Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1
Tutorial: Design Instruct
It is truly amazing how small things can make all the difference. Without the gradient shadows the letters look flat (and boring). With the gradient shadows the letters look 3D (and interesting).
One of the cool things about this image was how quickly it was done and it created a good representation of letters created by folded paper. I debated doing a whole alphabet… but decided there are other things that need doing…(like doing the dishes).
The other great feature is that this design is very flexible. Colours can be changed very quickly. The example below is the same image with new colours – total time for the changes – under 4 min (ok I don’t like the colours as much, but I am trying to show the flexibility of the design).