Photoshop + Illustrator image
I couldn’t decide on where my favourite place is so I decided to create a city with places I have been to. My initial sketch was for it to look like a city skyline using iconic buildings from Edinburgh, London, Paris and Toronto. However that wasn’t working well so I took it down to Edinburgh and Paris. For this I used the pen tool and the layer styles.
I managed to finish my first image in class today, using the pathfinder tool.
UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as STARPATH. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is both cost-effective and less labor-intensive, two incentives that Pro-Teq promotes and seeks to propose to global city councils in the hopes of incorporating their product into public parks.
STARPATH is currently installed in England, covering 140 meters along a pathway at Christ’s Pieces Park in Cambridge. From start to finish, the entire installation process took less than four hours. The quick construction involved spraying a polyurethane base on the ground, followed by a layer of the aggregate material that absorbs and stores energy from UV rays, and a final polyaspartic top coat (that takes only half an hour to dry) to seal it all in.
Pro-Teq Surfacing owner Hamish Scott explains, “This product adjusts to the natural light, so if it is pitch black outside the luminous natural earth enhances, and if the sky is lighter, it won’t release as much luminosity – it adjusts accordingly, it’s almost like it has a mind of its own.”
part of the illustrator project we have to make a person, a place and our favourite thing using either the pathfinder tool, pen tool, or using illustrator and photoshop to create the image. for the person I decided to make Matt Smith as the Doctor (wouldn’t have matter which Doctor I would have chosen as they all have something iconic about them, eg scarf, hair, bow tie etc.). For this image I am using the pathfinder tool, initially it was quite hard to get the shapes to fit but once I had the face and hand done i got into the swing of things and it has become easier for me to use.
last week in the macs we were using the shapes and path finder tools to create an image of an animal of our choice. the hardest part was trying to find the right shapes that would fit
my 2 illustrations for the poem Moon Horrors
Over the holidays i want to give my self some little projects so i have something to do. I think i’ll look back to what i’ve been doing the past year. I want to go back to something like what i did in Creative tech, i really enjoyed that project and i had lots of fun going out with my camera. I also would like to reference the cities and towns i’ll be visiting and trips in whatever i’m doing. So far I have plans to visit about 4 cities and a few towns/villages so i will have plenty of references.