Textures are a common addition to vintage style logo designs and type designs. Designers use them to mimic the aesthetics of old prints and handmade art to give their digital artwork more of a tactile appearance. There’s a number of techniques that can be used to apply textures to your designs in Adobe Photoshop, using built-in filters and effects, or tools such as textures and Photoshop Brushes. In today’s tutorial I show three ways you can distress your logos and text, each resulting in a slightly different appearance.
Access All Areas members have a huge collection of photo effects for Adobe Lightroom to download today, courtesy of Loaded Landscapes. These Travel Lightroom Presets have been created especially for travel photos, and with a collection of 100 presets at your disposal you will have a great variety of effects and looks that you can create instantly. Save time by drastically speeding up your workflow, allowing you to spend more time with your camera and less time at the computer!
Today’s we’re going to have loads of fun creating an abstract—and quite surreal—collage style piece of artwork in Adobe Photoshop. This kind of art style has been popular for years, although originally it would have been made using traditional photomontage techniques with photographs, magazine images and newspaper clippings, all cut apart and reassembled using scissors, glue and photocopiers. These days we can use digital techniques to make things without even getting our hands dirty! Plus there’s a wealth of source material readily available in the form of stock imagery that we can pick and choose from. If you browse Google or Pinterest for some examples of surreal collages, you’ll see there’s literally no limits to what you can produce. I personally love the ones with comical outcomes that are made with completely random combinations. For this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll use a selection of free stock images along with basic Photoshop compositing techniques to create a fun abstract piece of artwork. Traditional artists sometimes used paint or pastels to add colour to their work, so we’ll do the same with pixels. Then to mimic the analogue reproduction methods originally used, we’ll distress the result with some effects that mimic bad photocopy prints with high noise and harsh contrast.
Landscape scenes have been a popular subject for illustrators for some time now. They’re often associated with game development art, or just personal experimentations that provide that same wanderlust feeling as exploring the great outdoors for real. Vector illustrations that feature crisp lines and simplified shapes are common styles, whilst others make use of textures and digital painting techniques. Prevalent themes throughout are vibrant colours, idyllic sunrises/sunsets and beautiful scenes of nature, from snowy mountains to summer lakes.
Access All Areas members have a lovely collection of seamless patterns to download this week, courtesy of Irene Demetri from Youandigraphics. These beautiful heart patterns make ideal backgrounds for Valentine’s Day projects, wedding invitations, greeting cards, Christmas cards, fashion projects, websites and so much more! Each one is a group of abstract geometric graphics that resemble heart shapes, available in vector format that allows the colour and size of the patterns to be edited.
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