Posted by Fadi G.
Sorry hat I haven’t posted in a while but I will make it up.
ZIPBUDS: So you’ve probably heard that I helped with the ZipBuds ad if you’ve read the Mac Lab post a week ago. I did help in a small part (helping make 3-D version of a company’s icon vector file). I was asked if I could manage it to make a 3-D Extruded ZipBud icon by Steven Moyer (alum). Though it was tricky to bypass the grey boxes you get from glows/effects, I saved day by using clipping masks. Phillip also tried to do an extruded Zipbud but failed (again grey boxes from Zipbuds) but he manage to make a good psd version. Either way, Steven Moyer still had a hard time impelling 3-D objects into Aftereffects so you won’t see it in the ad.
I didn’t just helped with the icon dilemma. I also helped in the practice shootings for the commercial in the Summer and the start of Spring semester. It was really fun shooting those silly scenes at school. At lunch time, we ate mostly pizza or just go to Alberto’s.
ELAC: I was also tasked with doing a poster and logo for English Learner Advisory Council. Since I didn’t choose the job, only assigned, I procrastinated a lot (2 weeks) till I managed to make something good. Just making a logo for something related to english learners was tricky enough.
DEVIANTART: I made my icons available to download on DeviantArt and I was slightly surprised by the outcome. Currently, each of my four icons (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Waterfox) averaging
50 70 downloads each. But I also fixed my icon shelves so it’s symmetrical horizontally and vertically. Download if you wish by clicking this link to my DeviantArt page.
Posted by Fadi G.
This project was started when I couldn’t find any wallpaper of shelves small enough to fit icons so instead I made my own wallpaper. It is a work in progress since I need to recolor some parts. We will try to recreate these shelves using the perspective. I did this original project the old-fashioned way, moving anchor points. Can’t post this tutorial today. I am also getting ready for school tomorrow.
P.S. This project was based on my own desktop, a 1440 by 900 resolution with classic icons checked for view. Medium icons can work too but you will have to adjust the spacing between icons.
9/8/10: I will post the tutorial to make this wallpaper later this week. I will fix iParent today if I can.