Today is a great day to be an Access All Areas member! Dustin Lee from RetroSupply has kindly donated the popular Atomic Age Print Kit for members to download. It’s a powerful PSD that allows you to create authentic halftone and textured ink overlays with one click! What’s more, this comprehensive pack comes with 2 bonuses; The Atomic Age Refill pack contains additional textures, and a full set of high resolution Atomic Halftone Brushes. To round off the pack, it also includes handy instructions and a video tutorial to show you exactly how to apply the effects to your own work.
In today’s video tutorial I explain how to create a realistic painted watercolor effect in Photoshop. We’ll use a variety of filters to replicate the mottled appearance of real life watercolour paintings. This technique works particularly well with landscape images, which are also a popular subject for real life watercolour paintings. If you want to save some time, check out my free Artistic Photo Effect Actions, which includes a ready made script for this watercolour effect, along with other painted, inked and sketched styles.
Vector graphics are a life saver for designers. When deadlines are fast approaching there’s no time to tediously illustrate design elements by hand, or frantically search the web for rare illustrations. Having a library of quality resources allows you to copy & paste ready made elements straight into your designs to quickly produce stunning artwork with all the fun and none of the stress. There’s currently a fantastic opportunity to grab a comprehensive collection of vector graphics from Design Cuts. The Creative Vectors Bundle contains 1000s of varied vector elements, including decorative flourishes, vintage packs, floral designs, textures, patterns, and more! All for a massive 94% discount!
Since posting this showcase of inspiring artwork combining geometry & photography back in 2014 I’ve wanted to give this trendy style of art a try myself. I finally sat down with Illustrator & Photoshop and devised a method of transforming a photograph into an abstract collage of geometric shapes. We’ll begin with Illustrator to build up a series of geometric lines, then cut up an image in Photoshop to create an interesting composition. A series of textures and curves adjustments will then help give the design a trendy retro style with plenty of processed colours and grain.
Access All Areas members can now download a massive logo templates pack courtesy of Design Something as part of their membership. These 50 logo templates come in a variety of vintage badge designs and are editable in Illustrator and Photoshop using freely available fonts that are available on the web. Use them to quickly put together retro style brands or call to action badges within your designs.
If you’re craving for some tasty new fonts, The Hungry Jpeg has served up a feast with their 40 fonts super bundle. This massive collection contains loads of high quality premium fonts from some of the best designers and illustrators in the world. There’s a nice mix of styles too, from elegant brush scripts to sturdy slab serifs, and many of them even come with additional items such as illustrated ornament packs. You can get them all for just $29, but this offer is only available for 14 days.