Monday
Nov142011

Manual Handling Presentation Graphics

These graphics were a lot of fun to produce!

Dual Lift


I was tasked with having a look at an old "Manual Handling" training presentation with the aim of bringing it more in line with a much newer, but related powerpoint presentation. The bear bones in terms of structure were there but the whole thing was very ugly and inconsistent - so I fired up Illustrator and got cracking!

Monday
Nov142011

Environmentally Friendly Image Manipulation

This piece is a quick example of some Photoshop based image manipulation which I carried out for the environmental section on our website.

Original Source Image

Masking

I separated the subject from its background through the use of a quick mask and graphics tablet. This was a particularly good approach in this case as the shifting levels of focus - from frog to leaf - would have been difficult to achieve through other methods.

Finished Image

With my little tree frog "knocked out" from his background I was free to go mad positioning other elements around him so I went for a bristling greenery look. A bit of colour correction and burning for quick shadowing and we're done!

Sunday
Nov132011

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Illustration

Despite appearances this is actually a 3D rendering that I arranged within 3D Studio Max and then rendered using Vray. The stylised look was achieved by using a very reflective metallic material and some very bright lights. I like the way that it almost looks like toon shading, but has some interesting gradients and light rays adding a hint of realism to the piece.

Sunday
Nov132011

Experiments with Adobe's Scripting Support

These pieces of work were produced as a result of a lengthy foray into the world of scripting Adobe Photoshop. All coding was carried out in Javascript and the script can be downloaded for your own use: textifier.jsx.

UPDATE: I've just tested it for use with Adobe CS 5.5 and it does work, but it's a very fussy script! Make sure your images are flattened, probably best to make them jpegs, and either RGB or Grayscale - any problems, feel free to let me know in the comments...


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