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Digital Art & Game Design: TRON Concepts

Digital Art & Game Design: TRON Concepts

We would like to share this stunning conceptual digital art by GMUNK for TRON. It was for and I quote: "create a series of concept frames for an Unspecified, Inconspicuous Mystery Trawn Project that nobody can ever speak of. The team’s approach was varied, as the brief was essentially wide open granting the boys the opportunity to frolic in the Trawnic Atmosphere; iterating and discovering some bold, unique, and fresh concepts that informed their massive output." On Abduzeedo, we deeply loved the movie TRON back from 2010, we are feeling quite nostalgic looking these concepts. Hope you will like it as well. Published via Behance is the work from the mighty GMUNK also known as Bradley G Munkowitz. He is a designer and director based in San Francisco, CA; being in the business for quite some time and Bradley is always on the lookout with projects and also experimentations with Vice, Adidas, Audi and Vimeo, light installations for TrueCar, Twilio, Tycho, Eric Prydz, and more.   Credits Production Company: Tool of North America Design Director: Bradley G Munkowitz Client: The Secret Sauce Design Director at Tool of North America for The Secret Sauce

Exceptional Work of GMUNK for Disney's Tron Legacy

Here at Abduzeedo, we never get tired of light effects, neons, glow and stuff from the 80's! This is a great example all those things put together by GMUNK for the Disney's movie Tron Legacy. GMUNK and his team, did a fantastic work recreating the past atmosphere of Tron and by also adding some new elements from our modern times. For more information about GMUNK, you can visit or simply follow him on Twitter @gmunk . click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video

Tron Legacy: Daft Punk's Derezzed Collection

Tron Legacy has really amazed me. I've waited for this movies the whole year and I can say that I wasn't disappointed but thrilled by it, and I totally wanna watch again and again. One of the main reasons is Daft Punk. I've always loved Daft Punk's music, and since I got to know that they were to score the movie, I got goose bumps. They have succeed to add so much to the Tron universe that it can't even be put to words. Anyways, I'm still astonished by it and can't really stop listening to the songs. Because of that, I went looking for all things Tron, and found some awesome images do Daft Punk inside Tron. These are amazing, and I just know that you all gonna love it. Enjoy! Cheers. ;) Derez (also spelled as Derezz) is a term to describe someone or something disappearing or dissolving, essentially resulting in deletion. The opposite of derez is Rez. Priscilla Tramontano Adrien Noterdaem Amber JazzarateGirl Priscilla Tramontano martialartist11 Tundrea Dennis Tundrea Dennis Robert Mangaoang ACM00 Ravin seph-hunter ToyBeast ToyBeast Medicom Toy Disney Download full size (2000x1349)

Tron Legacy Tutorial

Since the very first time I saw the trailer of Tron Legacy I decided that I would have to try to do something inspired on that, all those light effects were exactly what I always love to do in Photoshop. Then I saw the James White design inspired by Tron and I was damn it, James nailed it. So I postponed my little experiment, however this week I decided that the time had come and so, I decided to recreate the logo effect we see in the trailer. For this tutorial I used Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Cinema 4D. Pretty much all the light effects and composition are done in Photoshop, the other apps were used just to create some shapes and elements, so if you want to do just the Photoshop part, in the of the tutorial there is a ZIP file with all the resource files used for this image. Step 1 The first thing to do is find or create the logotype of Tron Legacy. I found a vector file online with it. Then open it in Illustrator and convert the strokes to fill (Object>Path>Outline Stroke). Export the file in a very low version of Illustrator, I'm using Illustrator 8. Step 2 Once you have the vector logo it's time to create the 3D version of it. We could use Photoshop Repoussé to create that but I decided to do it in Cinema 4D because I've been practicing more with it. So once you import the shape just apply a basic extrusion. You can download the Cinema 4D file in the end of the tutorial Step 3 One thing that was really cool with the Tron Legacy logo was that sort of digital pattern it has in the light effect, so to create that I used a simple Tiles texture for my material, that is a default preset in Cinema 4D. The color is not important because we will change that in Photoshop later on. Step 4 Here is the Objects I have in Cinema 4D, as you can see there is all the shapes with the Extrude NURBS and the material. I also added 2 lights and a camera to get the right perspective. Step 5 Here is the final render in Cinema 4d. You can download the TIFF file in the end of the tutorial. Step 6 - Photoshop Open the logo in Photoshop and now let's start editing and creating the light effects. The first thing to do is change the Hue and Saturation. Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue and Saturation. Use 190 for the Hue, 50 for the Saturation and 0 for the Lightness. Step 7 Go to Image>Adjustment>Levels. Change the black input to 30, the grey input to 1 and the white input to 131. Step 8 Import the vector logo and make sure it's black, you can add a color overlay through Layer>Layer Style>Color Overlay. Step 9 Go to Edit>Transform>Scale, reduce the size so it's a size between the front and the back faces. Step 10 Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 15 pixels for the Radius. Step 11 Duplicate the layer in order to make this dark effect darker. Step 12 Import the vector logo again and position it in front of the 3D logo, this will be the neon effect. Step 13 Go to Layer>Layer Style>Color Overlay. Use #86f7fe for the color with 60% Opacity. Also over the Blending Options, reduce the Fill color to 0%. Step 14 After that select Inner Glow. Use Color Dodge for the Blend Mode at 50% Opacity. For the color use white. Change the Source to Edge and use 0% for the Choke and 10 pixels for the Size. Step 15 Select Inner Shadow. Use Color Dodge for the Blend Mode with White for the color at 50%. Use 120º for the Angle, 8 pixels for the Distance, 0% for the Choke and 10 pixels for the Size. Step 16 Now, select Drop Shadow. Use Screen for the Blend Mode with white for the color at 50%. For the Distance use 0, for the Spread 15% and for the Size 30 pixels. Step 17 The last option will be Outer Glow. Use Color Dodge for the Blend Mode, 100% for the Opacity, white for the Color. Them for the Spread and Size use 0. Step 18 Now go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Hue and Saturation. Use 195 for the Hue, 90 for the Saturation, -20 for the Lightness. Step 19 Select all layers including the background and duplicate them, after that merge all the duplicated layers into a new one and go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 10 pixels for the radius. Step 20 Change the Blend Mode of the blurry layer to Screen at 80% Opacity. Step 21 Again go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Hue and Saturation. Use 7 for the Hue, 50 for the Saturation and 0 for the Lightness. Step 22 Again select all the layers and duplicate them, after that merge the duplicated layers into just one. You can do that using the keyboard shortcut Command (MAC)/ Control (PC) + Alt + Shift + E. After that just change the Blend Mode to Screen at 50% Opacity. Step 23 - Logo Conclusion The Tron logo is pretty much done, as you can see we were able to create the nice 3D/light efect as we see in the trailer and we used basically Blend Modes and Adjustment Layers. For the Legacy text I used Helvetica Neue Ultra Light with a nice teal glow. You can save your file and end the tutorial here, but I want to show you how I created the whole composition. You can group all these layers and name the folder logo. Also you can duplicate the group and merge it into a layer so we will use only that file in the end of the tutorial. As it has a black background, change its Blend Mode to Screen as well, then hide it. Layer Order This is the layers order. You can see that it's quite simple. Step 25 To create the composition like we see in the posters and in the trailer the first thing we will need is a city skyline photo to use in the background. The one I used is from Shutterstock and you can find it here…. So basically just desaturate the image (Image>Adjustment>Desaturate) and then go to Image>Adjustments>Levels and increase the black inputs and the white inputs. After that go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and use something around 10-20 pixels for the Radius. The idea is make it very blurry. Step 26 Now go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Hue and Saturation. Use 190 for the Hue, 40 for the Saturation and -50 for the Lightness. Also select the Colorize option. This adjustment layer will give that teal color to the image. Step 27 Back to Illustrator create a few rounded rectangles using the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Also create a few circles and an empty space where it will be the sort of highaway crossing the grid. Step 28 Copy the shapes in Illustrator and paste that in Photoshop, below the the Adjustment Layer. Also make sure the vectors are white so you will make them teal. Once you paste the grid from Illustrator, go to Edit>Transform>Distort. Distort the layer to get the perspective like the image below. Step 29 Go to Filter>Blur>Guassian Blur. Use 5 pixels for the Radius. Step 30 Duplicate this layer and move it down a few pixels and then change the Opacity to 20%. That will create the reflection in the grid. Step 31 Duplicate the grid layer again and move it above the Adjustment Layer. Group this copy into a folder and change the folder's Blend Mode to Color Dodge. After that select the layer inside the folder and go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 10-15 pixels for the radius. That will depend on the shapes you created. Step 32 Hide the city skyline layer and then select all the layers and duplicate them, after that merge all the duplicated layers into one layer only then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 10 pixels for the Radius. Step 33 Change the Blend Mode of that layer to Screen at 100% Opacity. Also make the city skyline layer visible again. Step 34 Add a layer on top of the others and with the Paint Bucket Tool (G), change the type to Pattern and fill this layer with a scanline pattern. To create this scanline pattern is pretty easy. Just create a new document of 100x4 pixels and then create a rectangle of 100x2 in black. Also make sure that the background is white. Merge all layers and then go to Edit>Define Pattern. Just name it and that is it. With the Eraser Tool (E) delete the pattern area that is above the city skyline, the idea is that the effect will be visible only in the grid and city. Step 35 Change the Blend Mode of the Pattern to Overlay at 15%. Conclusion Now make the Tron logo layer visible again and position it in the center of the composition. After that add a new layer and go to Filter>Render>Render Clouds. Make sure you had black and white for the colors. Then change the Blend Mode to Screen and the Opacity to 40%. With the Eraser Tool (E) you can delete pretty much all the areas close to the edges leaving only the area that is behind the logo and a bit on top of it. You can also add the same pattern overlay effect over the Legacy text to give that nice digital touch. Once again everything we did was done using simple tools and techniques mixed together, the most difficult part is understand and organize the thoughts, the software part is all about trial and error. So now it's up to you. Click on the image for full preview Download the Files Click here to download all files used for this tutorial

Badass Marvel and Tron Crossover Illustrations

When Disney bought Marvel we thought we would see some crappy crossovers like Donald Duck as Cyclops or something. But, man, we were sooo wrong. This is better (obviously) than we could have imagined. Marvel will be releasing special covers in Tron styles. Spidey, Iron Man, Thor and many others from the Marvel world get a new look for this homage/promo to Tron. And seriously, how badass are these? I feel bad for thinking that Mickey as Wolverine was the best Disney could do. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers! ;)

Amazing Tron Legacy Promo Designs

The days are passing really fast, and I know that when we realize, it will be December, and Tron will be moments away from its release. That said, I guess it's time for us to warm up for that, because I just know that this movie will be fantastic. First a set of billboards, then a set of promo images... I find these really amazing. The design line they chose is just breathtaking. But I wonder how do you like it. What are your expectations for this film? Tell us! Cheers. ;) Billboards Promo Images