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Quake 3 Logo (Exclusive Tutorial)

Max Drawing Techniques May 18, 2007

Everybody remembers the popular game "Quake". It has been the most popular FPS game for the last several years. In this tutorial I will describe how to create the logo for it.

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) 200x200px with the black background in Photoshop. Create the new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and make selection 183x53px in the upper side of the canvas with the help of the Rounded Marquee tool (M). After that fill the selection white and deselect (Ctrl+D).

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Now make a new selection approximately 172x33 inside the ellipse upwards of the middle and click Del. Deselect (Ctrl+D).

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Now make another new selection which is a little bigger than the initial one. Make it a bit lower. Invert the selection (Ctrl+Shift+I) and click Del. Deselect (Ctrl+D).

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Next select Eraser tool (E) and erase the upper part of the ellipse, leaving the edges at about 40px.

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Now select Rectangular Marquee tool (M) and make two selections of 9px with an interval of 9px, then click Del. Then Deselect (Ctrl+D).

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Now make a selection in the shape of triangle from the central rectangle up to the top of the canvas using Polygon Lasso tool (L).

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Fill it with white, then duplicate this layer (Ctrl+J), then flip it vertical (Edit>Transform>Flip Vertical). After that move the triangle lower using Move tool (M). Merge two layers (Ctrl+E).

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Now make a selection in the shape of triangle using Polygon Lasso tool (L). Make the width the same as the central triangle, the height 20px less. Draw it beginning from one of the edges of the ellipse. Paint it white and deselect.

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Draw the same triangle from the other side.

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Now go to the Blending Options(Layer>Layer Style>Blending Options) and set the following parameters:

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That's all - here's your final result:

Quake 3 Logo (Exclusive Tutorial)

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