Hi there! My name is Anthony Kang (if you couldn’t tell by the large banner above), and I am a senior at Glenbrook South High School. In my free time I like reading, watching (too much) YouTube, and playing pick-up basketball.
This year I took a graphics design course on a whim, and I glad I did! I created everything from picture books to t-shirt designs, and I had a lot of fun in the process. Plus, I gained proficiency in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the two programs I used to create the majority of my projects. If you scroll down, you can see some of my favorite designs from the class.
Presenting My Work
In this presentation, I show my creative process of through words associated with my project, different fonts, and various color schemes. The final design was then displayed against different backgrounds.
The logo shown here was created for the Glenbrook South Ping Pong Club.
Collaborating with a fashion student, we put different fabrics on a fashion croquis to see what it would look like. A fashion croquis is essentially a sketch of a person wearing your design.
This was achieved through the use of the “multiply” layer type in Photoshop, which allows other layers to be seen through it. The fabrics and colors used were taken from the internet (for the most part), and then trimmed to fit the croquis using masking techniques. The brush tool at around 60 percent opacity was also used in the making of this project.
I created a customized iSpy for Katarina, a four-year-old in Glenbrook South’s preschool program. Using a sheet she filled out with information about their favorite food, book, and similar facts, I included images of things that appealed to her.
The majority of the project was done by taking pictures from the internet and then using masking techniques to fit them into the iSpy. In addition, I colorized some of the objects to appeal to Katarina’s favorite color, blue. Everything was accomplished through Photoshop.
This Photoshop project was also inspired by Katarina, this time putting a picture of her underwater (her favorite book is The Rainbow Fish). To create the image, a lot of masking techniques were used, and I also learned how to work with raw camera images.
If you look carefully, there are the surreal image is actually an amalgamation of five different pictures: the background, Katarina, the coral, the school of fish, and a clown fish. This project was a lot of fun to do, and I am happy with how the final product turned out.
Celebrity Photobomb — in Jumanji
Kevin Hart and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson always make a great combination in movies, Jumanji being among my favorite. So, I decided to fit myself in between these two legends, looking up dramatically at the sky. Using masking and filter techniques in Photoshop, I too, was able to trek across the jungle in search of the Jewel of Jumanji.
The project was created at 300 DPI and eventually printed on paper, which I then cut to resemble an old polaroid photograph. As you can see to the left, this is a prime example of Old School Cool.
Using Adobe Illustrator, I made a t-shirt design that resembled the Supreme logo. However, appealing to my immature sense of humor, I made the words “Chicken Butt” to reference a joke instead.
The design was then sent to a vinyl cutter, which I then “weeded out.” Simply put, I peeled away the vinyl that was not part of my final design. The “weeded out” vinyl was then transferred onto a sticky plastic film, and then finally transferred through to the shirt through a heat press machine. This project was a lot of fun to make, and now I have a great shirt to wear anywhere.