If you’re a keen photographer—as either a hobbyist or a professional—this new bundle from Design Cuts will be right up your street! Inside you’ll discover all kinds of tools and resources for adding interesting styles and effects to your images. Whether you’re looking to clean up your wedding or portrait photography, apply visual effects to your images, or add the finishing touches to make your work look better than ever, this collection has you covered! It contains 21 best-selling products, discounted by 98% to just $29.
Textures with lots of detailed grainy speckles are my most-used type of texture resource. They are useful for adding subtle texturing to backgrounds, or for giving text and objects a letterpress style ink stamp effect. The textures in this collection are actually the same ones I used in my Free Ink Stamp Texturizer kit, but reprocessed to create seamlessly repeating graphics. Inside you’ll find 10 2000×2000 300ppi textures in JPG format, PNG with transparent backgrounds, and a Photoshop PAT file so the textures can be conveniently used within Pattern Overlay layer styles and adjustment layers.
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating this cool type-based artwork that combines wavy distortions with 3D text effects. It’s ideal for creating interesting quote art or visually interesting poster designs. We’ll begin by applying the wavy distortion to the type, then I’ll show you how you can really enhance your text effects with Illustrator’s 3D tools. To turn the vector art into a grungy poster, we’ll finish it off with one of my photocopy textures from Spoon Graphics.
Access All Areas members have a fantastic collection of vector textures to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift. These vintage engraving lines textures are based on the detailed linework that forms an engraved illustration. This pack contains 10 vector graphics with various wavy and circular line patterns. Use them as backgrounds to your designs or clip them within text and shape outlines to add interesting texturing effects to your work.
In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create hand lettering illustrations the easy way! This popular art style combines a silhouette graphic and a quote that is distorted and manipulated to fit within the outline of the surrounding shape. Usually, illustrations like this would be created by hand with pen and paper, but it takes some artistic skills to be able to plan and craft the image with no ‘undo’ button! This digital technique makes use of ready-made graphics, fonts, and textures to achieve the hand-made look, but with the added benefit of being able to tweak and adjust the layout until it looks just right.
Access All Areas members have a useful collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. These Black and White presets are designed to enhance the mood and elegance of your photographs by converting them into dramatic monochrome images. The collection contains an array of styles, including grainy effects, vignettes, HDR styles, low contrast, high contrast, film and magazine looks, giving you endless options to suit whatever the subject of your shot. Apply the effect with a single click, then tweak the individual settings if necessary to customise the result. 49 different black and white effects are included for Lightroom Desktop, Lightroom Mobile, and Camera Raw.