Helvetica was my first glimpse at what typography is about. Through a 45 minute video I learned the importance of text and it's effect on the reader. It's not just about what the text says but almost more importantly it is about how the text is written. We started working with the simple word Helvetica and seeing how we could distort and destroy it in a way to still be able to read it yet it be completely different to the original piece. I think I could have destroyed the word a lot more than I did because although the words were distorted, they were not exactly destroyed.
This metal text effect was probably my biggest learning experience in this project because I didn't just follow the tutorial, I adapted it to what my design looks like. The tutorial was based on a text that was bolder and larger so I realised I would need to lessen the stroke and glowing effects so the effects weren't too overpowering.
This is probably the effect that worked out the best and applied the effect without taking away from the design itself. This was a really fun effect to make because by the time I was working on this I had gotten the hang of distorting and changing shapes and letter forms in photoshop.