For this final, I made a self portrait based off the cartoon South Park. I practiced my knowledge of vector tools, such as pen, shape tools, and fill. I started with a bare base, then my hoodie, then my pants, and then my hair and face. I also added all the extra lines last.
In this project, I used the skills I learnt in order to make a South Park self portrait. I do not have any progress posts because I finished this project before that was a requirement. This took me three class periods, which were Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
First, I started by getting a base. I went to the South Park character creator website and made an avatar that looked as similar to me as possible. I took a screenshot of it, and used it as a reference image. I did not trace every part, however, I did trace the eyes, and some other parts that I can’t remember. I started by making a naked body- bare head, body, arms, hands, and legs. I ended up deleting the bare arms and legs after covering them up. Then I worked on the eyes, then the hoodie, then the pants, shoes, and finally hair. Afterwards, I finished my character by adding lines to the hair and body.
In this project I made vector ninjas based off the Lego Ninjago series because I loved that show.
First, I started by following the instructions. I still got creative with the colors and acessories, but I did follow the instructions in order to still make it look like a ninja. I started with the red ninja, then I moved onto the black one, then the white one, and then finally the blue one. I created my own weapons from scratch, based off of the weapons in the show. Finally, I added their belts and adjusted them a little.
In this project I created a vector hippo following the instructions provided, but also while getting a little creative. For the head, ears, nostrils, and teeth, I followed the instructions pretty closely. However for the eyes I made them small and off to the side slightly because I thought it looked really cute. Then for the arms, they weren’t exactly like the image, but I enjoyed the roundness of the arms. Then for the text I decided to be fancy and make a white outline. I had a lot of fun doing this.
His name is Greg.
In this project, I practiced what I learnt in order to create my own unique 3D soda can in Photoshop.
First, I created the 3D soda can using the pre-made one in Photoshop. Next, I created the gradient for the label. I decided to experiment, so I first placed down rough colors that I wanted. Then, I scrolled through all my tools to see what I could use. I ended up finding a tool called the Mixer Brush, and I used it to blend and mix all my colors together. Then I worked on the logo. It took me incredibly long to become satisfied with it, but eventually I landed on a design that looked good. Afterwards, using official soda labels as my reference, I added small details, such as the “please recycle”, “trade-mark”, “canned under the authority”, and the “12 FL OZ.” Finally, I added the nutrition label and the bar code, and then the background.
In this project, I learned how to make a 3D soda can using the 3D interface in Photoshop.
First, I read and followed the instructions for part 1 of the soda can. I created the 3D model, created the bubbles on the texture, created the logos, and then the text. Next, I added the nutrition facts label. Afterwards, I added the barcode directly underneath. I had to select multiply for the barcode layer, as there was a white background I needed to get rid of. Next, I added the wooden plank for a picnic table. Then, I added the scoreboard. Finally, I rotated the can to take three pictures of the two logos and the nutrition facts.
In this project, I learned how to make wooden text using image adjustment curves, the text tool, hue and saturation, the gradient tool. I also learned neat and easy ways to make shadows! I don’t know exactly why mine looks a little different from the instructions, but I gave it my best shot anyways.
First, while following the instructions I typed my name over a wooden background. I followed the instructions and cut my name out of the wood. Next, I made text edges and textured them. Then, I continued to follow the instructions and I made shadows for the text. Then, I added shadows to the text sides. After that, I added the shadow for the tree, along with some lighting. Finally, I color and hue corrected.
In this project, I combined two completely different animals into a single new animal. I’ve named it the Wouse, since it is a weasel and a mouse combined into a single creature.
First, I cut out the mouse’s ears. I dragged them over to my weasel image, and resized and rotated them until they fit nicely. They were already the same white as my weasel for the most part, so I just lightly erased any mis-matching white fur. I made the edges of the ears slightly transparent using a low opacity eraser tool, since the skin is kind of thin. Next, I cut out the mouse’s right front foot. I copied it into two so I could have two feet on my weasel. I cut out some of the weasel’s fur and layered it over the feet in order to help transition it better. Then, I cut out the mouse’s tail. I cut out most of it and erased any black from the shadow in the mouse picture. I transformed and moved it into place, carefully adjusting it to try and make it look natural. Next, I cut out the mouse’s nose and put it over the weasel’s nose in order to make the weasel look more rodent-like. Finally, I simply drew on some shines on the weasel’s eyes to try and make them look more like the mouse. I also did change the colors of the mouse’s ears, toes, and tail slightly in hopes of making them look better on the weasel.
For this project, I colorized a black and white image of a cemetery. I practiced what I learnt on the Colorize Solider project by using magnetic lassos, quick masks, and magic wands.
First, I started on the grass. I quick masked all of the grass I possibly could and turned the mask into a color balance layer. Then I fiddled with the color until the base color was what I wanted. Next, I decided to add different greens, so I made another mask for the plants and a few patches of grass, and made it a slightly different color. I also made a layer for the dirt that shows through. Next, I decided to work on the leaves. It was a bit of a hassle, but I made a quick mask and fiddled with the colors until they were right. After that, I worked on the gravestones, using the magnetic lasso and quick mask in order to select all of them. Once selected, I slightly altered the color of the graves so they were tinted slightly brown. Finally, I made a quick mask for the sky and colored them blue, and I touched up all the previous steps.