Watercolour, grunge and retro are three hot design styles that result in stunning artwork. If you’ve ever admired these kinds of effects and wished you could create them yourself, today I have the perfect collection of resources to show you. This Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle contains the best-selling products from the top creative resource sellers. These are the same tools they use to create their trend setting designs, including 12 creative fonts, 1000+ vectors, patterns, mockups, effects packs and many more coveted products—all for 91% off the regular price.
Typography is a complicated subject to learn, but starting with the history of type styles is a great way to gain an understanding of why there’s so many fonts, and why they look so different! Typefaces are divided up into classifications based on the era or characteristics of their design, which helps narrow down your options when choosing a font for your projects. Being able to identify a typeface style can help you make educated design decisions and choose the best font for your work depending on its use. In today’s post I give a brief overview of the main typeface classifications of serif and sans serif fonts that have emerged throughout the history of movable type.
I’m pleased to welcome a brand new supplier of awesome resources for Access All Areas members this week. Peter from Cruzine Design has kindly donated a collection of 10 detailed vector frames in a Victorian style, available for both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They’re great for achieving a sophisticated vintage theme by mixing them with images or typographic designs.
In today’s video tutorial I’ll show you how to create cool hand lettering style typography illustrations the easy way using the power of Adobe Illustrator. The design is a simple silhouette of the vehicle, with text that is distorted and disfigured to fit within the outline of the car body to create a cool composition.
I recently took the time to learn how to use Photoshop’s powerful 3D tools that are now included in versions CS6 Extended and CC. I found a bunch of online tutorials really useful that taught me how to extrude shapes, create environments, add materials and render the scene. The 3D interface is really daunting at first, but with these written and video tutorials you’ll be creating cool three dimensional designs with realistic lighting and reflections in no time!
This week Access All Areas members can download a brand new design resource courtesy of RetroSupply Co. This Standard Issue Grunge Textures pack contains 20 high resolution overlays captured from a rugged old grain warehouse in central Washington. They work great when placed over your designs in Photoshop with a Multiply or Linear Burn blending mode to apply the grungy tones to your artwork. You can even stack them to create unlimited texture combinations for unique vintage effects every time!