Tuesday, April 3, 2012

2012 Photoshop Collection samples

The following pictures are some samples of my 2012 Photoshop Collection booklet that I'm putting together for our Creative Image Design class. They include some of the techniques that I have learned over the past 4 semesters at Mohawk and also some techniques I have learned from a couple of websites.

This is my front cover design for the booklet and I decided to do a fire text technique. Fire is one of my favorite effects that I like to work on and play around with.

This is my back cover design the booklet and here I used a crack effect. Since I started out with a cracked wall in the front cover, I decided to keep the same look in the back but with a different technique.

This is the colour box technique from the ones that Phil provided us in class, except that I changed the squares for splashes to make it more interesting and give it a nicer look.

This is another fire technique I putting in my booklet, like I said is one of my favorites. I wanted to do this one because is a person I'm using and I wanted to see if I could actually make a fireman.


Since I had a second fire effect and it happened to be a fighter, I decided to make a fight scene between fire and water. The idea is to make it look as if the bad and good side of the same person were fighting against each other.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Final IWD poster

This is my final piece for my International Women's Day poster edited in InDesign
for printing copies. I also added a little description about my artist and my information.

Digital Landscape Drawing

This is a digital drawing of a landscape using the techniques learned in class.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DrakePin-up Speed Painting link

Here is a link to this guy's videos of photoshop speed paintings which I thought are amazing and relate to what we are doing in our digital painting class. This might be good for inspiration or reference to our digital painting learning.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What is emotional labour?

Seth Godin defines emotional labour as "The act of connecting to another human being and making a change even if its not easy for you to do in that moment". For me emotional labour is when you do something that you don't want to do and you fake that you are happy doing it to make someone else feel good. Some examples of people whose jobs require emotional labour are bank tellers or flight attendants. These people have to look happy every single hour of their shift because they have to deal with customers, and customers want to be treated good for the service they pay for. Even though bank tellers and flight attendants get pay for their jobs, there are some people who do emotional work and don't get pay right away but get attention to their job which leads to future jobs.

One sample of a person who does emotional labour is Corey Barker. Corey makes video tutorials for a website called planetphotoshop, which offers free tutorials and tips for photoshop users. Corey makes a tutorial every week for the website about effects that he discovers on his daily routine. Maybe he gets pay or maybe not, but by doing this he will get the attention of someone who will need a job done the way he does it and is going to contact him to do it. Corey is a very successful person because he shares his ideas with everyone through the website. Every time he shares new tutorials, more people come to visit the website and the more attention he gets back.

In my case I might not be doing too much of emotional labour in my use of social media. This is because I'm new to blogging and have a hard time getting use to share every idea that I have. On the other hand I have been doing some emotional labour by helping classmates with things that they don't understand in class. We get together every week to work on homework and whatever they don't understand I show them how to do it and in return I get more practice and knowledge.