This weekend, I was sitting at my desk with my laptop in order to build up a web site in wordpress. I was hatching ideas for the web site using a Content Management System. I noticed that wordpress is just another blog system. (Although wordpress has much better appearance by using different theme.)
So this week, I was doing an E-mail newsletter layout. By using the three images and text supplied, the layout was totally made with table-based html in Dreamwaver. As soon as I finished, I mailed it out with my Google mail box. I am a liitle anxious about how much design that I may plan to add inside of this assignment, I wonder how my classmates will do.
Art Deco is an influential visual art design style. The concept works great when applied to one of our last couple assignments: Art Deco Advertisement Poster.
I went on Photoshop to create a skyscraper building for the background image. And then, I went to Indesign placed the PSD file into the canvas. I also needed some art deco fonts, so I went to dafont.com to download the fonts I liked. After I installed the font, I typed the words on the canvas. It’s all done now. Then I packaged everything including the fonts into one folder by Indesign.
I like the art deco design style. It’s pretty simple to do and gets a great visual result.
On this week, we made an animated Photoshop Brush using Adobe Flash and After Effects. I came up with many ideas ― the falling snow, the growing grass, and the storming weather, after struggling to come up with proper background, I decided to use a picture I took on the northwest coast of Washington to do the lighning effect. It was pretty easily to use brushes and size them in different location, the most difficult part was how to animate it. I’ve tried it several times to get the best result.