Abstract Type Tutorial

Posted by Erich Shelton on Saturday, April 23, 2011 Under: Tutorials

Substance’s Oscar Goldman uses original photography and a little Photoshop layering to create hand-crafted, traditional typography that’s strikingly fused with computer-based portraits from the cyber age.

When asked to produce a tutorial based on the techniques he had developed while working at Substance, his immediate response was to develop a tutorial that had a strong bias towards “organic design”. After all, too many illustrators these days produce glossy fashion-orientated images.

“At Substance, we believe that the computer is slave to its master and therefore produce our images by hand – often incorporating analogue photography. Throughout this tutorial, we want you to consider firstly how you produce Photoshop images, and secondly how you interact with your computer. Hopefully, as a result, you’ll find ways to challenge the orthodox and fuse human spirit with the computer to produce something entirely unique. All of our images start with traditional computer set typography. These simple black and white prints are then processed by hand and augmented by the machine. This distinctive fusion of analogue 35mm photography and distressed texts works well once in Photoshop.”

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To browse other tutorials visit Computer Arts website, which has an extensive number of tutorials.

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Erich Shelton I am a retired adjunct professor from the University of Southern Indiana, located in Evansville. My favourite subjects to teach are obviously ‘Typography’ as well as ‘Graphic Design History’, 'Senior Seminar' and ‘Computer Illustration.’