For this project I created a digital PDF portfolio in Indesign. Out of all of the projects I feel as though I have learned the greatest from this one. I have never been to god with setting up grids and good organization and this project helped me set up folders in a good manner, and use more grids in designing the layout of my presentation. I did have quite a few problems with the grids throughout the project, at times they seemed to jump around even though they where not changed on the top page.
Here is a link to a PDF of my digital portfolio.
To create this final image I used a mixture of digital painting and photo manipulation. Much of my digital painting ended up being abstract shapes, I manipulated these shapes to create some of the overlaying layers. Using a multitude of layers and blending options I created a very shiny, psychedelic composition.
Through the first project I learned that I really need to get better at creating concept sketches. While I think the project went very well, I spent too much time figuring out what exactly I was doing. Everything that came to mind I would be able to create effectively in Photoshop but not so much in Illustrator. I did learn how to use drop shadow and a few other techniques. And a understanding of Illustrator, and how it should be used.
Notes from the first two weeks.
Space – Hand Tool
Selection – V
Direct Selection – A
Zoom – Z, Minus Zoom – Alt
Eraser Tool – Shift+ E
Rectangle Tool – M
Switch Bottom Swatches – X
Space – Move around
Shift – Keep shape
Alt – From Center
Grab object then (alt) create duplicate
Types of Brushes
Double click to bring into isolation mode.
My name is Scott Geiser and I currently attending UWStout in Menomonie as a freshmen.
I have spent my first semester starting off in a degree for multimedia. I have always had a fascination with art especially more abstract and out of the ordinary works. My freshmen year of high school, I took class on visual communication which mainly dealt with photoshop, editing images and creating things. After that I continued to take similar classes each year and spent my free time working in photoshop.
My other main interest besides Art is other cultures. I use a lot of things I learn from ancient or modern day cultures as inspiration when creating something new. Whether I move forward in the field of multimedia or move onto something to do with anthropology, I will always create art and enjoy doing so.