To Illustrate a Point

I’ve come to realize that I have been subscribing to Photoshop User magazine since 2009.  I was going through my collection and realized that I still have some of them in the plastic sleeves, never looked at.  Why have something if you are not going to use it.  In the April/May 2009 issue I found a tutorial titled, “Illustration Effect on Photos”.  I decided to play with it.  Perhaps I should go through all the magazines and do at least one tutorial in each.  The only way you get good at something is to practice.  I spend too much time doing my “JOB” and not enough doing the things I really enjoy.

Illustration Effect in Photoshop
Matthew Grey Gubler

 

 

Photoshop Illustrated Effect
Ian Somerhalder

 

Gold Text

I’ve been working on getting my business cards made.  I probably would have had them done a long time ago, but I wanted them to be “perfect”.  Eventually I will have perfect cards, but for now I have adequate cards.  I have 500 very orange cards that match my very orange couch.  I like the orange, but it makes me realize that I have to calibrate my monitor.  These cards are ORANGE!   Yes Kymm, there is a difference between print and web.  I will post an image of the card later.

Meanwhile, I’ve been working on upgrading my skills.   I was reading Photoshop User magazine and I found a very nice text effect. (June 2011 edition)

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Gold Text Effect
Gold Text Effect

It gives the effect of gold.  It looks very nice.  I put the lettering on a background that I made using “clouds” and “glass” filters.