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Corey Van Zandt

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Family History Album

I was asked to do some photo editing and layout design for a family album recently.  All the information was provided in a simple word document, so I wanted to spice it up a little by adding some historic photos, and making the layout more similar to how a published book would look.  I found a number of old photos, fixed any problem areas, and laid out the design.  I did the entire project using Illustrator and Photoshop.  Here it is.Family History (Proper Layout)

NBA Art

The playoffs are in full effect and I felt like making some colorful designs of two of  the league’s best…while they are currently sidelined due to injury.  drose kobe 3

Beatles Christmas Card

beatles xmas card

I can’t take full credit for the idea of a Beatles’ Christmas card, because I have seen some in the past, but I did wanted to make this design all my own.  My Mom is a huge Beatles fan and is going to see a pretty recognized cover band in January.  I thought I would create a card to celebrate both Christmas and the upcoming concert.  I used Photoshop to design it.  First, I found a great photo of the band setting around in heavy coats so I thought that would be perfect for Christmas.  I had to cut around each member to delete the original background.  Next, if found some vector Santa hats, re-sized, shaped, and angled them to fit properly.  I found a fireplace background and attempted to make them look like they were setting around listening to a Christmas story.   With some shadowing and dark strokes, I managed to put them into the scene.  On the inside of the card, I used an old cursive font that closely resembled Lennon’s style.  With it I wrote “Look forward to seeing you at the Rock Box soon! Merry Christmas!”  Next, I found each of the member’s signatures online and added them to the card.  I printed both sides and the project was complete.

Happy Birthday Card

I like to create personalized cards every once in a while and decided to do so for my mom’s birthday.  I found a Photoshop template online for the average card measurements and went to work.  I knew pink and purple would be my main colors so the background was easy to do.  I added a texture filter to the main area and then created a beveled border with a glass filter around the edges.  The flowers I found online were all the same color, so I adjusts the color balance to get more of a variation.  The vines originally had their own background but I adjusted the opacity to lighten it.  Lastly, I chose a feminine cursive font and proceeded to the inside of the card.  I left the vines the same and took out the flowers to leave some room for a personalized written message.  I liked the poem that I found online so I added it to complete the card.

Mom Card Front

Mom Card Back

Personalized Christmas Photo

My niece helps my Mom with the desert making at Christmas every year and a good opportunity came up to make her a nice photo for her hard work.  My mom took this photo with her phone camera so it  was not the best quality, but I figured I could toy with it and make it in to something memorable.  I used Photoshop 5 to do so.  I knew I wanted a white background to symbolize winter and I also wanted to erase the cabinets in the background.  I decided to use a star shaped brush to mask the unwanted area and trimmed out a candy cane frame I found on the internet.  I also cut out some pictures of random Christmas cookies I found as well.  I thought the font I chose added to the time of the season.Christmas Cookies 2012 001chloe 2

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