It’s funny how trends reappear through the years. The bright and shiny chrome text effect could be found everywhere in the 80s, then it disappeared altogether when people realised how hideous and gaudy it was. Recently though, this text styling seems to be making a comeback in the world of digital art as the 80s generation are implementing inspirations from their childhood into their designs and artworks. Follow this tutorial to recreate the epic metal text effect for yourself, making use of modern day digital design techniques in Photoshop.
Posts from June, 2010
In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a collection of useful iPad apps for designers, a stunning digital art tutorial, a compilation of fresh Illustrator tutorials, a Photoshop icon design tutorial and a detailed illustration walkthrough.
Follow this step by step design process of the making of a vector character. We’ll start with a hand drawn sketch of my dog, Jake the labrador retriever, then add various lines, colour fills gradients and highlights to produce a cute cartoon representation.
This latest texture pack from PremiumTextures.com features 12 super high resolution grunge paper textures for use in your personal and commercial design projects. If, like me you’re a big fan of roughing up your designs with an old-school or retro feel, tatty old paper textures are one of the best tools for the job.
The pure old geometric shape has been a basic tool for artists throughout history and is still used as a prominent feature by designers and artists today. These digital artists are combining shapes and lines to form detailed compositions, often mixed with elements from other artistic genres to form a huge range of individual and unique designs and styles. This showcase rounds up a huge collection of incredible geometry inspired art from the web’s most talented digital artists.
In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have an awesome illustration design tutorial; a fantastic introduction to special CSS3 effects; a beautiful poster design tutorial; some great tips for spicing up your Illustrator graphs; and a tutorial covering the process of creating seamless vector patterns.