To finish the piece you can add some blood. Again, you can get away from the screen to do this. Splatter some red ink onto a piece of paper, and shake the paper around to give it some dripping/ splattering movement. Scan this in, and select the bloody areas then place it above your type.
The finished artwork, which delivers a modern, stencilled effect with maximum impact.
WHO: Ian Keltie is a commercial artist based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. His clients range from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to Nissan and the Big Issue. Ian’s images are graphic in style and photograph based but he also uses hand-drawn elements.
SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
TIME TO COMPLETE: 1.5 hours
DOWNLOAD FILES: All files for this tutorial can be found on the cover CD.
Did you know that the eyedropper tool in Photoshop works outside of Photoshop? It’s true and it’s an overlooked gem. To try it, choose the eyedropper tool and click inside your image. Then, still with your mouse button depressed drag anywhere on your screen to select a colour from anything visible on your screen.