In today’s video tutorial we’re going to combine the powers of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to produce a trendy geometric photo collage. This style of artwork has a somewhat retro vibe and it’s the kind of art you would see on album covers or as a series of abstract poster prints. We’ll be using Illustrator for its powerful shape building tools to construct a geometric vector pattern, then we’ll transfer the artwork over to Photoshop to use the image editing tools to digitally cut and paste snippings of a photograph into a cool looking collage.
Hollywood has definitely been fuelling me with plenty of inspiration lately. A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial on how to create a movie poster based on The Hateful Eight. Today I have another movie themed tutorial, this time inspired by the vibrant text effect from the Suicide Squad trailer. Follow along to see how the 3D typography is made in Photoshop, along with various lighting effects to illuminate the design with bright colours.
This week, Access All Areas members are being treated to a thorough collection of grungy textures from Saqib Ahmad of Graphicspsd. The pack contains 40 high resolution photographs of a variety of textured surfaces, such as steel, wood, concrete, paint splatters and bricks. They’re handy resources to keep saved in your toolkit for use as backgrounds, or for use within masks to achieve distressed effects within your designs.
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Traditionally, the Photoshop Style was the tool designers used to share their text effects, but these days the Smart PSD has become the new weapon of choice for sharing pre-made effects. Smart PSDs make use of Photoshop Smart Objects, which allow the user to edit the source of a specific layer in order to update the whole PSD with new content. In comparison to Photoshop Styles, Smart PSDs give the designer much more freedom when creating the original effect, allowing them to use Filters alongside Layer Styles to achieve brilliant results. In this roundup I present 30 of the best FREE text effect PSDs I could find. They help you produce stunning effects with ease by simply customising the file with your own text or logo.
Access All Areas members have a new set of premium Photoshop Brushes available to download today that were kindly supplied by designer and letterer David Larusso. This set of 30 Subtle Grunge Brushes can be added to the fantastic Subtle Halftone Brushes David kindly donated last year, giving you a comprehensive collection of tools to create distressed effects in your artwork. Each brush is made from a high resolution source with a minimum of 4000px width, so they’re extremely versatile for even the largest of print design projects.