Talented hand letterer Tom Chalky is back with another donation of one of his premium fonts for Access All Areas members. Rivina Brush is a neat hand lettered font that looks great when combined with watercolor textures. To help you achieve this popular style, this fonts comes with 30 bonus watercolor textures in PNG and Photoshop Brush format, allowing you to create beautiful and realistic typography.
The handmade look is more than just a design trend, it’s now a coveted style that’s used to produce stunning artwork for all kinds of projects from printed products through to digital web graphics. Mastering the crafts to painstakingly construct your creations using real life tools without the safety net of CTRL+Z can be extremely rewarding, but the time requirement just isn’t feasible for most design projects. It’s no wonder then why digital tools that recreate authentic looking handmade art are so popular. Tools like handcrafted fonts, texture kits and ready made illustrations are extremely sought after resources, and they’re all included in a new bundle from Design Cuts that combines the best selling handmade design resource products at a staggering 95% discount. If you want a set of professional quality tools to produce the most in demand style at the moment, this bundle is for you!
Blurred backgrounds have become a popular resource in the design community. They’re useful images to base your design on, providing a vibrant foundation to place a logo, typography and other elements to construct beautiful brochure covers, website headers and more! Rather than produce these blurred images digitally with gradients or a Gaussian blur, I used a macro camera lens to take completely out of focus photos of colourful objects to capture the organic tones and hues with authentic bokeh effects.
This week’s premium design resource for Access All Areas members is a set of cross processing Photoshop Actions courtesy of Shutter Pulse. The set includes 18 different actions for instantly applying cross processing effects to your images with varying degrees of strength. There’s a range of colour filters and toning adjustments to enhance your photos with a retro style appearance.
In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial I’ll take you through the process of creating a realistic cartoon character effect from a photograph. We’ll exaggerate the facial features and send the proportions way off to achieve that popular caricature style, but since we’re not drawing the portrait from scratch, it retains a degree of realism and ensures the result has a strong resemblance to the subject.
The flat style has been immensely popular in the web design scene, but it’s also a fun illustration style that results in cool abstract artwork which is perfect for infographics, icons or even branding. In today’s tutorial I’ll show you how to create a vector space scene and planet in Adobe Illustrator, using its powerful shape building tools to easily create the trendy effects used by Illustrators.