Inspirational quotes are great for giving you drive and determination, but they’re especially motivational when they’re presented within an artistic typographic layout! In today’s showcase I present 35 typographic quotes for designers to live by. Not only do these pieces of artwork provide great visual inspiration, the subjects also give uplifting advice on how to succeed as a professional creative. Which ones do you want to hang up on your office wall?
This week Access All Areas have a new collection of high quality Photoshop Actions to download courtesy of Shutter Pulse. This set of Matte Actions contains 25 photo effects that mimic the popular matte photography effect by beautifully washing out the tones of your images and adding various subtle colour casts. With just a single click you can give your photos the professional look, so it’s the perfect Action set to have in your arsenal.
Vector resources are a designer’s secret sauce, they’re the special ingredients that help you cook up quality artwork in no time! When you’re working against tight deadlines, being able to select ready-made elements when constructing your designs can be a life saver. It also opens up the possibilities for producing completely new art styles, which would otherwise be too complex or time consuming to create on demand. If you want to work faster and smarter in your creative projects, you definitely need to check out this new bundle of vector elements with a massive 99% discount.
A fun personal project designers and illustrators often take part in is ’36 Days of Type’, or equivalent challenges like ‘Daily Drop Cap’ where artists express their style on a new letter or number every day. Initials have received decorative treatment throughout history, with examples dating as far back as early biblical texts. In today’s tutorial I’ll take you through the process of decorating a letter in Adobe Illustrator with a range of vector embellishments. We’ll make use of some really useful techniques that you’ll be able to make use of in all kinds of illustration projects in the future.
Access All Areas members have a fantastic new resource to download this week courtesy of Josh Johnson. The One Click Wood Texture Generator for Adobe Photoshop produces gorgeous wood textures from scratch. Rather than being made of wood texture photos, this pack uses a custom algorithm for making layered, customizable wooden textures that give you unique results every time you click. With a stock wood texture image, all your projects will look the same, but with these advanced Photoshop actions, you’ll have fresh results every single time.
Earlier this week I announced the launch of my new Acrylic Design Toolkit after spending countless hours crafting it over the last few months. To celebrate the launch event, the pack was released at a special launch price of $10, before it permanently rises to $19 after 72 hours. Time is running out before this special offer expires, so if you missed the news, be sure to check it out quick and score a bargain! If you’ve already picked it up, I’d love to hear your thoughts about it. Have you managed to use any of the resources in your projects yet? Feel free to send me over any previews or examples of the artwork you’ve been making.