Graphic Design: Adobe Light and Shadow Explorations


After a long time of flat design with solid colors it's always good to share something different. Adobe and their Instagram account are exploring Light & Shadow in graphic design. It's nice to see that trend coming back and Andrew Footit shared some beautiful pieces where he plays with blend modes and shapes to create some very cool images. Some reminded me of Abduzeedo logo in 2008-20010, another reason to really like his work and to share here with you on ABDZ.

The Adobe instagram account is exploring Light & Shadow this month (July) something I enjoy exploring so I put together these Adobe logos using Illustrator and photoshop. I wanted to experiment with a certain technique using various styles of line work and blends. I established a base shape to work with and built the "A" and shading gave me the depth.  

Check out other examples using #adobe_lightandshadow

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Andrew Footit is an independent graphic designer based in Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in typography and identity design. If you would like to start a project or a collaboration project make sure to check out

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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.