In today’s video tutorial I’m going to show you 5 ways to add lovey grain textures to your photographs and artwork in Adobe Photoshop. In the digital age of photography the noise from high ISO sensitivity is an undesirable addition to the image. ISO ruins the picture by taking away the details with ugly pixel sized blotches of RGB colours. In contrast, the sensitivity of film adds a kind of texture to the image as film grain, which has become a nostalgic aesthetic of analogue photography. There are a few ways you can mimic the appearance of film grain in Adobe Photoshop, which can help give your photos and artwork more of an aged and tactile appearance. Some of the methods I’ll be showing offer similar results, but the process is slightly different, so it’s handy to check them all out and see which one you find most memorable.
Ambigrams are a really clever form of word art or logo design where the graphic is perfectly legible when viewed both ways up. Not only do these symmetrical designs have the novelty of looking the same when rotated, they produce versatile logos that still work even when viewed upside down, which is an important consideration for logo designs that might appear in unusual places and viewed from multiple angles. In today’s design inspiration showcase I present 40 brilliant ambigram logo examples in a variety of styles, ranging from simple shapes to detailed calligraphy.
Access All Areas have a really useful set of wood mockups and bonus wood vectors to download this week, courtesy of Justin Tordella from Texture Club. These 3 wood mockup files are so easy to use, all you have to do is drag and drop your artwork into the Photoshop Smart PSD files to see your designs simulated as aged paintwork on wooden signs. As a bonus, you’ll also find 5 additional wood vectors that you can use as assets within your Illustrator artwork.
Every pack in this all new design resources bundle is completely different from the next, making it an extremely versatile collection of tools that will prepare you for any future project. You’ll be equipped with some of the best artistic resources, giving you the ability to create everything from cute watercolour designs, to grungy masterpieces, kids storybooks, slick vector branding and more. Thanks to the 99% discount, the $2355 regular price is reduced right down to just $29, but for a limited time only!
In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you some simple steps to give your type the appearance of soft and fuzzy animal fur. The process makes use of a real animal fur texture, which in this example is that of a Leopard, but a variety of results can be achieved by using source photos of different furry animals. The fur photograph will take care of the realism in the centre of the text, but we’ll also use a custom Photoshop brush to apply the soft fur effect to the edges of the hard letter edges, followed by some finishing touches to enhance the appearance.
In today’s Photoshop video tutorial we’re going to have some fun creating a tiny planet effect, which is a classic Photoshop tutorial subject, but this kind of effect has come back into the limelight with new 3D cameras now being used to produce video footage in the same style. I’ll be covering the process of making the effect with a static image by manipulating it in Photoshop, but as an extra touch, I’ll show you how to superimpose an additional picture of a person to simulate the appearance of those 3D video, as captured by the likes of the GoPro Fusion.