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The second piece in my series on typography, BLUE.

:bulletblue: This is more polished than my previous piece, GREEN, in the sense that the elements/background blend and fit together much more seamlessly.

:bulletblue: The subject, obviously, is text stranded on an island. Text made in Xara 3D, moved to Photoshop. BLUE is a matching piece to my ID, Journal, and Avatar.

I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it!

A little stock from sxc.hu

I bet ~DarkecoNeonight will like this one ;p
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Part 2 of my Epic Typography Series.

Part 1: GREEN

Part 2: BLUE

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:bulletblue:Technique:
First, I rendered each letter seperately in Xara3d. Then I started on the background. Blue color and a white-black radial gradient (Soft Light) in the center. I added a desaturated grunge texture in Overlay. Afterwords I placed the text in the middle, and applied a layer style for the face of the letters.
I added a pink layer (Soft Light) to the sides of the letters. Then with a hard brush I made white pen strokes (Path -> Stroke Path) on the sides, set them to overlay, and gave them a subtle gaussian blur and reduced opacity. Added futher textures, and white radial gradients. Using the polygonal lasso tool I created white rays, blurred them, and set to Soft Light. Then I went to sxc.hu and got some sand, pasted in it, and with a soft brush removed the hard edges. Next, I got a good image of a wave, pasted it, and copied it all around the sand, to create the illusion of an island. Finally I made each tentacle in a group, with a base color, shadow, and light (Overlay) layer. I applied layer masks to the groups themselves. And I finished.
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:iconnoraalgalad:
NoraAlgalad Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
featured here [link]
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:iconewebsoul:
ewebsoul Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
nice work

just posted [link]

please feel free to submit more of your nice work here
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:iconsontubby:
sontubby Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
do u have the psd format of this? can u uplaod it?
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:icondrama301:
dRAMA301 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
speechless, just looking at it. amazing job!
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:iconcruzerdesign:
cruzerDESIGN Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Interface Designer
Nice letters! Look chewy. :D
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:iconbluesnowgiesha:
BlueSnowGiesha Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
hello! this has been featured in Best In Blue! [link]
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:icongismonda999:
Gismonda999 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
u have been featured here :hug: [link]
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:iconzakflash:
zakflash Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008   Interface Designer
It's so cool :D
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
:aww:
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:iconduckofsuper:
DuckOfSuper Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Photographer
my favourite colour :)
very nice.
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:iconshadow-x135:
Shadow-X135 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Ooh this is cool! Are you gonna do black? lol
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:iconattoo:
attoo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
what about PINK? ;;
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
:fear: Yes yes!

Eventually
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:iconattoo:
attoo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I was jk :giggle: I just want my css :innocent:
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:iconcazilu:
Cazilu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Great :D You should make the ribbons into tentacles ^__^
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:iconmoltres93:
moltres93 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, these are awesome!! Are you gonna do yellow!?
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Eventually........:XD:
Me <------- Mega procrastinator.
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:iconmoltres93:
moltres93 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for yellow! :w00t:
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:iconypf:
ypf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
hey,nice. i love the blue lights
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
:XD: Thank you
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:iconspanishchick:
Spanishchick Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
wow!! you did this by hand??!!
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:iconyelsha42:
yelsha42 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Thats sooo cool! What's the ribbon-like thing wrapped around the letters?
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Not really sure :XD:. It looked too bare without those ribbons. It's less legible but more artistic :XD:
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:iconyelsha42:
yelsha42 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
i dont think it really affects the legibility, but it does look more artistic :)
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:iconolivie-marchal:
Olivie-Marchal Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
A M A Z I N G! Love how you added the textures in with it also how you made it look actually 3-D 8-) hope to see some other colors soon :-)
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
:w00t: Thank you, I think red is next ;p
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:iconolivie-marchal:
Olivie-Marchal Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
cant wait... is it gona be a fall theme?
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
I guess ^^ ! New avatar, Journal, ID, you know :aww:
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:icontenshinara:
tenshinara Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
TEACH ME!!!!!! -marvels-
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
:aww: Thank you!
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:iconrocul:
Rocul Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Looking good!! :clap:
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Truth is told :lmao:
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:iconrocul:
Rocul Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
XD
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DarkecoNeonight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
LEGEND!! :excites: That’s EPIC beyond words \*A*/ ;p

^^ that really cheered up my night, (I had a long night at work) are you going to do all the classic colours? cos if you are I’m interested in how your going to do purple :D
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
I guess I will eventually do purple :aww:
:w00t:! Thanks!
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:icondarkeconeonight:
DarkecoNeonight Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Sweet! just wondering wat colour are you working or going to work on next?
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:iconsneakytomato:
SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
RED :D Then I might do text like SKY, or EARTH. Purple will come eventually :XD:
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:icondarkeconeonight:
DarkecoNeonight Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
^^ Well i can't wait :D
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