This site is home to Evan Eckard — an artist, visual designer and web developer currently located in northern California. With over 15 years experience in the graphic design and web industry, he currently works as Creative Director for Adchemy.com.
A few different techniques and approaches to creating a metallic effect for type, shapes and logos. Pretty easy; takes around 20 minutes. “Pink Cheetah” pattern: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9d8org8xdgdqyg8/pink-cheetah-print.png Font is “Omen” http://www.dafont.com/omen.font Metal texture from Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-130370999/stock-photo-grunge-metal-background.html When I draw live, I do it here: http://www.twitch.tv/EvanEckard Follow me on twitter and facebook for laughs and random nonsense: [...]
A quick way to create a “smashed” text effect with a rock stytle texture. This is more of a stylized effect, rather than a realistic rock text effect. Works great for logos and art pieces. Stock photo from Shutterstock. Rock Texture found at Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-130267211/stock-photo-dark-slate-texture.html Font is “Chinese Rocks” http://www.dafont.com/chinese-rocks.font When I draw live, I [...]
Create scary, monster style text for fun using basic layer effects. Lots of little tricks and techniques are shown in this video that you may find helpful in other styles as well. Great for Halloween and other art project uses. PSD file available here: http://bit.ly/Z2w3gF Font is “Clubber Lang Expanded” http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=clubber+lang When I draw live, [...]
Shift+Ctrl+Alt+T is MAGIC. Hopefully you’ll get some use out of this, or be able to just have fun with it. The stock colored smoke photo was found on Shutterstock here: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-121099999/stock-photo-coolor-smoke-in-the-black-abstract-background.html Follow me on twitter and facebook for laughs and random nonsense: http://www.twitter.com/EvanEckard http://www.facebook.com/EvanEckardYT
There’s a lot of techniques in this video that I hope you can find some use from. The final artwork that we’ll be creating looks like so: https://twitter.com/i/#!/evaneckard/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2Fa8PeKbaI Many of the same techniques were used in Chaos Math background artwork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StNDQdKaXjg The stock Nebula photo was found on Shutterstock here: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=8992177 And the PSD is [...]
I’ve finally cleaned up the original photoshop files used in the creation of the wordpress theme “Desktop Chaos.” Head on over to the theme site for details and to download. Enjoy!