I regularly post links to interesting design tutorials and articles over on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, but in case you missed them here’s a roundup of my top pickings from my recent browsing of the web. This week we have some great content from Vectortuts+, Design Shack, Photoshop Lady, Psdtuts+ and WPBeginner.
Posts from May, 2013
Designing stationery as part of a branding project is always an enjoyable job. Not only can you express your creativity in the artwork, design for print also allows you to experiment with different paper stocks and inks to create premium quality goods. This post showcases over 40 must see examples of inspirational stationery designs by various talented designers. See how they spread a consistent brand across the various printed products to create a solid identity.
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 Aaron von Freter, Rogier de Boevé, Yu Ping Chuang, Pavel Fuksa and Issam Erraya.
Sometimes it’s fun to create a logo design for a fictional client. Just pick a design style and play around with a concept of your choice without the hassle of the client approval process. This also gives you the chance to experiment with styles and trends you’ve seen around but never had the opportunity to try yourself. In this tutorial we’re going to create a logo design for a classic barber shop using the popular vintage theme. Follow the step by step guide to see how each individual element is crafted in Adobe Illustrator.
The folks at Fan Extra have supplied some amazing goodies for Access All Areas members in the past, and today another super useful resource is being donated. Members can download this detailed set of ink brushes for Photoshop. They’re high resolution and perfect for creating edgy designs or roughing up your artwork.
While I’m no pro videographer I do enjoy creating videos of my adventures on an amateur level. Recently I’ve been editing loads of footage from our road trip honeymoon in the USA, so I thought I’d share some of the techniques I’ve developed in Adobe Premiere to create cool vintage or retro style video effects. In this tutorial I’ll show you how I created an old style discoloured effect with film burns.