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.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment - Part IIPreview
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    We're back with the second half of our Steampunk style type experiment! In this Part II, we'll generate realistic textures and create a fitting scene for our text. Let's get right to it!Read More…
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    Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment - Part IPreview
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    Whether or not you're a Steampunk fan, this two part tutorial is sure to test your knowledge on Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Photoshop. In the first half, we're going to customize a Blackletter font and create 3D text with vector shapes. There's lots to do, so let's start with the first part of this two-part series!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Enhance Photos With a Pen Tablet - Screencast327 tiger tablet
    "Have you ever come across a photo where all the highlights and shadows seem just too good to be true? If it's not HDR processing, it's pen tablet magic. Find out in this tutorial how to give a regular image a subtle, artistic feel with some clever brush work. Read more after the jump!"Alex BeltechiRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Enhance Photos With a Pen TabletTiger
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    Have you ever come across a photo where all the highlights and shadows seem just too good to be true? If it's not HDR processing, it's pen tablet magic. Find out in this tutorial how to give a regular image a subtle, artistic feel with some clever brush work. Read more after the jump!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Changing Actions Wallpaper by Alex BeltechiPreview
    I've put together a wallpaper design free for all to download free. It illustrates various environments blended together in inside the 3D text "Actions," and serves to remind us that it's time to start Changing our Actions to avoid continued climate and environmental issues our world faces. This download is part of Blog Action Day, which this year is focused on "Climate Change." Learn more at the jump, and download this wallpaper!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Intense Movie Poster in PhotoshopPreview
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    Designers love to be critical about movie posters, and while you may think you have better ideas about how to sell a movie to an audience, how many times have you actually tried doing it? In this tutorial, we're going to create a poster for a fictional movie called "Fugitive." The movie is meant to be a suspenseful thriller that features one's escape under the cover of darkness, despite man's attempt to capture the lone hero. Thin and cheesy plot? Check. Awesome opportunity to better your PSD skills? You got it!Read More…
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    How to Create a One-of-a-Kind Twitter Background in PhotoshopPreview
    If you're on twitter and reading this blog, chances are you've already customized your profile with a cool twitter background. In this tutorial, we'll create one of our own around a central mascot: a highly detailed twitter bird, that you'll have to draw yourself! Get ready to do much more than clicking in this artistic tutorial!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Design a Stunning, 3D, Sunset Type IllustrationPreview
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    Today we're going to run through multiple platforms to create a warm and sunny typographic treatment. We'll use C4D to create the text, Illustrator for several decorative motifs, and Photoshop to bring them all together. Let's get our hands into creating this warm type illustration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Organic Lettering Using Photo Manipulation TechniquesDesign and illustration
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    After experimenting with typographic illustrations, and finding myself still in the mood for something similar, I figured it was a good time to create an illustration based on lettering. With typography, you rely on a typeface that dictates the style of the illustration you want to make.Read More…
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    How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic IllustrationPreview
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    When looking for top quality content, you're usually forced to pay for your resources. They're generally better and easier to work with, and offer a wider range of use. Sometimes though, you can find the same level of quality at zero cost, and it's exactly what we're going to do today. We're going to create a detailed illustration with free gifts and self made goodies.Read More…
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    Create an Asian Inspired Illustration with ImpactPreview
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    While creating things from scratch is an awesome way to showcase your style and technique, using stock photos is an easier way to add impacting detail to your work. To be able to do all that, we'll be using various ways to separate photos from their backgrounds, manipulating them and altering the overall lighting, contrast, and color balance to finish off this complex illustration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    CMYK Process Printing for the Emerging T-Shirt DesignerDesign and illustration
    T-shirt design is the new hot topic on the web, and missing out on this big catch would be a shame. In this tutorial, we'll create a design by mixing some awesome resources and using our artistic eye for color and composition.Read More…