Time to work on the S – because it’s the largest element, it needs to blend in more subtly. Grab the Magic Wand tool (W) and on the layer with the letters on, hold Shift and click between the lines. Once you’ve got your selection, create a new layer and go to Edit > Fill, and fill with white.
Now we’re going to tighten up the composition and letters by drawing a series of connecting lines. Create a new layer underneath the letterforms, grab the Line tool with a weight of 1 pixel and begin drawing lines connecting the edges of each letter. Continue this until you feel you have drawn enough and you have tightened up the composition.
To enhance the structured direction, let’s fill in some shapes where the lines cross over with a pattern. I’ve made my own pattern using an image of a water droplet, which is on the cover CD, but you can use any pattern for this. Using the Polygonal Lasso tool, draw a series of shapes and fill them with your desired pattern in black and make sure the shapes are dispersed around the canvas.
We need to add more yellow into the piece. Grab the Polygonal Lasso tool again and create a new layer underneath the patterns layer. Then draw a shape that is constrained within the linework we created earlier. Go to Edit > Fill and choose yellow, then set the layer opacity to 15%.