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"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves"

Carl Jung

Viceroy & the Tiger Lily

   This began as a photograph of a tiger lily from my back yard.  I used the photo crosshatching filter in Illustrator 9 to create a vector drawn texture for the values in the image.  I then combined the vector crosshatching with a diagonal gradient blend in multiply mode.  I then used the resulting black & white vector illustration (along with some more mask elements for faded edges) as a transparency mask for the original photograph.  I then drew the butterfly and frame on separate layers.  I targeted the butterfly group and applied a drop shadow to it, then repeated for the frame.   

Lamp Post

   This image uses the photo crosshatching plug-in filter that was introduced in Adobe Illustrator 8.  I then was able to combine the vector cross hatching with the original raster image using Illustrator 9's transparency masks. 

   This image is also displayed in the Illustrator 8 & 9 WOW books

Crossing the Water

   This image also uses the Illustrator photo crosshatching plug-in filter.  I then exported the Illustrator layers to Photoshop and combined the cross-hatching results with the original photo using blending modes.  The artwork was featured in the March 2004 issue of SBS Digital Design magazine


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Starry Starry Night

    This is my vector illustration version of that painting that inspired Don McLean's "Vincent" song.  This was done in Adobe Illustrator 7.

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Space X3

     This is one of my cool designs that I made while studying color.  The little ribbons there are supposed to look like they're going through the rings.

© Adam Z Lein, 1999   All artwork property of Adam Lein, unless otherwise noted.