Illustrator and designer Gordon Reid – aka Middle Boop – has developed a solid reputation, with an international client list that includes the BBC, Red Bull and American Express.

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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