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So here is my Carbonmade.com banner. It is in the profile section of a member's account, and it is the image and link that appears in the searchable database. I wanted the image to integrate well with a black background, since that is the color of the website. I found the bright green and white popped off the page. The tea has no real significance, other than I just like it, and I like tea in general. I did not design the tea bags, but I manipulated them to layer on one another and cascade with proper lighting.
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My blogger banner
You can find this banner on the bottom of my blog. I wanted to use my logo but in a more exciting way. I wanted the eye to be intrigued by the color and imagery. The manipulation of the imagery is taken from layers of portfolio examples that are overlapped by my contact information. The logo is now on a three-dimensional tilt, no longer flat, with shadowing behind it.