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Free Pack of Wood Grain Textures with PNG Transparency

Download my new pack of textures to add detailed wood grain effects to your designs. After processing each photograph of wooden paneling to straighten and equalize the texture, the wood grain pattern was then extracted and exported as PNG files with transparent backgrounds. These PNG files preserve the details of the grain and make it easy to place the textures over your artwork. Use them to create rustic effects by using them as backgrounds, overlays, or within layer masks.

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Video Tutorial: Vintage Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

I’ve been admiring the lettering work on vintage insurance maps lately. These old documents were originally drawn up by hand by master penmen, who illustrated the title page with ornate lettering and detailed embellishments. Painstakingly illustrating artwork like this by hand is a dying art form that would have taken years of training to become a master of penmanship, but we can create similar text styles with the help of digital fonts and modifications in Adobe Illustrator. Follow along with this Illustrator tutorial to create a vintage text effect with decorative details. We’ll take inspiration from the authentic examples with fine line work, drop shadow effects, and warped text layouts.

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The Best Vintage Fonts Every Designer Needs in Their Toolkit

There are many vintage fonts out there, but not many have been expertly crafted by a talented lettering artist who lives and breathes the vintage aesthetic. The Vintage Font Bundle from Heritage Type Co. contains 6 typefaces designed by Tobias Saul, whose inspirational vintage logos and type designs have been featured many times in showcases on Spoon Graphics. These beautiful fonts authentically capture the style of late 19th to early 20th century lettering and are packed full of features, such as alternate characters, ornamental graphics, and even ready-made logo templates. The bundle is currently on offer with 70% off, but I’ve teamed up with Heritage Type Co. to offer Spoon Graphics readers an extra 10% discount code, making the final price $44 ($149). Use the code SPOONGRAPHICS during checkout to secure the best price around!

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Affinity Grain Brushes for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a brilliant collection of Affinity Designer brushes to download this week, courtesy of MiksKS. This handmade brush set contains 12 grainy brushes for shading and adding texture to your drawings. To use these brushes you will need Affinity Photo or Designer (these brushes work in the Pixel Persona of Affinity Designer), plus a pen tablet is recommended to enable the pressure-sensitive feature.

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This Bundle Is a Dream Come True for Vintage Design Lovers

If you’re a fan of the vintage art style you’ll love exploring the wealth of quality design resources in this new Vintage Design Emporium bundle! This hand-picked vintage collection brings you a variety of high-quality vintage ephemera, including beautifully restored illustrations, detailed fonts, high-quality textures and so much more! It’s a true treasure trove for any vintage design lover. These tools regularly sell for $1768, but they’re now available for just $29 for a very limited time. That’s a 98% discount!