In this week’s Question Time video post I talk about how I charge clients for design work, what video games I enjoy playing, how I manage my tweets and due to popular request Jake the dog makes another appearance to say hello to his fans.
Posts from October, 2010
The build up to Halloween has inspired the topic of this week’s tutorial. Follow this step by step process of designing your own retro/vintage style horror movie poster. We’ll be creating the poster for ‘Hot Zombie Killers’ as a modern comedy horror with inspiration from artwork from the 50′s. Hot chicks and gruesome zombies mixed with the cheesy and cheerful character of 50s advertising, can you get any more awesome?!
The awesome folks at Go Media have kindly donated one of their T-Shirt mockup template packs for premium members to download as part of their Access All Areas membership. The pack contains a range of templates for both male and female t-shirts, and each Photoshop file contains multiple layers that allow you to easily add your artwork, change the colour of the shirt and adjust the shading to create a highly realistic mockup.
Follow this step by step post processing guide to give your photos a dark lomo style effect with high contrast, blue tones and vignette burns. The effect is based on the popular lomographic technique and is similar to the processing effect used in many fashion shots and advertisement designs. Overall this effect does a great job of adding impact to a plain photography with cool colour casts and unusual saturation.
In this week’s Question Time video post I talk about how I decided to create my blog; how I decided on my business name, and the name of my second blog Line25; and I share some thoughts on job boards and how to find projects as a designer.
Anyone with an interest in design, illustration or digital art knows the Behance Network is the place to go to find all kinds of amazing artworks. This roundup pulls together a collection of the the site’s most popular and a few of my personal favourite artists and designers, who each produce high quality and awe-inspiring work. Having the latest projects from these artists appear in your news stream is sure to keep your creative fire burning.