Hand-drawn fonts are a crucial tool for creating an informal design style with a human touch, but as with all handmade art styles, you can’t beat the authenticity of artwork that has actually been created by hand. Brush scripts provide a quick and easy way to add hand-painted lettering to your designs, but traditional fonts can look a little fake. SVG Fonts are an innovative new technology that retains the detail and texture of the original hand-drawn scan, which results in a much more realistic font that is difficult to tell apart from authentic hand-lettered type.
In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to have some fun creating a trendy glitch effect, that we’ll apply to a photo some accompanying text. The effect combines digital distortions such as screen tearing, RGB splitting and scanlines to simulate the visual errors associated with digital video footage. Much like how analogue effects help to give your artwork a retro look, this glitch effect helps to achieve a modern or futuristic high-tech vibe.
Procreate Live has kicked off today with 50 of the best Procreate products on offer with a huge 50% discount. This is your chance to own the best Procreate brushes, drawing kits, background textures and much more. 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 animating in Procreate.
Access All Areas members have a huge collection of textures to download this week courtesy of Simon from The Shop. This pack of Blue Rusted Metal Textures are sourced from a dumpster on a demolition site and edited for lens distortion, lighting, orientation, and color correction. The textures range from subtle to extremely corroded and are provided as full colour, black and white, and positive and negative variants.
Mockups are a fantastic way to improve the appearance of your design work, and make it look more polished and professional. They also bridge the imagination gap that your clients have between your designs and the final application – we all know how hard it is for the clients to ‘get’ how it’s going to look! The Designer’s Essential Mockup Toolbox brings you a huge range of the most popular mockup templates for every application! From branding to logos, brochures, packaging, apparel, it’s all covered! All for a jaw-dropping 99% off, reducing the price to just $29.
The cyberpunk aesthetic is commonly associated with densely populated, futuristic cities illuminated by bright neon signs and advertisements. Follow these steps in Adobe Photoshop to transform a regular street photograph into a neon-noir scene by applying heavy colour grading with bright blues and hot pinks, as well as neon sign effects to create a colourful yet moody atmosphere within the image.