Author: Lisa Hassell
Lisa is an illustrator, design writer & founder of Inkygoodness.
As Creative Director of Inkygoodness; an international platform for artists & illustrators, Lisa has curated exhibitions and events across the UK and Europe, showcasing a diverse selection of up and coming creative talent from across the globe. With a growing network of friends and connections within the design community, Lisa has contributed articles to numerous magazines and blogs and is a regular contributor to Digital Arts magazine, focusing on illustration and industry trends.
This is the first in a series of tutorials detailing the creation of work for Obsolete, as the latest set of art and illustration by the amazing Depthcore collective is titled.
Here Kervin Brisseaux shows how he turned a basic illustration into a retro-futuristic artwork in Photoshop. You’ll use the Marquee and Pen tools to create various forms, and generate atmosphere with glow effects made using Adjustment layers and Layer Styles. You’ll also use motion blur for a dynamic feel.
Adjustment layers and layer masking allow for maximum manipulation with minimal risk, and the skills you learn will therefore be useful in a many projects. The effects here can also accentuate other kinds of subtle visual pull in compositions.
The project files include Kervin’s initial illustration plus the full layered PSD artwork. They may not be used for any commercial purpose.
Time to Complete
Photoshop CS5 or later
Files for this tutorial are downloadable from here.