Last week I showed you how to create a slimy text effect in Adobe Illustrator, so I thought I’d cover a similar topic this week but in Photoshop instead. The vector Illustrator artwork is quite flat, whereas you can achieve much more realism with gradients and filters in Photoshop. The effect we’ll be producing in this tutorial is a glossy text effect made out of some kind of gooey yellow substance!
Just like stickers, t-shirts and pin badges, embroidered patches are a trendy fashion accessory designers love to produce with their custom designs. They come in all shapes and sizes, some with multiple colours; others with simple mono designs. Common uses include novelty promotional items, saleable merchandise, or souvenirs for events. What I personally love about these creative examples in this showcase is seeing how the digital design is replicated in thread, which transforms the artwork into a tangible little item with wonderful patterns and textures.
Access All Areas members have a devilish set of Photoshop Brushes and bonus Grit Textures to download this week, courtesy of Mixergraph. These 20 rough brushes have been handcrafted from real ink to simulate analogue print effects. Use them to add distressed outlines and borders to your artwork, and combine them with the selection of bonus gritty textures from the Mixergraph Thrasher Collection to add even dirtier effects to your designs.
We all love having a vast library of quality fonts to work with, but they can often be far too expensive for the average designer to afford. While the high price tags do justify the quality and craftsmanship that goes into premium typefaces, the total soon adds up when you’re trying to establish a varied collection. This brand new Design Cuts bundle brings you a range of the world’s most popular fonts from a select group of hugely respected type foundries. The massive 99% discount brings the $3055 cost down to just $29 for a limited time, making it an ideal opportunity to upgrade your font library while saving a fortune!
Avast ye swabs! I’ve been working hard on a brand new collection of free design resources to share with you all. The Pirate Pack contains a mixture of vector graphics and ready-made logo templates for Adobe Illustrator, to help you quickly create pirate themed design material. Easily build logos, emblems, party invitations, t-shirt designs and more! You’ll find 50+ graphics all with a pirate theme, such as swords, sea creatures, skull & crossbones and a bottle of rum, along with a couple of rope and chain brushes and a number of pirate skulls with a selection of beards, hats and eyepatches.
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we’re going to have some fun creating a gooey slime effect with some custom type. You could apply this to your own hand lettering pieces, but I’m going to be using a ready made font, which I’ll be customising with the vector drip shapes. Once the outline is complete, we’ll then add some bright colours to make the ooze radioactive, then use a simple trick with the brush tool to draw some highlights.