Photos by Shawn Ingersoll

Before and After

I am in the process currently of pursuing an in-house or agency position in design or image retouching. Currently working with two creative staffing agencies in Portland, I am needing to create before and after imagery that showcases my editing ability.

This is 1 of 8 pieces I plan on putting together over the coming week. It is of myself. Used a Canon 6D, Natural Ambient Light, Lightroom 5, and Photoshop CS6. Processing included general image corrections, enhancements, sharpening, healing tool, shading by hand, and creating a uniform background.

Trickiest part was the background. Blurry edges and variations in background make for difficult editing. If I had some lighting equipment this might have been easier.

Photos by Ingersoll Photography of Portland

Just a little over a week ago we were invited to take some photographs of Betsy and JT in Downtown Portland. Starting at the Hotel deLuxe and ending at the West End Ballroom, where this good looking couple said ‘I Do’. While we are still editing their photos, we wanted to give you a sneak peek. Here are a few of our many favorites!

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Design by Shawn Ingersoll

Spent some time on a concept app entitled ‘PORTLAND Get Outdoors’.

Promoting users to get outside and explore their city. Would provide a local comprehensive search for events, activities, and destinations, with descriptions and ratings. Using the super simple advanced search to quickly narrow down your search.

All graphical elements, icons, text, and images are by myself. Had a lot of fun with this. I have not yet found an event/activity styled app that is both functional and appealing. This is just two concept images. Will probably alter them a bit and maybe create a few more.

Icons by Shawn Ingersoll and released under CC BY-SA 3.0
JUNICONS BETA File Available at shawningersoll.com/studio in both the ‘About’ and ‘Graphic Design’ section (won’t let me add the download link here).
With a lot more icons to design and polish, I wanted to make available the work I have already accomplished. Mind you not all icons have been finalized and may differ from the final Suite Release. In the meantime feel free to use or modify them to your likely. Questions on how to use? Most questions are answered with an attached document but you can also contact me through shawningersoll.com/studio.
While I plan on having an .AI and .PDF version upon the initial release, a .PSD will have to do for now :)

Icons by Shawn Ingersoll and released under CC BY-SA 3.0

JUNICONS BETA File Available at shawningersoll.com/studio in both the ‘About’ and ‘Graphic Design’ section (won’t let me add the download link here).

With a lot more icons to design and polish, I wanted to make available the work I have already accomplished. Mind you not all icons have been finalized and may differ from the final Suite Release. In the meantime feel free to use or modify them to your likely. Questions on how to use? Most questions are answered with an attached document but you can also contact me through shawningersoll.com/studio.

While I plan on having an .AI and .PDF version upon the initial release, a .PSD will have to do for now :)

How-To Video by Shawn Ingersoll

As a designer, I am constantly looking for new tricks. In that search I discovered a super easy way to take existing pixel based graphics and turn them into awesome vector graphics in just a few minutes.

Enter Vector Magic - A sweet Mac App that “Converts images offline to EPS, SVG, PDF, AI, DXF and EMF. Works seamlessly with Illustrator, Corel, and others.”

This a great way to improve the quality of existing images. Have a degraded JPEG logo? Lost the originally vector based file? Open it in Photoshop, remove the background, save as a PNG (keeps background transparent). Open PNG in Vector Magic, go through the steps and save to Illustrator. You now have a vector based graphic with a transparent background!

The image used was pulled from a Google search and is only 275 x 400 pixels. Now as a vector based graphic there is no size restriction.

Some tricks seen in the video (I love shortcuts):

- Make sure that when you copy and paste the shape from Illustrator to Photoshop you choose the Shape selection. From there you can quickly change the color of the pasted shape by using ‘Command+Delete’ on your keyboard. This fills the shape with whatever the background color is.

- Color Range: Great way to select the pixels of a certain color in the file. Quicker than using the wand over and over while holding ‘shift’.

- ‘x’ switches the foreground with the background color. So if you use the eyedropper, ‘i’, tool just hit ‘x’ and it will put that selected color in the background for you to then use to fill the shape with the ‘Command+Delete’ shortcut.

Side Note: As shown in the video, small text is poorly reconstructed so if you can, create a text element. Can’t figure out what the font is? Use ‘WhatTheFont!

Music ‘Let Me In’ by Grouplove. Used Quicktime for Screen Capture and Final Cut to put Video together.

Get yourself a Double Mountain Vaporizer next time your at the store. Better yet, visit their Brewery in Hood River.

Any questions?

- Shawn

Design by Shawn Ingersoll
Continuing with my JUNICONS vector icon suite, today I designed a galaxy inspired by the recent COSMOS series with Neil deGrasse Tyson (highly recommend!).
Chose a popular Carl Sagan quote to accompany the graphic and had it gradually breaking apart into ‘starstuff’. Font is ‘ClementePDaa’
Check out my other work at shawningersoll.com/studio
To get the background I simply grabbed my DSLR Camera, cranked the ISO up in a pitch dark room (makes it grainy) and applied a few Photoshop adjustments (exposure, threshold, blur) to mimic the night sky.

Design by Shawn Ingersoll

Continuing with my JUNICONS vector icon suite, today I designed a galaxy inspired by the recent COSMOS series with Neil deGrasse Tyson (highly recommend!).

Chose a popular Carl Sagan quote to accompany the graphic and had it gradually breaking apart into ‘starstuff’. Font is ‘ClementePDaa’

Check out my other work at shawningersoll.com/studio

To get the background I simply grabbed my DSLR Camera, cranked the ISO up in a pitch dark room (makes it grainy) and applied a few Photoshop adjustments (exposure, threshold, blur) to mimic the night sky.

Photos by Ingersoll Photography of Portland, OR

We had the pleasure of photographing Jessica & Mark’s wedding this past Saturday at the Anderson Lodge in Washington. Here is a quick sneak peek!

A beautiful location with some classy people. Drinks, toasts, good food, dancing, and sparklers. A great way to kick off our wedding photography for 2014.

Need a photographer in Oregon or Washington? Check out our work at shawningersoll.com and shawningersoll.com/blog. Weddings, events, portraits, family, etc.

Update: LINKS FIXED
Vector Design by Shawn Ingersoll
I have been working on my vector icons and wanted to tackle designing a realistic compact fluorescent bulb. Had trouble prior to today getting it to look right. Really focused on using ‘shadows’ to give it a realistic look.
Happy with how it came out. Thought I’d add some text to make it a little more interesting.
shawningersoll.com/studio

Vector Design by Shawn Ingersoll

I have been working on my vector icons and wanted to tackle designing a realistic compact fluorescent bulb. Had trouble prior to today getting it to look right. Really focused on using ‘shadows’ to give it a realistic look.

Happy with how it came out. Thought I’d add some text to make it a little more interesting.

shawningersoll.com/studio