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Filed Under:Arts / Graphic Design
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Archived Since:March 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

How To Create a 3D Chrome Badge in Photoshop

I’ve been getting really into Photoshop’s 3D tools recently. They’re fantastic for creating simple 3D models with ultra realistic lighting and materials like metals, plastic and wood. Chrome is one effect that is often mimicked in Photoshop...Show More Summary

6 Poster & Flyer Templates for Premium Members

Access All Areas members have more design templates to download this week courtesy of FlyerHeroes. Members already have access to 5 food & drink themed templates and 12 illustrated flyer templates from previous donations that can be added to this brand new collection of 6 music themed posters and flyer designs. Show More Summary

Download This Versatile Vector Collection for Just $29

Vector graphics are handy resources that can save you lots of time when creating your designs, but I find it’s the items that you wouldn’t be able to produce yourself that are particularly important. Artistic styles like still life watercolour...Show More Summary

My Top 30 Fonts with the Sexiest Ampersands

Whats your dream character? Small and curvy? Tall and strong? Whatever your type, you’ll see the most attractive glyphs in this typographic beauty contest. The ampersand is every typography addict’s favourite ligature, but which font...Show More Summary

Saint Tropez Hand Painted Font for Premium Members

Access All Areas members now have the ability to download a new font as part of their membership. Saint Tropez is a hand painted typeface from F is for Fonts that comes as vector AI and EPS files to keep all the hand-painted details, as well as simplified OTF and TTF font files. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Vector Hipster Character in Illustrator

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to have some fun in Adobe Illustrator constructing a cool bearded hipster character out of simple vector shapes. Using basic shapes not only makes the process much easier, it also gives your artwork that trendy stylized look that’s popular with pro illustrators. Show More Summary

Free Pack of Realistic Vintage Light Bulb Sign Letters

It has taken countless hours to render my latest free resource, so I hope my readers find some great uses for them in their design projects. These vintage style light bulb signs have been crafted using Photoshop’s 3D tools and combined...Show More Summary

50 Modern Logo Templates for Premium Members

Worn Out Media Co. has supplied a new collection of premium resources for Access All Areas members to download. After previously donating 20 minimal logo templates, members can now get hold of two whole packs of their modern logo series, totaling 50 minimalistic designs you can edit and customise to suit your own projects. Show More Summary

It’s Time to Give Your Font Library a Major Upgrade!

$1,774 is the value of this full collection of best selling fonts at their regular price, but thanks to a massive 98% discount you can currently pick them up for just $29. This new bundle from Design Cuts focuses on exceptional quality with a hand picked selection of 22 premium fonts. Show More Summary

33 Free PSDs to Mockup Your Packaging Designs

Out of all the different types of mockups, the templates featuring different types of packaging are probably the most useful for giving an insight into how your design will actually look when it’s printed or manufactured. This is especially...Show More Summary

30 Subtle Halftone Brushes for Premium Members

This week’s premium design resource for Access All Areas members is courtesy of designer and letterer David Larusso. It’s a collection of 30 subtle halftone Photoshop brushes to give your work a used, retro or distressed look. ApplyShow More Summary

Video Tutorial: How To Cut Anything Out in Photoshop

Clipping a subject from its background in Photoshop has to be the most common task a designer will encounter in their every day working life. The pen tool is the go-to tool for cutting most things out, but there’s some cool techniques you can use for hair, fur and other specialty subjects. Show More Summary

How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of the face. Known as a Calligram, this effect is particularly powerful when used to present famous quotes or speeches by depicting the author/speaker with the actual words. Show More Summary

25 Wall Sign Mockups for Access All Areas Members

This week’s premium design resource for Access All Areas members is a brilliant collection of wall sign mockup templates courtesy of Madebyvadim. These mockups take your logo designs and brand concepts to the next level by allowing you to simulate them as fully fitted facades on the front of buildings. Show More Summary

Own the Tools to Create These Design Styles for 91% Off

Watercolour, grunge and retro are three hot design styles that result in stunning artwork. If you’ve ever admired these kinds of effects and wished you could create them yourself, today I have the perfect collection of resources to show you. Show More Summary

A History of Typeface Styles & Type Classification

Typography is a complicated subject to learn, but starting with the history of type styles is a great way to gain an understanding of why there’s so many fonts, and why they look so different! Typefaces are divided up into classifications...Show More Summary

10 Victorian Style Ornamental Frames for Members

I’m pleased to welcome a brand new supplier of awesome resources for Access All Areas members this week. Peter from Cruzine Design has kindly donated a collection of 10 detailed vector frames in a Victorian style, available for both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Typography Illustrations the Easy Way!

In today’s video tutorial I’ll show you how to create cool hand lettering style typography illustrations the easy way using the power of Adobe Illustrator. The design is a simple silhouette of the vehicle, with text that is distorted and disfigured to fit within the outline of the car body to create a cool composition. Show More Summary

20 Subtle Grunge Textures for Premium Members

This week Access All Areas members can download a brand new design resource courtesy of RetroSupply Co. This Standard Issue Grunge Textures pack contains 20 high resolution overlays captured from a rugged old grain warehouse in central Washington. Show More Summary

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