Signalnoise Tutorial in Computer Arts #156

James White in Computer Arts 156

I’m happy to announce that the latest installment of Computer Arts magazine, issue 156 has been released and features the tutorial I wrote entitled ‘Creating the New Retro’. This tutorial walks through the process behind creating the image above, minus text and logos, and explains the techniques used to produce the layered colored line aesthetic in 15 steps. Check it out in the Technique section of the mag.

The issue is also being shipped with a free 2009 calendar which features some amazing artists such as Guilherme Marconi, Evgeny Kiselev, Jon Burgerman and many others. I can’t wait to get this on my office wall.

Watch for issue 156 of Computer Arts to hit newsstands worldwide in the coming weeks.


  1. vegazvegaz

    Can we see this tutorial without bought the magazine ?

  2. james (Author)

    Vegazvegaz, it will be up to Computer Arts if they put this tutorial online. So you will have to purchase the magazine to see it.

  3. can’t wait to see the tut! definetly i’ll buy the mag..

  4. The image looks fantastic! Can’t wait to check out the tutorial.

    Keep rockin!

  5. Wow… that looks stunning. They should have used your image for the cover, in my opinion.

  6. well done dude :D

  7. Very nice, awesome style and colors! Can you please do a wallpaper out of it? I need something inspiring on my desktop wall ;)

  8. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. I just love your style james!

  9. Congratulations. That’s quite an accomplishment, and you should be proud that all your hard work and loyalty to your other company is paying off. Enjoy it, man!

  10. Scott

    umm awesome dude!

  11. Joe

    Damn, nice. It’s too bad that the other 99% of CA sucks. I may make an exception for this and buy the mag for your tutorial. Grats man.

  12. Ryan

    Now if only I can find a store that carries CA where I live… So far, 5 stores, 4 don’t carry the Mag, 1 carries but doesn’t have new issue.

  13. Joe


    Keep in mind that CA is published in the UK. We’ll get this issue in the USA a month after it’s released over there. The same goes for Advanced Photoshop.

  14. FF

    Great tutorial, and now I’m gonna buy the mag every month!

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