(Blatantly stolen from http://youreadesignerwhen.tumblr.com/. More there if you want more!)
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:
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.
Step 2: Open Adobe Illustrator and make a blank document the size of your choosing.
Step 3: Open File, select “Place,” and choose your raster 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!
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).
Cute, huh? 🙂
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.
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:
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.
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.