2D Design, Photoshop and Illustrator- 4 days in- 7 days left

Hi everyone, 
I've been working pretty hard for the last 4 days, learning photoshop and Illustrator for the job in my previous blog. 
You are all a big part of what keeps me motivated (even the naysayers), so I've come here to share (again) my work with you. 
 

Photoshop

 
Ok, I didn't mess around in it too much, learned the basics of masking and managing layers and basic filter, effects and image manipulating panels. 
I watched an EXCELLENT Digital Tutors video tutorial on the essentials. 
I didn't use it much, just for preparing pictures I was gonna use in Illustrator. 
 
And by the way, I made this stylish wallpaper for my desktop. 

 My pet huskies' penetrating gaze!
original here
I'll probably do something with it, maybe pop in the arrow that's right between her eyes and make some kind of logo out of it... 
 

Illustrator

 
 These is where I spent the majority of my time. I was hampered by a very tedious, slow and annoying tutorial and teacher from Lynda.com. 
I was 2 steps ahead the whole time, the guy repeated all the basic tools 3 hours in... Hated it, but I learned all I needed, just took more time than I was expecting. 
 
So, here's some Illustrator work I did: 
 

 Smart people know what pedestrian crossings are for!
My made up idea for an ad promoting safe and smart transportation and commuting habits =) 
Really liked the idea, plan to make at least 1 more (road's a chasm and the zebra's a rope bridge) 
 It turned out pretty much EXACTLY like I envisioned it in my mind- I'm proud of it. 
 


Double Fine anyone? 
So, this was actually done in Maya, and this is just a simple render but I'm not going to make a Maya section here so whatever. 
Pretty straightforward- cheerful, playful and colorful. 
 

         
This is the first thing I imagined and started working on, but kinda fell apart in the process.  
Polar Eclipse was my fake, imagined brand of perfumes and toilet waters for men- you can see the logo and the "Glacier" bottle over here. 
The logo was suppose to be textured on the rough glass, making the logo look polished and smooth. 
I dropped it and started working on different things, this seems like a dead end now- well see... 
 
The last day to send in CVs and portfolios for the job is on the 16. so I got about a week to go- I'll do my best. It's 3 in the morning now, I'm off to bed. 
 
What do you guys think?  
 
Thanks for reading, 
Peace!
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Posted by Choi

Hi everyone, 
I've been working pretty hard for the last 4 days, learning photoshop and Illustrator for the job in my previous blog. 
You are all a big part of what keeps me motivated (even the naysayers), so I've come here to share (again) my work with you. 
 

Photoshop

 
Ok, I didn't mess around in it too much, learned the basics of masking and managing layers and basic filter, effects and image manipulating panels. 
I watched an EXCELLENT Digital Tutors video tutorial on the essentials. 
I didn't use it much, just for preparing pictures I was gonna use in Illustrator. 
 
And by the way, I made this stylish wallpaper for my desktop. 

 My pet huskies' penetrating gaze!
original here
I'll probably do something with it, maybe pop in the arrow that's right between her eyes and make some kind of logo out of it... 
 

Illustrator

 
 These is where I spent the majority of my time. I was hampered by a very tedious, slow and annoying tutorial and teacher from Lynda.com. 
I was 2 steps ahead the whole time, the guy repeated all the basic tools 3 hours in... Hated it, but I learned all I needed, just took more time than I was expecting. 
 
So, here's some Illustrator work I did: 
 

 Smart people know what pedestrian crossings are for!
My made up idea for an ad promoting safe and smart transportation and commuting habits =) 
Really liked the idea, plan to make at least 1 more (road's a chasm and the zebra's a rope bridge) 
 It turned out pretty much EXACTLY like I envisioned it in my mind- I'm proud of it. 
 


Double Fine anyone? 
So, this was actually done in Maya, and this is just a simple render but I'm not going to make a Maya section here so whatever. 
Pretty straightforward- cheerful, playful and colorful. 
 

         
This is the first thing I imagined and started working on, but kinda fell apart in the process.  
Polar Eclipse was my fake, imagined brand of perfumes and toilet waters for men- you can see the logo and the "Glacier" bottle over here. 
The logo was suppose to be textured on the rough glass, making the logo look polished and smooth. 
I dropped it and started working on different things, this seems like a dead end now- well see... 
 
The last day to send in CVs and portfolios for the job is on the 16. so I got about a week to go- I'll do my best. It's 3 in the morning now, I'm off to bed. 
 
What do you guys think?  
 
Thanks for reading, 
Peace!
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Posted by iam3green

nice man, they are good.

Posted by HitmanAgent47

I'm not going to lie, you need more time with these programs. I'm not sure if you can learn a program in a week, however good luck to you.

Posted by Bloodgraiv3

They look really cool, but I don't think a week is enough. 
Posted by Emilio

Start again. It will do you good. Believe me. 
You cannot rush out a portfolio. You have spend real time with, so you can display your complete understanding and mastery of what it is you are pursuing to do. 
 
This isn't a let down, this is a push to re-evaluation and creation.

Posted by MisterMouse

good luck!

Posted by lucas_kelly

I'm going to be honest. You will not get the job you are looking for without any type of qualification, either in Graphic Art or Graphic Design. 
I'm sure what ever the job you are going for, there will be people applying who are properly qualified for the job. The chance of them hiring you, someone with one week of Photoshop and Illustrator experience, are next to zero. 
I did a year of a Graphic Design course before giving it up, and I've had my fair share of Photoshop and Illustrator experience, and the artwork you have done is very basic work that almost anyone could do. 
 
I suggest if you want to get a job in this field, keep practicing and apply for a course in Graphic Design or Graphic Arts.

Posted by ZeroCast
@lucas_kelly said:

" I'm going to be honest. You will not get the job you are looking for without any type of qualification, either in Graphic Art or Graphic Design.  I'm sure what ever the job you are going for, there will be people applying who are properly qualified for the job. The chance of them hiring you, someone with one week of Photoshop and Illustrator experience, are next to zero.  I did a year of a Graphic Design course before giving it up, and I've had my fair share of Photoshop and Illustrator experience, and the artwork you have done is very basic work that almost anyone could do.   I suggest if you want to get a job in this field, keep practicing and apply for a course in Graphic Design or Graphic Arts. "

At least someone knows what he's talking about.
 
Just like Lucas said, you can't expect any company to hire you if you don't grasp an advance understanding of how the 3D Pipeline works. You have to keep practicing and developing yourself until you have created a unique common ground between all of those application and thus making something of your own to show off in your portfolio. 
 
It's not the end of the road. I am a Computer Graphics graduate myself and everyday I am trying to learn new things. Keep studying and when the time is appropriate, shot for the stars and apply for Dreamworks :p.