Instant Grit

Instant Grit - student project

I've seen some of these techniques sprinkled into Draplin's other classes, so I was excited to see a class dedicated to this topic. I love gritty, messed up looking designs!


I started out in Illustrator, where I built the design.

Instant Grit - image 1 - student project

Then I pasted it into Photoshop, added noise, gaussian blurred, hit the levels, and then applied the stamp filter twice.


Instant Grit - image 2 - student project


Next I added a subtle paper texture I had on hand, and added some color.


Instant Grit - image 3 - student project


That's where I called it good. Loved the class, and I can't wait to see what Draplin cooks up next!