In this graphic design tutorial, we are going to be making a dynamic digital creation using a combination of stock photos, textures and brushes. We will also incorporate blend mode techniques, coloring effects, and some cool light effects as well. If you are ready to get started, then grab some coffee (or your favorite caffeinated drink) and let’s get to it!
This tutorial is on how to create an analog stopwatch in Adobe Illustrator. The stopwatch is housed in a plated metal case with a glass cover, and that means we have to use metal gradients and simulate window reflection on glass. Let’s get down to business!
A misused and abused lamp post stands on the corner of an intersection. Years of neglect have taken its toll and it now bears the wear and tear on its once pristine concrete surface like a seasoned war veteran. This is where we come in and take photos of it to give to you! We’ve included 9 truly grungy high-resolution textures in this pack. We hope you like them. As usual, all textures are free but please don’t redistribute or resell the files without our permission.
Using plenty of colors in a web design can lead to one that’s unpleasant to the eyes. But when executed well, a big bevy of colors can garner attention and create a fresh and lively design theme. This collection features notable web designs that are brimming with color.
In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, I will show you how to create a ticket stub for the imaginary Design Instruct Graphic Design World’s Fair, which was held in New York City in 1949. We will use fundamental Photoshop tools and techniques in the process of creating the ticket — brushes, using textures, the Burn Tool and the nifty Gradient Map adjustment layer, just to name a few.
In this Illustrator tutorial, we will be creating a traffic cone. The creation process is quite simple: We just need to combine a few shapes, use the Pathfinder Panel and Illustrator’s shape tools smartly, and then apply nice gradients. What we will end up with is flexible and changeable artwork that can be used in a variety of ways, such as in web icons, business cards, or even big billboards and service signage.
Do you need tree bark textures? Then you’re barking up the right tree! Use this free set of high-resolution tree bark textures to feed your creativity and add a woodsy feel to your designs that only tree bark can do. We’ve included 9 high-resolution tree bark textures in this pack. We hope you enjoy! These textures are, of course, provided free of charge but please do not redistribute the files without our permission.
In this step-by-step Photoshop tutorial, I will take you through the making of a vintage-themed poster which has a train as its subject. The design process involves Photoshop filters, layer masks, vector drawing and trendy typography techniques.
This free brush set contains 10 hand-drawn-style, nature-inspired sketches as well as PNG files for each brush. They are perfect for accenting your design projects with a touch of sketch-style flowery elements. The brushes are between 400-1,600px wide.
Stenciled paintings date as far back as prehistoric times. Throughout history, their use has been utilitarian (such as in the labeling of crate shipments and temporary public signage) as well as artistic (in graffiti and street art). This free font collection presents 10 usable free stencil fonts.
Postcards from the past have an idealistic view of vacation spots they are trying to promote that you can’t seem to find anymore nowadays; perhaps because we no longer send post cards, but rather rely on email. In this graphic design tutorial, we are going to take a popular retro style of having text with different images within each letter and recreate it. We will use Illustrator and Photoshop in concert to come up with an awesome retro postcard.
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we will be making a design that has an ancient feel to it. We will be using various stock photos and blending them together to create one cohesive scene. You will learn how to apply textures, create a gold text effect, add interesting design elements like golden globes and palm trees, use adjustment layers to manipulate colors, and a few more additional tricks along the way. What we will end up with can be used as a desktop wallpaper.