I recently watched the movies Alien & Aliens and marvelled at each movie’s cover art, which gave me the inspiration for this tutorial. Both movies have a futuristic theme but this is combined with heavy grain from the outdated print techniques, creating that awesome retro-futuristic style. Follow this step by step Photoshop tutorial to create your own space themed poster design with intense lighting effects and distressed textures.
Posts from July, 2012
In this week’s question time video I talk about the file formats and resources designers should think about giving to their logo design clients once the project is completed.
If I’m ever in need of an inspiration fix I look no further than typographic poster designs. As designers we love the combination of design and typography to convey a message with feeling and emotion. This post brings together 30 creative typography designs into one showcase to fuel you with inspiration. As always, follow each link to see more great work by each talented designer.
The Art & Design Inspiration Fix pulls together a collection of my favourite graphical images that I’ve come across over the past week to give you a fix of creative inspiration. This week we have designs from Michael Schmid, Franz Bruckhoff, Nicolas Lalli, Marius Roosendaal and Daryl Feril.
This week Access All Areas members are being treated to some goodies from InkyDeals, the website that offers amazing 24hr deals to creative professionals. In this special Access All Areas pack members will find a set of 3 floral Photoshop brushes, 3 repeating vector patterns and 3 vector illustrations.
Intense light effects are one of the key elements of many styles of digital art. In this post I’ll be rounding up my best picks of Photoshop brushes and resources to add cool light streaks, bright lens flares, detailed fractal swirls and smooth light streams to your artwork. As always these resources have been downloaded and tested to make sure they’re good enough quality and resolution for use in your design projects.