A Portfolio of Custom Designed Graphics
Following is my graphics portfolio with images made in Fireworks GS5. Facebook has been discontinued by Adobe Photoshop however I haven't found another graphics program that even comes close to the same easy-to-use features so I'll keep using it as long as I can. This means I won't be upgrading to the Catalina OS any time soon as they will not accept any software that is not 32-bit compatible. I haven't had the time to master Affinity Photo yet.
Some of these images were custom designed graphics requested by my clients and the rest were designed for my own web pages. Click the images or links to see them used on the original pages.
This is an image I made for Pinterest advertising my SEO Analysis service. The image of the computer was lengthened so I could add text on top with same background color added.
Shopping Cart GifsThis graphic was designed for the Shopping Cart SEO page. I distorted the image of a shopping cart so it wasn't horizontal and made the background transparent. Then put the word "SEO" in a large font and distorted that also so it was on the same plane as the shopping cart.
Images for Articles
The background and wing was removed from this Penguin image with the lasso tool. A wooden crutch was designed and placed under the wing to symbolize a penguin recovering from an injured leg for an article I wrote on recovering from a Google Penguin penalty.
3-D Sale Graphics
This star was produced with the star tool in Fireworks with a drop shadow added under the star and text applied on top. It is often used for 4th of July Sales.
This circle with a slash across it was designed to symbolize SEO Analysis Reports which can prevent a drop in traffic on a website.
Don't Do this ImagesThe trash can was designed using an image of a trashcan. The lid was removed with the eraser tool and another image of a piece of paper tilted at the same angle over the trash can image.
Holiday SalesThis is an image of 3 stars on a transparent background with a drop shadow under the stars, made in Fireworks. I've placed them in a div with a blue background. I occasionally use this for 4th of July special sale notices. A drop shadow was placed under the whole image using CSS.
Holiday Sale Ads
This image of a US flag has a rectangle with rounded corners over it with a semi-transparent background and drop shadow under the rectangle so it stands above the flag. Text is printed on top. I applied a drop shadow under the whole image using CSS.
This is a 3-D box with a daisy applied to the corner and then 1/2 of the daisy distorted so it looks like it was bent around the corner of the box.
Christian SymbolsThis Jewish Star of David, designed for a member of Endtime Poetry, was used to depict Messianic Judaism. It was made in Fireworks using straight lines in the shape of a triangle and then copying it and inverting to make the 6 sided Jewish star of David and filling the whole thing with blue color. The Christian cross was made the same way except filled with a wood grain pattern.
Scroll = Story Teller
This scroll was designed as a symbol of a story teller. The basic outline of the left edge was drawn with a pencil in Fireworks and copied and the copy moved to right. Then interconnecting lines were drawn between the two sides and excess lines erased. Then the pen tool was used to outline separate parts in a darker color to be filled with the paint bucket tool using vector graphics. A gradient of darker colors was added on the ends making it appear as shadows under the rolls. The letters were added and transformed with the "skew" tool making the right edge of letters appear farther away to provide a distance perspective.
Hourglass ImageThis hourglass, designed for a member of my Endtime Poetry site, was made in Fireworks and assembled in several stages. The base and top were designed separately, then one globe was drawn and copied and the other globe was placed above it upside down. The globes were attached together. Sand was added (using a colorful fill) and empty spots filled with rubber stamp tool. Then the base and top of hourglass were copied and pasted onto the globes covering the bottom and top. Bars were placed along the sides. And finally the whole image was tilted.
This is a cylinder with a gradient fill applied so that it has a 3D effect.
This image is a semi-transparent arrow designed to go over video thumbnails. This image was designed in Fireworks with a gradient fill on the arrow. It is set to go on a white background.
This is a circle with highlights so it looks like a 3D sphere with a drop shadow underneath.
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