In today’s tutorial I’m going to take you through the step by step process I used to create a dark outer space themed poster named Lunar. The artwork combines textures and vector geometric elements to produce an intense layout showing off the beauty of the moon with high tech sci-fi style markings. We’ll be using both Photoshop and Illustrator to make the most of their different capabilities and combine the two different types of artwork into one cool design.
Access All Areas members can get their hands on yet more amazing design resources today. PhotographyPla.net has kindly donated a complete set of their premium Photoshop Actions for members to use on their own images. The pack contains 10 ready made adjustment presets to instantly give your photos a cinema-like effect. All the actions are non-destructive and leave the original photo layer unharmed. This means that you can easily revert back to the original photo or fine tune the adjustments to customise the result.
I literally risked my life to bring you this week’s texture pack and I have charred fingers to prove it! Grab this free set of high resolution burnt paper textures to incinerate your designs, perfect for giving pages an antique appearance or creating an old treasure map. Each burnt paper is available as a high resolution JPEG or a PNG file with transparency. With a few simple steps you can overlay these textures onto your designs and create a realistic burnt edge effect.
The Thanks Giving holiday isn’t something I’ve ever celebrated being a Brit, but the idea of giving thanks for what you’re grateful for is something we can all relate to. One area of my life I’m hugely appreciative of is the opportunity to run this website not only as a hobby but to also earn a living. All that wouldn’t be possible without my awesome friends, fans and followers who have taken the time to browse my content, so in today’s special post I give thanks to everyone in the SpoonGraphics community and share some link love to those who really stand out.
Last year I posted a roundup of the best Photoshop alternatives aimed at casual designers or hobbyists who wants to fulfill their creative passion, but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive industry standard software. I’m a big Illustrator fan myself and I post loads of Illustrator tutorials here on my blog, but it’s great to hear that a number of my fans actually transfer the design process over to cheaper vector editing programs. In today’s post I showcase 7 competitors to Illustrator that either include similar features or are capable of creating equally stunning artwork.
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My friends at Design Cuts are back with another epic deal for you guys. This time they’ve teamed up with 2 Lil Owls, who are widely considered to create the most beautiful textures in the world. This deal offers 270 hand-crafted textures for just $20 (that’s 93% off). It’s such a huge deal that over 500 people have grabbed it already!