Virtual Reality Series: Kelp Types & Zonation

Virtual reality ocean ecosystem created in Photoshop for the UBC Faculty of Earth and Ocean Systems, using real textures, few of my photographs taken from the beach, Photoshop paint brushes, bits and pieces, adjustment tools. I’ve used the same photo montage as in my previous posts, whereas this time the emphasis is on the types of kelp.

Chocolate Coins from Dean Daniel

Chocolate coin peeling sticker design - superimposing a face onto a gold coin
The idea of superimposing Sauder dean’s profile photograph on a virtual gold coin, adding the custom embossed text and then ordering metallic peeling stickers for the chocolate gifts has proven to be a much more elegant and appalling choice instead of having the face contour embossed in metallic foil, to immitate a gold coin. I’ve inspired myself from one of my older fun projects  (see the 2nd gold coin in the image). It is in fact a photograph of  two people I took during a professional event. Click to enlarge.

Learning Japanese Course – Caricature Set

Hand-drawn caricatures for a Japanese online course
I’ve custom hand-drawn these caricatures for a Japanese Online course. They were meant to describe different physical appearances and actions. These are just some of the visuals designed for the Japanese courses which have won the “Award of Excellence in Education” from Canadian Network of Innovation in Education.

Unposed Posing (I)

Unposed portrait taken with Canon 85mm f/1.2
I’ve captured Brandon’s portrait by surprise with an unintended but fortunate shutter speed of 1/320 sec., while returning from a routine photo-shoot with my camera strapped to my body. Luckily the aperture was still at f/1.2, since the manually preset ISO160 would have been much too low for the light conditions. This is not a video by any means. I’ve simply used some graphical elements to make a visual analogy of a video snapshot. You might want to enlarge the photo to see the incredibly shallow dept of field. B.t.w…. well done, Brandon!

Virtual Soil Labs

Soil Contaminants virtual composition. It might look like a panoramic photograph, which was in fact the exact intent, except that the image you see here was composed in Photoshop by merging and heavily tweaking at least 7 unrelated photographs followed by adding realistic textures and objects (e.g. the puddles of water, the different soil structures, the tractors, the house, the airplane, etc.). This composition along with other graphic design and multimedia creations have won the award for Excellence and Innovation in Graphic Design from CNIE/RCIE.