In this very portentous—but not quite as poignant as next week will be—episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke creates the classic “That’s all folks” sign-off from early Looney Tunes cartoons in Photoshop.
We begin with two unassuming concentric circle shapes.
For the inner circle, Deke creates a blue-to-black custom gradient.
For the outer circle, he creates a red-to-orange custom gradient.
And then adds a yellow drop shadow to both shapes to give them a noticeable edge.
Next, he creates multiple duplicates of the orange circle using the handy Free Transform command, making a series of larger and larger rings.
Then he adds his hand-drawn-turned-into-outlines text.
And gives it a drop shadow.
Using a custom radial gradient, he finishes up with a vignette affect to get the results you saw up top.
Deke’s Techniques, that’s (just about) all (for now) folks!