Something I've never done before was design a website logo.
I guess "never" is a thing of the past now.
A friend of mine named Ella, one who I am in the process of making her wedding suite and logo, apparently through word of mouth told her friend that I do calligraphy works. This is how I met Cinderella in the cyber world. She's a lifestyle blogger who was in the process of sprucing up her website and needed a logo.
Being a first timer I gave the disclaimer that I HAVE NOT DONE THIS BEFORE but I'm willing to give it a try. I had a rough idea how the process would go but haven't actually done it. But what the heck right? Why let the opportunity fly by? The process alone would be a learning experience. Not to mention having the finished work displayed for all the internet world to see.
So I started out sketching her name "Cinderella Merz" in pencil then once happy went over it again with my bordeaux Cocoiro Brush Pen. After I was happy with the handwritten part, I scanned it on the computer and exported the image on Adobe Illustrator for even more fine tuning.
Here's the fresh scanned image. As you can see there were a lot of things I needed to erase --- like the place where my fingers smudged the ink at the end of the letter "a". So I did all that on Adobe Illustrator. Working with paths and vectors is quite intimidating at first but after you get the hang of it you'll find that there's a lot you can do on the application to improve but still retain the spirit of your lettering.
So many dots! That's what the vectorized image looks like! You can manipulate all those individual points to make the stroke thinner, smother, fatter or gone all together. Youtube is a rich resource on how to use Adobe Illustrator. Don't be afraid to research and learn.
Finally, it was on to photoshop for the FINAL fine tuning like adding color, background and more text. Some letters were resized, others stretched, etc. This is the longest part of the process and where there are the most changes. Brightness was tweaked. So was the contrast until the final product was perfect for Cinderella's website. So here's a look at what her site is now. Do check it out as well for all the beauty tips found inside. :)
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I have always wanted to write. This will now be a creative outlet-- home to all my arts and crafts. So feel free to browse around my everyday adventures.