Tag Archives: photoshop

First Order Stormtrooper

25 May, 2016  |  9:32AM

I recently completed this illustration. My challenge to myself was to recreate this image based off of a picture I found using only shape layers and layer effects. I wanted to see if I could do it, and the end result is an (almost) infinitely scaleable image. 44 shape layers, no pixel layers, no smart objects.

First Order Stormtrooper


29 Aug, 2013  |  6:25AM

A little while back I was working on some portfolio stuff that I still haven’t put on my site. I made a few devices so that I could show my work, because I hate how everyone just uses Apple products that they ripped off the site, and they don’t get the gloss look right, and I think it’s stupid. So I remade some devices to be a little more cartoon-like, and set up all the screens as smart objects so that I can switch content out easily.

I kept the Apple on the devices because they’re obviously Apple products, but this little project is neither licensed by or endorsed by Apple. I hope they achieve the balance of cute and cool that I was striving for. I only made them for specific projects, but perhaps at some point I’ll expand the lineup.


Beer. Process Animated Beer.

30 May, 2013  |  7:37AM

In my last post about beer titled “Beer. Wonderful Beer.” I promised a process animation to show a little bit of how I make these things. I know it’s not super in depth, but it’s at least a peek at what goes into making an icon. And also proves that I’m not just posting pictures of beer. Perhaps I’ll get better at creating process things as I go along.

Framed iOS Icon

29 Apr, 2013  |  11:32AM

I think this is the first time I’ve ever put something in the portfolio section of my site before I blogged about it. I probably should have posted this a while ago, but I forgot. So here it is! It’s an iOS style icon, that features some wood texture from scratch, and a watercolor of San Francisco that Katie painted for me a while back!

Beer. Wonderful Beer.

09 Apr, 2013  |  12:23PM

I don’t drink beer a lot, but it’s a nice thing to have every now and then. This beer isn’t very refreshing, but it was fun and challenging to make. Glass is never easy to pull off. I actually took some process shots as I went along, so I’ll put that together into an animated gif soon (hopefully).

Plant Icon!

22 Mar, 2012  |  8:06AM

I’ve been working on a side project and I figured I’d share a little bit. This is a plant I made, from scratch. It’s all vectors and handmade textures. Katie says it reminds her of the plant from Wall-e, which makes me like it that much more!

plant icon