Supercharge Your Hand-Lettering Skills

Supercharge Your Hand-Lettering Skills

by Julia Sagar January 19, 2017

Custom lettering ninja Jason Carne explains how to become a better hand-lettering artist – and win more work – with the Lettering Library Mega Bundle.

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How to Make More Money in 2017

How to Make More Money in 2017

by Julia Sagar January 11, 2017

One of the most sensible things you can do as a freelance designer or illustrator is diversify your income. Here are the best ways to make more money from your creative skills this year.

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10 of the Best Free Vintage and Retro Photoshop Actions

10 of the Best Free Vintage and Retro Photoshop Actions

by Julia Sagar January 04, 2017

Quickly create complex effects with our selection of the very best free Photoshop actions for creating vintage and retro effects – plus a few ridiculously affordable premium actions too.

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20 of the best free retro and vintage textures

20 of the best free retro and vintage textures

by Julia Sagar January 02, 2017

Quickly add depth or age to your designs with our hand-picked collection of the very best free retro and vintage textures out there for Photoshop and Illustrator. (We’ll show you where to find the best premium textures too...)

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Retro Photoshop Brushes: 50 of the Best

Retro Photoshop Brushes: 50 of the Best

by Julia Sagar December 21, 2016

It’s easy to find retro Photoshop brushes online. Picking high-quality ones, however, is an entirely different story. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of the best retro and vintage Photoshop brushes for designers and illustrators.

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20 Best Retro and Vintage Illustrator Tutorials

20 Best Retro and Vintage Illustrator Tutorials

by Julia Sagar December 15, 2016

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, take your design skills to the next level with our collection of the very best retro and vintage tutorials for Illustrator.

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In conversation with: Aaron Draplin

In conversation with: Aaron Draplin

by Julia Sagar December 07, 2016

He might live just down the road from us in Portland, but we caught up with legendary designer Aaron Draplin in London, one particularly chilly evening in late November. Here, he talks logo design, clients and beating imposter syndrome...

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10 of the Best Places to Make Your Products

10 of the Best Places to Make Your Products

by Julia Sagar November 30, 2016

Turning your illustrations into tangible products can provide a valuable stream of extra revenue for designers and illustrators. Whether you’re looking to turn your designs into screenprints, stickers, T-shirts, laser engravings or more, here are some of the best services out there.

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Get 30% off everything in our Black Friday Sale

Get 30% off everything in our Black Friday Sale

by Julia Sagar November 24, 2016

We’re live! Our Black Friday sale has started and we have some massive deals for you – starting with the fact that you can save 30% on absolutely everything...

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The Creative's Guide to Black Friday

The Creative's Guide to Black Friday

by Julia Sagar November 20, 2016

Savvy designers and illustrators can pick up a bargain this Black Friday. Use this handy infographic to find out where, when and how to get the best deals.

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How We Made the Garage Grime Vector Brushes

How We Made the Garage Grime Vector Brushes

by Julia Sagar November 10, 2016

Behind the scenes: we’ve just released a unique, ultra-limited set of new vector brushes to inject grit, grime and authenticity into your designs. Find out how an abandoned pack of 1950s wax oil crayons inspired a whole new collection...

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20 of the best retro and vintage logos

20 of the best retro and vintage logos

by Julia Sagar November 02, 2016

With the trend for retro logos in full swing, we take a look at some of the best retro and vintage logos, badges and insignia being created today.

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10 best tools for graphic designers and illustrators this fall

10 best tools for graphic designers and illustrators this fall

by Julia Sagar October 26, 2016

Speed up your workflow with our round-up of the best new books, hardware and software – plus the best deals on retro and vintage brushes, textures and fonts.

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In conversation with: Jessica Hische

In conversation with: Jessica Hische

by Julia Sagar October 19, 2016

Even wildly successful creatives like Jessica Hische can struggle to get the work-life balance right. Here, she talks passion, project-hopping and how to prevent your side projects from making you sick...

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40 Best Retro and Vintage Photoshop Tutorials

40 Best Retro and Vintage Photoshop Tutorials

by Dustin Lee October 11, 2016

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, level up your skills with our ultimate collection of the very best retro and vintage tutorials for Photoshop.

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50 Free Retro and Vintage Fonts

50 Free Retro and Vintage Fonts

by Dustin Lee October 05, 2016

Quickly find the perfect typeface for your designs with our epic collection of high-quality, free retro and vintage fonts. There’s something for every project...

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11 top tutorials for creating retro and vintage effects

11 top tutorials for creating retro and vintage effects

by Julia Sagar September 29, 2016

We’ve bundled up our best tutorials into one, handy list to help you work faster, smarter and more creatively. Beef up your design and illustration skills – and get your creative juices flowing – with these 11 pro tutorials for creating retro and vintage effects.

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Create an authentic vintage effect in Photoshop

Create an authentic vintage effect in Photoshop

by Julia Sagar September 22, 2016

Give your designs and illustrations a realistic faded, vintage look in Photoshop in under 30 minutes, with this pro video tutorial for using the Analog Ink Foundry kit from The Type Hunter, aka Keith Tatem.

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How to mix and match RetroSupply products for instant inspiration

How to mix and match RetroSupply products for instant inspiration

by Julia Sagar September 20, 2016

Canada-based illustrator Josué Menjivar goes behind the scenes on an original artwork to show how experimenting with a cocktail of RetroSupply brushes, textures and actions can turbocharge your creativity.

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Add Real Texture with the RetroSupply PSD Kit

Add Real Texture with the RetroSupply PSD Kit

by Julia Sagar September 15, 2016

Designer and illustrator Jordan Wong walks through how to create a vintage look with the authentic World War II-era brushes, actions and textures inside the RetroSupply Kit.

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Create textured images with the Woodland Wonderland brush set

Create textured images with the Woodland Wonderland brush set

by Julia Sagar September 12, 2016

Designer Brad Woodard explains how to quickly create a heavily textured retro illustration in Photoshop, using the RetroSupply Woodland Wonderland gouache brushes.

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Creating retro characters with the Vector Hero pack

Creating retro characters with the Vector Hero pack

by Julia Sagar September 08, 2016

Freelance illustrator Rocky Roark walks through how to create stylised retro characters with the RetroSupply VectorHero ink brush set – using a handy trick for creating natural strokes with Illustrator’s Width tool…

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Create a hand-painted effect with the DragStrip brush set

Create a hand-painted effect with the DragStrip brush set

by Julia Sagar September 05, 2016

Follow Von Glitscha’s quick, eight-step tutorial to find out how to create a realistic hand-painted effect in your illustrations. Read on as the vector art ninja goes behind the scenes on a high-profile illustration created for Adobe Max with his RetroSupply DragStrip brush set…

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4 Inspiring Projects Created with RetroSupply Products

4 Inspiring Projects Created with RetroSupply Products

by Julia Sagar September 01, 2016

We’re constantly inspired by the way in which our products are used. From self-published comics to posters, branding and boundary-pushing new illustration styles, we’re blown away by the amazing work being done with RetroSupply goods every day.

So we thought we’d shine a spotlight on four brilliant projects created by illustrators and designers from across the RetroSupply community. Be inspired as we delve into the different creative processes, sharing pro techniques for crafting a range of retro and vintage effects with our tools…

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