This article is purely just showcasing my new graphics design work and also to let you guys/gals know that in the coming weeks I may be doing a review about the upcoming Gingerbread version of the Android ROM MIUI. MIUI is a ROM I am currently using on my HTC Desire and have been since the beginning of January. The ROM I’m using can be found here.
MIUI is an Android ROM which takes the best features of the iPhone and the Android to create an ultimate Android experience, with a very user friendly interface, better performance and battery life, and other features added to give it that uniqueness.
Without further a do here are my graphics work.
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This was created out of sheer boredom, and started randomly messing around with brush, render and blending effects. Not exactly my best piece of work but it was a start to get motivated back into graphics design.
Next up is a space rock with a nebula effect, this was created copying and pasting different rocks together and desaturating them, and then adding a lighting effect, after that by using the colour balance adding different shades of colour to it to make it look like a space rock. I must admit the result isn’t what I expected, as I expected a better result.
My last piece of graphics work I have currently been creating is a few meteors destroying a city and creating a dark city with lots of red to give it the destructive atmosphere, this was done by merging a sky photo, city photo and a rock and then using brushes for the smoke/fire trails and the bright lights around the tops of the city buildings and then using different blending options one for the glow effects for the rocks and bright lights and also blending 2 different skies (one within the Photoshop tools and one from a photo) This piece of work I am proud of as it turned out exactly how I wanted it to and its… Well… Beautiful.
That’s not all though I have recovered one (sadly only one) piece of work I created 5 or 6 years ago which I used during college. Nothing much to say other than its some random planet, I created a whole bunch of planets with different effects and colours, some were better than this one.
One last thing so you all know, I am planning on doing a portfolio page and am currently in the process of designing my own, its not quite finished yet but I will be adding more to it whenever I feel like it.
I decided to use a mixture of light green and blue, with a hint of dark green colours to give it more attention to the content.
That’s if for now, would appreciate it if anyone can give me any constructive criticism, advice or suggestions on improving my graphics skills and or improve my portfolio design.
Along with the MIUI review I do plan to do a Portal 2 review once Portal 2 is released and I’ve had a play through.