For several months I’ve been following and enjoying the Photoshop artistry of Victoria Siemer, a.k.a. “Witchoria.” You can see some of her work on Tumblr, Instagram, Behance, Society6, and Facebook. I especially like her “Illuminated” series, in which she adds glowing text—often resembling neon signs— to what appear to be night-time photographs. So when I saw that she was going to do a webcast for Adobe’s Creative Cloud Events to demonstrate her technique, I jumped at the opportunity to see how she does this. (And since I occasionally do visual simulations showing night-time lighting of proposed building projects for my work, this was also legitimate “training” time!)
Since then, I’ve played around with this a bit, incorporated Witchoria’s methods into my Photoshop workflow, using my own images, with some different ideas about what the glowing text could “say.” Here are a few examples . . . .