Neons were invented by accident over 300 years ago when a scientist shook a test tube. At the time though, their discovery was useless because they had no understanding of electricity. It took another 200 years for the concept to be rediscovered, and they called their invention ‘The New Gas’, or, as it was known in Greek, ‘Neon’.
Regardless of how many times I see this image, its realism still amazes me. Neon’s are a great way to feature a title, logo or any other text, and in this tutorial we learn how to transform a simple piece of text into an unbelievable glowing neon, complete with wall mounts and a brick wall to hold it up.
In order to complete this tutorial you will need to download the brick wall image. This is a members only download, but it is free to join.
You may also like to use the Museo typeface that I used in this tutorial. You can grab this for free on MyFonts. Just click ‘Buying Choices’ and you’ll see that Museo 300, 500 and 700 are all available for free. I used Museo 300 in this tutorial.
This tutorial was originally developed by abduzeedo, so I must give credit to them. I’ve been in contact with Fabio, the founder of abduzeedo, and we’ll be working together to bring you more photoguides video tutorials of the amazing abduzeedo tutorials in the future. Thanks again Fabio!
All questions, queries and comments are welcome down below, and feel free to share your own creations either in the comments section, or by putting them up on the PhotoGuides Flickr group.