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Video Tutorial: Retro Text Effect with Concentric Stripes

In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a retro text effect with colourful concentric stripes. Illustrator’s Offset Path command produces the basic effect, but we will eliminate the tedious process of adding each outline individually with the help of an Action, so you will be able to fill an entire poster with this retro stripe effect within seconds.

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VHS Effect Photoshop Template for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a useful effect to download this week, courtesy of Creative Supplies Co. This Photoshop template instantly adds distorted VHS effects to your images, to give them the appearance of an analog video tape from the 80s & early 90s. This comprehensive Smart PSD is packed full of 4 main VHS effects, plus 10 VHS overlays so you can completely customise the amount of noise, grain, and distortion that is applied to your photos or artwork.

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Pay Just $29 for The Type Designer’s Sophisticated Font Kit

How do you fancy getting your hands on a hand-picked selection of professional fonts to take your branding, print and digital projects to the next level? Design Cuts have put together another deal packed full of top quality fonts and squashed the price down by 99%, so much so that there’s hardly anything left on the price tag! This is a great opportunity to acquire $2058 worth of beautiful, sophisticated fonts for just $29.

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40 Punchy Designs and Illustrations with a Boxing Theme

I have made inspiration showcases for all kinds of design subjects, but one theme I least expected to provide such a variety of artistic styles was the sport of Boxing! This hard-hitting roundup features packaging designs with mustache-wielding vintage fighters, fan art for legendary boxing athletes, abstract character illustrations, and reimagined film posters for your favourite Rocky movies for some knock-out design inspiration to give you a creative hit.

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Video Tutorial: Distressed Halftone & Engraved Photo Effect

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a combination of filters that produce distressed halftone effects, which gives an image a high-contrast, newsprint-style appearance. The main effect is made of halftone dots, but I’ll also show you some additional tweaks you can apply to produce other pattern effects too, like the kind of engraved illustration style you find on bank notes.

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10 Valentine’s Day Designs for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a collection of beautiful Valentine’s Day themed designs to download this week, courtesy of Freepik. These 10 illustrated designs feature a range of cute graphics, each drawn in a colourful, textured style. Use these ready-made designs to quickly create promotional material for February 14th, or use the various heart and flower graphics to produce elegant artwork all year round!