‘The most innovative graphic designer I’ve worked with’
Designers are often given a lot of freedom to work within their own vision and are not constrained by a rigid standard, says Gérard Ahern, a graphic designer in Ireland who has worked on numerous major graphic design projects.
“Designers are always open to a range of ideas and it’s usually a process of trial and error,” he says.
“It’s about experimenting with different techniques, looking for new things and trying new things.”
The Irish Graphic Designer Awards were established in 2002 to recognise the best in graphic design.
Each year, the top ten graphic designers from the five most recent competitions are chosen to present their work at the inaugural gimp competition in Belfast on April 26.
The event is organised by the Graphic Design Council of Ireland and the awards ceremony is sponsored by Graphic Design Ireland.
“We like to think we’re very open minded about everything,” says Ahern.
What does the gimp work look like? “
This year we’re looking to do something new.”
What does the gimp work look like?
The gimp works in the same way as Photoshop, a powerful tool for creating stunning images.
A traditional workflow for creating an image involves applying a series of layers to a graphic design object, then applying layers of masking and colour correction.
The layers can be applied to individual shapes or to whole elements of a design.
However, a gimp allows for much more flexibility.
Each layer can be made of one or more layers, so that layers can vary in opacity, transparency and colour.
“The key thing is to make sure the final result is beautiful,” says Michael Dickson, a designer and director of design at Designworks.
“If you look at a typical Adobe Photoshop work, you’ll see that the colour is always applied to the top and the background is always made up of three different colours.
It just creates a beautiful final product that’s perfect for a print, for a website or for a poster. “
That’s not what a gimped image is about.
The process of creating a good design The process can be complicated, however, when you need to edit and apply multiple layers. “
There’s nothing more beautiful than a great print that’s beautiful in the way it looks in the print, it’s beautiful on screen, it looks great in a poster.”
The process of creating a good design The process can be complicated, however, when you need to edit and apply multiple layers.
The first step is to create a reference image.
“You can’t just go out and use a computer and Photoshop and say ‘I want to add a new layer here’,” says Dickson.
“So you have to create this reference image and then you have a process where you go through the layers, make sure you have enough masking in the right spots and apply the correct colour correction to all of the layers.”
The layers are then applied to this reference.
“After you’ve applied the layers to the reference image, you have an image, which is then combined with all of your layers,” explains Dickson to The Irish Post.
“What this process means is that you can now go back and do it in the real world, so you can get the colours right, the masks right, and apply that to your final image.”
Another challenge for designers is to ensure the layers work with their target audience.
“In the end, you’re always going to have to compromise,” he adds.
“When you’re creating an ad or website, you want it to be as beautiful as possible, and you want to have the right colours and you’re not going to want to do things that will cause a headache.”
A great illustration: a giphy.com user uploads a gabriel.bondi.it image from his project ‘The Art of Being Unbeatable’ to create an illustration of the gimpy concept.
Source: Giphy Ahern points out that the gimbpy concept can be used to create interesting illustrations.
“A great illustration is about a great concept that works,” he explains.
“For example, you could create a simple drawing of a man with a gimbyped nose that looks like a big nose.
So it makes the illustration that much more interesting.” “
Then you have the gipy and it gives you that extra layer of visual complexity.
So it makes the illustration that much more interesting.”
“The gimp has a big potential to be a tool for all kinds of creative work,” says Denton.
He believes that the use of the image manipulation tools and masking techniques”
At the same time, the gopim can be useful for design, advertising, graphic design and advertising design.”
He believes that the use of the image manipulation tools and masking techniques