This is my first Playstation 3 theme and I loved making it. I didn’t know I was able to create my own custom icons and themes until earlier today. This is actually a screenshot in the development program, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take a screen of the XMB interface on the PS3. If you find it odd that there is no text, that’s the reason why. The working version has the text and notifications that come stock on the PS3.
I will be putting this up for sale soon if any is interested. Please feel free to contact me and I will let you know when it is up for download.
I was commissioned to create a logo and package design. I was given a package of nuts but no fruits, so I decided to shoot the picture and add in the fruits later.
Here is one of the final photographs used for the package, but the client came to realize that they weren’t able to add granola to the mixture of nuts so I had to remove it.
Here is the orignal photograph that I took.
This is how I did it. Nothing fancy.
I wanted to create some icons for Android. I know a lot of the icons, especially iOS, are square with rounded corners. I feel that we need to make a change and iOS icons are, in my opinion, very boring and dated now. I felt that these are very simple and maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s time to freshen it up a bit.
The camera icon took me the longest, of course. I wanted to add the details of the lens and also the polarized reflection. After I created the camera icon, everything else fell into place. You will see that I tried to keep it within the same brand, having the border for some of the icons share the same width.
I must say, I really enjoyed creating these. Maybe I will create a full set.
I feel the phones now, have reached he max in size. While we shouldn’t make the phones any larger, it doesn’t mean we can’t make the more important things more prominent. I wanted to create a concept for a phone where the screen real estate utilizes as much of the phone as possible. I think the only concerns with your thumbs being in the way are when you are holding it in a landscape view. I wanted the sides to be a rubbery texture to help with the gripping of the phone. This may not add much protection when it comes to an accidental drop, but it would feel more secure in your hand.
The backing would be removable and you will be able to replace it with a titanium backing, which will add to the weight, but scratches would be less of a problem. The titanium backing would be included in the box. I would like to minimize as much wasted internal space, while making the battery larger as well. There would be another microphone in the back that will help detect ambient noises and make your conversations exceptionally clear with no distractions for the other caller.
An external SD card is a concern now that we are minimizing all the extra wasted space in the phone so I feel that having a 32gb internal memory will be sufficient enough. Everything else can be pulled or stored on the cloud.
I didn’t want to create a phone that was so outrageously different that it would be hard for a user to get use to, but I would love to fix some of the things that will truly make the hardcore Android users very happy.
I’m starting to love creating these scenarios. The images below are some of what I used to create this.
As you can see, the original background had a different light source so I darkened out all the things I didn’t need. I removed the background of the original car image and I made all the shadows darker to match the night scene I was trying to achieve. I added headlights and lighting to the grown. Since this is hover car, I thought about what the lighting might be in the future, so I added the lighting on the sides.
I grabbed different sources of a forest fire and composed it into the background, as well as, adding in the missile images. I thought the original tone of the background wasn’t gloomy enough so I added in an orange tint. Since the car is fleeing from the destruction, I created a zoom-radial blur to give the effect of speed.
This graphic image was inspired by this artist. I had quite a bit of fun creating my own Jetson car. The graphic was created with the two images below, as well as, a cloud and city image.
First off, I got rid of the tire from the original dessert image. I found it to be a distraction to the overall mood I wanted to achieve. I then pasted the car image onto the desert scene, followed by matching up the perspective of the road (with a simple height change). I removed the background and tires from the car image.
I found the tone of the whole image to be too “happy” for something I felt the future running out of resources would look like, so I added a yellow hue to make the image more dull. I added in the clouds and the city in the background, but the car was still too bright so I made it into a mustard yellow tone.
Now that I have all the elements there, it still didn’t look as real as I wanted, so I added in the hard-edged shadow. If you have ever taken any drawing classes in school, you will know that the bottom of an object is not the darkest. There is always a reflection of light that hits the very bottom of the object so I added that reflection of light at the bottom of the car.
What I used:
-Canon 50mm 1.8 lense
-Canon 580eEX II flash
-Umbrella (any cheap one will do)
This lighting setup is very easy to do but may be a little difficult if you don’t have wireless flash capabilities like I do. You may need to buy a wireless receiver or have constant lighting.
As you can see, I used the natural lighting of the window as well as the flash.
The post process was easy. The lighting was pretty much where I wanted it to be, but I added a blue-ish tint to the whole image.