Sarah Barton

graphic designer/type lover

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Never Stop Learning

TEST

Love this class already! I worked through all of the videos to get the hang of the process first in a test piece. Below is the Illustrator file and final Photoshop file for this test.

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I'm not sure if a video got cut out by accident, but I'd like to figure out how the shadows should fall on the adjacent letters (like where the shadow of the E should hit the P). I'll play around with it on my final piece.

MY PROJECT

I started with some thumbnails of the layout for my quote "Never Stop Learning."

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The dark one is the direction I want to go in. I think I'll do the outline effect on "never" and an inline effect on "learning." I also need to make "stop" stand out since it's a small word in comparison to the others. I'll probably do that through the use of color.

VECTOR + ADDING DIMENSION IN PHOTOSHOP

Below is the basic font vector and the next image is when I added the shadows and colors.

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I found this funky color palatte when looking for inspiration. I might adjust the colors a little in the final, but I like where it's going so far.

I've started adding shading in Photoshop. It's hard to wrap my head around where the light source is and where the shadows should fall, especially with the curved type. I'm sure it's just one of those things that I'll get better at with time!

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DETAILS, COLORS + FINISHING TOUCHES

I made the stroke in "never" 3D and starting to adjust colors more. I didn't like how rich the deep blue/purple shadows were.

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Then I added the overlapping shadows, made a few more tweaks (like changing the color of "stop," it looked too plain in white), and finally added some texture. Can't wait to try these techniques again!

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