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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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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N.S.L: WEEK 72 – Adobe Photoshop CS6: Merge to HDR Pro

This is one I’ve been itching to try out for MONTHS!!! High Dynamic Range is gaining popularity especially with Faux HDR or HDR Toning Apps/Filters. I wanted to learn the real way by merging multiple exposures in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to get more detail and a true High Dynamic Range.
(Below) Gas Mask by: Freehand Profit

HDR Photo Edits by Sebastian Bleak art piece by Freehand Profit

My first crack at HDR under really great circumstances. With a Normal Dynamic Range, you would not get all that detail in the “nose” or canister area. I also had some fun with the new blur gallery =D

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N.S.L: WEEK 71 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Character Styles

What a powerful tool that I NEVER use. Shame on me =D

Character styles for Illustrator CS6

I got all the text laid out how I wanted for this one first. “Creating Character Styles” to use later

vicious breed (Sin Sessions LP 2008) by 13th Sky

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N.S.L: WEEK 70 – Adobe Photoshop CS6: New Feature- Video

Gas Mask Shoes Machete

Video in Adobe Photoshop CS6 is a handy tool for simple videos. I decided to torture myself and do something complex =D This was the first vid I did with Ps and I didn’t do a good job on the export but it’s a good first run:

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N.S.L: WEEK 69 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Pencil Tool

Always stayed away from this tool because I can’t draw, I didn’t have a tablet, and I had no clue how it worked. Now I got to practice and this is what I got:

Pencil tool illustration in adobe illstrator

Illustration of Monsta Beatzz in Adobe Illustrator CS6 by Sebastian Bleak using only the Pencil tool

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