Access All Areas members have more design templates to download this week courtesy of FlyerHeroes. Members already have access to 5 food & drink themed templates and 12 illustrated flyer templates from previous donations that can be added to this brand new collection of 6 music themed posters and flyer designs. Each template is set up as a print ready Photoshop PSD with fully editable elements so you can customise the designs for your own projects.
Vector graphics are handy resources that can save you lots of time when creating your designs, but I find it’s the items that you wouldn’t be able to produce yourself that are particularly important. Artistic styles like still life watercolour paintings or 19th century engraved illustrations take years to master, so without ready made design resources it just wouldn’t be feasible to use these effects in your work. Thankfully there’s a range of high quality digital products that allow you to inject the images you need directly into your designs like Neo learning Kung Fu in The Matrix. The Versatile Vector Collection is currently on offer at Design Cuts with 94% off. It contains 1000s of best selling vector products that have been chosen by you, the community. With these packs in your arsenal you’ll be able to produce illustrations you never knew you were capable of!
Whats your dream character? Small and curvy? Tall and strong? Whatever your type, you’ll see the most attractive glyphs in this typographic beauty contest. The ampersand is every typography addict’s favourite ligature, but which font has the best? I searched the world’s font foundries to create a showcase of the most beautiful ampersands, find the one that takes your fancy.
Access All Areas members now have the ability to download a new font as part of their membership. Saint Tropez is a hand painted typeface from F is for Fonts that comes as vector AI and EPS files to keep all the hand-painted details, as well as simplified OTF and TTF font files. With a full catalog of characters and a series of alternative glyphs this typeface is the best way to achieve authentic hand painted lettering without the mess of painting with real ink and brushes!
In today’s video tutorial we’re going to have some fun in Adobe Illustrator constructing a cool bearded hipster character out of simple vector shapes. Using basic shapes not only makes the process much easier, it also gives your artwork that trendy stylized look that’s popular with pro illustrators.
It has taken countless hours to render my latest free resource, so I hope my readers find some great uses for them in their design projects. These vintage style light bulb signs have been crafted using Photoshop’s 3D tools and combined with special lighting effects to create a full alphabet of letters that can be arranged to form complete words. Each letter has a wood effect background and realistic bulb graphics that give off a vibrant incandescent glow. They’re approximately 1000x1000px in size at 300dpi, so they’re perfect for use in both digital and print design projects.