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24 Modern Marble Ink Textures for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a new set of textures to download this week, courtesy of Fox & Bear. This collection of Modern Marble Ink Textures features 24 high resolution macro photographs of the effect created by coloured dye when dropped into water and creamer. The result is a beautiful display of gradients and colours, which form interesting backgrounds and overlays for your design projects.

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Save Time, Work Smarter & Get More Clients with this Designer’s Toolkit

This fresh new bundle from Design Cuts has been designed specifically for designers who want to kick start their freelance career. It’s an essential starter kit that will equip you with the knowledge of how to run a successful design business, including advice on project contracts, pricing your services, and finding clients, along with a healthy collection of premium quality tools you can rely on for years to come. It’s headed by the popular Drawn to Business strategy guide, which is complemented by a range of company proposal frameworks, mood board templates, resume layouts, numerous UI kits, and a variety of social media graphics packs. The regular value of all the contents totals at $4,202, but a massive 99% discount cuts the price tag to just $39. At less than the average designer’s hourly rate, this toolkit will bring you an enormous return on investment!

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30 Cleverly Illustrated Posters with Double Exposure Effects

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.

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Print Design Template Pack for Access All Areas Members

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!

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How To Create a Blueprint Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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.