View Full Version : 16 hours of burning the midnight oil

01 January 2002, 02:03 AM
well...this piece was a lot of fun to do. I received a request on Tuesday of this week (15 jan) to do a poster for this conference next month and didn't get around to it until last night @ 9pm....and this is where I ended up.

Let me know what you think of it. It's 3D and some light Photoshop tweaking...color correction and blurring and laying out of type.

It was murder to tweak in Photoshop since it was a 3300x5400 pixel piece to be printed @ 11x17 inches.

man...print can really suck sometimes!

cheers...i need some sleep.



01 January 2002, 06:13 AM
impresive poster, I hope u slept well:D

01 January 2002, 07:05 AM
I love your poster. What a great design. Is it your concept or were you supplied with a thumbnail to work from? Either way, I love it! And the quality of the model and retouching seems top notch.

01 January 2002, 10:45 AM
thanks fellas...sleep was most satisfying.

and as far as the is 100% policarpo...concept to execution.

i sold them on the idea and they let me run with it.

thanks again.

01 January 2002, 12:40 PM
Very cool...what program did u use to make those tentacles ? :)

01 January 2002, 12:49 PM

the model of the cell body and dendrites was modeled and rendered in Lightwave. I rendered it out @ 3400x5400 and saved it out a .TGA file with an Alpha channel.

i then opened it in Photoshop and proceeded to color correct it and add my gaussian blur effects. I built up the image by stacking layers of duplicates set to Soft Light and Overlay modes.

hope that answers your question.


01 January 2002, 03:56 PM
Good work!!

01 January 2002, 10:10 PM
i liked very much !

good colors, good layout, good modelling. it sells the idea well.

100 %

01 January 2002, 04:19 AM

01 January 2002, 02:18 PM
thanks everyone...

i've also posted a clean version (no text) of the image @ my site...just look under the Jan 18, portion of the Journal, and scroll to the bottom.


01 January 2002, 07:50 PM
Your website has a lot of great art. I enjoyed going through your pics... and was inspired by many of them.

01 January 2002, 11:29 AM
glad you got something from the site minus.

i'm having a lot of fun doing it.


01 January 2002, 02:23 PM
Nice work and a good looking web site. Do you use any other 3d packages other than LightWave? I'd like to talk to you about posting some of your work in the gallery on the web site. Email me at:


01 January 2002, 03:26 PM
nice colors, nice poster. 3300x5400 it's just A3 format :p What about A2 or A1 posters? :D

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