In this Photoshop tutorial, I will walk you through a process of creating digital work inspired by older magazine fashion ads. You will learn how to use basic shapes and brushes to create an abstract background, see how layers react to one another with Blend Modes, how to create trendy abstract shapes, how Gradient Maps can be used to influence the overall design and more.
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This freebie features a vintage-themed checkered pattern set on top of an aged paper background. It comes in 30 color combinations and in JPG format. The files are very large (3600x3600px) and high-resolution.
Using retro-styled elements is one of the more recent design trends. The free fonts featured here are free script fonts that can evoke a retro feel in your design projects. Note that most of the fonts in this collection are better off when used as display fonts (they can become illegible at small sizes).
The design and usability of sign-up forms for web apps and websites is crucial because it can have a huge effect on conversion rates. In this web design showcase, you’ll be seeing some excellent sign-up web forms from various websites. Perhaps you can find some inspiring elements that you can apply in your next web form design project.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a realistic electric guitar using only Photoshop. I hope you will learn a lot of techniques that can help you create complex photorealistic compositions. This tutorial is quite extensive and might take you a few hours to complete.
There are people who sketch/doodle in the margins of their notebooks and there are those who illustrate. This collection is about the latter. Below you’ll find some of the most exciting illustrators and artists we’ve come across recently. Discovering the works of amazingly talented people, like those featured in this collection, makes our job at Design Instruct infinitely pleasurable, and we’re glad we get to share that with you.
We all sometimes like to think that designing, or any creative work for that matter, is all about talent, exploring ideas and executing amazing projects; that the most important asset in getting our work done is creativity. The truth, as most of you will probably agree, is a little less glamorous than that.
The application of textures in a web design can give it an interesting new dimension and an added sense of character. It can also impart an organic appearance onto your web design. In this collection, you’ll discover websites that use textures as a key design component.
This high-resolution texture pack comes with an assortment of beautiful surface textures. These textures were found outdoors in the Cleveland area, hence the name of the pack. The images are huge and will tile vertically and horizontally, which allows for many different applications (including 3D work).
Geometric sans-serif fonts are composed using basic geometric shapes, resulting in a tidy and elegant aesthetic. These fonts exhibit modern and clean characteristics, so they’re often used in contemporary design projects. This is a collection of 10 free geometric sans-serif fonts.
Typography is one of the purest manifestations of the craft of the designer: the intersection of meaning, purpose and expression. The beauty (and challenge) of compositions centered on type is that they allow the designer or artist to convey a message through his or her lettering skills, as well as through the words or phrases themselves. Below, you’ll find a collection of some of the most interesting, finest type designs and letter treatments we’ve seen recently.