The Grace Gentlemens Club artwork shown here includes loyalty cards, data collection forms, listings, Christmas bookings and dance chips table advert designs created for Grace of Brighton on North street in Brighton.
I also created branding for a section of the club called Hoochie, which was a sports bar running above the gentlemens club.
I replicated and enhanced the logo used on their pre-existing site for their print marketing, so it would be recogniseable to anyone who had visited their website. This involved recreating their logo as a vector and then adding lighting effects to it in Photoshop to enhance it further.
I used a very subtle carbon fibre texture in the Grace artwork so that it highlighted the glows around the writing and gave all the artwork a classy textured feel.
They often had photo shoots done of the girls which I retouched by removing small blemishes or tattoos and other unwanted areas. I also performed some minor reshaping to remove the odd fold, crease or bump that looked out of place. I changed the lighting of some photos to highlight certain areas or increase contrast for a more striking image.
Another element used for preparing the photographs was to extract the girls from the background by carefully masking around them. This was done using a combination of the path tool, select colour range and painting out areas directly with my graphics tablet and pen.
The path tool is used to create a vector curve around a selection which can be modified with the use of point and curve adjustments. The select colour range was often used to select small spaces behind detailed areas, such as hair, and the graphics tablet was used primarily for removing large areas and for the finer details that needed manual work to tidy up.