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Video Tutorial: Interweaving Text Effect in Photoshop

I recently created some artwork for my free subtle grunge brushes where I overlapped some text to make it look like the letters interweaved. I thought it looked like a cool effect so why not make a tutorial?! So in today’s video I’ll take you through the process of creating a fun design that combines the wording “Just another day in New York City”. The words ‘Just another day in‘ are set in a cool mono weight script, which are overlaid against ‘New York City‘ in a tall bold sans serif. We’ll then use a Layer Mask to erase certain bits of the text to give the impression that the script weaves in and out of the other letters. To finish off the artwork, we’ll also use a similar technique to place the typography within a scene of New York City, masking out the text so it seems to sit behind the skyscrapers.

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Video Tutorial: Trendy Folded Logo Design in Illustrator

I received a great topic suggestion on Twitter recently from Furquan101, who asked if I could make a guide on creating a folded logo in the style of Android N or the new Medium branding. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’ll show you how to create a design based on the letter M, but this folded style gives you plenty of options for producing various initials, or an abstract ribbon type icon. We’ll create the full colour primary logo graphic, then follow up with flat and mono versions that would be used in specific design scenarios.

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Video Tutorial: Selective Color Photo Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a popular photo effect that goes by many names, including selective colour photography, spot colour photography, colour isolation photography, partial colour photography, colour splash photography, colour accent photography and many many more! No matter what you want to call it, it’s where a photograph is converted to black and white with a single colour preserved to highlight specific areas.

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Video Tutorial: Custom Type Designs in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a custom typography design. Usually text styles like this would be lettered by hand, but in this tutorial I’ll share some secrets on how you can still create cool looking typography by customising ready-made fonts with clever OpenType features. The tutorial will then continue with some customisation of the type to add shadows, offset accents and highlights to create a bright and colourful text effect.

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Video Tutorial: Contour Map Effect with Photoshop & Illustrator

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to combine the powers of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create a contour map effect, you know, the ones with loads of lines that show the topography of the landscape. We’ll use Photoshop’s filters to produce the basic contour map effect, then we’ll bring it into Illustrator to vectorize it, then customise the paths to add various line weights and styles.

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Video Tutorial: How To Apply a Realistic Rust Texture in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial we’re going to realistically apply a rust texture to a design. This can be done with any kind of image, it could be a single colour logo like I’ll be using in this example today, or even full colour artwork or photographs. The technique makes use of the the Channels in Photoshop to make a selection of a texture, which is then used to erase the artwork wherever there’s rust. Because we’re using the Channels rather than a manual selection, every single tiny detail is captured, which produces an ultra realistic result.