N.S.L: WEEK 67 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Color and Self Portrait

My friend Kyle showed me this cool tutorial for Adobe Illustrator.  I thought I’d try it out for my Never Stop Learning project this week:

Self Portrait illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Self portrait done in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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N.S.L: WEEK 66 – Adobe Photoshop CS6: Text Effects

I wasn’t sure which direction to go with my studies this week until I got the bright idea to study something I actually enjoy, TEXT EFFECTS! Here’s what I came up with in Adobe Photoshop CS6:

Gray text "Black and White"

Masking text in Adobe Photoshop CS6

If you want to see how I made the piece above, read it here–> Just For Fun 02102013


Fat Chance Crew title card

Type Poster – Fat Chance Crew
All vector shapes in Photoshop CS6 and I added a lighting effect

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N.S.L: WEEK 65 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Gradient Mesh

I’ve always been intimidated by the Gradient Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator. I studied up for a week and this is what I was able to do with it:

Vector Apple with Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator CS6

Above is my 4th attempt at using the Gradient Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6 but my 2nd attempt at a red apple illustration.

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N.S.L: WEEK 64 – Adobe ACR7: Optimize Kelby Training

With Adobe CameraRAW 7.1 having a new update, I figured I could focus my studies on ACR and see what I pick up:

Space Ship

Optimized using Kelby’s 7 Point System
Photo by Freehand Profit
Edits by Sebastian Bleak

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