In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to have some fun replicating the classic film title styles from old black and white movies of the 30s and 40s. Three dimensional effects were often used, along with low key lighting. To replicate these aesthetics in Photoshop, we’ll make use of the 3D feature available in version CS6 and beyond, which will automatically generate realistic lighting and shading to our text.
Access All Areas members have a great new set of design resources to download this week, courtesy of Evgen Radchenko from JeksonGraphics. These 10 badge style logo designs are made with a car service and repair workshop theme. They’re totally editable so you can customise the designs to suit your own projects, plus each graphic is supplied individually so you can quickly build you own layouts. These resources come in a variety of popular formats, including vector AI, EPS, SVG, along with PSD, PNG and JPG files.
The reason premium vector design resources tend to cost so much is that a considerable amount of time has been put into crafting them to ensure they’re premium quality. Artists and Illustrators spend hours painting and drawing each graphic by hand, or sourcing them from rare materials most of us just don’t have available to us. Typically a vector graphics product is sold in the region of $20-$30, and provides a good collection of elements to use in your projects, but the price soon starts to add up when you require a range of different assets to cater for various design styles. This new design resources bundle offers a varied library of 32 popular vector graphics products, but also features a huge 99% discount that reduces the price tag down to just $29—the average cost of just a single product at full price! This means $2,847 worth of premium products can be yours, but without the premium price tag!
My new collection of 10 free black grunge textures feature dark and grimy tones from the ashes of hell, which is really just a metaphor for my bathroom… Although I have to point out, my bathroom is not the kind of filth ridden place you would expect to find such surfaces (nor is it a fiery pit of desolation and eternal suffering), but after lots of adjustment and processing, these close-up photographs of marble tiles produce the kind of surfaces you could only expect to find in the depths of the underworld. These black grunge textures are the perfect asset for creating dark designs. Use them as backgrounds or within layer masks to distress your artwork with harsh effects.
Access All Areas members are being treated to a brilliant set of design resources from Wing’s Art and Design Studio this week. This collection of 8 Art Nouveau backgrounds and frames are fully customisable templates that take their inspiration from the classical architecture and shop fronts of Paris. Pre-set text paths, fully editable vector elements, and a ‘building block’ approach make these templates as simple as possible to use. In just a few clicks you can completely change the colour scheme from dark to light and truly make these designs your own. Use them to create vintage themed posters, menus, party invites, presentations, adverts and so much more!
In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial we’re going to create a pencil sketch effect that quickly converts a photograph into a realistic drawing. The result features a mix of rough sketch lines and shading, along with a subtle paper texture which makes the effect much more believable. Choose between a traditional graphic pencil appearance, or toggle off the Black and White adjustment layer to produce more of a coloured pencil crayon look.