• Give a definition of Raster Graphics
Raster graphics are one of two file formats in
digital graphics. They are made up of bitmaps,
which are made up of resolute pixels. The 3
main raster formats are JPEG, TIFF and PSD.
• Give a definition of Vector Graphics
Vector graphics is the second of the two file
formats in digital graphics. They are made up of
vectors/path. Unlike rasters, they are defined by
a start and end point, which include curves,
points and angles between them. In comparison
to Raster graphics, Vectors can be scaled big and
small and never lose any definition. The 2 types
of vector formats are AI and 3DS.
Tagged image File format
Desktop publishing (popular with graphic designers), magazine layout, advertisement
due to it’s lossless compression, scanners and fax machines
• Lossless compression – It doesn’t lose any of it’s definition by been edited many
times like JPEG, this is because it doesn’t go through compression and
recompression. It also doesn’t lose any picture detail every time you save it, like
JPEG’s do, this means you can save it many times when editing, so you don’t lose
the data, but the picture remains at the same definition.
• It is a flexible format of Raster graphic: Most popular systems have TIFF readers
built in to them, which allows the sender of a file not to panic about if the recipient
can view it
• Unlike JPEG, the files are big and take up a lot of space. This means digital cameras
can’t have as many pictures saved on them, due to their TIFF formatted default. It
also makes sending the files via e-mail very troublesome because the files are
sometimes too big to actually send, or if not, they take a big chunk of time to send.
Joint Photographic Expert group
Photographs and web formats. Also used on photos on social network sites, including Facebook.
Due to the JPEG file been almost universal, it is the format that is used if you upload a picture to
the internet. Digital cameras and most phone cameras use the JPEG format because it takes little
space on the device.
•JPEG is compatible with most printers and editing software, a small file that uses up less space,
it can be uploaded to the internet in a short space of time, while the JPEG format is almost
•The JPEG format has been around for many years, so most software supports the format. As
well as this, most digital camcorders support this file, so can be uploaded to computers and
editing software easily.
•JPEGs loses quality with multiple edits because of compression and recompression, the JPEG
format doesn’t support layers and Taking black and White photos in JPEG format causes all
colour information to be lost.
• Image manipulation and also front cover images for
• Supports transparency, unlike JPEG
• The PSD format can preserve layers and can handle simple
vector tools. This allows them to be more suitable for
importing and exporting data from software such as Adobe
Illustrator. This file format supports colour profiles and spot
colours as well.
• These files tend to be extremely large because the lossless
images use no compression. This ensures the preservation of
all image information, but can make the file format difficult
to email or transfer.
• Adobe don’t release the specification for their products to
members of the public, so the PSD format is unwieldy in
other than Adobe products.
• Very few programmes will understand or import the PSD
format, so doesn’t make it the best choice of file format.
Logos creation and can also be used for graphics to represent a
company. A lot of companies use this file type because it’s
recognised as a professional file choice.
Can be scaled big or small because Vectors have no loss in
definition. It allows companies to make logos, it’s main use,
which other file types may not support in the same way. Once
the piece is complete and saved as one, you can still select
individual elements of the piece, which other file types, like
JPG, wouldn’t allow.
Limited with software used, can only be used on the Adobe
Illustrator format. Not backwards compatible, similar to Word
Documents. This means that you can’t access the files from
older version of illustrator in the current version. This is
definitely a problem, especially in the modern technological age
when updates are so frequent.
3D modelling, animation and rendering. It can also be used for
creation of 3D characters and environments.
Advanced because it gives you a 3D scale to work with. It’s one
of the only file formats that supports a 3D file, which makes it
technologically ground breaking. Very unique and serves a
purpose for architects and such jobs. As well as the
technological advantages, environmentally speaking, the paper
this work would have previously been done on, is now been
saved. This saves money, time and the environment.
The software is very difficult to learn and all the tools are
difficult to function. While an advantage is it’s unique quality, it
could be spun to be a disadvantage also. Due to the unique
software of 3DS, many other formats won’t support the files of
3DS and that the file format may be stuck in the 3D Studio. It
will be highly unlikely that JPG, the file type of simple and small
file types, would support it.
What did you like about your image?
•The main shape of the Penguin actually looked like the original picture
•There are no white areas that have been missed on the penguin, instead the whole object is
•The colours of the background and the Penguin go well, they contrast each other well.
What would you improve if you did it again?
•Some parts of the penguin are quick fixes. Parts like the foot and tail are done quickly and would
be changed if I did the shape task again.
•The oval shape of the main body of the Penguin could have been done in parts instead of just
•The colours could have been varied, instead of the Penguin been predominantly Black.
What did you like about your image?
• The highlights of the hair using colour overlay
• The detailing of aspects, such as: the belt and the T-shirt.
• The likeness to the actual picture
What would you improve if you did it again?
• Even though I liked some of the detail on the T-shirt, I would still change certain
aspects like the flying birds.
• Merged the skin a bit better, it is particularly noticeable on the face.
What did you like about your image?
•The worn effect that I put on the text, it makes it look old and it really adds to the impact of the
•The different colours on the ‘can’ and the ‘not’, it really makes the words stand out and has a
bigger impact on the reader.
•The glow at the back of the words also make it stand out, but at the same time, doesn’t draw
attention away from the message been communicated.
What would you improve if you did it again?
•On the ‘can’ and ‘not’, a bit of black has come through the other colours, I would turn down the
opacity of the worn effect.
•On various letters, such as ‘B’ and ‘E’, the glow isn’t evident through the gaps in the letters, I
would definitely change this if I could do the text based editing again.
What did you like about your image?
•The masking of the pictures behind the text.
•The font is bold and therefore noticeable. It’s also a font that allows pictures to be masked
•The colours that make the whole logo stand out, dark mixed with light really works, they
What would you improve if you did it again?
•The pictures would have been stretched so it covered the full text.
•Continued the colour border until it got to nearer the text, it would have made it stand out more
than it already does.
Quote about happiness been
the key to life
The tumbling pebbles
“you’re a million
torch – ‘there
is a light that
Leo Dicaprio as Jay
Gatsby- text: ‘This Tshirt is for you old
“Liam is like a man
with a fork in a world
Film and TV
Seve says relax
How I met your
hulk – Free hugs
“suit up” suit and tie,
with the phrase down
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
No, it’s only the new
Muhammad Ali – The greatest
Frankie says relax, Jeremy says
Band with each face in the circles
Balo plays by his own rules
2400 by 3200 pixels
Advantages; Compatible with Rebubble and can also save transparency, while having
Disadvantages; Larger file size compared with similar file types, such as JPEG
My main design and goal for this task is to successfully put John Lennon’s and Vladimir
Lenin’s head together to add the caption ‘John Lenin’. For my design I will be using a
range of tools on Photoshop, mainly effects such as the bevel and emboss tools. Also
for my design I will be putting two parts of two separate pictures together, so tools like
the rectangular marquee tool will be key in the success of this task.
People who are interested in either of the two figures, history lovers, people who
enjoy music. The age demographic this design is aiming for is an older audience,
mainly because children may not know one or both of the men on the design.
Friday 4th October
Research existing products that are
out there, make a mood board of
Make a spider diagram of the ideas
you have though of for the design.
Make a mood board of pictures of
the potential things on your
• Create a design using Photoshop,
after deciding on the initial design
• Make a digital flat plan for the
• Create final design
• Export the file as a PNG
• Create an account on Red Bubble
and upload the design
• Upload/tag “York College PBM”
• Link all the work to a new blog
• Evaluate the design
Digital flat plan
Photoshop enabled me to put the
two famous faces together, using
predominantly the: rectangle
Marquee tool, magnetic lasso tool
and the crop tools
Black will be the colour of the T-shirt
because I think it contrasts well with
the white picture and white font.
The font gave the overall design an
old feel to it because of the
typewrite style of font.
Final T-shirt design #2 on Red Bubble
For this design I used the process of Rotoscoping, which involves cutting parts of a specific object out and rearranging them to
make the image, but in your own form, colour and style. Photoshop gave me the tools I needed to carry out the rotoscoping
process, while the pattern on the face was also available on Photoshop. Like my Lenin-Lennon T-shirt design, the colour shown
on the T-shirt above contrasts the colour of my design. The font I chose was also a key part in my design because the font
enables the design to stand out from other designs.
Final T-shirt design #3 on Red Bubble
Font: Intrique script
This design was one of my simplest designs within the project, however I think it stood out despite the simplistic nature of it. I
started this design was starting with the original Ray Charles picture, which I then added a colour range to, this gave me the
picture on the left. I then repeated the first step again, but this time instead of keeping the colour overlays at White and Black, I
added a colour overlay of Blue. This then made the picture completely unrecognisable, so the next thing I did was change the
opacity down to 65%. I was then left to add the font which was Intrique Script, along with my text, that read, on one picture “Ray”
and on the other “Blue Ray.
Final T-shirt design #4 on Red Bubble
My fourth design used two tools in the Photoshop software, one was shape, the other was paint. I began with the original
picture of the Mini cooper, before removing all the excess parts I didn’t want, such as the roof and the windscreen. The
design I set out to create was just the front of the car because I believed it would create a better look on the T-shirt if it
wasn’t the complete car. After I completed the removal of the parts with the Rectangular Marquee tool, I started to break
the design into sections. I then made shapes to recreate the front of the car, using various shape tools within Photoshop.
With the shape stage complete, I started to paint certain aspects of the car, like the front grill and the light clusters. I
made the decision before I started the design that I wasn’t going to add text because I thought it would give it a more
dominating look on the T-shirt, instead of sharing the space with some text.
Final T-shirt design #5 on Red Bubble
The Stiggo T-shirt design was completed using: Rotoscope and crop tools In Photoshop. I started this design by cropping all
the unnecessary bits out of, first, the Bradley Wiggins picture, then next, The Stig picture, using the Rectangle Marquee
tool. The next stage of this design was to Rotoscope round Bradley Wiggins’ head and Stig’s body to make sure all the
unwanted parts were discarded. The head was then ready to go on the body, so I combined the two together to complete
the T-shirt design. However, when I combined the pictures together, I could see the face didn’t quite match the proportion
of the body, so I had to use both the Rectangular Marquee tool and the Polygonal and Magnetic lasso tools to Rotoscope
it. Finally my Stiggo design was complete and ready to upload to Redbubble.
Final T-shirt design #6 on Red Bubble
The next design I created didn’t take much time to create, but I felt it was one of the most effective designs, that really
stands out. With the design, I firstly got an image I wanted of Noel Gallagher. The next step was to scroll down the select
menu and pick the colour range option. This selection would make the picture a little lighter, but would make the next step I
was going to add more effective. Instead of adding a colour overlay, like my Ray-Blue Ray, I added an outer glow, which made
it look like the design on my above T-shirt. I just had to add the text now, I chose typewriter font (pt.72) for my font, to
display the message ‘cast no shadow’ on the design.
Final T-shirt design #7 on Red Bubble
‘Len it be’ was the most time consuming design I created in the T-shirt design project. This was created by entirely
rotoscoping every object within the Frame. This design was a follow up to my first design, but instead of Rotoscoping the
combined head, I replaced John Lennon’s face with Vladimir Lenin’s on the famous Beatles album ‘let it be’, thus the title of
this piece, ‘Len it be’. I started by rotoscoping all of the band members faces, along with Lenin, before mounting them on
squares at the back of their heads, which in turn was mounted onto the backing album made from a shape tool. To make
sure the heads fit in the rectangles I created clipping masks in the layers, so even if their head went outside the box, it
wouldn’t be visibly sticking out at the other side. The last task I had to complete for this design was add the text, which was
the words ‘Len it be’ and ‘Paul, George, Ringo &Vladimir’ emblazoned on the front of the T-shirt in Intrique Script
(Pt.72/white) . The design was then ready to be uploaded on to Redbubble for public view.
Final T-shirt design #8 on Red Bubble
On this design I continued with the theme
of Lennon-Lenin, but unlike some of my
previous designs, I employed one of the
four techniques at the start of the
presentation. First, I started with the two
images at the bottom of the screen, before
taking out the backgrounds of the two,
before Rotoscoping both images and
The text (myriad script Pt.72) has the same
text as T-shirt design 7, but also has the
name of the T-shirt design ‘The white album’.
However, as there was a Beatle reference I
wanted a Lenin reference also. Due to Lenin
been Russian, I decided to have white in
Russian. This new added reference makes it
more effective, while making it more evident
that Lenin is involved on the design, instead
of just Lennon.
Final T-shirt design #9 on Red Bubble
The fastest of my designs to create. The way in
which I made it was to create two clipping masks
for the images, so the images would fit behind the
text I wanted. After design #8, I decided the ‘Len
it be’ idea could be a range with different
versions. As I’d already created a rotoscope image
for ‘Len it be’, I wanted a text based design
The seriousness of the images and the topics with
in them, I wanted to counter-act it with a playful
font. Cartoon 3 was the font I eventually decided
on for my T-shirt text. After that I carried out the
clipping as I explained in the previous paragraph.
What are the strengths of the final image?
The strength of this image is mainly the whole idea of the design I think its
quite clever. I also like the font used in it because of it originality also its looks
like newspaper cuttings which compliments the strange image above.
What could be developed if the image was repeated?
I think that the edges of the images could be made smoother, because they
are quite rough and less of a rounded shape like they should be, also some of
the hair around the ear hasn’t been removed.
Does your final product reflect your original intentions?
As you can see from my planning, the Lennon-Lenin design was a key design I wanted to create in this project. The flat plan
below shows my intentions with the design in Photoshop. From then on, my design only changed by small margins, so the
final product I created was always the design throughout the planning, digital flat plan and mood board stages. However, at
the start of the project I wanted to Rotoscope the two famous faces and then merge them together. When I had
experimented the potential Rotoscope design though, it looked like the John Lennon side of the face, you could
differentiate him from other people, but the Vladimir Lenin side of the design was unrecognisable. Before I’d even added
the features of Lenin, I decided to just merge them and use colour overlay, then turn the opacity to mid 50’s, this gave me
my final design (picture – bottom right).
Rotoscope - The Lenin side of the face that I decided to not
carry on with because he would have been unrecognisable
compared to the Lennon side. The opacity on the two
images are the same, yet, Lenin looks paler and
unrecognisable compared to the left image of Lennon.
Shape, Marquee and colour overlay tools – Again, the
opacity is the same, but using the shape and Marquee
tools, I managed to get the Lenin side of the face looking
recognisable and to the same standard as the Lennon one.
Throughout the planning stage my intentions were to make my
design, so my final product definitely reflects my plans intentions.
As you can see from the 3 pictures at different stages of planning,
‘Lennon-Lenin’ was my main design.
Is your product suitable for your audience?
Age demographic 14+
I think the target audience should be above the age of 14 because people any younger than
this age may not know one or both of the famous figures on my T-shirt design. My design has
stuck to the proposal by saying this product will be for an older audience, while also sticking
to the audience proposal by stating it was for history lovers and people who enjoy music,
parts of culture which these two figures were highly involved in over their lives.
It maintained this certain target audience
aspect in my final design. I never changed
the two famous figures throughout the
Mentioned in the audience profile 14+
Stuck with the proposal and because I
haven’t changed the two famous
figure, which maintains this target
audience throughout the design
What do you like/dislike about the techniques you have
One thing I liked about the techniques I used during the production of the t-shirt design was the accuracy of the tools on
the software, in particular, the Polygonal lasso tool and magnetic lasso tool, which I rotoscoped the designs with . These
tools allowed me to cut out the bits I needed and leave the excess pieces out of the design. These tools were particularly
used in the creation of the ‘Len it be’ and ‘je suis Morrissey’ designs. As stated above, these tools allowed me to get the
part of the picture I wanted and cut out the unnecessary parts.
On the other hand, especially the ‘Len it be’ design, could have had a better finish if aspects would have been carried
out by shape tools, instead of lasso tools. An aspect that would have benefited from this change would have been the
eyes. This feature of the design could have looked less piercing if the shape tool would have been used. In addition, the
parts of the eye aren’t shaped correctly because the lasso tool doesn’t work well in small margins, so would have
benefited from the use of the ellipse shape tool.
Len it be
Je suis Morrissey
I successfully cut round my original picture using the polygonal
lasso tool, which then enabled me to add the features to stand out
using colour overlay, before adding gradient overlay for the face
and neck. On this particular design I felt the rotoscoping using the
Polygonal lasso tool was the most accurate of any.
The only design that I used the magnetic lasso tool for in this
project. I felt I needed the magnetic lasso instead of the
polygonal tool because I was rotoscoping a lot of pieces in this
particular design, so needed a more accurate tool than the
polygonal lasso tool, this is where the magnetic lasso tool
A dislike of the techniques I used in my designs was the designs in which I used shape and paint tools. These tools aren’t as accurate as
the lasso tool on the previous slide and therefore don’t get as good a finish on the final product. This is because the lasso tools stay
with then lines of the object all the way round, but the shape tools can be warped, but can’t be warped to fit some areas of the shape.
The painted bits especially could have been more accurate if rotoscoped, the lines can sometimes be inaccurate if you slip while
painting a bit of your design, in this case, the front grills (‘Mini cooper’). The specific tools I used for this design were the brush tool and
the eclipse and rectangle tool, which I warped to a degree of success.
As you can see, the accuracy of both
the shape tools and the paint tools, on
this occasion, have not been applied
accurately enough. On this design, the
wobbly lines were evident around the
edges of the grill. On this specific part,
the rectangle shape tool was used and
the warped to fit the edges, before the
brush tool smoothed the edges
because the warp tool jutted out a few
times on this design.
However, on this design, I did like how the small parts of the car, like the headlights, could be easily done,
where as the polygonal lasso tool may have struggled to work at such margin. Also, because these parts
weren’t smoothed off by the brush tool, but instead are just ellipse shapes, the accuracy and finish of
them are good.
One thing I like about the techniques I used for my colour overlay designs are the detail you get, despite the colour range used
on the creation. Both the designs below (‘Ray-blue ray’ and ‘Cast no shadow’) use colour overlay as part of the design. As you
can see, the detail of the designs are evident and the picture is easily recognisable. At the start of the project, I was a bit
hesitant to use these tools, but as I experimented more and more with Photoshop, I realised that if you use colour range and
then colour overlay, it highlights the key area of the image in the colour you select. This was the design I aimed to create, so
using both colour range and colour overlay, I was able to create the ‘Ray-blue ray’ and ‘cast no shadow’ designs.
However, on the ‘cast no shadow’ design, the outer glow added the red colouring outside the image, but made some of Noels
features stand out less. Before I completed this design and uploaded it, I had to decide between the image standing out as a
whole and some aspects not been detailed, or the image not standing out, but the aspects been evident. In the end, I decided
to use the outer glow because I wanted my whole design to stand out, plus, the addition of the stroke option enabled some
aspects that wouldn’t have stood out before, now stand out.
A dislike of the techniques used in my merge designs of the project, are the smoothness of the finish of my final products. My
main final design (‘Lennon-Lenin’) had more time spent on it so the smoothness of the finish is greater than my other design
(‘Stiggo’). The stiggo design was lacking in the use of the polygonal lasso tool on it, where as the other design used the polygonal
lasso tool. In reflection, the technique I should have used for the stiggo design is the polygonal lasso tool, instead, I used the
magnetic lasso tool. This shows in the detailed parts of the design, such as the racing suit. The magnetic lasso tool is good for
cutting faces and objects out, but is unwielding when working in smaller spaces and margins.
A technique I like however was the ease of putting the two items together in both designs. This was completed by
using the magnetic and polygonal lasso tools, which cut out all the bits I needed and left the parts I didn’t. I then had to
make sure the parts matched up and looked right, not one part bigger than the other. This was more key in the
‘Lennon-Lenin’ design because if they weren't matched up correctly, it would have been more evident than the stiggo
design, which could be hidden quite easily.
What do you like/dislike about how your final product
• The two faces merge together
well, using the technique of
Rotoscoping. I did this by applying
the Polygonal lasso tool to cut
round the parts that I need, while
getting rid of bits I don’t require.
• The old style font I have used,
this gives the design an old style
feel to it, which I wanted because
of the famous faces from the past
on my design. The white of the
text background also contrasts
well with the black background of
my T-shirt. The contrast doesn’t
only go for the colours, the black
with the white background also
signifies the contrast of character
and personalities between the two
famous men on my design.
•The smoothness of the finish on
the two faces. Rotoscoping only
cuts round the bit you have
drawn round, if a bit of the neck
was included in the layer, the part
of the neck will be put into the
piece. This will then have to be
removed using the rectangle
Marquee tool, which sometimes
doesn’t cut correctly, leaving
smoothness issues on the
•The amount I had to marquee
tool off some aspects of the
pictures, so one side didn’t look
more complete than the other.
This was predominantly the
problem for John Lennon’s hair,
which in my opinion, too much
was cut off. However, if I would
have kept the bit I wanted
Lennon’s face would have been
more dominant and the design
wouldn’t have been as striking.
Why did you include the content you used?
I used the two images because of the text I wanted
to create to accompany the picture. The images
depict two famous figures that have similar last
names, but at the same time, stand for totally
different things, so to put them in the same design
is a contrast that I wanted to create.
The typewriter style font was used on the design because I
wanted to give it an old feel. This font would also appeal to my
target demographic, who I hoped would buy the T-shirt, maybe
because of the old style nature of the font.
My secondary idea of how to carry out the design was chosen
because I felt this would be the easiest way of accurately
merging the faces without changing the whole picture
completely. However, as it says secondary, I initially wanted to
Rotoscope the design, but decided it wouldn’t be the best way
of getting the final design I wanted.
The reason I chose the colours on my design was
because the white of the faces and text contrast well
with the Black T-shirt. This contrast also reminds both
the intended audience and members of the public that
these two figures also have contrasting personalities
What style have you employed in your products?
Discuss influences/ existing products
My existing product research showed me that there were a lot of band and superhero T-shirts on the market at the moment.
However, in terms of style, I saw that the T-shirts which has a stand out design on a plain background were the designs were
selling the best on Red Bubble. This is when I decided I wanted to contrast white and Black so my design will stand out and
hopefully recreate the success of the other T-shirts on the website.
A lot of band and superhero T-shirts, which I
didn’t want for my design because if it’s a popular
market, it’ll be difficult to be successful in it. I
wanted to create something original, that’s never
been done before.
These creations show how contrasting
colours are used to make the design on the
front stand out. These design were on the
top selling section, this style I wanted to
What visual style does your work have and why did you choose it?
My visual style is that of contrasting colours. I wanted to go for these contrasting colours because I felt my design would stand
out more if it was coloured white with the opacity turned down and the background/T-shirt was Black so it would contrast it. As
well as this, the font colour contrasts the background to add to the appeal of the T-shirt because it make it stand out further.
Another reason why I chose the visual style was because the contrasting colours also symbolise the contrasting characters and
personalities of the two famous figures, who stand for totally different things, but still appear on the T-shirt design.
What were the strengths and weaknesses of the preproduction and planning
How did the planning and research help?
The planning and research side of the project helped me find existing products which were popular and gave me an idea of what
sort of features I had to use if I wanted to make a successful T-shirt. Like the last slide, I found that contrasting colours were
popular on Red Bubble. I then decided I would create a T-shirt with contrasting colour, this allows my design on my T-shirt to
stand out more than if both colours were similar.
The spider diagram side of the planning helped me produce all my
ideas down onto paper, so it made it easier to develop those
ideas once I had come up with one. A weakness of the planning
stage was that I didn’t research any fonts before I started to make
my initial design, so I had to just quickly pick a font while I was
designing. Luckily it was the design I wanted for my creation, but
could have easily gone wrong and my design could have featured
a font I didn’t particularly want.
My mood board helped me during the planning process
because it helped me communicate my design ideas that I had
from my spider diagram into pictures. These pictures then
allowed me to experiment with Photoshop and see what design
features went together. However, I didn’t have to experiment
in Photoshop for long because I new what my idea was going to
be just after the spider diagram page. Therefore, I just
experimented with the two images I knew I would use for my
final design, until I knew I had got my final design. However,
because I knew what design I wanted to do, it made the mood
board exercise unnecessary because I had the two designs I
wanted on the screen, but added more to show a thought
process from my spider diagram stage of the project.
Analyse each of your final print products commenting on the
strengths, weaknesses and aspects you would do differently if
you were to repeat the project
Weakness - The smoothness of the face is compromised
because while rotoscoping I included a bit of the neck into
the design, so had to use the Rectangle marquee tool to
correct it, so the smoothness wasn’t the best I could have
got it. This is definitely one feature I would change if I did
the design again.
Strength - The faces merge
together well using
Rotoscoping, they managed to
fit together without little
editing after the polygonal
Strength – The font gave it an
old feel, which linked well with
the old style of the photos.
When I was looking through Da
Font and thought this font was
perfect for my design.
Weakness – When using the
Marquee and polygonal lasso
tools to remove the parts I didn’t
want, I made the hair look flat and
block like, so I decided to cut a bit
off John Lennon’s hair so it would
look a bit more even and real,
instead of animated character
hair. If I did the design again I
wouldn’t cut as much hair and
instead make it look even, without
cutting all the hair I did first time
Weakness – The hair outline juts out at
points, this is due to the picture that I
rotoscoped round had that type of hair,
but had volume to the hair, which can’t
be seen on a rotoscoped image. If I was
to repeat the design again I wouldn’t
make the hair jut out less, but instead,
add volume to the hair that’s been
Strength – The features of the face such
as the eyebrows and eyes were well
Rotoscoped and make the design look
Strength – The gradient overlay is a key
part of this design and enables the
design to look weathered, but with the
black, adds to the striking nature of this
Weakness – On certain letters the
font is difficult to read, if customers
think this is the case, they won’t buy
the product. I would change this if I
got the opportunity to do this design
again. However, the font fits the
design well, so if the font is changed it
might not have the same impact it
Weakness – The background of the
picture would look better if it was just
the background of the T-shirt, instead
of the grey. It’s unnecessary for the
design and it doesn’t serve a purpose
within the design. I would certainly
make this change if I could repeat the
design again. I would use the
Rectangle Marquee and Polygonal
Lasso tools to remove the background
from both pictures.
Weakness – Similar to the Morrissey
T-shirt design, the font can’t be read
on certain letters, especially from far
distances. I would change the font if I
could repeat this design again,
however, the same problem occurs
than with the Morrissey one, it might
not have the same impact if it was
Strength – Colour overlay was
used to a good degree on this
particular design. It’s the right
amount of blue, but at the same
time, allows you to see the
picture clearly, the opacity was
used to the right effect on this
creation. Also, likewise to the
font, the colour overlay contrasts
the black of the T-shirt, but isn’t
so overpowering it takes all the
attention way from the rest of
Strength – The font I used (Intrique
Script pt.72) the old feel I wanted for
my T-shirt, not t mention, like many of
my other designs, the contrast of the
colours (White and Black).
Strength – Headlights on the
design have been done well
because they haven’t been created
by Rotoscope, but instead created
by the Ellipse shape tool. Like I
stated earlier, Rotoscoping with
the polygonal or Magnetic Lasso
tools on small margins doesn’t
work as effectively as a shape tool
Strength – The Rotoscope and
shape section of the grill is done
well and doesn’t lack
smoothness to it, unlike the
outside parts of the car.
Weakness – Even though this grill part is on
the original picture, if I repeated the
creation of this particular design again, I
wouldn’t include it because it looks unnecessary on the design. However, if you
take this part off, there would be less
features that you would be able to use to
differentiate the Mini from other cars.
Weakness – Similar to the LennonLenin design, the smoothness of the
design comes into question. The
edges, at times, can be wobbly on
this design and could be smoothed
out easily using either the brush tool
or I could even re-rotoscope the Mini
Cooper. This work would be
undergone if I could re-do my design
Weakness – When I first created the final design
for this image, the head was out of proportion to
the body and couldn’t be simply changed by resizing, instead I cut a bit off Bradley’s hair and
chin to make it fit. However, his chin looks a bit
pointy and can’t be fixed unless a bit of Stig’s
helmet is showing. The change I would make if I
repeated this design would be to Rotoscope the
head again, this time so the images fit together
Strength – The font I selected for the Stiggo
design fitted nicely to the picture. The font
varsity was the font I selected for the design,
which stands out and is very clear to read.
During production though, I chose another
font for the design, but just as I was making
my final design, I found the Varsity font on
Da Font and decided it was better suited for
the T-shirt design than the other font.
Strength – outer glow is another
strength of my design. When I
was planning for this design and
wondering how I could make the
picture stand out, I decided that I
could use an outer glow, which I
would then turn up to full size, so
it would cover the whole image.
In my opinion, I think this feature
is the most important in this
Strength – The stroke option I
used for my picture on this
particular design was used to
great effect. Because I had the
glow effect as well, certain
aspects needed highlighting so
they were still visible, the Stroke
tool enabled me to do just that.
Weakness – Purple was the chosen
colour I selected at Red Bubble.com,
which at first was a good decision, but as
I later realised, the purple clashes a bit
with the white font and makes certain
letters tricky to read. I would certainly
change the colour of the T-shirt if I
repeated this T-shirt design again.
Weakness – The typewriter font
style for my design was a great
choice, the colour however was
not a good choice, especially with
the colour of the T-shirt, also a
weakness in this T-shirt analysis. If
this design was repeated, I would
not change the font itself, just the
colour of it. Dependant on the
shirt colour, I may change the font
colour to Black.
Weakness – The eyes on my design don’t look accurate and make
the faces look unlike the actual picture. If I could do the design
again, I would use Ellipse shape tool to create the eyes, instead of
Polygonal and Magnetic Lasso tools because as I said earlier in the
slides, the Polygonal and Magnetic Lasso tools are not good in small
Strength – The font of this design enables my Tshirt to re-create the actual picture I used for this
design. The font is identical to the font that was
used for the actual picture. I used it because I
wanted to keep my design as accurate to the real
thing as possible. This is due to the Rotoscoping
of this design re-created the faces, so I decide the
font will re-create the initial font also.
Len it be evaluation
For this design I used a technique I researched, which was rotoscoping. I decided to choose
this form because I was emulating an existing album cover, which Rotoscoping would carry
out most efficiently and accurately.
The other technique I could have used was shape tools. This would have meant that I would
be creating the objects from scratch. I made the decision that this would lead to inaccuracies
in the finish and a loss of effectiveness in the design.
What I like about this image
•The detailing on the hair, backgrounds and facial features of these band members.
•The style of text (Intrique script) made my design very effective, while giving it the
professional look I wanted.
•The extra details such as the signature and microphone made the image look more like the
What I would change if I repeated this design
•Due to this design been an emulation, closer accuracy and detail could have been added to
eyes, hair and moulding the faces into the background.
•In the original, George is looking in a different direction, so I didn’t fully stick to the album
cover. However, when I created the face to look in the direction, it didn’t in keep with the
image, so had to adjust it.
Len it be evaluation
Comparison with existing products
This design is well produced and is a
top end piece of rotoscoped work.
The hair has got the detailing, similar
to mine. However, unlike mine,
detailing such as creases, facial ridges
and shading has been added. On the
other hand, the time taken on this
piece will have been potentially ten
times the amount I spent on mine.
Therefore, due to the time limit I had
on this task, the design that I came
out with encased a few features a
high quality piece featured.
This design is very different, in terms
of style, to mine. Though it has used
Rotoscoping as it’s technique, it
hasn’t emulated anything. The style
of the design is a simple one, with
little detail on. However, this piece
will have taken even less time than
mine and come out with a product
that still looks aesthetically good.
Mine features accuracy and detail,
while they’ve gone for shadow, but,
as mentioned, it’s a different type of
rotoscoping both pieces have used.
Summarise peer feedback and discuss
– Responses you agree with
The font used was original and complimented the image above it nicely.
The edges of the image could be made smoother
– Responses you disagree with
The hair around the ear hasn’t been removed
This hair should be included in the design because it was part of the initial image and shouldn’t be got rid of.