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Heads up display eye effect

battlefield_soldier_eye_effect

Software: Adobe Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC

Tutorial:  PHLearn Photoshop Channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvQm1wuCYCQ&t=509s

The advantage of this graphic effect is two fold. Thanks to the Iron Man / Avengers movies the effect the seems futuristic, secondly the effect is easy (and quick) to do. I originally wanted to use a photo of Robert Downey Jr. / Tony Stark, but I realized that people would feel I had just grabbed an image off the Marvel website. So instead I used an image from the battlefield game.

 

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2016 in Digital Image

 

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Eclipse

Eclipse-2

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel

As seen on some of my other postings, I love doing space based images. So when Blue Lighting posted a tutorial on creating an eclipse image, I guess I could not say no.

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Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Science Poster

 

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Give Me A Home

Buffalo-home-final

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC

Tutorial: Spoon Graphics Blog

Yet another Photoshop/Illustrator image. The two things that drew me to this image was the modified text to fit a shape and the textures done on the Buffalo. Not that these two things are unusual, but that they both were done in Illustrator and not Photoshop (where I would most likely do these effects).

Side note: My great-grandmother, who was a very good piano teacher, tried to teach me this song on piano. I did not learn it, but this was not due to her failure as a teacher, but my failure as a student. In the end, all I think she really wanted to do was make my brother and I appericate music. To this end she was very successful.

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2015 in Digital Image

 

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Split-flap Display – NON-STOP Poster

split-flap display - NON-STOP Movie Poster

split-flap display – NON-STOP Movie Poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel

Just like the previous Viking text image, this image is a text image. Once again it has the advantage of being easy to do, quick to complete and being fun to do. I guess it falls under the quick gratification category.

I have to admit, I did not see the 2014 mystery-action film NON-STOP starring Liam Neeson, but some of the movie posters featured the title of the movie on a split-flap display. Since the setting for the movie is on a passenger airliner, I assume that the split-flay display imagery is to invoke the signage that used to be popular in airports, and I assume are still used in many airports (although I also assume they are being replaced by digital signs).
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Posted by on April 20, 2015 in Digital Image

 

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Viking Style Text

Viking_text

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel

I have to admit, text images are fun to do. For the most part text images are relativity easy to do, don’t take too long to complete, and the effects can be very effective.

The choice of this image almost seems preordained. I recently started watching the Vikings television show, I saw a poster for the same show at a transit station, and I found this tutorial online. I will file it under fate.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2015 in Digital Image

 

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Haunted House

Haunted House

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS CC

Tutorial: www.photoshoptutorials.ws

Halloween is over for 2014 (actually Christmas and New Year’s are also over), but a haunted house image never truly goes out of style (except for birthday and Christmas cards).

This image was a fun exercise in image editing and layer styles and adjustment layers.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Digital Image

 

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Luna

lunar-image

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1, Adobe Illustrator CS 5.1

Tutorial: Spoon Graphics Blog

From the number of space images I have created, I guess I have a love of space and it exploration. This image is a bit different in it is not trying to be scientifically accurate, it has a bit of a romantic feel to it. I have to admit that the colour pallet reminds me of the work David Blackwood (see http://www.davidblackwood.com/).

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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Digital Image, Science Poster

 

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