Category Archives: Digital Image

A Digital Image is a image where all the content is created by software.

Strive To Be Your Best – Text and Image

Strive To Be Your Best - Text and Image

Software: Photoshop CC

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

I saw this Book for sale for 40% off – How could I resist?

I found this image quick and easy to do – but there a few tips in the tutorial I would have missed if I had tried to do this image without the tutorial. So it was educational.


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Heads up display eye effect


Software: Adobe Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC

Tutorial:  PHLearn Photoshop Channel –

The advantage of this graphic effect is two fold. Thanks to the Iron Man / Avengers movies the effect the seems futuristic, secondly the effect is easy (and quick) to do. I originally wanted to use a photo of Robert Downey Jr. / Tony Stark, but I realized that people would feel I had just grabbed an image off the Marvel website. So instead I used an image from the battlefield game.


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Posted by on November 10, 2016 in Digital Image


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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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Compass Rose


Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC

Tutorial: Spoon Graphics Blog

Most of my images I create for this blog are Photoshop images. There are two reasons for this:

1) I have done more work in Photoshop, therefore I am more comfortable in Photoshop (not that I am uncomfortable in Illustrator) so I tend to look upon experimantial Photoshop images with greater confidence.

2) There are more Photoshop tutorials on the internet and in books.

Therefore, I decided to do this image in Adobe Illustrator, if for nothing else, get out of the normal. It also helps that I have a thing for maps.

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Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Digital Image


Tattoo stye bird


Software: Adobe Illustrator CC

Tutorial: Spoon Graphics Blog

Once again, I have chosen an image that was created in Adobe Illustrator, even though my natural instinct would be to create the outline in Illustrator and do the texture in Photoshop. One of the most interesting parts of the image is the texture is masked to the bird shape. Masking in Photoshop is second nature to me, but until this tutorial I had never done it in Illustrator. In fact, although I knew it was possible to do masking in Illustrator, I was not 100% sure how to do it. I guess that is there important part of a tutorial, learning new techniques.

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Posted by on June 16, 2015 in Digital Image


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Give Me A Home


Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC

Tutorial: Spoon Graphics Blog

Yet another Photoshop/Illustrator image. The two things that drew me to this image was the modified text to fit a shape and the textures done on the Buffalo. Not that these two things are unusual, but that they both were done in Illustrator and not Photoshop (where I would most likely do these effects).

Side note: My great-grandmother, who was a very good piano teacher, tried to teach me this song on piano. I did not learn it, but this was not due to her failure as a teacher, but my failure as a student. In the end, all I think she really wanted to do was make my brother and I appericate music. To this end she was very successful.

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Posted by on June 12, 2015 in Digital Image


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Chalk Text Effect – Rule Breaker Text


Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC

Tutorial: Spoon Graphics Blog

Creating an image on a chalkboard is now very trendy. At first resturants put out a listing of their daily specials on an A-frame chalkboard. Somewhere along the line it was no loner enough to just list them with your normal hand writing. Now a chalkboard’s message had to include embellishments, fonts, text on a path and banners. Now a whole industry seems to have grown around having the best looking chalkboard outside your store.

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Posted by on June 5, 2015 in Digital Image


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