A few years ago, the thing that got me into graphic design was signature design. One technique that I learned was to smudge the background and other objects into the image. One of the effects that could occur was that the image would become cloudy. A few days ago, I thought about using the effect to virtually create clouds out of nothing but brushes. After discovering that my experiment worked, I decided to create a brush set out of the multiple clouds I had created. I ended up creating twenty of them. The clouds are between 200 and 600 pixels in width. Enjoy!
This was created quite a while ago for a school project. One of our assignments was to produce a video for the school’s annual film festival, either individually or as a group. My group decided to enter a PSA we had created earlier as an entry for a local contest about the dangers of driving while texting. The next assignment was to create individual posters for the video we submitted. This is what I designed.
The background was created using the grunge brushes I created along with a few filters. The title text was edited by using splatter brushes and the wind filter. The phone is my phone, taken by a classmate. The whole thing was put together using Indesign, though for web use, I recreated the image in Photoshop.
Drive Nice Poster
For a project I did a while ago, I had to design a set of playing cards for a specific number. The number I chose was nine. Use the following as inspiration for your own playing cards or any other project you are working on.
9 of Hearts
A set of ten brushes featuring realistic splatters. Credit to Lost and Taken for providing the original textures free of charge to everyone on the net.
A small 8.5×11 poster, using a tutorial from Abduzeedo as a base for this project.
A set of ten brushes for Photoshop that I created a while ago. All are 500 pixels in size.
Produced by boredom.
I was browsing through DeviantART and found some tips for photomanipulation, so I took an extraction of an anime character, found a few stocks, and created some art.
Much thanks to Serated (from YinYangAnime.com and Animeforum.com) for the Saber extract.
Thanks also to LostandTaken.com and Sixrevisions.com for providing the free textures that were used.
Saber by the Lake
(Note: This guide uses Photoshop CS3 for PC. Other versions may or may not be compatible.)
Here is what we will end up with: Read More
Followed a tutorial awhile ago. I like this effect. I may use it later for something.
Scanline Text Effect
Our last project in Graphic Design. It was collaborative, I designed the DVD cover and my partner designed the poster. I liked how this turned out. I did many techniques that I had never tried before, such as manipulating the background and using a filter on it. The background was created in Photoshop, the character was created in Illustrator, manipulated in Photoshop, and the text was added in Illustrator.
Hawk DVD Cover