Jason Toon


quality posts: 19 Private Messages Jason Toon

It goes by too fast to be much of use as a lesson. But this time-lapse screen-capture video of the making of a book cover design is still a fascinating look over the shoulder of a pro designer. And although it took six hours to make the design, watching the video will only cost you two minutes.

(As seen at BoingBoing.)

 

dankstick


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Something more relevant to shirt.woot.com would be kaseyfleming's time lapse video that was posted on this derby submission. If anyone has wondered what work goes into a quality submission you should watch this!

http://www.vimeo.com/7123450

genericsmith


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I find it kind of humorus that you linked a video of somebody editing clip art and other people's work to making a product they'll get paid for... Especially when you've had to cut shirts and go to randoms because artists did essentially the same thing.

Fashonista for example.

Work more on classics!

:D

Munchy Attack If you can find the name of this artist & real song title I'll buy you a daily woot shirt (your choice what day)

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eye4spot


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dankstick wrote:Something more relevant to shirt.woot.com would be kaseyfleming's time lapse video that was posted on this derby submission. If anyone has wondered what work goes into a quality submission you should watch this!

http://www.vimeo.com/7123450



The kaseyfleming time-lapse video is fabulous, thank you for posting it!

parrotworks


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eye4spot wrote:The kaseyfleming time-lapse video is fabulous, thank you for posting it!



I agree. Thanks Kasey. Very enjoyable.

Josephus


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Josephus
genericsmith wrote:I find it kind of humorus that you linked a video of somebody editing clip art and other people's work to making a product they'll get paid for... Especially when you've had to cut shirts and go to randoms because artists did essentially the same thing.

Fashonista for example.

Work more on classics!

:D



Boy, the masking quality was poorly done. Should have been flawlessly antialiased along the edge instead of having to erase around the edges at the end. It's like they didn't really understand how to properly mask and acquire the woman with the parasol.

riffmaster18


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dankstick wrote:Something more relevant to shirt.woot.com would be kaseyfleming's time lapse video that was posted on this derby submission. If anyone has wondered what work goes into a quality submission you should watch this!

http://www.vimeo.com/7123450



thanks, great time-lapse! It was cool to see the process in photoshop...I normally do woot work in illustrator.

As for the book cover, it was a nice example of day-to-day work. A bit messy removing the green edge cast as Josephus mentioned, but still fun to watch.


Hey Artists! Post your favorite design to my wall from your Facebook page. If I use your image I always link back to you.

Joshlafayette


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Joshlafayette

That is not what "designers" do all day. The "people who download Photoshop" are the ones who download clip art, make digital collages, and sell it.

Pencil-to-paper should be the first step of any professional designer.

omnitarian


quality posts: 15 Private Messages omnitarian

It's missing the part where the client goes "could you maybe change [the only thing you actually like about the project]", and then eating your own weight in Sun Chips out of self-pity.

eHalcyon


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Joshlafayette wrote:That is not what "designers" do all day. The "people who download Photoshop" are the ones who download clip art, make digital collages, and sell it.

Pencil-to-paper should be the first step of any professional designer.



Hey now, plenty of people do pen-to-tablet. And, depending on the project, drawing need not be done at all! For example, you don't need to draw to design a web interface.

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Tips for New Designers (always useful)

AdderXYU


quality posts: 38 Private Messages AdderXYU

It is only fitting that Woot would not only boil the entire design world down to one video, but choose a video which showed the weakest, least creative aspects of purely commercial designing.

Way to go, woot. Always standing up for your creatives!

Mahjongman


quality posts: 18 Private Messages Mahjongman
dankstick wrote:Something more relevant to shirt.woot.com would be kaseyfleming's time lapse video that was posted on this derby submission. If anyone has wondered what work goes into a quality submission you should watch this!

http://www.vimeo.com/7123450



Very cool!

artulo


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omnitarian wrote:It's missing the part where the client goes "could you maybe change [the only thing you actually like about the project]", and then eating your own weight in Sun Chips out of self-pity.



Man I love Sun Chips. Mmmmmmmm.

artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo
omnitarian wrote:It's missing the part where the client goes "could you maybe change [the only thing you actually like about the project]", and then eating your own weight in Sun Chips out of self-pity.



I love Sun Chips so much that I double posted about it. Thanks for making me lose my concentration. Now it's time to think of various flavors of Cheez-its.

dcormier


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Holy copyright infringement, Batman!

ShelbyLyn122


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omnitarian wrote:It's missing the part where the client goes "could you maybe change [the only thing you actually like about the project]", and then eating your own weight in Sun Chips out of self-pity.



Ha! So very true!

SailorButterfly


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artulo wrote:I love Sun Chips so much that I double posted about it. Thanks for making me lose my concentration. Now it's time to think of various flavors of Cheez-its.



If you have a Facebook account, you should become a fan of Sun Chips. They have giveaways for coupons for free bags of Sun Chips sometimes.

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omnitarian


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artulo wrote:I love Sun Chips so much that I double posted about it. Thanks for making me lose my concentration. Now it's time to think of various flavors of Cheez-its.



Hmm yes, the video was also missing the second thing designers do all day: procrastinate on-line!

And in the spirit of procrastination, here's some 'making-of' time-lapse vids that show actual tee illustration and not just shooping.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonmi/4113649509/

http://vimeo.com/7045245