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Creative Typography and Abstract Swirl Concept Art

Joshua Butts, Graphic Designer and Photographer

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7 Videos (60m)
    • Introduction

      1:08
    • Creating The Concept Sketches

      4:12
    • Adding Shapes and Concept into Illustrator

      15:28
    • Preparing Artwork for Photoshop

      1:39
    • Importing to Photoshop

      3:08
    • Adding Shading and Depth to the Illustration

      25:51
    • Adding Final Touches and Glares

      8:15

About This Class

In this course, I will be teaching how you can use basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create beautiful abstract artwork that can be used for packaging design, posters, or fun personal projects.

I will walk you through the entire process of creating the shapes in illustrator and importing them into Photoshop STEP-BY-STEP. I will show how to distort shapes around text using the pen tool in illustrator, or creating everything directly in Photoshop without the use of Illustrator. I will also show you how to use clipping masks and shading to make the flat shapes appear 3D and have a glossy effect to them.

During the course I will show you how to use photoshop actions to make some processes easier. One of the actions shown during the video can be downloaded at the link below:

DOWNLOAD ACTION FILE: http://design.joshuabutts.com/design/SwirlArtAction.zip

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wow - very skilful tutorial which I will definitely try (probably in a couple of months when I've got a bit more practice under my belt) - excellent and hope you are making more tutorials thanks!
great class
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Joshua Butts

Graphic Designer and Photographer

Josh Butts is a Graphic Designer and Photographer. He currently works for a creative agency in Provo, Utah. He's worked with many people doing creative work usually involving illustration, logo, and web design. The classes on this channel cover mostly vector illustration but there are also many other valuable skills that can be learned from the other classes on the channel. Join some of his classes to gain from valuable experience and get better at design and photography yourself!

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