The Naaila 2010 - Graffiti Alphabet vs Digital Artist

digital, graffiti alphabetTwo heads are always better than one… Digital artist Ben Miners teams up with graffiti artist Daim and uses Photoshop and Cinema 4D to demonstrate just how effective artistic collaboration can be

By combining a photo of beautiful street art by graffiti artist Daim ( with the techniques of Cinema 4D and Photoshop, I hope to encourage you to work with other creatives and produce similar collaborative pieces of your own.

Adopting this technique will bring a fresh approach to your work that won’t be lost on your clients. But it’s not as easy as it looks, so it’s important to understand what’s involved… This tutorial aims to explain, step by step, how to create such a project, from choosing an artist to work with to combining their work with yours in Cinema 4D and Photoshop. You’ll then be shown how to use this image as a background canvas.

Taking a more organic approach to your work, you’ll make lots of sketch marks, as if using a pencil on paper, and experiment with new materials. You’ll add some 3D elements in Cinema 4D, but most of the work will be done in Photoshop – making the most of lighting, textures and layering, and learning how to build up a 3D effect. You’ll also see how best to combine elements using Photoshop’s extensive blending options.