Knowing how to pattern is really nice. Offset also looks really useful. Being able to move things to the edge really lets you take advantage of all of your real estate.
This is the pattern I made for the lesson. I’ve never made a pattern in photoshop so this was a cool assignment. I will probably mess around with doing this with hand draw shapes and creating designs from that instead of using the custom shape tool. I did not really run into any problems with this lesson.
So far, I found this to be the easiest Photoshop tutorial yet and had no problems with this exercise. I even learned about a few features (gradient and pattern overlay) that I had seen available on PS but had never had a reason to try out. This was simple and straightforward and I could see this being helpful down the road.
I made a fleur-de-lis pattern with two eight notes. I actually didn’t have a problem following the video tutorial for this photoshop assignment. Every step was easy to follow. The only thing I don’t like about the pattern is what happened to the colors after I did the gradient overlay. The eight notes were a nice dark gold color and the yellow was a light gold before I applied the overlay. Overall, I am just excited that I was able to finally do one of these assignments easily, without becoming frustrated.
For this one I used a Komodo Dragon profile. The hardest part about this was not really hard, but rather, tedious due to all the geometric mapping that needed to happen before the picture was complete. I tackled this with patience and plenty of music. I used different shapes, not just a triangle, to keep some of the detail and to make the overall picture a little more interesting, and I thought that was pretty neat. Gives a sense of sharp movement, which I enjoy. I can only imagine what this would do to architecture or a famous painting.
I decided to create a snow leopard during this weeks assignment. For the most part I am happy with it other than I think it may be a little chunky looking. I had some troubles in the beginning with he different things the video showed for the layers. I had a hard time understanding the person talking to it took me a bit to get the right effects onto the layers. After I figured out all of the necessary actions for the layers it went fairly quick. I had fun I am looking forward to doing more of these it was a fun exercise.