The “Transform Again” command in Photoshop that repeats the previous adjustment with every press of the shortcut has many uses, but one of my favourites is to create faux 3D text effects. By layering up several copies of a text element with a basic Bevel and Emboss layer style, you can simulate a simple three-dimensional appearance complete with shading effects. Apply some additional layer styles and you can soon transform a basic piece of text into colourful artwork that leaps from the screen.
When you present your design work through a computer screen, you just don’t get the full tactile experience as you do when holding a physical product in your hand. Mockup Templates help bridge the gap by simulating how your designs would look in the real world, which helps put your work in context. This new Versatile Mockups Library contains useful mockups for almost any item, including books, posters, t-shirts, prints, and even pillows! It also contains some extensive scene creators, which allow you to build a whole environment around your designs to present it in a real brand setting. With 99% off the total $2561 value, it’s a truly incredible offer at just $29!
Today’s video is a reproduction of last month’s written tutorial on how to create your own retro landscape scenes with the help of a huge 80s inspired toolbox named NeonWave. Sci-fi landscape scenes featuring Tron-style grids, mountain scenes, and a vibrant sunrise is a popular aesthetic that is associated with art and design from the 80s. The artwork I will be creating in this tutorial has been made using just a handful of items from NeonWave. I’ll show you how to compose the elements, produce complementary elements from scratch, and apply the all-important lighting effects directly in Photoshop.
This week Access All Areas members have a superb serif font to download, courtesy of Fenotype. Felicity is a tightly cut heavyweight display serif that comes in two weights and is packed with loads of OpenType features, such as Discretionary Ligatures, Stylistic, Titling or Swash Alternates. Felicity is also equipped with Contextual Alternates and Standard Ligatures that prevents letters from colliding.
Turn anything into gold with the help of my free Action for Adobe Photoshop! With the click of a button, this Action will play a series of adjustments that give an image a shiny appearance with yellowy hues that mimic solid gold. Upon playing the Action it will ask you to make a selection of your subject before continuing to processing the effect with various Photoshop tools and filters.
My friends at Heritage Type Co. recently launched a magnificent new collection of vintage fonts and ready-made label designs. If you love the detailed design style of vintage branding with ornate embellishments, this extensive set of tools and resources may be just what you’re looking for to create nostalgic logos, packaging designs, posters, wedding invitations, and much more! The Nostalgic Font and Label Collection is currently on sale with $50 off, but Spoon Graphics readers get an additional 20% off using the code SPOON20, which works out to a total of 34% off the regular price.