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You Know You’re a Designer When…

(Blatantly stolen from http://youreadesignerwhen.tumblr.com/. More there if you want more!)


Final Individual Prints

After changing a few things, I finalized my project. I chose not to print a calendar on the back because I thought it cheapened my project. I did, however, remove the more graphic pornography (see old November), lined up the text for the months, added dates in front of the overlapping models, and rearranged some quotes so that they didn’t push their boundaries on the models’ figures.

Please note that these images are grainy and a little off-color because I had to convert them to .jpegs to post them on wordpress :(. Without further ado, month by month:

How to Turn a Raster into a Vector Image Using CS5

Step 1: Pick a picture you want to vectorcize! Play with it in photoshop if you want. Remember, this image starts out as a raster.

Original Picture

Original Picture in Photoshop

Step 2: Open Adobe Illustrator and make a blank document the size of your choosing.

Adobe Illustrator New Document

Adobe Illustrator New Document

Step 3: Open File, select “Place,” and choose your raster image.

Select Image

Select Image

Step 4: Once placed, click the arrow to the right of live trace. You have many different options for how you want to vectorcize your image!

Options for Vectorization

Options for Vectorization

Step 5: Once you are content with your selection, click expand to alter the image. Et voila! C’est complete! (In this example, I used Color 6).

Vector Puppy

Vector Puppy

Cute, huh? 🙂

Final Pup

Final Pup

The Final Project



Final Prints are Done!

Now I have to figure out what to do with them. Here is a sneak peak at each season. These clips also represent the different artistic styles in the calendar.

Spring

Spring

Summer

Summer

Autumn

Autumn

Winter

Winter

Progress on the Valentine Project

So far, I have picked out all the backgrounds for my calendar, and I’m now working on the hard part: the models. It’s not easy because most porn pictures don’t show the whole body. SO, most of my projects turn out like this:


I have to cut the bodies out of their background and then draw or add limbs from other sources. However, one cannot tell (in my opinion and hopefully) in the final panel.

Though this image is seemingly finished, I still haven’t converted it to vectors. I’m going to do that in a final step for all of my images.

Working Late on the Wrong Project

I am currently working on an infographic for the class of 2011. The women will represent different committees in black cat and need to be labeled. I would loooove feedback. The image is a little blurry because I changed it from .ai to .pdf to .png for this website (in other words, I switched it from vectors to rasters).

The final graphic will be printed and mounted next to the class dues table on an 18″-24″ poster.

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