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I’ve been wanting to have some fun with the low-fi poster style that’s usually associated with punk rock gigs and revolution propaganda, but I couldn’t decide what to base my fictional design on. Then I saw the trailer for the new Rogue One movie and I knew I had to produce a Star Wars themed design for this tutorial! Follow along to see how to create a grungy propaganda poster for the Rebel Alliance in Adobe Photoshop with dirty textures, spray paint effects and a low-cost, hand made feel.
There’s a great premium design resource from a new contributor for Access All Areas members to download this week. Gabor Monori has kindly donated one of his most popular products, named Scratched Textures Vol 1. The pack contains 40 high quality texture files that have been made from real scratched surfaces, scanned at a very high resolution. Each texture is available in 4500×3000 300ppi JPG & transparent PNG formats, making them perfect for giving all kinds of artwork and photography an old and used feel.
Today’s video tutorial is all about Cinemagraphs, which are cool animated GIFs where the motion is restricted to a specific area of the image. You can make Cinemagraphs from any video footage as long as there’s a combination of stationary objects and looping elements. Ideally it will have been filmed using a tripod to eliminate shaking or moving too. Clips of escalators, subway trains, or some kind of repetitive human action all produce great results, especially if there’s other areas of the shot that can be frozen to enhance the effect.
Why do snakes appear in so much artwork? Maybe it’s their history as a mythological symbol, or their popularity within heavy metal and tattoo cultures, but somehow they manage to slither their way into all kinds of graphics. In today’s inspiration showcase I round up a variety of designs and illustrations that feature serpents in some way, including posters, t-shirt designs, product packaging and even some great brand designs. There’s a mix of different visual styles, from meticulously detailed hand drawn illustrations to simplified vector art.