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  • Design Process: YouTube Thumbnails (Tips & Tricks / Tutorial)

    Dec 16th, 2013

    Do you upload videos to Youtube or other video content sites? Usually they allow a custom thumbnail to go along with it. This video will hopefully help you think of, and design a thumbnail as more of a banner ad – or promotion for your video content.

  • Easy Photoshop Tutorial: Metal Text Effect

    Mar 11th, 2013

    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: […]

  • Easy Photoshop Tutorial: Smashed Text Effect w/ Rock Texture

    Mar 11th, 2013

    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 […]

  • Easy Photoshop Tutorial: Monster Text Effect

    Mar 11th, 2013

    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, […]

  • Easy Photoshop Tutorial: Simple Abstract Lighting Effect

    Mar 11th, 2013

    A pretty quick lighting effect tutorial. Very easy, minimal design element to add to your designs and backgrounds. When I draw live, I do it here: http://www.twitch.tv/EvanEckard Follow me on twitter and facebook for laughs and random nonsense: http://www.twitter.com/EvanEckard http://www.facebook.com/EvanEckardYT

  • Photoshop Tutorial – Circular Patterns (Shift+Ctrl+Alt+T MAGIC)

    Dec 12th, 2012

    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

  • Photoshop Tutorial: “Retro Futurdelic” Space Abstract Design

    Nov 21st, 2012

    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 […]

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