N.S.L: WEEK 76 – Adobe After Effects CS6: 1st try Text Animation

This is a whole new world! I’m definetly in the production side of Adobe=D Even the keyboard shortcuts are VERY different but some what related. It’s understandable, Web family has a different set too. I’ve mainly been in the Design apps so I thought it would take some getting use to. Continue reading


Just 4 Fun: 12242012 Adobe Illustrator CS6- Variable Width and Custom Art Brushes

Today I’m having fun messing around with Adobe Illustrator CS6. I’m on a mission to get good at creating decorative design elements. During Never Stop Learning 73 I got my first taste and here’s a look at my second attempt:

Adobe Illustrator Astute Graphics
“Lion Flourish” Practicing making flourishes using custom Art Brushes with the new Variable Width Technology available in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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N.S.L: WEEK 75 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Gradient Mesh and 3D

I haven’t taken the Gradient Mesh Tool for a spin since NSL week 65. I wanted to jump back into it because I been walking around with this idea rattling around in my head:

Adobe Illustrator Gradient Mesh
“Chrome Faucet” Gradient Mesh and 3D

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N.S.L: WEEK 74 – Adobe Photoshop 13.1 CS6: “New Features” Non-Destructive Blur Gallery, Bokeh, Smart Object, Gradient Map, etc.

Adobe’s timing was perfect for me with this Photoshop upgrade. Photoshop 13.1 has the ability to apply a blur effect on Smart Objects. I recently started using the new Blur Gallery and I would wish that it wasn’t a distructive effect. NOW IT ISN’T!!! =D

Photo by Sebastian Bleak- Night City

Applied Field Blur, Bokeh, Gradient Map, Photographic Toning, Crop Tool, Text Effects, and it’s all FULLY editable/ Non-Destructive on a Smart Object!!!

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Just 4 Fun: 12102012 Adobe Photoshop CS6

For NSL week 68 I put together this composite for practice but I always wanted to color in the snakes. Now I did!

Medusa - Trickery

I wanted to keep that more cartoony. I like this blend of drawing and photo.

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N.S.L: WEEK 73 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Combine Techniques- Swirl, Art Brushes, Flourish, Decorative, etc.

So, I feel like I have to step my Adobe Illustrator CS6 game up. I want to make pieces that look like they have more character. I feel I can achieve this by combining techniques.

Sebastian Bleak Title Card

Custom Seamless Tile Pattern and Custom Flourish/Design Elements

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