I have a brilliant collection of useful resources for my Access All Areas members today, courtesy of my friend Tom Chalky. This pack of 20 assorted paint textures come as high resolution PNG scans and Photoshop Brush format. They were made with ample amounts of paper, black acrylic paint, watercolor palettes, brushes, sponges, and a whole 7 days of creating, scanning and preparing this collection of beautifully detailed textures. The variety in style makes this collection a great all-in-one kit, there’s brilliant textures for use as backgrounds, detailed speckles that are perfect for weathering your artwork, and whispy edges that produce the best grunge effects.
Access All Areas members have a unique premium design resource to download this week courtesy of Visual Impact. The Easy Puzzle Generator is a Smart PSD that turns any picture into a realistic jigsaw in seconds. Edit the Photoshop Smart Object to have your own image split into hundreds of individual pieces that join to form an almost completed puzzle with just a few left waiting to be put into place. This is an unusual, but extremely valuable tool to have saved for a design project where you might urgently need such an effect!
There’s a brand new collection of design resources available for Access All Areas members today courtesy of Layerform. Retrohat is a set of 26 Graphic Styles for Adobe Illustrator that allow you to instantly add retro text effects to your artwork within a matter of seconds. Simply highlight your text, choose the Retro Graphic Style that you wish to apply, and voila! You have an amazing, yet fast retro text effect that is ready to go!
Dustin from RetroSupply has produced 3 packs of Illustrator Brushes specifically for Access All Areas members using exclusive brushes that aren’t available anywhere else, not even in the RetroSupply store! They’re from the DryGoods, VectorHero & VectorSketch lines of products, which allow you to create artwork based on mid century advertising using chalk art or graphic pens & pencils. Each set contains 7 brushes that have been authentically created from real 1950s source materials to replicate the classic illustration styles.
More fantastic Photoshop Actions from FilterGrade are now available for Access All Areas members with this donation of their latest product named Renegade. The Renegade Heavy Vintage Photoshop Actions have been built in collaboration with the renowned Forefathers Group to help you add realistic vintage effects to your photos. With Renegade you can add base image enhancements, adjust skin tones, work with vintage color filters and washes, and use the light leak and dust textures for that authentic analog look.
Access All Areas members are being treated to another top quality premium design resource from the 2Bundles Marketplace this week. This collection of 10 organic landscapes provides designers with surreal backgrounds for their artwork, allowing them to create stunning album covers, club posters or sci-fi art. Each one comes as a fully layered PSD file with the 3D shape, the surrounding atmosphere and the floating particles all individually selectable to customise the overall effect.