Hi! I'd just like to say, I love this image so much it's been my wallpaper for both my macbook and iPod for EIGHT months already! Haha, I've already told you how much I love this before, but I thought it was worth mentioning again!
Wow, thanks! I don't have any tutorials up... yet. I just constantly look for different styles of design and pull in the things that I like about each. This piece is funny because I think it combines a lot of styles all together and somehow it worked out. I checked out your piece and I like it, I think it could use more textures though. Think of the ground, tree, leaves, sky and moon as all having their own unique pattern. You nailed the idea, now I think if you thicken up the patterns it'll feel more alive. And thanks again
I used illustrator to make the dashed lines, it's so much easier. You can make a line and just turn it into dashes. Then I bring it over into Photoshop and play around with it, adding color and drop shadows, etc. I tend to do a lot of my shapes in Illustrator and bring them over into Photoshop, especially if I'm designing for larger print.
Cool! That's actually what I did for my thing--and I was just messing around with the textures now...they do make a huge difference. Anyways, thanks! Your piece looks awesome, hope you win something! =]
If all the objects are basically on different layers it wouldn't be hard. CreativeCow.net has a bunch of information about After Effects.
Of course you have to acquire after effects first It's kind of expensive but for motion graphics you could probably go as far as version 7.0 and be fine (now, where you can find version 7 is up to you loll)
If it's something you're really interested in you could just download the 30 day trial and keep reinstalling it every month. I've done that with quite a few programs.
I dunno why Adobe doesn't release their software free for educational use and implement some type of innocuous watermark or something. Most of the people who end up getting their stuff illegally were never going to buy it or make money from it anyway and many of them end up going to art school and buying it later because they learned how to use it.