Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Discover hidden depths in type illustration

Step 14 Adding a twist to the bottom of the ‘v’ reflects the twist at the tops of the ‘d’ and ‘i’ nicely. To do this, copy the tip from the ‘d’ and ‘i’, flip it vertically and paste it behind the tip of the ‘v’. Change the colour of the tip to brown to match it with the image.

Step 15 Create a layer and drag it above all other layers. Fill it with white and set its blending mode to multiply. Add Noise at 20% and desaturate the layer (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + U). Add some soft Satin to the ‘type_vector’ layer by selecting Layer > Layer Style > Satin, using the values in the screenshot.

Step 16 To complete the work, add some colour adjustment layers to bring out the yellows and the reds.

Charles Williams

Who: Charles Williams is an award-winning illustrator. He produces type and illustration for clients such as Volkswagen, the BBC, Nike and Adobe. He also spends as much time as possible on experimental work. Charles has exhibited recently in London and elsewhere in Europe, and has been featured in several type and illustration books, magazines and type/illustration/design blogs. Resident in London, he works under the moniker Made Up.
Software: Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2
Time to complete: 3 hours, excluding drawing time

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