Day Job

30 Dec

Caitlin Clarkson Illustration Blog

I’ve never quite gotten the hang of networking; I can see how useful it is, but I really have to push against my first instincts to strike up a conversation with a stranger and call attention to myself. But sometimes, just talking to people in a non-serious way can open up new opportunities.

Word got out at my day job that I had gone to art school. First, I was asked to finish a mural someone else had started in the break room. After I proved myself by wrapping it up in a timely manner, I was given other things to work on. Like cute little “growth charts” to track our quarter’s sales, with the idea being that as our sales increased, they would be slowly colored in. The best part was definitely putting together outfits out of items we had in store at the moment.

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Figure Whitening

30 Dec

Figure whitening is the most basic part of the image processing, if the operation appropriate could save a lot of tedious operation. Here will be very detailed introduce various methods of whitening, one may be we are rarely seen. Very practical.

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A, add layer mode to color.
1, open the original material, the background layer copy layer.
2. Press Ctrl + Shift + U to color.
3, set the blend mode to “color”, complete.

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Second, the channel whitening method.
1, open the original material.
2, press Ctrl + Alt + ~ v highlights district, create a new layer and fill the white, complete.

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Third, the mask whitening.
1, open the original material, double-click the unlock.
2, create a new layer fill white, pull the white layer to layer at the bottom.
3, choose picture layer, the execution: layer > add layer mask > reveal all.
4, hold down the Alt key to add layer mask, and press Ctrl + V to paste.
5, execution: image > adjust > inverse, click on the mask of the eyes, and complete.

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Fourth, the Lab color method.
1, open the material pictures, press Ctrl + A curve, press Ctrl + C to copy.
2, create a new document, press Ctrl + V to paste.
3, select menu: image > pattern > Lab color.
4, switch to the channel panel, delete a channel.
5, back to the layers panel. Select menu: image > pattern > gray.
6, pull the grayscale images to the most began to open the picture file, set the blend mode to “color”, was completed.

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Five, the diffusion of light method.
1, open the material pictures, the background color to white.
2. Press Ctrl + Alt + ~ v highlights districts.
3, perform: filter > distort > diffusion light, numerical: particles: 0, luminous: customised, eliminate quantity: 0, complete.

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Six, lighting effects.
1, open the original and duplicate the layer.
2, execution: filter > render > lighting effects, lighting type: QuanGuangYuan, color to white, for the following figure.
3, change the layer mode of the light layer to “soft light”, is complete.

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Seven, named whitening image adjustment.
1, open the original material.
2, respectively, to create curves, hue/saturation, color and color balance adjustment layer, parameter Settings, as shown after completion.

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30 of the Best Coats and Trends For Your Winter Wardrobe

30 Dec

Merry Christmas!

27 Dec

Lego Dog Days, Part 2

27 Dec

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dogs1It’s a national holiday here which gave us a long(ish) weekend and so we got delayed in our posting schedule with all the fun and baking. As for baking we made a mean chocolate-and-chestnut cake. As for fun, we made more Lego dogs from our pixel poster of famous dogs. Enjoy more squarish canines and we might even get this collection finished next week, just for the sense of completion.

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75% web designers failed, how do you counter attack?

27 Dec

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10 Best Graphic Designs Forums you Should Join

18 Forums Web Designers Shouldn’t Missed

Sensational List Of 25 The Best Design Worldwide Forums

99 Sites All Designers Must Know About

You announced plans to become a web designer, you look forward to sent congratulations, bear hug and encourage people, meet you is an embarrassing silence, muttering and let a person be disappointed advice: “to find good retreat for himself.” You are expected to celebrate the moment it falling from a building, boom, all destroyed.

Web designer career risk is much bigger than the sorting work. In fact, the chance of success almost as slim as many expect an actor to make a living. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t become so wealthy, balance of payments of a few people. If the optimistic view of all this, and draw lessons from previous failure, you may succeed.
The following is a web…

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Featured Artist: RETRO-FUTURISM (a blast from the past into the future!)

17 Dec

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I’m surprised I even remembered that it’s Monday today! I’ve been working non stop, so it’s been kind of tricky for me to remember what day of the week it is! But here we are…and with a really awesome feature too! Retro-futurism is the feature of the day. Although that style covers many different artists, I thought I wouldn’t focus on any ONE, but that I’d give a good sampling of some awesome works I found.

Retro-futurism is such an interesting trend, it refers to these uniquely creative artworks that were made prior to the 1960’s. These works were deemed “RETRO” because the style in which they are drawn has that retro “vibe”, but at the same time they are attempting to take a peek into the great unknown (the future). There is a real tension in the works between the present (well..now the past) and future…

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Packaging Design Overview(Inspirations)

17 Dec

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Key Points: packaging background and art characteristics, value and function of packaging, the specific requirements and the practical significance of green packaging design.

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Tip: To know the historical background and development process of packaging, can help packaging designers capture design elements, to express different design requirements. Grasp and understand the value and function of packaging, to better cooperate with enterprises to do economic and practical product packaging. Understand the concept of green packaging design for packaging designers, put forward further requirements on design, packaging designers mission to protect the environment.

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Packaging is closely related to people’s life. In primitive society, people struggle with nature and live a primitive life. At that time, because there is no food storage, so there is no packaging needs. Later, with the development of production, people rely on production can be self-sufficient, the rest will think of storage and packaging.
Most of the ancient…

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2D-3D Packaging Box Design

17 Dec

Toy Packaging Design

21 Nov

Packaging categories and characteristics
1. The food packaging
To mark the production date and the period of validity, often use the window structure to let the customer directly see the food inside the packaging, or use realistic pictures, or use the technique of expression such as cartoon image.

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2. Electronic products packaging
This kind of package with particular emphasis on protection and transportation, always used with combination packaging form to reflect the characteristics of the unit value of the products. Packaging container for hard material, the packing picture often in picture form.

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3. The cosmetic packaging
Cosmetic packaging in material selection, modeling and decoration such design aspects, generally pursuit of noble, gorgeous, quietly elegant, pure, or solemn generous the aesthetic feelings.

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4. Pharmaceutical packaging
Pay attention to the structural design, safe and reliable images often use can cause health and beautiful legend of abstract shapes and colors. Pay attention to the introductory text, the clean color and fast distinguish drug classes.

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5. Toy packaging
Like novelty toy packing should be according to the children, full of childish thought characteristic conception. Modeling and novel structure is clever, lively, fun picture requirements. Exercise more bright-colored color with pure color and contrast them.

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Market positioning of toy packaging design

1. Located in children’s toys
With the characteristics of a scientific, informative and interesting puzzle, durability and the ability to develop and practice.
2. Locate in the adult toy
Characteristic and the individuality, can be used as collections and the fine degree of the toy.

Case: Barbie Doll

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1 Character design
Some may not have a graphic image in the design of packaging decoration, but you can not do without captions. Many good packing all attach great importance to the design of the text, or even completely composed images, text changes very clearly highlight commodity brands and use.
(1) Packing literal text types
Basic words
Including brand, name of commodity, the manufacturer and address.
General arrangement on the packaging of the main display.
The manufacturer name and address can also be programmed in the sides or rear, the choice of words is commonly specifications.
For the brand, commodity do model change design.

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Data words
Including the composition, model, specification, etc.
Arrangement on the back of the side of the packaging or more, also can be arranged on the front, but must pay attention to the composition of the overall relationship

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Captions
Including product use, usage, precautions, etc.
Text content should be concise, font print application rules, normally not arranged in the packaging

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Advertising words
Advertising goods TuiXiaoXing text content characteristics, can sometimes have powerful promotion effect.
Should be honest, concise, vivid.
Typography and layout part is free and lively
Do not belong to the necessary text

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2. The design key points
1. Highlight the commodity attribute
2. Pay attention to the recognition

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1. Pay attention to the characteristics of the packing
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2. The toy packaging design of color
(1) Integrity
Finally the design of the packing effect by color.
Coloring to lively, concise, pure color better than mixed color contrast, tinted tinted much more eye-catching than less, can use two color will never do it with a three color
(2) Functional
Color personality characteristics with products, enterprises can unite. The identification of color generally stronger than graphics and text.
The pink barbie dolls
Orange wine the pooh
(3) Emotional:
The bright and dark, gray
Cold, warm
High, medium, low profile
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
Personalized and specificity

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