Wednesday, December 5, 2012

third day of photoshop

For today I took a drawing i had already had in my email and a photo erin had taken of me a while ago. I put the octopus on my shoulder first, but mr sands really wanted him to be sitting on my head.  I added more to the top of the photo, by using the clone tool to ad more trees. Then i moved the ocotpus to the top of my head and liquified the tenticles to fit the dementions and indentions of my face.  Then after looking at the girl i realized she could sit on my shoulder quite comfertably, so i quickly put her onto my photo and ta da!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

regluar space

second day of photoshop

i made space twinkle.  I first made the background purple and blue then added a gradient of a lighter purple and black.  Then i added a third gradient which adds the yellow and red thing streeking across the sky.  Then i added 3 planets (even though the one at the top is more of a moon). After i darkened around the larger planet to give it more depth.  Then added the different stars and lastly the shooting star. by adjusting the 'outer glow' of the stars i was able to animated it to look like the sky is twinkling. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

For the First Day of Photoshop

I started with a picture of a very hungry man eating lots of donuts, then i took a little heart donut and moved him onto the photo. I first took little pink donuts and made them into sad worried looking eyes. I then took the mouth and made him look really sad, before i put cartoon arms and legs onto the donut.  I colored the arms and legs brown to match the color of the frosting and the chocolate chips.  After i did this Mr. Sands suggested that i make the eyes pop more. so i made them colored and brighter before burning and dodging the parts to make them look really really worried.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

no time like dancin time

The second cinimigraph with calvin frozen in time when exactly as planned. Erin is sassily dancing while alec is bobbing his head, but calvin is frozen in time.  This one was quite simple and easy to do, everything went smoothly and as planned.  The first one with calvin throwing the ball was more difficult due to the lighting and the speed of the ball being thrown.  Creating the cinimigraph itself was quite simple, i edited the colors and all went acourding to plan just as i expected. he he he

Monday, November 26, 2012

for my cinemagraph i am going to do someone jumping and frozen in time like this picture of james bond 
but im going to have a tree in the frame that moving in the wind while the subject stays in the air

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

book can

Book cover

Why did you select this character and this story for this book cover?
I selected this character because they never fully discribe how the "Beast" in lord of the flies looks. they give vauge discriptions, and this leaves lots of room for the creative process.
How would you describe the theme, mood or setting of the book?
The book is more of a darker theme, it takes place on an abandond desert island where all these 3rd grade boys must learn to survive. 
How does your design reflect the theme, mood or setting of the book?
I chose colors that usually seem very bright and happy (pinks oranges, reds) and i layered them and burned them to have more of a darker more dreary theme.  i usede the silouetes for the boys in the second book because it shows actions but cannot show facial experssions or modivations which shows mystery i think
Which font did you choose and how does it appeal to your target audience?
i chose two very different fonts in the two books i was asked to create. in the first one i used a cursive very formal font, only because that is the opposite of the book and all its themes. the second font matches the book and its themes almost perfectly. By choosing two themes that have opposite effects on the moods given off by the book

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cat Fancy

Overall i think this peice was very successful.  I was able to keep the colors generally the same and stick to a fount theme as well. What didn't work as well was trying tyo fit all the words in one area, it looks a little crouded. what did work was the over all look of the peice. the most difficult part of this was making it look exciting.  The original magezine "Cat Fancy" is very boring and generic looking and it was dificult to make it look fun and interesting.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Aaron bravo


For this project we were asked to take a celeberty and make them look like a cartoon character. So naturally i chose Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad, and made him look like Johnny Bravo.  I started off by making him look more muscular.  Then i burned and dodged his arms to make him look mors muscular. Then i made his jaw more square, and added sunglasses. The real challange was the hair. i used the liquify tool to make his hair flair out, then smudged it to make it look shiny and more natural. to color it i had to use several layers to change it from dirty blond to a lighter yellow.  Then i yellowed his skin and added a few finnishing touches~

Monday, October 1, 2012


When working on this peice, I noticed the skin is especially difficult to change, however the eyes where especially easy. After dodging and burning the eyes multiple times, then changing their color to a more grayish blue i then went to liquify and made them slightly bigger. i also made the lips more pouty and curved her smile a little.  then i made her hair flip out a little more, before changing the overall color to a more brighter orange.  Then i matteded the shine on her skin and blurred it. After all this was done i changed the levels to make the picture look brighter in general.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


For this project i was asked to retouch the face of this girl. this included removing freckles and blemishes, softening skin, editing the eyes (i used the dodge, burn, sharpening and liquify tools and edited the color of them) i brought her cheeks in, and pouted her lips a little and curved them to add a little of a smile.  i brought her eyebrows down to look less surprized and made the hair more wavy. then i adjusted the levels, and for te final touch i made the skin look lighter and softer. under this is the before picture.

Monday, September 24, 2012

walk cycle

the walk cycle for this pirate was a lot more dificult than i thought. after many many different tries i finally got it to kind of work. It was challanging doing the full cycle in only 4 frames, but i learned lots of usefull techniques that i can't wait to use some more.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Going into this project I was slightly apprehensive about merging two animals into one through photoshop.  I chose two things that are usually grouped together "Cats and Dogs". For the cat, I took a panther and used the body. I then took a pug and took its head and sized it to fit the panthers body. I had to mess with the colors for a while to get the shades of black and the highlights the same shades. I did this mainly through the color replacement tool. After that i used the warp took to make the head facing the right direction, and so it would be facing the same way as its new body. After that i smoothed in the edges using the clone, dodge, burn and eraser tools, until it looked smooth and beautiful!


In photoshop, we got to make different shapes and learn how to use the gradiant tool

Thursday, September 6, 2012



Today we were asked to colorize a different picture, so i took one of a dancer but instead of drawing the colors in the background i took several pictures and blurred the colors together. After i was done with that i used a brush to erase some of the black surrounding the dancer to give it a more texturized border.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


For this project we were asked to take and animal and put different textures and patterns on to it. It was difficult, yet fun to warp the lace texture to fit the different shapes waves of the of the tentacles.

The eagle was a lot more fun to do. I used a texture that was on one of my favorite album covers, and warped it to fit the curve of the wing. The coors seemed to work nicely together and i am very happy with the overall look of it.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Picture Frame

This project was lots of fun being able to work with layers and being able to put our creativity to the test. The mountain in the background of the picture, is one that is very special to me. The mountain is called, Old Cheif Mountain, and i climbed it a little over 5 years ago. I've had happy memories cilmbing that mountain and scaling the sides full of shale, so i decided to put on people who are doing the same thing.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


 The mouth peice was a fun experiment working with different textures and the stamp tool, over all i am pretty proud of how it turned out.

The angry pancakes where not some of my best work, but it was a lot of fun working with all the different tools in photoshop