Artblog 6: A Game is only as good as it’s title art, baby.

A sweet game usually has some sweet title art! Rayman Origins, Halo, Gears of War, they all have iconic titles. Well now Echoes joins the party!

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How’d I do it? I cheated. (Well, sort of.) Let’s have a look.

I began with a free type face I found online.

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Then, I selected all of it, and contracted my selection. Then I made that contracted selection it’s own layer. Check lock opacity and BAM! you can start shading the beveled edges.

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After that we apply outlines and cracks. Keep the layers separated, you’ll be thankful you did later on.

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After that’s done, it’s time to add the highlights. These will make the image pop, but add too much, and it will lose focus and believability.

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After that, I added scored scuff-marks to add to the “Worn” look.

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After that, there are some layer effects applied, and a couple of textures painted on, and BLAM!

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We have our final lettering look. Now with the painted buster shot in the back, we have a snazzy title banner to wow the folks at PAX East. Hope to see you there!