Fonts, patterns and brushes are the building blocks for practically every design project. They can instantly add atmosphere and depth to a design, or be used as the key element of your work to enhance and tie a project together. In this new bundle from Design Cuts, there’s a fantastic range of best-selling resources, from watercolour brushes to rustic fonts and springtime elements. This stunning bundle would usually set you back $1775, but you can get all of these products for just $29 for a limited time only.
It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2021 marking 14 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007. Every April I take some time to reflect on the past 12 months and talk about how things have changed. Last year I talked about how my subscriber counts were growing well despite plummeting traffic levels, so let’s take a look at the latest stats and figures and see how things are going another year on.
In today’s video tutorial we’re going to take a look at a few different methods of replacing the sky within a photograph. You know how it is, you capture a great shot, but the weather at that particular moment results in a lacklustre grey, overcast sky in the background. With just a few simple steps you can replace the sky with much more interesting clouds and colours to enhance the sunset vibe or create a moody atmosphere. I’ll first show you the old-fashioned technique of manually selecting the sky, but Photoshop now has a built-in Sky Replacement feature that does the job in one click. Stick around until the end and I’ll also show you a great toolkit you can use to build your own custom skies.
Access All Areas members have a brilliant new font to download this week, courtesy of Floodfonts. Pulpo is a friendly and comfortable looking typeface inspired by Century Schoolbook and Clarendon. Longer extenders give the text more room to breathe and improves legibility at small sizes. The family is provided in four styles: Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bolt Italic, which can all be combined and paired together to emphasise certain words and phrases in your text.
A free online Procreate event kicked off today at Design Cuts featuring live sessions with top designers and discounts of up 50% off various Procreate tools and resources. This is your chance to own some of the best Procreate brushes, drawing kits, background textures and much more at a huge discount. Throughout this week there will also be several FREE Live Sessions with some of the biggest names in the Procreate industry, so you can learn how to use your new tools for lettering, illustrating, and painting in Procreate.
In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a WW2 aircraft ‘nose art’ inspired image, featuring the classic ‘girl-riding-a-bomb’ style pin-up. Traditionally this style of artwork was hand-painted on bombers to boost morale and to bring good luck to the planes, perhaps the most well-known being the B-17 Memphis Belle. These days it’s an iconic art style that can still be found on custom trucks or hot-rod door panels, on the back of motorcycle jackets, or vintage style posters and signs. Rather than painting the artwork by hand on the fuselage of a plane, we’ll be making use of a handful of stock images to digitally compose the layout. A series of Photoshop filters and effects will give the lifelike photographs a painted appearance, then the whole design will be placed on a riveted metal surface and processed so the texture gives it the weathered appearance of an old bomber plane’s decorative nose art.