Just over a year ago I reviewed the must-have tool for logo designers: Logo Package Express. It’s a brilliant Adobe Illustrator Extension that automatically generates every file format, color scheme, and logo configuration your client could ever ask you for. AI, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG, JPG, CMYK, RGB, Pantone, Full Color, Mono, Reversed… You don’t even have to spend time naming or organising your files. Logo Package Express takes care of it all. Logo Package Express is now smarter, easier-to-use, and contains even more useful features in the new 2.0 version. Find out what’s new!
Follow along with today’s Photoshop video tutorial to create a bold and vibrant illustration of a snake. We’ll start with a loose, initial sketch, then I’ll show you some helpful brush settings for accurately outlining your illustration. The artwork is brought to life when colour is added, then it really starts to take shape when you apply the stipple shading. A bit of polish with some Photoshop layer styles adds some finishing touches, then an old paper texture helps achieve that old-school tattoo flash look.
Access All Areas members have a fab collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of PhotographyPla.net. The Fabulous Fades set contains 20 Lightroom presets for creating beautiful and stylish faded effects for your photos. Some of the presets apply darker fade effects and others produce lighter photos, all achieved with just a single click on your RAW, DNG, and JPG files.
Every designer needs a variety of typeface styles that they can rely upon for every project. Usually a collection is built slowly as new fonts are purchased on an individual basis, but on rare occasions an opportunity arises to acquire a comprehensive library of top quality font families with huge savings. The Type Designer’s Luxury Font Library contains all the font styles you might need for your graphic design projects, including geometric sans-serifs, classy serifs, cool-looking display fonts, modern gothic families and elegant scripts. With a huge 98% discount slashing the price tag, this font library can be yours for just $29.
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.