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A Digital Image is a image where all the content is created by software.

Postal Box – Flat Art Icon

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Software: Affinity Designer

Tutorial: How to Create a Post Box Illustration in Adobe Illustrator – Design Cuts

Another flat art image? Why? Simple, the image was easy to create and it gave me some experience in creating an image in Affinity Designer using a tutorial that uses instructions for Adobe Illustrator. So this image is very much an exercise in translation from Illustrator to Designer. For the most part the translation went very smoothly.

Another reason I created this image… well I liked how the image looked. There is a certain light hearted feel to flat art style that is fun.

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Lighthouse Icon

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Software: Affinity Designer

Tutorial: Create a Detailed Lighthouse Flat Icon in Affinity Designer –  Design Cuts

This image is different, not in it’s design, but the software used to create this lighthouse image. In this case the software used is Affinity Designer, which can be viewed as a lower cost version of Adobe Illustrator. The cool thing is Affinity Designer maybe low cost (under $80 CDN), but it is a very polished and effective piece of software. Is it a reasonable replacement for Illustrator.

The design itself is flat art icon, like the ice cream image I created in October, is designed to work in effectively on mobile screens. The basic layout works event at a small size.

 
 

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Old Air Show Poster

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Software: Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC

Tutorial: Design a Gritty Vintage Airshow Poster/ – Design Cuts

This image shows off the power of a vector (Illustrator) / bit map (Photoshop) software tag team in the creation of an image. The actual images (the map, the aircraft shape and text were all created in Illustrator and the weathering of the images was done in Photoshop.

 

 

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Ice Cream – Flat Art Style

Software: Illustrator CC

Tutorial:  Graphic Tweakz

This image uses the simplicity of the flat image style. The interesting fact is flat art style became popular due to the rise (and limitations) of mobile technology (for example the Zune and the iPod and iPhone). The use of limited graphic elements and colours were perfect for the small screens of mobile technology. It allowed for bright easily designed and used interfaces.

In this image uses the basic flat style elements to suggest melting chocolate ice cream in a waffle cone. I can see this image as the bases for an icon for an app for an ice cream store, or as the background to ice cream packaging.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2017 in Digital Image, Uncategorized

 

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Text Art – Drop off

Drop Off

Software: Illustrator CC

Tutorial:  Satori Graphics

Like the last image (Deconstruct text), this is a text based image and like the last image the image and the text help reinforce rather other to make a stronger image. Despite the effectiveness the graphic to support the text there are some limitations to this effect (I think it would not work on a serif or a script font and it would not work very well with an the following letters: Q W E U S D J L Z V M and a few others might not work well in some cases).

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2017 in Digital Image, Text Effects, Uncategorized

 

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Deconstruction Text

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Software: Illustrator CC

Tutorial:  Vector Slate

Text graphics are useful – it has the power of both graphics and text. Both are good for communication, but if you put both together and they support the same message then they can be more than the sum of their parts (Think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups… why an I hungry?).

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2017 in Digital Image, Text Effects

 

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Fake 3D background image

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Software: Illustrator CC

Tutorial:  Tutvid

Background images are sort of boring. In many cases that are boring on purpose, after all you want to the background not to take over the foreground image. But that doesn’t mean that they have to be boring. This image is on the cool side (I somehow think M. C. Escher would have approved of this image).

Another sort of cool thing is that the image was created in Adobe Illustrator, therefore a vector image. So this image could be made in any size. This makes the background very flexible. Another thing about of the image, it was not created with 3D software – this is a 2D image. So for a “boring” background image it is rather remarkable.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2017 in Background, Digital Image, Uncategorized

 

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