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Archived Since:March 30, 2008

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Video Tutorial: Retro Text Effects with Illustrator’s Appearance Panel

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you some techniques for creating cool retro style text effects using Illustrator’s Appearance panel, which preserves the live text so you can still edit the wording and change the font. Show More Summary

Showcase of the Coolest Beer Can Packaging Designs

The explosion of the craft beer scene over recent years has given graphic designers a great opportunity to create artwork for beer cans. Unlike the mainstream brands, independent microbreweries can be more experimental with their branding, which leads to some really cool packaging designs for their products. Show More Summary

Imperioosa Display Font for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a brilliant new font to download today, courtesy of Ricky Rinaldi from Aiyari Studio. Imperioosa is a hand-made all-caps sans-serif that comes in regular and outline styles. It’s inspired by vintage motorcycle...Show More Summary

This New Deal is a Bundle Full of Bundles! Over $5K Worth of Resources

Meet the ultimate time-saving toolkit for every modern designer. Each best-selling product in this bundle has been designed to help you to get your work done better and faster. From stunning mockups and fonts, to sleek print templates...Show More Summary

How To Create a Distressed Vintage Style Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Alix, who asked if I could show how to make a vintage style logo design in a similar style to the fighting T-Shirts over at Roots of Fight. I’ve produced a few vintage...Show More Summary

1950s Artist Brush Pack for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a great new brush pack to download for Adobe Illustrator, thanks to Guerillacraft. The 1950s Artist Brush Pack contains 19 seamless pattern based brushes and 20 art brushes to help you create vector paintings and line art. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Gritty HDR Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to play around with some filters and adjustments to create a gritty HDR style photo effect. This effect works great with street photography, urban images and any pictures that would be enhanced with a grungy mood with harsh contrast and sharp details. Show More Summary

How To Create Colourful Gradient Orbs in Illustrator

I’ve been playing around in Adobe Illustrator blending together vibrant colours to produce some cool gradient effects. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use the Gradient Mesh tool to create a colourful circular orb, which can also be modified into a cool abstract shape with Illustrator’s Warp tool. Show More Summary

3D Marquee Light Bulb Letters for Access All Areas Members

A couple of months ago Dealjumbo kindly donated a pack of realistic marquee bulb letters for Access All Areas members. Today, premium members have a brand new set to download, this time with a variety of positions to display your type as floor standing signage. Show More Summary

1000s of Quality Vectors, Endless Creative Possibilities

This bundle is the ultimate toolkit to kickstart your creativity. It’s packed full with tons of best-selling vector design assets, based on the Design Cuts community’s most requested items. Creating vector artwork from scratch is incredibly...Show More Summary

How To Create an Infrared Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop

A couple of weeks ago I created a showcase post of breathtaking infrared photography with surreal colours. Those featured examples were authentic infrared photos that were shot on infrared film, or digitally with an infrared lens, but...Show More Summary

Over 200 Vintage Engravings for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a huge collection of more than 200 old engraving illustrations to download this week, courtesy of Benjamin Babron. Sourced from a French catalog of printing plates from the early twentieth century, everything in volume 9 is themed around hunting, military and firefighters. Show More Summary

An Essential Library of Textures & Patterns for Every Project

Textures and patterns are invaluable assets for every designer! They’re the ultimate time-saver, whether you’re looking to quickly add depth and visual interest to your work, or needing a great looking background for your designs. Often you’ll be working on a wide variety of projects, and so a versatile library of design resources is essential. Show More Summary

66 Breathtaking Examples of Infrared Photography with Surreal Colours

Infrared photography is typically used to create black and white pictures of landscapes that feature incredible detail, sometimes with a dreamlike glow. When infrared images are processed using film such as Kodak’s Aerochrome series however, the shot is reproduced with false-colour, where the reds, greens and blues are reversed. Show More Summary

20 Handcrafted Botanical Illustrations for Premium Members

Access All Areas have a great new collection of botanical sketches to download today, courtesy of Tom Chalky. These 20 flower and plant illustrations have been carefully hand drawn and entirely isolated from their backgrounds to produce high quality PNG images. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: VHS Style Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop video tutorial we’re going to apply a range of adjustments to a photograph to create a distorted glitch effect that mimics the kind of warping you see on old VHS tapes played on VCRs and analogue TVs. We’ll...Show More Summary

40 Free Duotone Gradient Presets for Adobe Photoshop

The Duotone effect is still proving to be a really popular trend years after I initially talked about the topic in a video tutorial back in 2015, where I showed how to replicate the Spotify Style Duotone Photo Effect from their rebrand at the time. Show More Summary

Vintage Style Summer Designs for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a great collection of summer themed vector artwork to download today, courtesy of Freepik. These colourful designs are made in a hand-crafted watercolour style and feature a range of beach related elements such as palm trees, sunshine, starfish, sunglasses, fruit and boats. Show More Summary

The Complete Mockup Templates Toolbox – Just $29 (99% off)

Presenting your design work to clients can often be as important as the design itself. In fact, the presentation can often make or break people’s reaction to your work. Showing off your design in a professional, inspiring way will really help you to nail the most crucial stage of any project. Show More Summary

How To Create a Chrome Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Chrome text effects might now be seen as gaudy and tasteless, but they once formed an extremely popular art style in the 80s and 90s. Those retro styles have made a comeback over recent years, so it’s useful to know how to produce shiny and metallic effects in your digital design software. Show More Summary

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