The warped and distorted text effect is a classic technique artists would use when creating collages, posters and flyers with photocopiers in the analog days. The effect is still used today to create abstract art, but we can now also use digital creative software to reproduce the distorted appearance with text, logos and other graphics. In today’s guide I show three ways to create photocopy style glitch distortions. Firstly the manual way using a scanner, then techniques to mimic the effect in Photoshop and Illustrator.
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a bold eSports style logo with a mascot graphic, from the initial sketch right through to the final vector logo art. eSports logos are a continuation of the style of American football, baseball and hockey team branding that incorporate mascot illustration with strong type and vibrant colours. The artwork I’ll be creating in this guide is for a fictional team named Rhinos, featuring a stylised illustration of a mean looking rhino character. I’ll show you how to produce the initial sketch in Photoshop, then we’ll transfer the concept over to Illustrator to develop the logo into vector graphics.
Access All Areas members have a colourful collection of graphics to download this week, courtesy of Fox & Bear. The Let’s Paint! pack contains 101 acrylic paint brush stroke images that can be used to add vibrant artistic effects to your designs. Each paint stroke PNG file has either been photographed or scanned at high-resolution, then processed to remove the background. There’s a variety of strokes, smears and splodges in several colours, all with exceptional detail and realism.
My friends at Design Cuts are celebrating their 6th birthday this week. Alongside an exciting online conference, competitions, freebies and fun, they are re-running their most popular design bundles of all time. Some of these offers expired years ago, but you currently have a second chance opportunity to pick up some exceptional design resource products with discounts of 98-99%!
It can be difficult to get your head around how seamlessly repeating patterns work. Any objects that ‘fall off’ one side must reappear on the opposite side of the pattern tile, much like the retro arcade game Asteroids. This allows the pattern to continue over an infinite area, by enlarging the pattern area as the tile graphic is duplicated. Thankfully there’s a clever technique that can be used within Photoshop that makes the process of creating custom patterns easy. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a repeating rustic themed pattern with the help of Photoshop’s Offset filter.
If you love the vintage design style you need to get your hands on this brilliant toolkit of fonts, textures, logo templates and graphics from Heritage Type Co. The Milkstore Collection contains everything you need to create vintage style logos, badges, labels, packaging or title designs with a hand-crafted vibe. The newly updated pack is currently on sale, and I’ve teamed up with Heritage Type Co. to offer Spoon Graphics readers an extra 10% off, making the final price $25 with a total discount of 35%. Use the code SPOONGRAPHICS during checkout to secure the best price around!