The Basics of Typography

The Basics of Typography

Typography is a central component of design. It gives us an understanding of the heritage behind our craft. It’s one of the primary ways we, as a society, pass on information to others. Imagine a website, a magazine or even TV without text. Typography is a subject that raises passions and it can become a consuming obsession. If this subject is relatively new to you, or perhaps something you want to know more about, then this guide can start you on that journey.

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Make a Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles Photo Manipulation

Make a Dark Statue with 3D Tentacles Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial we will create a dark statue photomanipulation using Photoshop and Cinema 4D. I will show you how to turn a photo of a woman into a statue, how to create tentacles in Cinema 4D and add them to the photomanipulation and many other techniques for adjusting the lights, the textures and the colors of the final image. Let’s get started!

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How to Create an iPad 2 From Scratch Using Photoshop

How to Create an iPad 2 From Scratch Using Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to draw Apple’s iPad 2. We are going to use vector-drawing techniques combined with manual drawing and layer styles to create a convincingly realistic iPad. We will also use Smart Objects to help us easily change the iPad’s screen content and the iPad’s Smart Cover color.

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Sidewalk Pavement Vol. 2: Texture Pack

Sidewalk Pavement Vol. 2: Texture Pack

This texture pack is the second extension of a previous texture pack called Sidewalk Pavement. Volume 2 comes with 7 more beautiful textures of sidewalk pavement in JPG format, with each image being 1944x2896px. Use these free textures in your commercial or personal design, art, illustration and photography projects to give them a gritty look-and-feel.

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Superimpose a Car onto Another Image in Photoshop

Superimpose a Car onto Another Image in Photoshop

A lot of times, you aren’t going to find the perfect photo. Sometimes the subject needs to be retouched or its background isn’t suitable. The objective of this Photoshop tutorial is to show you how to combine and blend different objects to create your perfect photo composition. We’ll discuss how to find the right images to use, how to match colors and some techniques for seamless photo blending.

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Colored Vintage Paper: Texture Pack

Colored Vintage Paper: Texture Pack

This free set of 20 vintage/aged paper textures contains textures that are each 3600x3600px in size, high-resolution, and in JPG format. I use textures a lot in my illustrations and in my tutorials, so I made a variety of colors so that I would have a library to choose from. Now, I’m sharing them with you. Use these textures as backgrounds or for adding textured elements in your designs, illustrations, photos, and so forth.

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Create a Semi-Realistic Light Bulb in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Semi-Realistic Light Bulb in Adobe Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, you will learn how to draw a light bulb illustration. Most of the time, we’ll be using the Pen Tool, so this is great practice for those struggling with drawing freehand. A light bulb is a complex object that contains many small parts and details, and we will try our best to draw them all, in order to create as close to an accurate portrayal as possible.

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Sidewalk Pavement: Texture Pack

Sidewalk Pavement: Texture Pack

This free texture pack consists of 7 high-resolution texture photos of rough sidewalk pavement, taken using a DSLR camera. Each texture has the dimensions of 1944x2896px, so they’re very large. Use them as background textures or apply them to your design projects to add a grainy, gritty feel. Enjoy!

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Design a Simple Textured Typographic Poster in Photoshop

Design a Simple Textured Typographic Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will demonstrate how to design a simple, textured and clean typographic poster. Following the steps in this tutorial, you will find techniques for creating a beautiful textured background and working with type in Photoshop.

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Font Collection: 10 Free Rounded Sans Serif Fonts

Font Collection: 10 Free Rounded Sans Serif Fonts

The free sans serif fonts showcased in this collection feature plenty of rounded terminals and edges. The fonts’ roundness give them a softer and friendlier look. The roundness of these fonts also make them thicker and bolder in appearance. Try them out for your next design or digital art project!

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Make a Vintage Planetary Landscape Poster in Photoshop

Make a Vintage Planetary Landscape Poster in Photoshop

When working with an outer space theme, the possibilities are endless — there are plenty of elements you can incorporate and photo manipulate into your composition. With the popularity and abundance of science fiction movies and books, there’s no shortage of inspiration either. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to take some different space elements, as well as some earthly landscape elements, and put them all together to create a faded, vintage-like poster.

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Rock / Stone: Stock Photo Pack

Rock / Stone: Stock Photo Pack

As always, we try to give our readers the best content we can, and today’s freebie pack is no different. This stock photo pack features rough, natural stones and rocks that can be used as stock photos, design elements, and as textures in your commercial and personal design and digital art projects. As usual, we’re providing this to you free of charge; all we ask is that you don’t redistribute the files without our permission. Other than that, rock on!

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