Masking is an artistic method by which a portion of a composition is isolated and protected in order to make changes disturbing or affecting other areas of the composition. It’s a very useful technique that artists employ in their work, sometimes even without thinking about it. Masking has even been used by painters as far back as prehistory.
In this tutorial, we are going to create a grungy fictional concert poster in Photoshop. We will be using a variety of layer masks as well as other effects to create a grunge-themed poster that features a masked-out guitar player as a central design element.
This free vintage-themed texture pack features a star pattern on aged paper. The texture comes in 20 wonderful color variations. At 3600x3600px and in JPG format, the files are large and high-resolution. The textures can be used as backgrounds or to add textures to designs, art projects, illustrations, photos, and more!
This tutorial will show you how to create a conceptual vintage-themed poster of the Design Instruct South Expedition to Cape Horn in 1975. We will be mixing images, grunge brushes, textures and more to achieve the final design. The design process involves Photoshop filters, layer masks, trendy typography techniques as well as the use of Adobe Illustrator to create a stylish circular badge logo.
In this Illustrator tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to create an ornate bell using Adobe Illustrator. The creation process is quite simple: We will create shapes using the Pen Tool and Pathfinder Panel, as well as mix and match color gradients until we achieve a nice 3D result. Let’s get down to business!
This freebie features a vintage-themed starburst, set on top of an aged paper background. This free texture pack comes in 36 color combinations and in JPG format. They’re very large (3600x3600px) and high-resolution.
Using slab serif fonts has been popular in recent times. The block-shaped serifs of these fonts imbue a sturdy and commanding presence while retaining the elegance that’s characteristic of serif fonts. This collection extends our first collection of free slab serif fonts (which you should also checkout), featuring 10 additional fonts in the same category.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.