Access All Areas members have a useful set of textures to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift. The Distressed Halftone Textures Pack allows you to mimic the style of classic industrial printing methods by adding halftone patterns to your artwork, as seen on old comic books, newspapers and low-cost prints. This pack of distressed halftone textures contains 40 high resolution images in JPG & PNG format, each with a unique spread of dot patterns with varying density. Use them as backgrounds to your designs, or add them to layer masks to erase portions of your artwork to achieve the vintage grunge look.
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I love adding dirty textures to my designs to eliminate the clean digital appearance of computer-generated artwork. My new set of Dirty Surface Textures has been created from layers and layers of real surface grime to help you add authentic dirt effects with intricate details to your work, which just can’t be replicated with built-in Photoshop filters alone. They’re great for adding dirty backgrounds to your designs, overlaying over photos and images, or applying to layer masks to distress your artwork.
To finish off every year I enjoy taking a moment to look back at my content from the past 12 months to compare how all my articles, tutorials, freebies and videos performed in terms of view counts. This is my greatest hits collection for 2020, broken down into individual roundups for each category. Did you miss any of these most popular posts? Which one from the list was your favourite? Or was there a particular piece of content you found really useful that didn’t make the cut?
I’m not entirely sure what to call the text effect I’ll be showing you how to create in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, but it’s the kind of futuristic text style you might see on old VHS tapes, old sci-fi movie titles, or maybe even classic sports or tech brand logos. The best name I can come up with is ‘futuristic gradient speed lines’! The process of creating this effect is quite simple, but it includes some must-know techniques that can be applied to all kinds of projects in Illustrator. I’ll first show you how to permanently apply the effect to some text but stick around to see an alternative method that keeps the text editable.
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