This post was originally published in 2016
The tips and techniques explained may be outdated.
Today’s Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop video tutorial is based on the metal text effect from the title artwork for the movie Fantastic Beasts. It’s a really nice shiny metal, almost chrome like effect with a mix of water droplets, lens flares and some really cool custom type that adds sharp scales to depict the scary fantasy beasts the movie is based around. I’ll show you how I made my concept artwork for Saint George and The Dragon in a similar style, from the type customization in Illustrator through to the creation of the metal effect using Photoshop layer styles.