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Today is a great day to be an Access All Areas member! Dustin Lee from RetroSupply has kindly donated the popular Atomic Age Print Kit for members to download. It’s a powerful PSD that allows you to create authentic halftone and textured ink overlays with one click! What’s more, this comprehensive pack comes with 2 bonuses; The Atomic Age Refill pack contains additional textures, and a full set of high resolution Atomic Halftone Brushes. To round off the pack, it also includes handy instructions and a video tutorial to show you exactly how to apply the effects to your own work…
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What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a daffodil text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Less is more when it comes to designing layouts! We take a look at how incorporating more white space into your InDesign layouts can make a huge difference to your work, taking your designs from crowded and fussy to streamlined and polished in an instant.
What You’ll Be Creating Skateboarding is one of those rare rebellious things that ended up changing the lives of thousands if not millions of kids around the world. It’s something that continues to fascinate me, and that is why I decided to create this in-depth tutorial on how to design your own skateboard piece using Adobe Illustrator. The process will rely on the use of basic shapes (rectangles, rounded rectangles and circles), and some help here and there from the Pathfinder panel. 1. Setting Up Our Document
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll walk through the step by step process of creating a simple, photo-based Tumblr diary theme in Photoshop. I will start totally from scratch and will guide you through the whole process of setting up the document, using some basic tools and completing the design in no time. The aim of this tutorial is to show how some of the design decisions are being made and how the final design comes to life. Tutorial Assets In order to follow along you will need some (freely available) assets: Photos from Skitterphoto PT Serif
I’m sure a bunch of you have seen this gradient text vector technique before in other blogs or are already aware of how to add gradients to text, but it is worth mentioning for those that don’t know this technique. Moreover, I found that adding an extra step to this known technique, enables you add transparent gradients to text in Illustrator CS4 while still keeping the text editable! The Problem: Gradient Text Vector In Illustrator, you can’t apply a gradient to text the way you normally add gradients to other objects. You can Outline the text and then add a gradient, but then you can’t edit the text later. No need to worry, there is an easy way to add gradients to text and keep them editable. Step 1: Gradient Text Vector Create some text with the Type tool, with the font of your choosing. I am using my favorite font of the moment, Klavika Bold Condensed. Step 2 Next for this super simple gradient text vector tutorial, set the fill and stroke of your text to none. If you don’t this, after you have applied the gradient to the text in the following steps, you will sometimes see the original text color peeking out on the text edges. Moreover, setting the fill and stroke to none, will make transparent gradients in Illustrator CS4 look correct. If you don’t set the fill to none initially, the color of the original text will show through your …
Super Simple Gradient Text Vector!
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a pencil pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and shapes. Next, you will learn how to save two simple patterns and how to create your own pattern brush. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple text effect with this brush. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 400 in the height box, and then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) , and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). You will need a grid every 5 px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , and enter 5 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. Try not to get discouraged by all that grid—it will make your work easier, and keep in mind that you can easily enable or disable it using the
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a 3D cursor icon in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to create a torn paper vector effect only with the help of tools of distortion and blend object. With a deep understanding of the settings of the tools, exact sequences of actions, and practice will allow you to create a similar style in just a few minutes!
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy landscape matte painting named “Eagle’s Land”.