustrator. I went for a more horizonal/vertical look. I made the background dark and the words bright so the text can pop out. To add to the simple design I put complex placing of words in the background to add texture. I also changed the font of the text, and some of it’s properties to make it fancy. Lastly I add stars to complete the night theme.
In this project I practiced making an silhouette out of a athletic person in Illustrator. Firstly I had to pick out my model or a refence picture. In illustrator I used the pen tool to trace the outline of the model. After making the outline I had to shade it in to make the actual silhouette. To make one shape I combined the lines using shape builder, then I filled in the shape with one color. For the surrounded spaces I used the shape builder tool to delete the filled spaces so it’s blank.
In this project I studied the shapes made in Illustrator. I used the shape builder to combine different shapes to make a single shape. With those different shapes I have to keep in mind with how to place them in layers so when I fill them with colors the shapes connect pleasantly with each other.
Hello, I’m Kikey Guan , and my major is Emerging Media Technology. I transferred over from Architecture. Although I may be slow at learning new programs, I’m looking forward to the semester. I have some knowledge in photoshop and clip paint studio, but I usually use Paint tool sai frequently.
I have a variety of hobbies I do from time to time. Reading is a favorite for me. I like to pass time while reading and enjoy the emotions it gives me, angsty stories are the best. I read from different formats (ex: manhwa, manga, web novels, visual novels, and some from text based games). I also do a lot of digital art (sometimes on paper if I want to scribble scrabble). During this summer I picked up embroidery, it’s quite fun to see it come together, but I also stabbed myself with the needle a bit too much. The last one I want to put in here is gaming. I like to play different types of games, but my favorite is Splatoon, all 3 of them. Playing on my phone is my most preferred way of casual gaming, and the most time I spend on. I have a terrible amount of gacha games, and there will be more: )