Here you will find some links and ideas to some Photoshop filters and effects I have been experimenting with. As with the Illustrator section, I will do my best to also offer my own tutorials for download in the future so continue to check back.
I designed this graphic as my tattoo last year. It was an attempt combine elements from some of my favorite eras in design, in this case the arts and crafts movement and early 19th century Asian art. I was trying to create a chop or stamp like feel on the one hand and a sort of pseudo tribal tattoo look on the other. I was happy with the end result and had this tattooed on the back of my neck. After I completed it in Illustrator I decided to see what I could to it in Photoshop for fun. I stumbled upon this chrome tutorial and voila! Click on the images below for a closer look. Check it out how to make chrome effects here: http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/chrome/chrome.htm
"Cornichon le chat" (Pickle the cat)
This image was created for Susan Murphy, a friend of mine who owns a hand bag company called Viv Pickle. From her their web site "The cornerstone of Viv Pickle’s success is the ability for customers to design their own handbag – according to their own taste and style. With this in mind, the Viv Pickle Custom Handbag and Accessory Studio offers a collection of over 150 fabrics, linings and handles, from which customers can design their handbag. Customers simply select a bag style, fabric, handle and lining, and the staff at Viv Pickle will create their bag by hand". (For more on Viv check them out at http://vivpickle.com/)
I thought it would be fun to incorporate her pickle icon into this image as a gift. (She has a cat named 'Dill" yes as in the pickle ;) The cat image is a homage to Donald Brun, who is one of my favorite designers of the 1950s. Swiss artist Brun, created this poster design for Zwicky yarn which features this cool cat image which helped define the simple cartoon-like style of the mid twentieth century. Like so many of his time, Brun was so ahead of the curve, this remains one of my favorite times in design history. Here I recreated the cat in Illustrator (the middle one) and then took it into Photoshop and gave it that aged look using this tutorial. http://www.ehow.com/how_5320119_create-antique-look-photoshop.html