Brandon Kocher is a self-taught student at Florida Gulf Coast University, focusing on graphic design, photomanipulation, vexel illustrations and 3D typography.
This personal typography piece was created so that Brandon could experiment with new techniques to make his typography more expressive by using abstract shapes and patterns.Created in Photoshop CC it uses the Pen as the main tool to create the bold shapes and structure of the piece.
“The image started with the flat text of the word Hype,” he explains. “Each letter is the filled with Pen tool shapes that each have a shadow and highlight around the edge for depth. the other blue effects around were added with soft brushing set to Linear Dodge or Screen around the edges of empty Pen tool shapes.”
Brandon explains his steps further