The double exposure effect has been extremely popular over recent years, and has been a featured topic before in my inspiration showcases. Originally the effect was produced using a photography technique where two images are exposed onto the same piece of film, but the style has since been digitally replicated by designers in Photoshop, as I explain in my recent double exposure effect tutorials. I’ve noticed the effect has also been adopted by illustrators who mimic the trendy double exposure style, but rather than use existing imagery, they skilfully recreate the effect by hand and combine multiple illustrations into one layout to form interesting compositions. In today’s showcase I featured 30 cleverly illustrated poster designs that have been hand drawn in the popular double exposure style.
Access All Areas members have a new graphic design resource to download this week thanks to the design template specialists at BrandPacks. The Healthy Mind Brochure Template Pack is a collection of ready-made print design files for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, including an A3 brochure, A5 flyer, DL card, tri-fold leaflet, A4 poster and business cards. The colourful and energetic design is based on a counselling service by default, but this flexible style can be quickly rebranded for any type of business. All the elements within the templates are editable and all stock images are included!
In this week’s video I’m going to run through a bunch of handy tips to help you develop a faster workflow. A lot of us use Adobe Photoshop on a daily basis, but no matter how much of a veteran you are, you can always learn new little tips that will make you think “How did I not know this before!”.
In today’s tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a blueprint effect in Adobe Photoshop. If you don’t fancy spending hours construcing a technical drawing from scratch, this is a great technique for faking it. We’ll use some built in Photoshop filters to produce the basic outlines from a source photograph, then mix in some grid patterns and textures to enhance the realism.
There’s more vector goodies for Access All Areas members to download this week, thanks to another kind contribution from Adrian Pelletier. The Hand-Drawn Vintage Racing Elements pack contains 23 illustrated vector graphics that are perfect for posters, t-shirts, branding, and all sorts of other uses. Items include a detailed custom motorcycle, retro helmet, flaming tyre, wings, skull, and a range of decorative elements.
If you’re a font lover like me who just can’t stop expanding their collection with new typefaces, this new bundle is just for you! It’s a collection of exceptional quality font families that are packed with various styles. It feels like “Fontception” when you delve into each typeface and find fonts within a font, like the mega-family named Canvas which contains 9 sub-families, each with multiple versions! This Type Lover’s Bundle consists of 14 best selling products that contain a total of 193 individual fonts to be found within 29 font families, as well as an array of creative extras like logo templates, textures and vector graphics. With a massively discounted price tag of $29 from the total value of $1091, it effectively makes each typeface an unbeatable price of $1 each!