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Whisky on the Rocks

Blended Images - Dual Threat

Software: Photoshop CC

Tutorial:  Image Inside Text with a Twist from How to Create BADA$$ Effects in Photoshop

I guess after three sports related images a well deserved drink is in order. Ok maybe not well deserved, but semi-deserved.

The cool thing about this image is it’s great use of splatter images (for lack of a word) as masks, backgrounds and textures. The other cool thing is that the impact of final image is definitely greater than the individual images that make up the image.

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2017 in Advertisement, Uncategorized

 

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Elvis Letterpress poster

Elvis Letterpress Poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrfD5-FxNkg

My first posting of 2017 (mind you I did the artwork in late 2016… sigh).

Speaking of the past, letterpress printing is a style of printing that was popular before the more flexable offset printing took over (which has been replaced by digital printing). Letterpress can trace it’s roots back to Gutenburg in the 1400’s. One of the features of letterpress is it’s texture, colour overlays and sublity of colour variations.

One company who took advantage (and is still taking advantage) of the letterpress printing is the Hatch Show Print company (Nashville)  who in the 1920’s to the 1960’s created lots of posters for the various vaudville and country music acts. The Hatch Show Print Company made posters for Hank Snow, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more. This poster is an attempt to create some of the style of a Johnny Cash poster that the Hatch company created in the 1960’s.

I find it amusing that we use extreamly accuriate digital tools to recreate a style of printing that was popular before computers were invented.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Advertisement, music poster

 

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Burnt logo

Woodgrain texture for retro-revival and maybe for wild-west

Logo “burnt” into wood

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers Volume II

I saw this lesson on creating a similar image, but with a Jack Daniels logo. I decided that I had to create a version using the Hudson Bay logo for a number of reasons: 1) it is Canadian, 2) They did brand boxes with the logo, 3) I see a Hudson Bay shop selling their old style branded products almost every day and this is the type of stuff they would have in their store.

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Advertisement, Digital Image

 

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Magic Light

magic-light-girl

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: psdbox.com

Half way through this image a thought came to me – This image is about light, but all images created on a computer are about light, but this this one makes it obvious.

I have liked what Wrigley has done with the print and television advertising of 5 gum. I felt that this image would  fit with their advertising style.

 

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Advertisement, Digital Image

 

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50’s SCI-FI Posters

Sci-fi-GODZILLA-Poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel

When it comes to SCI-FI movies, the 1950’s monster movies were pretty cheesie, but Godzilla was better than most. He is very good cheese, in fact you could call him fromage. And yes Godzilla is “The King of Monsters”  and if you want argue you can take it up with the big guy!

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Breaking Bad Style Poster

Breaking-Bad-Poster

 

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Tutvid YouTube Channel

There is only so much TV one can watch and Breaking Bad has despite great reviews has not made my list. I saw this image and felt it was one worth doing.

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Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Advertisement, Digital Image

 

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Phone Advertisement

phone-ad1 phone-ad2

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Tutorial: Photoshop CS4 Down and Dirty Tricks

I’ve said it before, but I guess I will have to keep saying it. The true power of Photoshop is how it allows you try different things – in this case the time to change backgrounds… about 5 seconds. When you think about it… it is pretty cool.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Advertisement, Digital Image

 

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