I Made a Motion Graphic?

I made it! Yes! Me! I did this! I had so much fun creating my final motion graphic for the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It didn’t feel like work to me which I guess is a good thing! I’ve had this idea floating in my head ever since Professor Laurie told us about…

After Effects Tutorial: 4.0

Here is my last tutorial of the course! For this one, I got to play around with the 3D mode in After Effects and camera layers to add movement and depth. I used my file from the second Illustrator tutorial that I did. I switched out the blue background for this one with a meadow. I’m…

After Effects Tutorial: 3.0

  Does this look familiar to you? Well, that’s because this week I re-used my Photoshop assignment from weeks two and three to put together this motion graphic! That’s right, I learned how to incorporate PS files into After Effects. It wasn’t too different from importing an AI file for example but the naming of…

After Effects Tutorial: 2.0

Out of all the things that I will take away from this course, it will be the art of masking. We saw it in Photoshop, Illustrator and now After Effects. This tutorial introduced masking in AE. Similar to the transformation tools we used last week, masking paths, feathering and opacity were used. A mask was used…

After Effects Tutorial: 1.0

This tutorial was probably my favourite one to date. I haven’t really used After Effects before. I’ve just seen other people use it, so that doesn’t actually count. To me, After Effects had always seemed daunting to use. With keyframes, compositions and effects, how did I know where to begin?! This simple title animation was…

Poster Art Assignment

My concept for this design was a minimal propaganda poster for the television series Mr. Robot. The storyline of the show is based around a character who leads a cyber revolution under the hacker name “fsociety”. I find the minimalistic design look very appealing because they aren’t flashy. Messages can be spread by using powerful…

Illustrator Tutorial: 2.0

This week, I practiced the skills I learned last week from Illustrator. The assignment was for us to create this design for a made-up soap company “Lemony Scrubbits”. I found it much easier to use the pen tool this time around. If you read my post from last week, I was explaining how it was…

Illustrator Tutorial: 1.0

This week, we switched it up in our lab session by learning how to use Illustrator . Unlike Photoshop, I had never used Illustrator before. I was excited to get my hands on this assignment and it lived up to my expectations. In many ways, Illustrator is similar to Photoshop. The display face is more…

Photoshop Tutorial 2.0

This photoshop tutorial took two weeks to complete and the project was split into two parts. For part one, I created the background, middle-ground and the environment. This included downloading assets and using non-destructive methods to shape things like the flowers and greenery. Many of the skills that I learned during the first photoshop tutorial came…

Photoshop Tutorial 1.0

To start off my first digital media lab of the year, I tackled a Photoshop tutorial that allowed me to practice using layer masks, adjustment layers and text. The original photo was provided by my lab instructor and it was in colour. I then added a black and white adjustment layer. This allowed me to…