The Daily Creative Challenge for Photoshop creating my first project on Behance.
Use Skew on text
The emphasis being on subtle changes that change the text appearance. For the background version of the text, which is simply enlarged, I added both a gradient of three colours and a little texture.
Create a mood board for Summer
Sitting here on a windy, wet day in June, my mood board challenge became a reminder of Summer days here at home. A mug of tea is always close by...
Design a monogram for a postcard
The letters are converted to shapes; this meant I could edit the path of the "b" to remove the serif at the top, and keep it aligned with the j. Duplicating the b and masking it meant I could restrict the Blend Mode (Saturation) so that it affected only the overlapping area with the j.
"Eh up duck!" is a friendly greeting I've grown up with. I decided to play a little more, and added a Gradient Map to the text, using the red and yellow. The background has a distressed texture, at a low opacity; I love texture. And then one final bit of experimentation; the monogram has a Drop Shadow in white, with full opacity, and I scrolled through the Contour options to get a faux, chalked outline.
Create a technicolour postcard
My result isn't particularly lurid, but I liked the combination of pink tones with the blue push pin. I drew the pin with the Shape Tool and added gradients, some texture and the shadow of the hole.
Make a collage
The signpost is from Winter Hill, and when masking I had the idea to add a third yellow arrow and have it pointing to the moon. Why not, eh? The moon photograph is from chuttersnap-pE8WW245aik at Unsplash.
I used a self-portrait for the silhouette. The village is in Cornwall, and I masked the signpost from Land's End to blend in too.
Make some marbling
Using Liquify to emulate marbling. The original photos is of red geraniums in terracotta pots against a white wall with a small blue brick area.
The first map is from a paper texture I made years ago, and gave the text all the fuzzy edges. For the slight, overall wave of all the text, I quickly drew my own map, very detailed and professional, ahem.... To fill the postcard I repeated the text with various shades of orange to red and tested Blend Modes to find a look I liked.
Here are my Displacement Maps...
Use an Action
And who wouldn't when they're as good as this! The Action, not the subject...
This fantastic Action is called Toon Artist by Nuwan Panditha and I had great fun playing with the colours once the action was finished. I am so impressed with the detail, all the layers, all the options - I've never seen an action quite this detailed.
You know, I think it even manages to make me look artistic!
This Daily Creative Challenge took place 9-19 June 2020.