Website Mockup Project: Part II: Taking shape

15 07 2010

After I got over the trauma of having to start again, I knuckled down for an hour or so and have managed to come up with something that looks pretty awesome in my opinion. Again it’s still not finished, but I really think it’s starting to take shape now as you can see from the image;

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Slight fail on my part

15 07 2010

Basically I saved my website mockup as a png file and now all the layers have merged into a locked background, which pretty much means I can’t change anything I was working on. But, hey, you live and learn; I’m starting again, and this time I’ll get it right 😉





Website Mockup Project: Part I: The Beginning

15 07 2010

Today marks the beginning of my most ambitious photoshop project to date… mostly because it’s my only project to date. I’m going to attempt to make a website mockup. A website mockup is pretty much a visual plan of what you want your website to look like. These are usually sent to web developers or coders who then bring the site to life, using assets provided by the mockup creator. Read the rest of this entry »





This is a blog. A photoshop blog.

15 07 2010

I don’t really think it needs to be repeated in this post, but I guess I could go into a little bit more detail as to why I’ve made this a Photoshop blog.

I’ve had Photoshop (CS3) for a while now, but I haven’t used it much until, literally, this week. I decided to start messing around with it because I needed to make myself a new twitter avatar, and I wanted it to be my creation. I loved making it, and experimenting with all of the cool features PS has to offer. It also gave me a sense of achievement when I was finished, because I thought it looked pretty good and other people agreed.

Its taken me all day to figure out the subject Yattah should be about, and I can’t believe I missed this blindingly obvious one. I can’t wait to get started on some PS stuff to show you guys, and perhaps one day (hopefully soon) I’ll be open to requests.

I think this could be the start of a fantastic and rewarding experience for me, and hopefully an entertaining and interesting one for you.

Wrapping things up, + signing off

-Jake





Banners, avatars, icons, twitter and things to come (Update)

14 07 2010

Just a quick (well, actually pretty long) update (and attempt to get a discussion going).

So as you may have guessed Yattah now has a twitter account! Probably not very exiting news to most of you, but I thought I might as well mention it. If you want to follow Yattah on twitter, so you can see what I’m up to or what articles I’m working on, then head on over to twitter.com/Yattaha. As you can see I wasn’t able to use the name Yattah, because someone had already taken it. That’s something I hate about choosing usernames, just when you think of the perfect one, type it into the username box and hit enter it tells you the name has already been taken. Anyway, I managed to overcome this by adding an ‘a’ to the end, very imaginative, I know.

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A quick Yattah

14 07 2010

Hey there reader!

I guess it would be wise for me to make a good impression on you, seeing as this is my first post and I want this blog to be a success, so think of everything you love in your mind, and then add me and this blog) to the list ;). Seriously though it would be a good idea to hit that subscribe button to your left, I’ve heard you get a cookie, just a rumor though, don’t hold me to it.

Anyway, I guess you’re wondering what this blog is all about right? No…? Oh… uhh, well I’m going to tell you anyway, and as I said above I want to set a good impression, so for that reason I’ll tell you the truth. I have no idea what this blog is going to be about. There, complete honesty, doesn’t that just nudge your cursor just those few pixels closer to the subscribe button? Probably not, but still, it was worth a try (would of said shot but I don’t like rhyming sentences).

So, a bit about me; I’m a guy named Jake, I won’t say how old because when you share your age on the internet you seem to get put into the category of ignorant game-obsessed teenager, okay I’ll give you the fact that I’m a teenager but seriously, no more stuff about age, it’s pretty pointless to be honest.

Now I think that’s pretty much all I need to say for now, seeing as you’ll get to know me a lot more as this blog goes on, and hopefully it will go on and you’ll continue reading it. Well, I’ll have some proper blog posts based around proper stuff in the near future, so stay tuned, hit that subscribe button and I’ll see you round!

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