Design and idea and Design process
For my first design idea I wanted to focus on developing my stills with the illustrator pen tool as I have had very little experience working with this before. I wanted to create something that stood out son kept the original colouring of the text and used the pen tool to create both the outlines.
This is a demonstration image of me exposing the two ways I could using this tool and figuring out the most effective method.
My next design idea I took a different approach and incorporate the feature image and the main background for my sticker. I did this by using the clipping master tool and snipped the two images together.
I tried to create different depths using different tones within layers that built up in the middle.
I really like how this design turned out as I believe the design fits well with my photoshop and indesign work.
This sticker design idea in my opinion was most effective as I explore I wide range of different different design process that allowed for an interesting sticker to be made.
For this design idea I wanted to focus on the boldness and making things stand out. I used the pen tool to create the icon and made a really thick line to make it stand out from the circles. One main design process that I used in this sticker was the merge tool as a made the two circles separate and combined them for both the main frame and outlines.
To create most elements within my stickers I used software tutorials to help guide me throughout. The first video that I found really helpful was a beginners video on how to use the pen tool (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j69a3-shkGE) this allowed me to understand the basic features and allow me create lots of experiments with this tool to come to my final sticker ideas. This video did really help but I would like to continue to develop my skills in this area. I started to watch a new video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PilxMhWgW2I)and will continue to experiment and expand my knowledge in this area.
Another video that I watch and found very helpful was one on removing white background (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpswbHB4N0M). Although it was only a simple video it allowed me to master this skill and came in very handy throughout making all my stickers.
One software skill that I would like to improve upon is working with layers as I found it quite difficult to get my head around this. A lot of my layers are just one on top of each other and I would like to develop the skill of intergrading different layers together created more three dimensional effects that are more aesthetically appealing to the eye.
Through this project I believe I have developed my skills a lot from having very little idea I know feel confident using a wide range of tools and methods in illustrate. I look forward to developing these skills more and gaining a better understanding.
Design resources and articles
The main sources that I used as a form of inspiration Pinterest as well as google images. This allowed me to see previous work and gain knowledge of what is effective with a design for a sticker using these allowed me to come up with unique ideas that would catch someones eye when wearing.
Another source that I found particularly useful was an articular on how to make stickers (https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/illustrator/how-to/design-a-sticker.htm) This web articular went through the process of making in illustrator and gave a step my step guide on the process. This allowed me to follow along using some of the process he used in my own work.
One other helpful tool that I used was looking at templates that for example adobe has published. This was useful throughout my hole project but especially the stickers as it allowed me to see what was already out there and understand how colours and layers work well together. (https://stock.adobe.com/uk/templates?)