As the TEN Season 2 campaign continues to make its way around the world, please find information for June’s artist, Alexander Otto, from Germany. However, this month brings an extra surprise: an additional artist from Australia! Fotolia talks to Justin Maller about his art – video to come out soon!

A tale of two lovers

In his piece, “Their journey”, Alexander Otto depicts two lovers in a dark whirlwind of love, flavoured with movement and mysticism. In this story about a young couple, Otto captures the individual moments of their lives, and traces how they came together. “My idea was to show the little stories that were important to them, which led to certain decisions, up to the moment where the two come together. Different places, different feelings change, physics are timeless. My work reflects these things and these stories.”

Born in Hamburg, 25-year-old Alexander Otto has already come a long way. Having worked as an illustrator, interactive designer, motion designer and art director, this multitalented artist is guided by innovation. Now living in New-York, Otto currently works for Agency R/GA as a Senior Visual Designer. He hopes to further improve his skills and move towards interactive movies and short films. His thoughts on the TEN project: “I think that the TEN project is great for learning new things. I wish back then someone had exchanged his Photoshop file with me, so I could understand how one or the other technique works. I’m a huge fan of tutorials.”

Alexander Otto’s PSD will be available for free download for 24 hours on Monday, June 10th  as of 10 am in your time zone.  Also, stay tuned for an additional artist this month, Australia’s Justin Maller!

Download Alexander Otto’s PSD and watch the tutorial here:


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More about TEN:

On the 10th of every month, at 10am, Fotolia sends out a free PSD created by little-known but highly talented world class artists, using images from Fotolia’s collection.  This unprecedented project allows any web user to download the source PSD file created by the artists and access the set of layers, graphic elements and style effects to use in their own work. The artists walk us through these visually stunning images, the inspiration behind them, and how they created them through tutorials and personal interviews.   So far, the first four artworks have been downloaded over 130 000 times on their release dates.

TEN was born as a community initiative through cooperation between Fotolia and two well-known graphic communities: Wisibility and Amkashop. TEN is also supported by national and international partners, such as Adobe, Behance, FJWestcott and Wacom.

As always, we appreciate you helping spread the word about this amazing project!  We’ve made it easier for you by creating some social media posts for you to choose from. Of course, feel free to make up your own as well!

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  • TEN artist Alexander Otto tells the story of two lovers in his piece, “Their Journey”. Download the PSD for FREE on Monday, June 10th!
  • TEN’s artist for June,  Alexander Otto explores the coincidences that make love happen. Get the PSD June10th
  • Digital artist Alexander Otto reveals his techniques. Download the PSD for FREE on Monday, June 10th!
  • Check out this month’s surprise artist, Justin Maller’s video here:


  • TEN artist Alexaner Otto from Germany tells the tale of two lovers #ft10 @alexanderotto #art #design #photoshop
  • Download TEN’s PSD for June by Alexander Otto, FREE on June 10th #ft10 #design #art @alexanderotto
  • TEN’s PSD for JUNE is out on the 10th. See what all the hype is about: video link  #ft10 #design #Fotolia @alexanderotto


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We hope you enjoy this month’s FREE PSD, available on Monday, June 10th for 24 hours.