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European Stationery Mockup for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a useful mockup template for Adobe Photoshop to download this week, courtesy of Thom Bouman from Fresh Design Elements. The European Format Stationery Mockup is ideal for presenting your designs to your client and showing off your work in your portfolio. Paste your design via smart layers and choose one of the 6 predefined compositions, or easily create your own by moving objects around. Select one of the 6 included seamless Wooden background Patterns and turn the spotlight on or off to fully customise the final scene.

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Video Tutorial: Airbrushed Film Poster Photo Effect

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a mix of filters and adjustments we can apply to a photograph to mimic the retro style airbrushed painted look associated with classic film posters. Imagine the poster art for original Star Wars trilogy, the Indiana Jones movies, and pretty much any action/adventure film from the 80s! They all feature incredibly life-like depictions of the the actors and characters, which are almost like photos, but they have a clear hand painted appearance with subtle brush strokes, outlining marks and quite high contrast with vibrant colours.

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10 Free Retro Text Effect Graphic Styles for Adobe Illustrator

Last week I shared a tutorial showing how to create a retro text style using Adobe Illustrator. I had lots of fun producing that effect, so I’ve been busy crafting a number of additional colour combinations to create a collection of 10 free retro text styles for you to download. Apply them to your text elements with just a single click to produce a variety of colourful titles with faux-3D, halftone texturing and subtle shading effects.

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RetroSupply Vector Brush Pack for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members are being treated to more exclusive goods from RetroSupply today. The Irvington High vector brush pack is one of the latest additions to the lineup of RetroSupply products and has already received a great early response. It’s a mixed bag of 20 weird and useful Illustrator brushes with high school nostalgia. They’re great for adding textured shading to your illustrations, filling areas with colour, and adding distressing effects around the edges of your artwork.

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Bring Your Design Work to Life With This Inspiring Artistic Collection (99% off!)

This new bundle is packed full with thousands of best-selling, colourful, artistic elements that are just waiting to be played with! Premium quality resources like these not only equip you with the tools to complete your projects, they also provide inspiration and ideas for a creative style to run with. You can explore everything from gorgeous illustrations, to retro artwork, time-saving templates, tactile brushes, realistic effects packs, bold backgrounds and so much more! This is one of those collections where the deeper you dive into it, the more inspired you will feel. At 99% off this is the most affordable way to step up your library of creative assets, and inject some extra inspiration into your regular projects.

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How To Create an Editable Retro Text Style in Illustrator

Many of the text effect tutorials I produce for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop tend to require the text to be permanently set, which means if the wording needs changing, the effect would have to be created all over again from scratch. In today’s tutorial I’m going to cover some useful tricks that incorporate the Appearance panel in Illustrator to create a Graphic Style that works with live text. See how a range of fills and strokes can be layered to produce a trendy retro style text effect, while retaining the ability to alter the wording and change the font.