Speed painting videos are a popular genre on YouTube, where artists show their creative process in a time-lapse format that condenses many hours of work into a short, convenient screencast. While speed painting videos are fascinating to watch, they are difficult to follow along for anyone looking to learn digital painting techniques. An alternative video style I’ve found myself being engrossed in are real-time digital painting videos, where the artist livestreams their work with informative commentary. Unlike their speed painting counterparts, this long-form content allows you to see every brush stroke and listen to the artist explain their process as you see the work slowly come to life. If you’re interested in developing your digital painting skills, immerse yourself in over 10 hours of educational footage from these talented artists.
Access All Areas have a lovely wedding invitation template to download this week, courtesy of Design Something. This elegant wedding invitation design comes in a variety of template sizes and layouts, all professionally set up to be print-ready. The design features a rustic style with vintage paper textures, quaint fonts and a detailed floral type effect as the main focal element. The template is designed to be editable with freely available fonts, so you can customise the text, information and colours to easily create your own invitations.
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I’ve covered the surreal appearance of false-color infrared photography a few times on Spoon Graphics in tutorials, videos and a showcase of beautiful examples. Authentic infrared photos are captured using infrared film, or digitally using an infrared lens, but the overall style and aesthetic can also be simulated with some tweaks to a normal photograph in Adobe Photoshop. Instantly apply a variety of IR colour effects to your images with my free collection of Photoshop Actions. There are 8 Actions to choose from, each resulting in a unique inverted colour effect.
In today’s Illustrator and Photoshop video tutorial I’ll take you through the design process for creating a vintage postcard design, based on the postcard design style known as “large letter”, which was popular throughout the mid-20th century. Often accompanied by the words “Greetings from…”, these postcards presented the name of a place with faux 3D type effects and featured a variety of pictures of that locale clipped within the text face of each letter. We’ll use the tools available in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to replicate the visual traits of those original souvenirs.
Just like all design trends, font styles come and go, but there are a number of timeless typefaces that will never go out of fashion. Eric Gill, Adrian Frutiger and Max Miedinger are celebrated names in the graphic design industry, who created many of the typefaces that have been used by professional designers for several decades. Their fonts allow you to produce fresh typography no matter what century you’re in, so you can rely on them throughout your design career.