Lillie Fink

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~March 31, 2014~

Since today was my last day I didn’t do very much. I created a letter  to Mrs. Frascht in Microsoft Word and also finished putting together my portfolio.

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~March 28, 2014~

I sent an email to Mrs. Frascht with my idea to create a poster for my dad’s ‘fly tying’ room and also to create a fly tying mousepad for his office.

I have posted the image of the poster and mousepad I created on this post as well as on my ‘Projects’ page:

Dad's Poster (Poster)

FlyTieMousepad (Mousepad)

Along with my daily post, I’ve created others, such as:

  • Portfolio divider page
  • Certificates divider page
  • Mock Businesses divider page
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~Mock Businesses divider page~

I created a ‘mock businesses’ divider page for my binder. In Photoshop I created a new document with a Width of 3000 pixels and Height to 4800 pixels. I created a new layer and gave it a blue, red, blue Linear Gradient fill.

I found a rust texture online and placed it above the gradient layer and set the Blend Mode to Overlay. I duplicated the layer by pressing Command+J.

With the Type tool I typed ‘Mock Businesses’. I set the Style to Charlemagne Std bold, the Color to white, and the Size to 100.

I clicked on the FX icon at the bottom of the panel and selected Stroke. I set the Size to 24 px, the Position to Outside, and the Color to black.

In the Outer Glow tab I set the Blend Mode to Normal, the Spread to 24, ad the Size to 57.

In the Bevel and Emboss tab I set the Depth value to 1000 and the Size to 7.

I created a new layer and created rectangular and circular shapes using the marquee tool. I gave them a blue and black stroke.

Mock Businesses divider page

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~Certificates divider page~

I created a ‘certificates’ divider page for my binder. In Photoshop I created a new document with a Width of 3000 pixels and a Height of 4800 pixels. I created a new layer and gave it Spectrum Reflected Gradient fill.

I found a picture of the sea and placed that in the document above the gradient layer and set the Blend Mode to Overlay. I duplicated the layer by pressing Command+J.

I merged the layers together, duplicated it, and then gave it full color dot drawing effect using the techniques I learned in my Deke’s Techniques training videos, ’239 Turning a portrait into a dot drawing’ and ’240 Creating a full-color dot drawing’.

With the Type tool I typed ‘Certificates’. I se the Style to Constantia bold, the Size to 100, and the Color to white.

I created a black border around the document and the text using the Rectangle Marquee tool.

I found a picture of some stars online and then placed it in the document beneath the color dot drawing layer.

Certificates Divider Page

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~Portfolio divider page~

I created a portfolio divider page for my binder. In Photoshop I created a new document with a  width of 3000 and a Height of 4800 pixels. I created a new layer and gave it a red, blue, and green Angle Gradient fill.

I found a metallic texture online and placed that in the document above the gradient layer. I resized it so that it fit the entire page and set the Blend Mode to Overlay.

I made a duplicate of the texture layer by pressing Command+J and then set the Blend Mode to Soft Light.

I used the techniques I learned in the tutorial ‘Apply Multiple Strokes To Text In Photoshop’ to make the text stand out.

I created a text layer and typed ‘Portfolio’. I set the Style to Blackoak Std, the Color to black, and the Size to 60. I clicked on the FX icon at the bottom of the panel and selected Stroke. I set the Size to 16 px, the Position to Inside, and the Color to light red.

I set the Fill value of the text layer to 0% so that the red stroke was just visible.

I made a duplicate of the text layer by pressing Command+J and then double-clicked on the stroke effect to open  the Layer Style dialog box. I kept the Size at 16 px and then changed the Position to Outside and the Color to light green.

I made a duplicate of the original text layer and double-clicked on the stroke effect to open the Layer Style dialog box. I set the Size to 51 px, the Position to Outside, and the color to blue.

I created another layer and then made a horizontal and vertical white rectangular shape  around the text. I created two diagonal rectangular shapes in the right and left side and filled them with white.

I gave that shape a red, blue, and green stroke effect like I did with the text.

Portfolio divider page

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~March 27, 2014~

Along with my daily post, I’ve created others, such as:

  • CD cover
  • Back cover

I created projects for my online portfolio and then posted them on my ‘Original Projects’ page on my blog and my ‘Projects’ page on my website

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~Back Cover~

In Photoshop I create a back cover to go along with the CD cover I had created for one of my favorite bands, ‘MercyMe’. I created a new document and set the Width to 5 inches and the Height to 7 inches.

I filled the background with a dark red and black linear gradient.

I placed the same grunge texture I had used for the CD cover into the document above the gradient layer. I set the Blend Mode to Multiply and then duplicated it by pressing Command+J. I changed the Opacity value of the copy layer to 73%.

I found an image of the band and placed it in Photoshop and then gave it a vintage photo effect.

I made a selection around the band and pressed Command+J to jump the selection to a new layer.

I created a mask layer and then brushed around the edges with black to merge it better into the background.

I double-clicked on the layer to bring up the Layer Style dialog box. In the Drop Shadow tab I set the Color to pink, the Distance to 18, the Spread to 10, and the Size to 147.

At the top of the document I typed ‘MercyMe’. I set the Style to Arial, the Color to black, and the Size to 30 points. Below that I typed ‘The Generous Mr. Lovewell’ in 18 point font and made it black as well. I centered both of the text layers. I used the techniques I learned in the tutorial ‘Add A Transparent Text Area to An Image With Photoshop’ to make the text stand out.

I typed out the list of songs beneath the album text and set the Size to  11 points and the Color to white.

Back Cover2

 

 

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~CD Cover~

In Photoshop I created a CD cover for one of my favorite bands called, ‘MercyMe’. I created a new document and set the Width to 5 inches and the Height to 7 inches.

I filled the background with a dark red and black Linear Gradient.

I found a grunge texture online and placed that above the gradient layer and set the Blend Mode to Multiply. I made a duplicate of the layer by pressing Command+J and then I set the Blend Mode of the copy layer to Multiply as well and the Opacity value to 73%.

I found an image of a heart made up of several smaller hearts online and placed that in the document. I traced around all the shapes with the Pen tool and then turned it into a Custom Shape. I deleted the original shape layer and then with the Custom Shape tool, I created a heart shape towards the top of the document.

I created a thin rectangular shape beneath the heart and then drew a ribbon to connect the two so that it gave the shape the appearance of a balloon.

I merged the layers together and double-clicked on the layer to bring up the Layer Style dialog box.

In the Drop Shadow tab I set the Color to light pink, the Distance to 18, the Spread to 10, and the Size to 147.

In the Outer Glow tab I set the Color to white, the Spread to 67, and the Size to 3.

In the Bevel and Emboss tab I set the Depth to 1000, the SIze to 8, and the Soften to 12.

In the Satin tab I set the Color to pink, the Distance to 4, and the Size to 250.

At the top of the document I typed ‘MercyMe’ and used the techniques I learned in the tutorial Add A Transparent Text Area To An Image With Photoshop to make the text stand out. I set the Size to 72 and the Style to Arial.

DVD Cover2

 

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~March 26, 2014~

Along with my daily post, I’ve created others, such as:

  • Dog Grooming Ad
  • Butterfly

I have updated my Photoshop portfolio page by adding samples of my work as well as links to the blog entries that have the full summaries on them

I updated my ‘Original Projects’ and ‘Projects’ pages on my blog and my ‘Assignments’ and ‘Projects’ pages on my website by adding the images of the projects I have edited

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~Butterfly~

I found a picture of a butterfly on a flower and decided to edit it in Camera Raw.

In the Basic tab, I set the Temperature to -10, the Tint to 50, the Exposure to 0.65, the Recovery to 100, the Fill Light to 23, the Blacks  to 81, the Brightness to 28, the Contrast to 41, the Clarity to -53, the Vibrance to 53, and the Saturation to -15.

In the Tone Curve tab I selected Parametric and set the Highlights to 66, the Lights to -57, the Darks to -64, and the Shadows to -100. I selected Point and set the Input value to 210 and the Output value to 194.

In the HSL/Grayscale tab I selected Hue and set the Reds to -71, the Oranges to -38, the Yellows to -17, the Greens to 3, the Aquas to -84, the Blues to 33, and the Purples to -7. I selected Saturation and set the Reds to 32, the Oranges to 51, the Yellows to 1, the Greens to -26, the Aquas to -76, the Blues to -16, and the Purples to 100. I selected Luminace and set the Reds to 100, the Oranges to -41, the Yellows to -9, the Greens to -18, the Aquas to -88, the Blues to 33, and the Purples to 100.

In the Split Toning tab under Highlights I set the Hue to 236, the Saturation to 78, and the Balance to 28. Under Shadows I set the Hue to 66 and the Saturation to 71.

In the Lens Correction tab under Lens Vignetting I set the Amount to -100 and the Midpoint to 74.

butterfly(before) (Before)

butterfly(after) (After)

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