The style of a pen stroke can completely change the perception of a lettering piece. Smooth, flowing calligraphy comes across as elegant and ceremonial, whereas faster and more direct strokes generate more of a raw and energetic mood. In today’s showcase I present 45 great examples of brush lettering with attitude! These lettering pieces are drawn with quick, aggressive strokes that in some cases don’t even give the ink time to transfer from the brush or marker to the paper.
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you some useful techniques for creating colourful vector art with a 3D style. We’ll be basing the design on the rad patterns of geometric shapes and squiggly lines from the 80s, known as Memphis patterns, but adding a modern twist with gradient overlays to give the artwork a nice vibrant appearance.
Access All Areas members have a lovely typeface to download this week, courtesy of Dealjumbo. The Mustang Brush font is handwritten brush style display font with a dancing baseline, making it a great choice for use in creative and artistic projects. The family contains three fonts, the main brush font and an alternative version with different character styles, plus a third Swashes font full of decorative underlines.
Affinity Live has kicked off today with 50 of the best Affinity products on offer with a huge 50% discount. This is your chance to own the best brushes, patterns, ornaments, creators, and much more. Throughout this week there will also be several FREE Live Sessions with some of the biggest names in the Affinity community, so you can learn how to use your new tools for lettering, illustrating, and creating effects in Affinity Designer.
Follow along with today’s Photoshop tutorial to create your own fantasy world, just like the fictional story settings of Neverland, Middle-Earth or Westeros. We’ll use Photoshop’s built-in tools to establish the landmass and sea, then construct hills, mountains and deserts with some simple filter combinations, before finishing off the artwork with a vintage paper texture and place names to simulate an old world map.
In today’s video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a series of detailed, organic patterns, which have become generally known as ‘Turing Patterns’. Based on the research into reaction-diffusion patterns in nature by mathematician Alan Turing, these graphics are made up of intricate stripes, spots, and spirals. I’ll show you how a clever 3-step process in Photoshop can be used to create the effect, then I’ll explain how you can convert the patterns into seamlessly repeating patterns for use in Photoshop and Illustrator.