In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products. We’ll first create a shiny gold texture, then apply it to some text with the help of a mask. To simulate the appearance of real foil stamping, we’ll finish it off with subtle effects like a paper texture and minor edge distortions.
Access All Areas members have a time-saving set of resources to download this week, courtesy of Freepik. These sale promotion templates have been designed specifically for Instagram Stories, to allow you to easily create seasonal advertisements for your clients. The example artwork has been designed with fashion brands in mind, but the customisable text and image placeholders can be edited to tailor the graphics for any business with an Instagram following.
It can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something, but you can’t think of anything to make. The popular quote: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” is certainly true for the inspiring designs in today’s showcase. These lettering pieces feature all kinds of weird and wonderful messages, but the real value is in the presentation. Enjoy this collection of illustrated typographic quote designs from a range of talented artists, and remember, the next time you can’t decide what to create, just go with the first thing that pops into your head, no matter how random it may be!
Recently I have been checking out the kinds of graphics that are associated with hydrodipping, the popular image transfer technique that is used for applying patterns to all kinds of objects, from vehicle parts to sneakers. Browsing those designs gave me the inspiration to try and create an intense graphic pattern of my own in Photoshop. After a lot of trial and error, I found a useful technique that allows you to quickly fill an entire canvas with randomly placed graphics. Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to create a detailed, abstract pattern effect using any source image, such as a photo or illustration.
A free online Photoshop event has kicked off today at Design Cuts featuring live sessions with top designers and incredible discounts off over 100 of the best Photoshop products. This is your chance to own the best Photoshop Brushes, Actions, textures, fonts, and creation kits at a huge 50%+ discount. Throughout this week there will also be several FREE Live Sessions with some of the biggest names in the design community, so you can learn new tips and techniques and use your new tools to create stunning designs.
Access All Areas members have a really unique collection of Photoshop mockup templates to download this week, courtesy of New Tropical Design Studio. These Pantone Colour Swatch Mockups help you quickly and easily create trendy photographs, style guides, and cool social media content. Choose from 5 templates to create endless layouts that incorporate colour schemes in the style of Pantone swatch books.