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The writing is on the wall

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This originally started as a black-on-white piece I did simply because I liked the contrast between the formality of the letters and the "street"-ness of the wording. When it was done, I thought it would look a lot better on a wall. Since I'm not the sort to go around tagging walls, I opted to do it digitally.

Here's how I did it:

* I used a vector app called Xara, but the same basic steps should work in Photoshop or Illustrator as well.
* First I got rid of the background by making white transparent
* Then I changed the colour of the letters to dark red.
* I found a suitable wall texture to use as a background.
* I then created a new layer, on which I placed the lettering.
* I adjusted the lettering's  transparency until it looked right.
* Lastly, I changed the transparency type to "fractal" to get the uneven fade effect.

Erica McPhee:
Beautiful lettering! Cool presentation! Thanks for sharing.  ;)

Very nice! You could've fooled me. :)

Bianca M:
YES!  I love this!

Judy G:
Nicely done! I'm amazed!


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