Graphics

Mike & Jean's Berry Farm - Equipment Sale Header Images


I was commissioned to add a temporary equipment sale page for Mike & Jean's Berry Farm in Mount Vernon, WA. I felt there was a need for the temporary pages to have a header image like the other pages on the site for consistency, and felt this would be a quick enough fix.

I based the header images on the already-existing images on the main website. We still had most of the source materials available, though there was a missing image mask. I was able to make use of Photoshop to set up an image mask very close to the original header images' masks. I then managed to make the new headers virtually identical to the originals for the temporary pages.

I further optimized the images in order to reduce file size without sacrificing image quality.


Techniques Used

  • Image Optimization
  • Image Mask

Tools Used

  • PNGGauntlet
  • Adobe Photoshop

Clites Design & Builders - Header Image


Several years ago when I was a web designer for JJJCOM, I was tasked with creating a web site for Clites Design & Builders. While this was a prototype site that was never fully deployed (as the project was placed on hold by the client due to their workload and my departing that position), I do include it as a sample.


Techniques Used

  • Image Manipulation
  • Bevel Boss
  • Textures
  • Adjust Brightness and Color

Tools Used

  • Adobe Fireworks

Crystal Dreams - Header Image


A header image I created for a test site of mine. I gathered some public domain pictures (except one which was Creative Commons, which I attribute below).

Amber Spider picture is licensed under Creative Commons v. 2.0, Attribution/Remix/Share. Original provider of the image has not endorsed this work. Image included in this derivative work has been modified (resized, cropped) from the original.

Image sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Spider_in_amber_(1).jpg, originally uploaded by Elisabeth from the Netherlands


Techniques Used

  • Gradient
  • Arrangement

Tools Used

  • Adobe Fireworks

DracoTal Designs - CafePress Merchandise


I run a storefront at CafePress, a print-on-demand merchandiser. I have designs uploaded there that people may buy on a multitude of products.

Included is a sampling of some of the designs I have created for this storefront.


Techniques Used

  • Bevel Boss
  • Pen Tool
  • Adjust Brightness and Color
  • Textures
  • Contrast

Tools Used

  • Adobe Fireworks