Geometric polygon backgrounds are proving to be very popular resources for all kinds of web and print projects. They’re great for filling out the background of websites and leaflets, or to add a splash of colour to flyer and stationery prints. I’ve been busy crafting a huge collection of 20 backgrounds each with different low-poly patterns and colour schemes for you to download for free! They’re all 3000x2000px at 300ppi making them large enough for both print and web designs.
Posts from 2014
Today’s set of goodies for Access All Areas members is a useful collection of vector elements to help you build cool infographics from Freepik. The file contains loads of different shapes and icons that can be copied and pasted into your own designs. Being vector elements means changing the size and colour is easy and doesn’t affect the quality of the graphics.
The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and error I finally managed to figure it out, so here’s an in depth tutorial on how to create a realistic money illustration effect in Photoshop (with some help from Illustrator!).
Expert designer and illustrator Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co has donated more fantastic resources for Access All Areas members. This pack of vintage motorcycle logos contains 6 customisable logo templates that allow you to quickly create a cool identity for your personal branding or retro t-shirt designs. They’re all brilliantly designed with a hand drawn appearance, but all the text remains editable, making it easy to create authentic vintage style hand illustrated art in seconds.
T-shirt PSD templates are one of the most sought after types of mockup files, they allow you to preview how your latest illustration or apparel design would look after being freshly screen printed on a garment. I’ve tried and tested each file in this roundup to narrow the collection down to the best freebies available. Each PSD file comes with multiple layers that allow you to change the colour of the shirt and apply your own design to blend with the creases and folds.
Happy Birthday everyone! April marks that time of year when I celebrate another year of running this blog and take a look back at what has changed over time. Seven years have now ticked by since I started this site in April of 2007. I was a little worried after writing up last year’s 6 year anniversary post because soon after Google Reader was due to be retired, which was the tool 75% of my readers used to browse my content. Thankfully I survived the apocalypse and my blog is doing better than ever! Let’s take a look behind the scenes and see what’s new this year.