Banners Over the Years: Part 4

July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

These are my most recent banners. I haven’t made many recently, but I think the quality has improved. I’ve started using patterns to use as a background overlay pretty often. The Hester and Lidstrom banners are good examples of that.

They have been a big part in my improvement of Photoshop skills. I’m sure I’ll make some more and eventually make another post, but that’s it for the banners for now.


Banners Over the Years: Part 3

July 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

After my frames phase, I began learning about more of Photoshop’s tools that I hadn’t used that much. Brushes got much more prominent during this time. I also had a lot of designs that used levels and curves layers to create an overexposed look, as can be seen in the Kobe Bryant banner.

Banners Over the Years: Part 2

July 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

It is the year 2005. I’m steadily improving my skills and during this time I really got interested in putting tech frames around the banners and using a lot of motion blur. I’m really not sure what I was thinking, since those frames don’t go well with sports. Around this time, I had a long-running thread on the message board. A large number of the banners I’ve made over the years were made for people that put in requests on those boards.

Banners Over the Years: Part 1

July 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

I first got Photoshop sometime in 2004. Since then I’ve been doing a lot of graphic design type stuff, mostly for fun and once in a while for work. After doing this for over seven years, I’m still not as good as I’d like to be, but there is definite improvement. In the next few posts I’ll be putting up various banners that I’ve made in chronological order to show, hopefully, how far I’ve come. Most of these were made for message boards that I’ve belonged to for myself or people that have asked me to make one.

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