In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create a cool Double Exposure effect, which is originally a Photography technique using nothing but cameras to blend two separate images together by exposing the film twice in two completely different photos. The style of this effect has also become popular with digital artists, who can use Photoshop to mimic the double exposure effect to create a surreal image. Popular examples are the True Detectives TV show intro, or if you’re a Taylor Swift fan, you might recognise this effect from her latest music video.
I’ve been admiring some beautiful illustrations and examining the techniques the artists use to add details to their work. One popular shading method I’ve noticed is particularly prominent in apparel design and illustrations with a retro vibe is the use of stippling, where fine vector textures are added to build up tones and shade in areas of darkness. After seeing how effective this technique is, I created my own set of Illustrator scatter brushes to provide myself and my readers the tools required to create this effect. Download this free pack of 8 stipple shading brushes to easily paint grungy details onto your artwork with Illustrator’s brush tool.
There’s more new goodies for Access All Areas members to download this week. Worn Out Media Co. has kindly donated a pack of 20 minimal logo templates with a clean and simplistic Scandinavian style. All these logo designs make use of freely available fonts, so you can easily customise them for use in your own designs. They’re perfect for quickly creating merchandise such as t-shirt designs, or for any product or project where you need to knock up a quick logo.
When I heard the news about the Mammoth Creative Design Collection, I knew this latest bundle from Design Cuts was going to be good! This is their highest quality, most creative bundle yet. It contains 30 best selling design resources with a nice mix of fonts, vectors, textures, brushes, effects packs, mockup templates, graphics and much more, making it a fantastic variety pack to give you lots of new items to create cool stuff with! Some of the items included cost twice as much as the entire bundle, which just goes to show how much value you’re getting for the $29 price tag after that mammoth 96% discount.
In today’s tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create an illuminated bulb sign similar to those used on Las Vegas casinos and Broadway theaters. The sign will be created as a standalone piece of text, using Photoshop’s powerful 3D tools to simulate a hyper realistic setting within a warehouse. We’ll then add lots of subtle lighting effects to add a series of bright bulbs. If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in lights, this is your opportunity!
I have a brand new premium design resource for Access All Areas members today courtesy of Rob Brink, the talented Designer and Screen Printer from Brink Design Co. Rob has kindly donated Texture Pack Vol.5 from his Brink Design Co. Store. It’s a collection of 5 hand made print ready vector textures that are perfect for distressing your designs to create retro or vintage style effects.