ABDZ 06 Strokes and Paths - Photoshop Tutorial

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Week 6 and here we go again. This morning while I was looking for some references or inspiration on what to do I saw a post on Instagram from the Street League, it's the league of street skateboarders. I loved the logo and decided to try to create something with the same style in Illustrator to learn how to do that. After that I just went to Photoshop to add some flare.

Below you can see the behind the scenes on how I achieved this effect.

Step 1

I started in Illustrator with 3 circles with 1pt for the stroke.

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

Step 2

For the outer circle I changed the stroke to be 5pt for the Weight and Dashed Line with 0.5pt for the dash and 1pt for the gap. For the inner circle, change the Weight to 0.5pt and for the dashed line use 0.5pt for the dash and 1pt for the gap as well.

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

Step 3

With the Type on Path Tool I added the text you want using the Type on a Path Tool.

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

Step 4

Here I cut the parts of the circles/paths that went over the text and then added the Abduzeedo symbol and with some paths I added the Since 2006.

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

Step 5

Now in Photoshop I pasted the vectors and changed the color to #04D9AE using the layer styles. For the background I used #19242D for the color.

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

Step 6

Here I added a stock photo from Shutterstock titled Black textured background by Valzan. I put it on top of all other layers and used Overlay for the Blend Mode.

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

Step 7

Now to add some more realism and old school effects I used the Layer Styles in Photohsop. I added Bevel & Emboss and Drop Shadow. The values are below.

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

Conclusion

Here's the final result. It feels quite cool for my new hat. Maybe it will be available at the Abduzeedo store very soon.

ABDZ 07 - Strokes and Paths

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Written by

Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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