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Create Stunning Interlocking Shapes and Light Effects Using Photoshop and Illustrator

by Grant Friedman

on January 6, 2010

in Photoshop Tutorials Screencasts Tutorials

I am often asked to write tutorials demonstrating how to create some of the designs in my site’s gallery. One of the more popular requests is for a tutorial demonstrating the effects used in Equidistant; which is one of my favorite pieces.

Today, I am finally granting your request. In this 12-minute video tutorial I will demonstrate how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create stunning, interlocking shapes and light effects. This tutorial uses a combination of Illustrator brushes, Photoshop brushes and filters, as well as some creative use of blending modes to produce a truly remarkable effect.

Video Tutorial

Final Effect

The below image is a screenshot of the final effect that we will be creating.

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Resources Used

About Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.