Desk top publishing for Video Games -


Desk top publishing for Video Games
In this project I had to select a title of a video game and design a new control panel using computer media. Specifically, I was requested to design the desktops of the Main Menu and the Settings including all the necessary information for the navigation of the video game. 

Main Menu

The Main Menu was designed using the Concept Art technique, also known as digital collage. I downloaded several images and snapshots of the video game in order to create a new synthesis of layers having the concept sketch as a reference. I removed all the unnecessary parts of the images using the Polygonal / Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop and I placed them into different layers. Then, I created a wooden sign for the menu using screenshots of the video game and the Horizontal Type Tool with the Papyrus font. Finally, I created some shadows using the Brush Tool, the Opacity and the Inner Shadow for the embossed text effect. In addition, I used the Colour Balance, Brightness, Contrast, Levels, Curves, Burn Tool etc. in order to make the composition more interesting and fix some issues. 

Settings Menu

The main requirement for the game settings was to create a proposal of an interactive menu. I decided to create a simple design using an interesting character of the video game. I proposed to use the fire of the candle as a selector. The character would move the candle and light the word that the user selects. The design was created on a black canvas in Photoshop. I downloaded the character from the official webpage of the video game. The fire from the candle was missing for some reason, so I used a random image to light the candle. Then, I added the text using Horizontal Type Tool with the Dark Ages font. Finally, I edited the colour of the text using the appropriate shades of grey in order to create the light effect.

Report: click here
Software: Photoshop
Module: Art Design and Media Practice within the Digital Environment


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Constantine C.
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