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BLUE by SneakyTomato BLUE by SneakyTomato
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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NoraAlgalad Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
featured here [link]
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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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sontubby Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
do u have the psd format of this? can u uplaod it?
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dRAMA301 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
speechless, just looking at it. amazing job!
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cruzerDESIGN Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Interface Designer
Nice letters! Look chewy. :D
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BlueSnowGiesha Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
hello! this has been featured in Best In Blue! [link]
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Gismonda999 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
u have been featured here :hug: [link]
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zakflash Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008   Interface Designer
It's so cool :D
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SneakyTomato Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
:aww:
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DuckOfSuper Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Photographer
my favourite colour :)
very nice.
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