halftone prints

Action Figure Tutorial

requested by anonymous

This is a Photoshop tutorial for how to create action figures and their packaging like in the graphic above.

The action figure is taken from a pre-existing photo and the packaging can be made from scratch, no stock images needed.

If you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to ask. And if you found this post helpful, please like or reblog!

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Here we go!

I decided to get a little more experimental this time. The idea of the two of them talking through the walls was an invitation to do a section cut drawing. I decided to take it all the way, and give it touches similar to what you see in certain types of digital architectural concept images. From there I just added textures that seemed interesting and dynamic.

The preservation of the halftone/newspaper print style coloring of Twi and Rainbow preserves that visual language, and contrasts it to the imagined world between the walls. The ductwork is slightly visible to them, so they can get a more realistic impression of it. The spaces between them are left to their imagination, hence it being more abstract rather than a realistic depiction of the sort of machinery and structure you would find between walls.

This was very fun to draw and color, and I’d certainly like to try an image like this again.

Plus…there’s a bit of a reference to literary horror in this.

Can you catch it?

cmyk look-alike tutorial (photoshop)

im making these paranormal buttons and i thought i’d make a tutorial while im at it. they’re meant to look like cmyk screenprints, but entirely digital. you can do this with any image, but i found that photographs look the best. give a cool vintage postcard feel to your pictures or artwork!

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We made another Photoshop for Screen Printing video! This week, we cover the glorious world of halftones.


Hey opening tonight is the Postcards From Space show at iam8bit!

All the details in that handy flyer I’ve included with my artwork so let’s get to what I really want to talk about: DISCWORLD!

I’ve been reading so much Pratchett lately that I had to draw the giant space turtle that carries four elephants that hold up the disc on their backs.

The artwork is kinda old school 4-colour printing with halftones and colours made via the overlapping of those four inks. It’s something I’d like to do more of in the future!

Anyway, there are way cooler artists contributing to this so you should most defo go and check it out if you can.