I was so excited to start this week with a bang as every other week. And then, I hit the bed. I got hit with a lot of stomach pain I had not seen coming. It made me feel very ill. And even if I still am not feeling great, I still wanted to share a new article.
Over the past week I’ve been very focused on creating a lot of videos for Pixelversity. PixelVersity is a platform I’m building to accompany this website. It’s a platform on which I created to teach people like you and me how to create your own graphics as well as website elements and art. Mainly meant for people who wish to learn. It will be a very open platform with loads of space for community building as well as learning.
To get a small taste, here are three videos in which I explain or show how certain things are made. The first two are made directly from my iPad.
I’ve been thinking about what I can offer these days with the holidays coming up. So I started to design Christmas elements to put on different Christmas graphics or art pieces. This was one of them. A nice little Christmas ball. In the video, I show you how the Christmas ball was made in Adobe Illustrator for iPad.
The starting soon video was more of a showcase as well as a real tutorial video on how to edit and how I made a simple starting soon screen for myself. Often at times when I design them, I create the text in Illustrator or Photoshop and then export it into a PNG to be imported into Premiere Pro to then be edited. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I used Photoshop to create the gradient effect which you cannot do in Premiere Pro.
With these videos I also wanted to show the different styles of videos I will offer on PixelVersity. From simple step by step towards drawings from overviews to quick videos. It’s a wide variety which hopefully is liked by each and everyone of you who will join this journey with me.
And as seen in the video I also went on and designed an intro and a branding for PixelVersity which I’m extremely proud of. Next on my list I plan to design the champagne parts of the branding and the e-books. I actually have a new free e-book coming up later this week so keep an eye out for that one.
Special greetings from the warmth of my bed,