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  1. 1. Digital Graphics Patrick Gouldsbrough
  2. 2. File Formats
  3. 3. Raster Graphics • 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.
  4. 4. Vector Graphics • 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.
  5. 5. TIFF Stands For Used For Advantage 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 Disadvantage • 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.
  6. 6. JPEG Stands For Used For Advantage 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 universal •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. Disadvantage •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.
  7. 7. PSD Stands For Used For Photoshop document • Image manipulation and also front cover images for magazines Advantage • 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. Disadvantage • 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.
  8. 8. AI Stands For Adobe Illustrator Used For 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. Advantage 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. Disadvantage 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.
  9. 9. 3DS Stands For 3D studio Used For 3D modelling, animation and rendering. It can also be used for creation of 3D characters and environments. Advantage 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. Disadvantage 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.
  10. 10. Digital Graphics Images
  11. 11. Shape Task
  12. 12. Evaluation 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 covered. •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 one shape •The colours could have been varied, instead of the Penguin been predominantly Black.
  13. 13. Rotoscope
  14. 14. Evaluation 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.
  15. 15. Text Based
  16. 16. Text Based
  17. 17. Text Based
  18. 18. Evaluation 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.
  19. 19. Logo Creation
  20. 20. Evaluation 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 behind it. •The colours that make the whole logo stand out, dark mixed with light really works, they contrast well. 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.
  21. 21. T-Shirt Designs
  22. 22. Mood board of designs you like
  23. 23. Quote about happiness been the key to life Lennon-Lenin The tumbling pebbles Je suis Morrissey “you’re a million MILES away” John Lennon music The human torch – ‘there is a light that never goes out’ Leo Dicaprio as Jay Gatsby- text: ‘This Tshirt is for you old sport!’ “Liam is like a man with a fork in a world of soup” Car Film and TV Top Gear J 23 T-shirt ideas Seve says relax How I met your mother The incredible hulk – Free hugs Oasis John “Lemon” “suit up” suit and tie, with the phrase down the tie. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s only the new Dacia Sandero!! Sport Muhammad Ali – The greatest Frankie says relax, Jeremy says POWER!! Band with each face in the circles Balo plays by his own rules Idea generation
  24. 24. Proposal Dimensions 2400 by 3200 pixels Export Format PNG Advantages; Compatible with Rebubble and can also save transparency, while having lowered opacity Disadvantages; Larger file size compared with similar file types, such as JPEG Content 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.
  25. 25. Proposal Audience 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. Deadline Friday 4th October Schedule Monday • • • Research existing products that are out there, make a mood board of these. 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. Wednesday • 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 Friday • 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
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. Your design here
  28. 28. Final T-shirt design on Red Bubble
  29. 29. Final T-shirt design #2 on Red Bubble Rotoscope using the Magnetic and Polygonal lasso tools Font- Forte (Pt.72/Black) 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.
  30. 30. Final T-shirt design #3 on Red Bubble Colour overlay: Black and white Colour overlay: Blue (opacity 65%) Font: Intrique script (pt.72) 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.
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. Final T-shirt design #5 on Red Bubble Font- Varsity (Pt.60/blueblack) 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.
  33. 33. Final T-shirt design #6 on Red Bubble Font- Typewriter Inner glow (Pt.72/White) 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.
  34. 34. Final T-shirt design #7 on Red Bubble Font- Intrique Script (Pt.72/white) ‘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.
  35. 35. Peer Evaluation 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.
  36. 36. T-Shirt Evaluation
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. 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 design processes. 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 stages.
  40. 40. What do you like/dislike about the techniques you have used? 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 prevails.
  41. 41. 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.
  42. 42. 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.
  43. 43. 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.
  44. 44. What do you like/dislike about how your final product looks? Dislike Like • 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 finished product. •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.
  45. 45. Why did you include the content you used? Images 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. Fonts 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. Effects 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. Colours 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 and characters.
  46. 46. 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 recreate. 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.
  47. 47. 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.
  48. 48. 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.
  49. 49. 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 lasso tool. 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.
  50. 50. 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 rotoscoped. Strength – The features of the face such as the eyebrows and eyes were well Rotoscoped and make the design look realistic. 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 creation. 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 currently does.
  51. 51. 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 design. 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).
  52. 52. 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 again.
  53. 53. 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 font.
  54. 54. 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 specific design. 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, 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.
  55. 55. 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.
  56. 56. Len it be evaluation Techniques used 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 original. 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.
  57. 57. 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.
  58. 58. Peer Feedback • 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.