I know I have many fellow font lovers in my readership so I can see you all going nuts over the latest fonts bundle from Design Cuts. This is their biggest and most varied collection yet with 22 font families, including artistic hand-drawn fonts, corporate fonts, elegant fonts, traditional fonts, script fonts and more! All these popular, best selling products come with web font variants and extended licensing so you can use them in any design project, even items you intend to sell.
Grungy textures are versatile resources that can be used as backgrounds and overlays in your designs to add dirty distressed effects. Broken photocopiers produce some of the best textures around, combining black and white tones with heavy grain which is perfect for retrofying your designs with aged looks. I’ll let you in on a little secret, these textures were actually created by abusing my scanner, but they contain all the characteristics of photocopy toner malfunctions.
Freepik is back again to share more exclusive goodies with Access All Areas members. These photorealistic magazine mockups are the perfect resource for previewing your print designs in full photorealistic detail. Just edit the Photoshop Smart Object layer to have your art simulated as a front cover, single page, or double page spread.
I’ve been posting written tutorials on this site for many years, with most of them now buried deep in my archives. I’ve also been thinking about extending my site to include video tutorials, so I thought why not incorporate the two and produce videos for some of my most popular guides from the past? This will hopefully give newcomers a chance to check those topics out, while also updating them with some new techniques. Follow along with my first video tutorial based on my most popular tutorial of all time; How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop. Learn how to create a series of screen patterns then apply them to an image to create an engraved illustration effect, as seen on bank note portraits.
I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns. My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. It worked pretty well, but I went on to develop a technique that would help create more detailed and repeatable patterns, which I used to create that freebie pack. I never explained those new techniques in a tutorial, so that’s the topic for today! Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then convert the design into a seamless pattern.
Access All Areas members are being treated to another premium handmade font as part of their membership this week. Tom Chalky has kindly donated a copy of Abbie Script Pro for every premium member to download. It’s a beautiful handwritten script with lots of stylistic alternative characters for creating elegant and unique typography. With 480 glyphs and full multilingual support it’s the perfect font to add to your collection.