A new website project created to share hints and tips for illustration and other creative mediums. There are free resources for artists to reference and even photo references to use for artwork and illustrations.
HTML, CSS and WordPress.
Flat Social Icons
Enjoy some free to use social icons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
Created in Photoshop CC.
Sizes from 16px up to 512px. Includes the PSD to change the size according to your projects’ needs.
Welcome to part two of the Ghostly Pirate logo. The text was surprisingly simple to make, although admittedly I did go through a lot of styles and changes before I was happy with it. This ‘How to’ assumes that you have a basic understanding of Photoshop and where the tools are on the interface.
We’ll start off by selecting the text tool and typing ‘Ghostly’ and a little below that ‘Pirate’ both as separate text layers – or on the same if you prefer – and setting the colour to #525252. I used ‘Trajan Pro 3′ for the text. Make two copies of the text layer- ctrl + J -and set each copy to a fill of 0%. This will give us the freedom to change the effects without looking the original text layer.
On the text layer, add a stroke effect which is 3px and make its stroke colour #96cbd5.
The first text layer copy will be the ghostly effect. Add a bevel and emboss style and set it to the following.
On the second copy add another stroke with a slightly darker colour than the original text layer and set it to 3px #78989e.
And there you have it. One Ghostly Pirate ready to scare the open seas.
Hope you enjoyed this two part tutorial!
Ghostly Pirate Logo
Creating the ‘Ghostly Pirate Logo’ was quite fun. I have put this tutorial together to show you how I achieved the ending result so you can use it in your own designs.
In Photoshop CC, I started with a canvas size of 1500 by 1500 allowing myself plenty of room to create; this size will change later depending on what you create. Continue reading
Well it’s a bit obvious a title of a blog entry to be anything more than an introduction to who I am. So here goes!
Since I have been online now for over 2 years I figured it was high time to properly say hello world!
How are you all doing?
Over the past few years i have been developing my skills as both a web developer and an illustrator doing the odd bit of work here and there whilst working in various jobs before settling down for a web developer position which gave me the opportunity to help so many people. Now, i would like to help you.
Below is 2 sections from my About page as a brief idea of what I do exactly. My talents do not end here as i am constantly being pulled into new things in the world of web and illustration.
What services do you offer?
I offer services in web design and development, illustration and occasionally animation. I also offer other services that include but are not limited to:
- Website Design and Development
- Site Maintenance
- Logo Design
- SEO(Search Engine Optimization)
I also offer traditional medium paintings, sketches and artwork. My photos and selected illustrations are available to purchase as prints or use for personal and commercial purposes for a fee. I design characters, creatures and fantasy environments in an ever changing world.
What tools do you use for both design/development and illustration?
I use a range of different tools for different things in my workflow.
- Pens, pencils, paints etc.
- Canvas, printer and printer paper, sketch books/pads etc
- Major Browsers: Chrome, Firefow, Opera, Internet Explorer and Safari
I also use other things for personal projects which can be used in a professional capacity. Programs such as InDesign, Flash and After Effects from the Adobe Creative Cloud Applications.
You can contact me here if you have a new idea or project we can work together with.
I look forward to working with you! And thank you for taking the time to read my post(s).
Onward to more design adventures!