For today’s blog I used my original design of fox symbol as a basis for creating something more interesting. Below is my starting point:
So the first thing I did once I had the image in photoshop was to remove the border and then make a selection of all of the black areas. I coped this selection into something called an alpha channel and then fiddled around with it to get the channel looking like this:
(In detail, what i did was, I copied the selection to 2 alpha channels and then blurred one and used the other to get my original selection back. Then I could cut and paste the blurred channel using the original selection into a third alpha channel.)
- Ran a ‘plastic wrap’ artistic filter over this layer.
- Rendered some lighting with 2 white lights and 1 light yellow and 1 light purple
- Played around with the curves to get a chrome-like look
This is what it looked like after this:
Next I trimmed out the bits which look raised up, put them on a white background and coloured the fox a bit. I also got rid of the ‘Fox’ name underneath as it didn’t look great with these effects on it.
Now because we then had this on a white background, which is my preference, I needed to put in a shadow to make it clearer. Like this:
(All Images unless otherwise explicitly stated are © Jo Fox, 2015)