Four expert teachers from the Procreate illustration space are offering 2 hours of free learning sessions this afternoon, sharing techniques and tips from the Procreate Illustration School. Join lessons with Lisa Glanz, Nathan Brown, Floortje Visser and Peggy Dean as they focus on a different aspect of illustrating in Procreate. You’ll pick up some incredible illustration advice whatever your level!
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful extruded isometric text effect. It has a 3D appearance with hollowed out letters, finished off with a vivid spectrum of hues and a subtle glowing appearance. It’s a relatively simple effect to create that makes use of a combination of must-know Illustrator tools.
Easily give your photographs a hand-painted look in just a few clicks with the help of my Painted Effect toolkit for Adobe Photoshop. A series of filters and adjustments are automatically applied to your image to mimic brush strokes and bold smudgy colours. Choose between the Photoshop Action to apply the effect with a single click, or import your images into the Smart PSD. Both methods offer convenient ways to achieve the same result!
A couple of months ago I showed you how to create vintage designs the easy way using a brilliant new tool called Kittl. Today we’re going to use those powerful tools and features again to easily construct this retro logo design for Merchant Trading Company. It combines a variety of retro-style design aesthetics, such as lettering layouts, engraved line effects and angled text shapes, all of which are easily done in Kittl.
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Over the years I’ve shared several tutorials showing how to create retro text effects mostly using Adobe Illustrator, so today I thought I’d mix things up and show some techniques for creating retro striped text effects with a 70s vibe using tools in Photoshop. Photoshop’s Layer Style tools are the natural place to start, but as we’ll discover they don’t quite cut it. Instead, we’ll make use of the ‘Step and Repeat’ trick to generate an extended drop shadow effect that can then be divided up into coloured stripes. This kind of retro text effect is ideal for creating T-shirt designs, so stick around until the end to see how my ‘Washed & Worn’ textures pack can easily make your artwork look like an old cracked T-shirt print.