Friday, November 25, 2011

el Diablo Chocolate Final Printing

This is a scan of the actual business card for my friend in Whistler, we picked them up from the printer this afternoon.  It is a bit different than my original design, as I was unable to provide the printer with a large enough file, so they had to recreate it from a printed copy.

So why? I did my original design in MS Word using WordArt, the bad news appears to be that you cannot save the image from Word into a usable image for the printing shop. If anyone has a solution to that please let me know.

The solution for any future commercial art projects is to use the proper software program.
I downloaded a free open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator called Inkscape. So far it is a challenge to figure out, but they have a number of tutorials built into Help, so will have to spend some time in the learning curve.

Please let me know what you think

My client wants to tweak it a bit on the next order of labels and business cards.

I am very happy with the final result, it pops off the page, electric. And my friend is getting orders for her chocolates, so please wish her much success, she deserves it

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

el Diablo Chocolate

Here is the business card that I designed for a friend in Whistler BC who is just starting up a new business. I don't often do commercial artwork, but she needed my help.

I got lucky and came up with something I was happy with right away. I like the simplicity, and it goes with the color of packaging that will hold the chocolates that are made from Fair Trade Dark Chocolate and nuts.

Front Label

Back Label

I am just waiting to view the proofs, and if everything is fine, the cards and labels will be ready on Friday for pickup.

I got a very good quote on this project from Presto Print Ltd, in Richmond BC.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Vancouver Portrait Lovers Week #6

This lovely lady shares so much of herself with us. This I feel was my best shot of the day, what a smile, too much. View my other photos on Vancouver Portrait Lovers Week #6.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vancouver Portrait Lovers Week #3

This week we met at Granville Island here in Vancouver which is one of my favorite spots on the planet.
There is so much to see and do at this wonderful venue. Again we were fortunate to have two lovely models to take photos of, and this one was my best of the day. So hard to choose only one, you can see the others at

For those interested in joining the meet up, they are now charging $10.00 per meet up to participate.
Lots of fun, good people, and some professional photographers that are happy to share.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vancouver Portrait Lovers Week 2

Week 2 of the Vancouver Portrait Lovers meetup was again a very rewarding experience. I was fortunate not only to meet more great people, but we were blessed with some great models who helped us make the afternoon a success at Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver BC.

This lovely Ukrainian lady is Annasttasey, from Russia. She delighted us with several hundred brilliant poses during the afternoon. This was one of the best ones out of 400 shots.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Vancouver Portrait Lovers

Copyright Terry Krysak 2011

I joined the Vancouver Portrait Lovers meet up group, and we gathered together at Canada place yesterday for our first meeting, and photo shoot. We were very lucky in that two lovely ladies were kind enough to model for us on a beautiful sunny day.

I joined this meet up group because I wanted to perhaps get better at photography, and to meet some new people.

The photo above was my best one of 700 photos taken. I can't believe I took 700 photos, too much.
The shot was taken with a Nikon D70 with telephoto lens, from a distance of about 10 to 15 feet from the subject.

I had a great time with the group, it was so much fun. If you live in the lower mainland, you might want to join the meetup group and join us.

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