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Affinity Designer – Lighthouse 2

Lighthouse

Software: Affinity Designer

Tutorial: How to Create a Lighthouse in Adobe Illustrator – Envato Tuts

Another flat art image? Another Lighthouse? Well…. yes. I found this tutorial and it gave me another image to create in Affinity Designer. Compared to the other lighthouse image this image is more detailed and it gave me some more experience using the advanced tools in Affinity Designer. Once again this tutorial that uses instructions for Adobe Illustrator, so I had to translate the instructions into Affinity Designer. This Illuistrator to Affinity Designer translation went very well indeed.

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Posted by on July 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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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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Ring Planet

Ring Planet

Software: Photoshop CC

Tutorial: How to Create an Alien Planet with Rings – Blue Lighting

Once again we have gone to where many Photoshop tutorials have gone before (to pretty awesome results)… space.

There is one thing I like about most of the Blue Lighting tutorials (and in most space tutorials from other websites) is that they start with a blank canvas. There is no looking on the web for a picture of space images, everything you see in the image was created in Photoshop. In this tutorial there was five distinct steps: 1) create stars, 2) create a nebula, 3) create a planet, 4) create rings, 5) put all the elements together and make sure it doesn’t look like a dogs breakfast.  In this case it was pretty easy and it look great.

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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Science Poster, space

 

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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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