Okay so I went on a bit of a Primark binge this week hence why i’m wearing sunglasses and a hat in this picture, but also it means you can’t see my face :P but yep this is my next update on how the whole exercise weight loss thing is going, I don’t think my weight has changed much or my measurements but i think i can see my abdominal area becoming slightly more toned which is good! Though had Nandos and a McFlurry earlier so it definitely doesn’t look like that now! Only 41 days until my holiday so 41 days left to get into shape!
Hello and welcome to a rather different post for my blog. Now I know many of us are going to be working out and crash dieting soon to get a summer body ready for holiday season! So.. I have decided to document my progress in getting beach body ready for summer! This is mainly for me, as I tend to get really disheartened when I’m not seeing results, so I will be taking a picture about once a week, to see how my body is changing and to track my progress So! This is me at the moment, I currently weigh 121lbs, with a waist size of 69cm, and hips 78cm. My main aim is to really just tone up my abs and stomach area :) Now this isn’t aiming to be a crash diet or quick fix post, I am eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly! Right so here’s day one, I’ll be posting again in about a week! See you then! Emma
Okay so how gorgeous is this dress? Want even better news? It’s only £15!! “Insert gasp” Now I have been scouring the internet recently for fashion work placements, dull I know, with no luck. Until I came across this very cute little website called Ollie May, on first look I was impressed, the website is very well put together, easy to navigate not to mention it looks extremely cute! Therefore I decided to take a look at a few of their garments, and stumbled across this beauty! It’s definitely on my want list, so I may have to be cheeky and buy it, it will look great with a pair of black spiked wedges for a punk/grunge feel, or pale pink platforms (try saying that fast!) for a more girly outfit. It’s a very good website, very affordable, and I would definitely suggest you check it out! https://www.olliemay.com/index.php <———- Website link
Hello again! Here’s part two of my photoshop tutorial :D
Now this part is optional, it’s if you want to add some shading and just make it look a bit fancy, so lets begin!
Step 8.. So now you’ve got your figure with all your images on in the style of garments, so the first thing i’m going to do is add some shading to the skin. The tool you need to do this is the brush tool, located on the left hand toolbar, see photo 1. Click on this, then at the top of your screen will appear another toolbar, see photo 2. Click on the little arrow next to what will be a solid dot with a number underneath. A box will appear, here you can choose the size and hardness of your paintbrush. For the process of shading i choose the first dot, with a size of about 10 and a hardness of 0% so the colour blends well. Once you have decided this, then it’s time to start shading! To do so simply, for example, click on the face of your figure, and drag your mouse down to create a coloured line. Now if you want to change the colour of your paint brush, on the right hand side of your screen there will be a larger toolbar with colour at the top, here you can use the sliders to change the colour, et voila! For shading i tend to just make a few outlines along the legs and face of my figures, simple!
Step 9. So that’s shading done, once your finished you should be left with something that looks like photo 3. Now the next part, I like to add a sketchy outline to my designs to enhance them, therefore for this stage you need to revisit the paintbrush tool, and as the same as step 8, click on the arrow next to the small dot on the top toolbar and change the size to about 1 or 2. Like with the shading, you can visit the right hand toolbar and change the colour of your brush, for this part i tend to match the colour of the outline to the colour of the part your outlining, just using a shade darker to show up the outline!
Step 9. Right now to start outlining, for this i do the same as i did when shading instead just going around the outline of my design and adding any details i wish. It doesn’t have to be neat, move your mouse back and forth whilst clicking to create solid lines, and a sketchy effect. See photo 4.
And there we have it! Your own fashion design on photoshop I hope my tutorials have helped and happy designing ! :D
Hello ! and welcome to my first photopshop tutorial, now when I joined uni I was absolutely rubbish at photoshop, but thanks to a bit of self teaching (and my lovely boyfriend) I’m super speedy at it! It’s really useful to be able to use photoshop when studying fashion, and any arts degree really, so this first tutorial is just explaining how you can create your own fashion designs on photoshop! So lets get started!
Step 1 (photo 1) Find yourself, or draw and scan in a fashion figure, preferably one that doesn’t have clothes drawn on.
Step 2 Re-colouring the skin and hair. Right, now using the quick selection tool, located on the left hand toolbar, (see photo 2) click on your fashion figure. (see photo 3) a dotted line should appear around your figure. Next, hold down shift and F5, or go to edit and then fill. Okay now a box should appear, as seen in photo 4, click on the drop down menu that says use and press colour, and choose your skin colour and press okay. Then on the same box where it says opacity change this to 70%, this allows you to still see the black outline after you’ve coloured the figure. Complete this step for the whole fashion figure, and that’s step two complete!
Step 3… Now you want to start creating your illustration, so, choose a photo you like, for me I’m choosing some work with invisible fabric I have been doing, but you can choose anything you wish. So, go to file, then open your photo, or do file, new and paste in your image if copied from the internet. Next using the same tool you used to colour your figure, the quick selection tool, you are going to delete the background of your image to leave you with a shape. To do this just drag the quick selection tool around the outside of your image avoiding the shape you want to keep, then simply press the delete button, (see photo 5). It will come up with the box used to fill in colour, simply change the colour to white using the drop down menu, and change the opacity to 100%. Repeat this to erase all the background. You will be left with a shape on a white background, see photo 6.!
Step 4… Adding the shape to your design! Next using your quick selection tool again select the shape and go to edit and copy. Then click on the tab with your design on and press paste. It will then appear next to your fashion figure. Now this is in your hands, using the move tool located at the top of the toolbar on the left hand side, you can move your shape around. However what if you want to resize it or change it’s colour? Well that leads me onto step 5!
Step 5..Changing size and colour.. Right now you have your shape but what if it’s too big? Well this is where you use the free transform tool, simply go to edit, then free transform on the drop down menu, (see photo 7( and click. Once you have pressed free transform a box will appear around your shape, and it is here you can then move your shape around, rotate it and change its size. If you hold your mouse outside of the box and click and drag from side to side this will rotate the image, if you click and drag on one of the corners this will change the size. Once you are done, click on the move tool, located on the top of the left toolbar and a box will appear asking if you want to apply your transformation, click apply. See photo 8. Next changing colour, for this you need to click on the image tool, located on the top toolbar, a drop down menu will then appear. Here you then want to move your mouse over adjustments, which will bring up another drop down menu, this now gives you free rein to change the saturation, hue, brightness etc of your image. For the sake of this tutorial i will change the hue (colour) of the image, see photo 9. So once you have clicked on adjustments then hue/saturation, a box will appear, here you can use the sliders to change the colour and saturation of your image. Then when you are done simply press ok!
Step 6.. Now simply repeat these steps adding as many images as you wish to your fashion figure, try to think creatively, and how images can morph into garments. Continue adding and editing until you are happy with the end result!
Step 7…Adding the finishing touches… I will need to do this tutorial on a seperate post as i’ve used up my 10 photos, so watch out for part 2 on how to add finishing details to your design :D