- Brooklyn Tribute - "Unity Makes Strength"
Typography Experiment - From Sketch to Reality
- Hi Everybody! Here we are with another "Typography Experiment"! In this new project I had created a sketched type and then I put it in Illustrator and Photoshop to create tribute to Brooklyn. Here I'll show you the whole process that I followed, from sketch to reality. I hope you'll enjoy!
All the best.
- First Step - Sketching
- This is the original sketch about my "Brooklyn Tribute". Again this time like last one I haven't use my Moleskine®, but simple piece of paper with squares. It helps me to draw ribbons's illustration. After this part I put my typo in Illustrator and all become more detailed and clean.
- You can see other little sketches like the upper little ribbon with "HEART" tag and the other two lower little ribbon with "PLAY ME" and "PLEASE LOVE ME" tags. There are only test about my ribbon's skills :-) Before put the two main ribbons inside my illustration I just wanted to try how good I was in ribbons drawing! (SORRY: ther is a mistake in my sketch!!! I wrote "STRENGHT" instead of "STRENGTH" - Really sorry about that! You'll see it along the project too! Sorry guys!)
- Second Step - Illustrator
- As you know well the second step is tracing my hand drawing illustration. I'll show you step-by-step how you can do it. As you know this is the most exciting part because you can play with Illustrator to achieve the best result you want. Here I start with two main ribbons as you can see in the following screenshots.
- As you see, in this case I trace the edge of the ribbon and then the line that gives me a realism. This is the first time that I try this and in my opinion is the best way to proceed. Take a look at the next screenshot to see more.
- Now It's time to add some details to our ribbons.
- I do this with both sides of the ribbons as you can see then. Now let's go again with details: texts and stars.
- Now I fill up my ribbons to give more consistency to my illustration.
- After that I start with main tag of Illustration: "Brooklyn Dept". I do that with shape combine in subtract mode. It really helps me a lot every time because it save much time in this kind of things. Take a look at the following screenshot to see ho complete the entire tag.
- Now our illustration is complete. I really like this black and white version, so take a look at the entire composition but first look some details.
- I prefer this B&W version but I try to color my illustration anyway. The main colors that I choose is yellow and blue (gradient actually). I do this in Illustrator as you can see in the following screenshot.
- As you can see in the two last screenshots I adjust some letters to put a little part of them behind the ribbons to achieve more depth.
- Third Step - Photoshop
- After Illustrator is time to Photoshop to give some colors to my "Brooklyn Tribute". In this part I put all pieces together, add some textures and some effects. Look the following screenshots.
- After these adjustment I create a background with some noise and grey gradient.
- After that I create some shadows to give more realism and depth. I put the in the spot where ribbons goes near the letters as you can see in the following screenshot.
- In the end I put a global shadows on the "Brooklyn Tribute" tag.
- Final Piece - Colored
- After a little play with Photoshop to achieve as the best result as I can, the final piece came out. But before take a look at some details.
- This is the whole process that I followed to create my "Brooklyn Tribute" typography experiment. I really hope you enjoy it. If yes don't forget to share and push the badge! Thanks for watching!
All the best.
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