When combining bright and bold Photoshop effects with graphic and photographic elements, you need to be extremely careful if you want to avoid the end result looking like a dog’s dinner. 

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Here illustrator Gordon Reid details how he mixes such components to create a work based around a theme of time travel, applying a psychedelic look based on a retro-futuristic sense of what travelling in time entails. 

Time to complete 

2-3 hours


Photoshop CS5 or later, Illustrator CS5

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