anything can happen artwork
needs to be created: a logo, a print layout. When done you even
have art for
your Word documents. Nice.
you will see projects done in a variety of programs-
Photoshop, FreeHand, Dreamweaver,
more. But it is not the program that does the work. Programs
more than elaborate pieces of drawing paper. Albeit, drawing paper
with rules to follow or the "paper" crashes. Let me show you some
of what does what, and how I use them to work out a project. >
Before you have an image to select and drop into any Word document...
there must first be the artist. This page is his story.
Art starts with an idea. Then a dollop of creativity is tossed in. Add the
element of time to do the work and then of course the tools of the trade > Graphic
design software like Photoshop, Flash, FreeHand, Dreamweaver, Illustrator,
InDesign and so on. Perhaps you are looking towards using Plummer Design and wondering
what tools these are, and maybe how they are employed... this is the page to
investigate : )
Software : All
programs used are cross-platform compatible
(PC or Mac okay)
Above : Urban
Wine Works/Bishop Creek Cellars was needing promotional T-shirts
designed and printed. I started with a redraw of their logo along
with various editable
elements. Next was to photograph actual wine barrels in effort
to retrieve the painted artwork on them. As for the wine barrels,
they were located in a cozy, dark wine tasting room- some
positioned 10 feet up in the wine storage racks.
Not good for photography. But what came
it all was very elegant and nice. Thanks for the project Kris!
art markers : no fumes! Plummer Design workstations
run under Mac OSX and Windows XP. Colour calibration is via Pantone Eye
One colormeter under Pantone software. Hardware
stats : Apple and
Dell workstations networked to WD Servers. Wacom tablets, ZIP drives
and DVD/CDRW dubbing available.
In-houselaser colour and film printing. FTP
transfers via WS-FTP. Every jobis compiled to a customer
CD-R archive for use in your office applications.
Your project is color-correct, press ready and endlessly adaptable.
Above : The
oversized postcard designed for EcoArtisan Painting was done to attract
upscale homeowners to consider the contractor's offer to paint. The
design consisted of a text and vector layout done in Illustrator,
over an image designed in Photoshop, exported to TIF. Output as CMYK
at Metro Presort, Portland.
with a sketch, but it always ends up as a quality
digital finished piece.
Should you require a sample file to show actual work, just ask! Use the Contact page
to request specific file formats:
Above : As
part of the Southshore marketing and promotion, a TV spot was designed
and aired over several weeks. The spot was built using (12) Plummer
Design photographs as they went through 52 frames of transition.
Tools used were Photoshop, FreeHand, After Effects and Avid. The
version online here was compressed and batched in Flash. Thanks
much to Barb and Ken Greeman for the project. Thanks to Mark Beagle
the broadcast finalization work in Avid.
Digital artistry is like baking a cake using rocket science!
The real roots of Plummer Design are in the fine and classic arts, but all production
art is done in digital media. Why? Pen and Ink work is hard to edit. But drawing
direct to screen makes edits possible and much less taxing. Most projects are
built to the vector format which allows
portability and unlimited resizing possiblities. Below: a project illustrated as vector art, then given textures in Photoshop...
Need a newsletter layout?
Send out printed or digital magazine to your customers. Let PDI design it for
you! Then export it as an interactive PDF, Flash or PowerPoint feature.
the Powerpoint link : This
is a very large Flash file. Not advised for dial-up users. (download
a ZIP file here) I tend
to abuse Powerpoint, pushing it past
what it was intended for. Then converting the files in Flash. Whatever
makes it go eh?
an idea? Want to design it yourself? Use these helpful
templates to set up your project. Remember to use a CMYK workflow
and convert all texts to paths. If you would rather not take
on the task, call plummerdesign to do it.
NOTES: all images are copyright
controlled, either by Plummer Design or by logo design owners.
Any copying or reuse of these images is unlawful. Please contact
Plummer Design for specific file requests. 503.806.4505 direct.