Sunday, February 26, 2012

Photoshop

I get to cross logo off of my list ! Wahoooo! (scroll down for the finish) Opening an online shop has been in the works for quite some time and I needed to settle on a logo. I'm using 2 characters (including Ollie here) in packaging/branding. And I needed one simple image for the backs of cards,etc. I'm betting down the road, and as I learn more, Ollie will grow and change. And I'm giving myself permission to accept & allow that.  But what I really want to talk about a little is my friend, Photoshop. We did not get along at first and there was a time when I was sure I would NEVER speak to her again. But I came around and have taught myself a few small things. Like, for instance, taking the small scanned image you see in the corner (created on 140 lb. Arches with watercolor + micron pen) and turning it into the logo below. Super simple stuff. However, it took me a good while to figure it out. And I love to share information. It's how we all learn. So if anyone has any questions about how to go from here to there with something like this just leave me a comment. I'll be happy to answer in the simplest way possible. Cause that's how I roll. All simple. (Complicated gives me a big, fat headache.)
(note to self: fix that space between illustrated and nest in the web address....)

9 comments:

June said...

Another (small) note to self... centre the web addresses at the bottom as they are currently placed more to the left. :o)

But this as an absolutely wonderful header. Good luck with your shop. I shalll look forward to visiting.

christine grove said...

Indeed they are! Thanks:)

Patti said...

This is really adorable. Nicely done.

Creations By Mit said...

Great job on the header!! Love your characters! Wonderful personality!

Bethany Hissong said...

LOVE it Christine!!! I am completely on the same page with complicated/simple!!

theartofpuro said...

Adorable:)

Hannah Sommerville said...

This is perfect. Very nicely done. I love your previous illustration too! It made me laugh. Adorable!

Leen Christens said...

Can't wait to see your little shop on Etsy, it's such a wonderful place to hang around! :)

christine grove said...

I can't wait to open! Love Etst! It's taking me for.ev.er. Soon as I'm pass this deadline I'll go back to working on my little shop.