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Photoshop Case-study: Metropolis

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 ‘Metropolis’ 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 its 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. Simon says:

    Classic movie and great design… but whats with the pink dot :)

  2. Melody says:

    cool, that is one trippy design…is this a futuristic city?

  3. Andre Meca says:

    hi @Melody, yes it is!
    If you have a chance, please watch the movie, it’s amazing, yeah its black&white and no sound, but it is phenomenal!
    I think there are parts of it on youtube!


    • Tom says:

      We watched it a couple of years back for my Film Studies course, Fritz Lang’s work is so visually impressive. This piece actually inspired me to start work on a German Expressionism inspired tutorial.

  4. Awesome Art work.

    To me its bit like 3D image ?

  5. This is a good tutorial, I’ve also watched this movie in my media technology degree, good movie for its time.

  6. Andre Meca says:

    Thank’s for all coment!!

    @Simon The pink dot was my visual expression for the movie’s epigram
    In other words It’s like the pink dot its the mediator! XD

    @Jane Thank’s, there’s no 3D on it! :)

  7. Is that a font or did you create it from scratch? It’s nice!

  8. mifre says:

    Nice done dude!

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