Alex Beltechi
Alex is a multi-skilled designer and digital artist currently working out of Bucharest, Romania. His work is dedicated to direction, design and image making and is specialized in typography and lettering. He works directly with clients and agencies from around the world on both large and small projects and is mostly fascinated by the extraordinary and experimental.
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Light Painted Typography From Scratch in PhotoshopLightpaintingtextpreview
    If you’ve ever attempted to write words using traditional light painting photography techniques, you probably know how challenging it can be to create words that are easy to read. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how you can create a similar look without a camera and tripod. Let’s get started!Read More…
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    Create a Magazine Cover, Inner Spread With Mock-Ups in Adobe InDesignIsometric tut mockupreview
    In the second of our two part tutorial, I'm going to show you how to use our cityscape graphic to create a magazine cover and then two versions of an inner spread in Adobe InDesign. I'll then go on to create a mock up in Photoshop.Read More…
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    How to Create an Abstract Isometric Cityscape in Adobe IllustratorIsometric tut preview
    In the first of a two part tutorial, we're going to be creating an isometric style illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. In our second tutorial, we'll use this graphic to create a cover and inside spread of a magazine in InDesign. Read More…
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    Create Elegant Leafy Lettering in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    Illustrator and Photoshop work extremely well together. In this tutorial we will use both apps to produce elegant leafy lettering that can be used for a variety of projects. Read More…
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    Design a Retro Typographic Poster Using 3D Elements in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    Before we get started, I need to issue a fair warning. If I were to go into full detail, this tutorial would consist in 3, maybe four long parts. I've compressed the 3D creation part so that it's more of a hint at how to create the objects, and not so much a detailed description of the tools.Read More…
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    Create a Majestic Script in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    Custom typography can be a lot of fun to create. In this unique tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a custom script in Photoshop in three different styles based on the same lettering layout. The result will be a clean, grungy, and distressed text effect. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Create Typography That’s Going Down the DrainDesign and illustration
    Today I'm going to show you how to create another typographic treatment from scratch using pipes and hoses for letters. In this tutorial you will learn how to plan paths in Illustrator, model them in Cinema 4D and bring them alive in Photoshop.Read More…
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    Turn a Photo Into a Nature Inspired IllustrationDesign and illustration
    With all the stock sites freely available to us, we tend to forget that we can actually make everything ourselves. The problem with sticking solely to online resources is that once two pieces are based on the same image, they are alike no matter what you do to them.Read More…
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    How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration - Part 2Preview
    In the second part of this tutorial series, we're going to bring this treatment to life with some color. Stick around to learn about casting shadows and highlights through abstract color shapes.Read More…
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    How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration - Part 1Preview
    In this two part tutorial, we're going to look at how to create a brief typographic message from scratch. In part one we'll go over the basics of constructing the letterforms.Read More…
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    Draw a Woodcut-Inspired Typographic Illustration in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    A popular method of drawing screen-printable illustrations is one inspired by woodcut illustration. While this method is usually made of black-only printing, we're going to create a four-color line-art typographic treatment.Read More…
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    Create a Rationalized, Geometric Wordmark and AmbigramDesign and illustration
    Creating your own graphic identity is never an easy feat. In fact, it might be the hardest thing you've ever done. There is usually no deadline - just a pretentious client with irrational expectations: yourself.Read More…