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 a High Flying Snowboard IllustrationPreview
    We all know the typical "flying snowboarder through the air" photo. Add a lens flare, and you've got it made! In this tutorial we're giving the ol' concept a spin by using wavy lines that suggest motion and paint splatters for snow. Let's get to it!Read More…
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    Design a Rocket-Powered Retrofuturistic Digital IllustrationPreview
    Retrofuturism is a topic that has always fascinated me. In this tutorial, we'll go through the steps of recreating my own experiment in this style. After making the 3D typography in Illustrator, we'll use Photoshop to create an out-of-this-world digital illustration on the topic of space exploration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Digitally Illustrate a Camera with Light StreaksPreview
    Without a doubt, digital illustration and art is a big part of any Photoshop oriented community. A great way to get started on that road is to create as much as possible using Photoshop's unique tools. Let's make good use of them and learn one way of featuring a digital camera with glowing beams of light.Read More…
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    How to Make 3D Neon Light TypographyDesign and illustration
    Neon lights have always been a fascinating spectacle of light, and often difficult to photograph. Well, there is no need for a camera here, since we'll learn how to create 3D neon type from scratch.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create and Then Shatter a Grid, while Making a Typographic PosterPreview
    Let's get our own share of typography with this dark and grungy poster. No, this is not your typical design, as we'll be 'breaking the grid' in hope of creating a dynamic and exciting layout. So grab the usual tools of the trade, Photoshop and Illustrator, and follow these steps into creating your own solution.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make an Inspiring Artistic Poster with Drawn ElementsPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll create drawn elements, use design brushes, bring them into Photoshop, and merge them into a unique poster composition that feels hand-made, stylistically unified, and personalized. The techniques here are focused on creating an original artistic illustration. Let's see how this poster design was created.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design an Album Cover Using SpectrogramsPreview
    How would you illustrate sounds? Would you make them as musical notes, key signatures, elegant swirls, or wild swooshes? Well let's put away all those for now and look at spectrograms - audio recordings in visual format. We'll be using these in designing a cover for a solo piano album entitled The Storm. And to top things off, we'll also display the cover in a Photoshop enhanced environment.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Energy Drink Ad DesignPreview
    Featuring a product in an ad is a common task for any designer. In this tutorial, we'll look at a flexible design solution that you can use to create one for an energy drink. It relies on a combination of the Difference Blending Mode and the Radial Blur Filter to achieve unique colors, contrast, and lighting.Read More…