A few weeks back I received an email from a reader who asked if I knew of any circular watercolour textures like those used to create trendy watercolour logos. I couldn’t find any on the web so I set out to create some freebies to share with you all. My sister actually did the hard work for me as she’s much more creative with a paintbrush. I scanned and processed her results and created this free pack of 25 watercolour circle textures, complete in high res 300dpi format for print and PNG versions with alpha transparency.
Posts from 2014
Access All Areas members are being treated to something really cool this week from Matt Borchert. The Rough Edges Automator is a fantastic time saving tool that allows you to instantly rough up your artwork to achieve everything from subtle print effects to years of erosion and decay. The Action has a range of settings to provide the best result, but most importantly all the modifications are non-destructive, meaning your original artwork will be preserved.
Premium design resources can be really expensive. Fonts in particular are often the most costly tool a designer needs, so when a massive saving like this comes along it’s hard to let it pass by! Design Cuts are known for slashing their bundle prices, but this latest offer blows every other deal on the web out of the water with well over $1000 shaved off the price. 30 best selling fonts with a retail price of $1150 are being sold for just $39, that equates to a discount of 97%, or $1111.50 to be exact. That’s enough to buy an iMac with the money you’re saving!
I’m excited to share my latest collection of free vector textures. This set features 12 screen textures of various densities ranging from ultra fine to heavy and dark, so you’ll always be able to find the perfect level of detail in your work. Use them as backgrounds to add subtle texturing, or apply them as layer masks to erase away portions of your art to mimic authentic screen printing effects. These textures are vector graphics, which means they’re extremely versatile and can be scaled to cater for artwork of any size without loss of quality.
Access All Areas members can now get their hands on some lovely illustrated flyer templates courtesy of FlyerHeroes. This foodie flyer bundle is a compilation of 12 individual flyer designs to produce the ultimate collection of templates for food related businesses. Each flyer comes as a ready-to-use Photoshop PSD and includes a detailed character that has been lovingly hand illustrated by Jo Taylor.
Last week I shared a free set of rusty logo mockup textures that I collected from an old WW2 era aerodrome. The files included a Smart Object layer which allowed you to paste in your own artwork and have it applied to the surface, with all the fine details of the decay and corrosion also affecting your design to create a realistic mock up. I discovered a few interesting techniques when creating those textures, so in today’s tutorial I’ll explain the whole process of creating an aged weathered logo mockup of your own.