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Video Tutorial: How To Create a Vintage Toy Packaging Design

I stumbled across some packaging designs for old cap gun toys recently, which gave me the inspiration to reproduce the style myself. Follow along with today’s tutorial to create a vintage toy packaging design using both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. We’ll begin in Illustrator to draw the main product illustration, lay out the type, and compose the design. Then I’ll show you how to give the artwork a vintage appearance in Photoshop with the help of some textures, filters and brushes which will help to mimic the appearance of aged prints.

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Drifter Font & Buildable Logo Kit for Premium Members

Access All Areas members have a brilliant font and complementary logo templates kit to download this week, courtesy of The Forge Type Co. Drifter is a hand-made typeface with a rustic theme, with inspiration from the great outdoors and a back-to-nature appeal, Drifter is the perfect choice for your next project. Included with this bold sans-serif font are 6 quality logo templates and 10 vector graphics, making this product a complete toolkit for creating adventure themed designs.

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Add New Effects to Your Designs with This Library of Essential Tools (Was $2519. Now $29)

Retro, Grunge, and Futuristic are three hot design styles that result in stunning artwork. If you’ve ever admired these kinds of effects and wished you could create them yourself, today I have the perfect collection of resources to show you. This Digital Designer’s Essential Library contains the best-selling products from the top creative resource sellers. These are the same tools they use to create their trend-setting designs, including brushes, textures, fonts, toolkits and effects packs worth a total of $2519, discounted by 99% so you pay just $29 for a limited time only!

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Free Ink Stamp Texturizer Smart PSD for Adobe Photoshop

Easily add ink stamp texture effects to your logos, lettering and illustrations with the help of my new FREE Ink Stamp Texturizer. This Smart PSD for Adobe Photoshop automatically applies all the adjustments and effects. All you have to do is edit the Smart Object layer and paste in your own artwork, then hit Save. You can then choose from 10 ink stamp textures to customise the amount of distressed texturing that is applied to the design.

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Video: How To Create a Floral Typography Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create the popular floral typography effect, where type is combined with images of flowers to create pretty artwork. We’ll begin by producing a composition of floral illustrations, then add the type and erase specific portions of the artwork to make it seem like the flowers surround the text, with some petals and stems appearing on top and others underneath. To enhance the effect, I’ll then show you a clever shading technique that helps to add depth with slightly more realistic drop shadows.

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Sunkissed x Font Duo for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a beautiful pair of fonts to download this week, courtesy of Maryam Kamal Co. Sunkissed x includes an SVG watercolour sans font and a regular script font. The SVG technology of the watercolour font produces realistic texturing that regular fonts can’t offer. The stylish textured script was designed to complement the watercolour sans font, but it also looks amazing on its own. Create amazing watercolour type effects without having to paint it yourself!