Digital light painting is the technique that can turn a dull image into an amazing and vibrant work of art that conveys a sense of movement and energy. This effect nearly always works well on subjects that are stationary or static but can be very difficult to produce on animated subjects such as people. It does take a very skilled hand to digitally paint a person with light, this is were Tony Ariawan comes in and excels.
Tony is a freelance digital artist and graphic designer based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He didn't attend any graphic-design school, he actually started out as an autodidact, the slower and difficult process of self-learning. He sites his influences from the beauty of the woman, light and color. He loves to experiment with many differnet styles of graphic design. Not allowing his lack of formal training get in the way, he now serves clients from all around the world, using his undoubted natural talent and dedication to learning new techniques.
In this post we are going to focus on his amazing and inspirational Light Paintings.
Digital Light painting by Tony Ariawan
Create Cool Neon Effects Tutorial
In this tutorial, on Digital Arts, Tony Ariawan provides a step-by-step guide to creating this look, using simple resources and Photoshop tools. He shows you that you don’t particularly need advanced tools to create this high-tech look: sometimes the simpler the tools, applied with care and skill, the better the impact.
Create Cool Neon Text Effect Tutorial
As Tony Ariawan demonstrates here, it’s not even massively complex to create a cool neon text effect. It just requires patience, skill with warping and transforming, and some excellent starting materials.
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