Fly or Die

Photoshop+Illustrator.   Desaturated skull and adjusted contrast in Photoshop before 'Image Tracing' it in Illustrator.  Same with the drone frame.    Default grunge brushes in Illustrator for the blood skids.  Applied white stroke and a drop shadow.  Gradient background with metal grate texture applied with 'Texturino' by Astute Graphics.

Creepy crawlers

Adobe Illustrator.   Traced shapes off a photo of spider.  Shapes tool, pen tool, pencil tool were all used to form all the parts.  Duplicated some of the legs to save time.   Lots of gradients to fade colors to give volume.  Web was basic paths for the first few lines then duplicated with the... Continue Reading →

Cats in Space: Cupcakes & Milkshakes

Adobe Photoshop.  Space background.  Added cupcakes photo and shakes photo; removed backgrounds from original photos.   Applied ‘cartoon’ Action to everything to give it a graphic look.  Layer blending ‘Outer Glow’ on the cat and closest cupcake.  Used ‘Curves’ on the food to darken them.   Burn/dodge tool to paint darkness/light where needed.

Cats in Space: Burger joint

Adobe Photoshop.  Space background.  Added burger photo, fries photo, shake photo and removed backgrounds from original photos.   Applied 'cartoon' Action to everything to give it a graphic look.  Layer blending 'Outer Glow' on the cat.  Used 'Curves' on the food to darken them.   Burn/dodge tool to paint darkness/light where needed.

Whom

Photoshop+Illustrator.  Photoshop:  Owl, flowers and leaves were photos, backgrounds removed.  I used a 'cartoon' Action I purchased to give it more of a graphic look.   Sharpen tool, Vibrance/Saturation   adjustment layer, drop shadows.   Then I brought it into Illustrator to do the text and glasses.   Drop shadows,  Appearance panel strokes, 'black' stroke... Continue Reading →

In Rust We Trust

Adobe Illustrator.  Sickamore font.  Gradient, 0% opacity knockout stroke, appearance panel multiple stroke.   Vectorized ink splatters.   Vectorized a pencil drawing of a skull using Adobe Capture app.    I think the distress was created in Adobe Capture also- it's amazing for creating a library of textures quickly.  Texture applied with plugin called 'Texturino'... Continue Reading →

Custom Holiday Poop Emoji

Adobe Illustrator.   Shape tool to make circles for eyes, noses, mouths.  Pen tool and pencil tool for custom shapes.  Outer glow, drop shadows/   Vectorized  snowflakes.  Textures in the turkey wings applied with 'Texturino' plugin by Astute Graphics.

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