Earlier in the year, when I was working on various print layouts, there was a secondary curio that I never showed you blog-people (though a few Facebook friends will have been privy to it).
The woman I was speaking to at the time pointed to some cupboards in their room, the faces of which were composed of various shades of wood. She then asked, as an example of my Photoshop prowess, if I could make them the same colour. Alas, I didn’t get a reference image at that point, but one afternoon I took a few pictures and set myself one hour of ‘shopping time.
I changed my breadboard from dark to light wood, both in the foreground and the toaster’s reflection.
Then I made a miniature version of myself to sit on the counter.
To finish off, I removed a plug socket from the wall.
I can’t recall the plot of The Borrowers.
This post title was brought to you by The Nightmare Before Christmas.
One of the last months highlights has been applying to a company that sells fancy dress costumes online. They’re genuinely nice people, so here’s a link to them. Sadly, that application goes no further; I gave 125%, and someone else gave 150%. I can now show you some of my application project.
We were given one week to create a bunch of specified assets. Themes were picked from a hat – mine was Halloween. Score!
A ‘shop window’ splash image, to highlight some male and female costumes:
Codename “Dead Wedding”, it’s loaded with gravestones, bats, pumpkins and other seasonal paraphernalia. The costumes are for sale on their site. Insider tip – the black flowers in the lower-left corner are also available for purchase.
A matching banner was built too.
Also, a re-design of the site logo:
Notice how the whole thing is enclosed in a box, to represent their delivery service. The shiny look imbues glamour and fun, as the current logo does, while the choice of accessories shown (pirate hook, fake moustache) show that the site is not just for girls.
Progress through the concepts below:
As you may have noticed, Halloween is not the season we’re currently in. Let’s end on a festive note. I may get coal in my stocking this year, but that’s OK – there’s a wood burner in the living room, it’ll help get the fire started. HO HO HO.