• 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
• 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
Can be scaled big or small because Vectors
have no loss in definition
Limited with software used, can only be
used on the Adobe Illustrator format
3D modelling,animation and rendering. It can also be used for
creation of 3D characters and environments.
More advanced and powerful
Hard to learn and big files
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 words message.
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
“suit up” suit and
tie, with the phrase
down the tie.
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
How I met your
hulk – Free hugs
Film and TV
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
No, it’s only the new
“Liam is like a man
with a fork in a world
Seve says relax
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 design.
• Create a design using Photoshop,
after deciding on the initial design
• Make a digital flat plan for the design
• 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
Font- Intrique Script
‘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.
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
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 Tshirt. 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
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 around.
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 changed.
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 the
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 will.
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 correctly.
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
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 spaces.
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.
• 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.