The run up to Halloween is the perfect time to absorb some inspiration from horror films! Designers, artists and illustrators love to produce fan art for their favourite movies, and the scary film genre provides plenty of creative avenues for them to explore. In today’s showcase I present 30 freakishly good alternative movie posters and tribute art for a collection of horror movies, ranging from the popular classics to low budget productions (and a few fictional titles too!), with a variety of art styles and clever compositions.
This week, Access All Areas members have a new collection of vector textures to download, courtesy of designer and letterer David Larusso. The pack contains 10 detailed grainy textures that produce a subtle distressed look for your prints, logos, illustrations, typography, and the other beautiful things you create. Use them individually, or layer them to enhance the texturing effects. They can be quickly accessed via the layered AI file, or separately as a range of EPS files for maximum compatibility with Illustrator, Photoshop and other design applications.
A new textures, patterns and backgrounds bundle has just been released over at Design Cuts, and this one is their biggest ever! It features 45 best selling packs with a total value of over $3000, discounted by a massive 99% to leave the price at just $29. It contains 1000s of versatile tools for designers to make their work feel truly authentic, hand-crafted and visually interesting. The collection brings you so much variety that you’ll be equipped for any design project that comes your way, there’s a range of surfaces including vintage postcards, grit/grunge, old papers, paints, marble, as well as a ginormous library of beautiful patterns. Use them as backdrops to form a foundation for your artwork, or add the final details by applying them as subtle overlays.
I’ve been playing around with bright lights and camera lenses to produce a range of realistic vibrant bokeh images that can be used as backgrounds to your designs, or overlaid onto photographs to add realistic retro style light leak effects. This free set contains 30 high resolution JPGs, each with a unique spread of bokeh blurs in a variety of colours. Unlike the digitally crafted alternatives, these graphics have an extra level of authenticity with natural blends of hues and a touch of ISO grain.
Access All Areas members have a brilliant new premium design resource to download this week, courtesy of Carlos Fernando. This bundle of business card templates for Adobe Illustrator includes 100 minimal designs to help you produce great looking business cards with ease. Every ready-made design is fully editable, so you can edit the text, change the font and swap the colours to generate unique designs every time. Each template is ready for print with a 3.5×2″ final print size, bleed guides and CMYK colour mode.
In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a popular photo effect that goes by many names, including selective colour photography, spot colour photography, colour isolation photography, partial colour photography, colour splash photography, colour accent photography and many many more! No matter what you want to call it, it’s where a photograph is converted to black and white with a single colour preserved to highlight specific areas.