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Photoshop Case-study: Explosion of Colors and Shapes

We have another awesome Photoshop casestudy for you today. Instead of a traditional tutorial, this is a case-study of the steps involved in constructing the sleek Photoshop piece ‘Explosion of Colors and Shapes’ by Andre Meca.

You can see how every detail was assembled, and how the composition developed over time. I hope that this provides an interesting insight into this great designer! Please let me know your thoughts on the piece and it’s construction.

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Note: A .psd is not included in the members area for this particular case-study, but files may be available for future case-studies.

About the Author:

Andre is a talented photographer and artist. You can see more of his work at his DeviantArt Page or Behance Page.

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  1. Vim says:

    great post, really like the creativity in all this it all comes together in the final piece, i like the different pieces and stages that are all put in this artwork, it would be great to see more case studies like this, and more work from Andre Meca?

  2. Tom says:

    Thanks Vim! I’ll definitely be posting more casestudies, and hopefully Andre will be willing to share more of his awesome work with our community :) .

  3. Hi there! Yes you can count on it!!!


  4. Shaw says:

    Loving these case studies Tom, Keep em coming. Very inspirational. Great work Andrea. Maybe you could do an in depth tutorial for PSDFAN? Even tho the pictures are self explanatory (for me anyway lol) It would be great for the site and for photoshop learners around the world.

  5. Micah says:

    I really like the amount of creativity in this product. Modern art at its pinical. However, as far as tutorials go there is no direction as to how the effects are created, no image resource list, and the tutorial seems backwards. Ending with the background and starting with front elements. I would really like it if a step by step display of which blending modes, brush sets, and images were used in this product. All the same amazing layout and color scheme

  6. Hi there Micah and thank’s for the kind words!
    The Step by Step is not gonna happen in this piece, cuz this work was made for a contest, and i don’t have that time now to do it, so i’ve done the case study in this one!
    But in the future i’m gonna make descritive tutorials! As soon a i have some time free!
    Thank’s once again!

    PS: you can see the image resource list here:

  7. Su says:

    Amazing and inspiring work. The composition is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. matt says:

    good job, Thnx:)!!!

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