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Offline Dries

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The writing is on the wall
« on: July 02, 2015, 05:54:03 AM »



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.

« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 06:31:28 AM by Dries »

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Re: The writing is on the wall
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 11:19:44 PM »
Beautiful lettering! Cool presentation! Thanks for sharing.  ;)
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Re: The writing is on the wall
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 08:52:13 AM »
Very nice! You could've fooled me. :)

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Re: The writing is on the wall
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 12:23:25 AM »
YES!  I love this!

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Re: The writing is on the wall
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 04:39:35 PM »
Nicely done! I'm amazed!
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Re: The writing is on the wall
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2015, 05:41:35 AM »
Thanks you all for your kind comments  :)