How to Create Your Own Graphic Styles in Illustrator

How to Create Your Own Graphic Styles in Illustrator

by Dustin Lee

Graphic styles are the fastest way to achieve time-consuming effects in Adobe Illustrator. By using graphic styles you can achieve looks like our classic PopType effect below with a single mouse click.

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How to Create a Stupid Fast T-Shirt Mock-Up

How to Create a Stupid Fast T-Shirt Mock-Up

by Dustin Lee

In this video tutorial, we'll mock our work up on a soft comfy looking t-shirt in Photoshop. This is a great way show clients how your design will look in the real world. To help you make your t-shirt mockup I've even included a handy texture you can use to follow along!

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How to Make Your Own Photocopy Textures

How to Make Your Own Photocopy Textures

by Dustin Lee 2 Comments

Want to make your own photocopy textures to use in your design work? I'm sharing my best hard earned tips for creating copy machine textures I learned while making the Photocopy Hate Machine texture pack. Enjoy!

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Three Easy Ways to Add Distressed Textures to Your Work in Photoshop

Three Easy Ways to Add Distressed Textures to Your Work in Photoshop

by Dustin Lee 1 Comment

Learn three easy ways to add distressed textures to your design work and logos in Photoshop with this short video tutorial. Plus, we’ve provided free sample textures and brushes to help you easily follow along. Enjoy!

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How to Use Photoshop Brushes in Illustrator

How to Use Photoshop Brushes in Illustrator

by Julia Sagar 1 Comment

Creative hack: designer Joe Andrus shares a crash-free tip for adding texture to vector illustrations by bringing the photo-realistic results from your favorite Photoshop brushes into Illustrator.

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Create an authentic vintage effect in Photoshop

Create an authentic vintage effect in Photoshop

by Julia Sagar

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

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 Depth and Texture with the RetroSupply PSD Kit

Add Real Depth and Texture with the RetroSupply PSD Kit

by Julia Sagar

Designer and illustrator Jordan Wong walks through how to give your posters a vintage aesthetic 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

Pro designer Brad Woodard explains how to quickly create a heavily textured retro illustration in Photoshop by harnessing the power of 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 1 Comment

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 2 Comments

Follow Von Glitscha’s eight-step tutorial to find out how to create a realistic hand-painted effect in your illustrations. Here, he goes behind the scenes on a high-profile illustration created for Adobe Max with the DragStrip brush set.

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How to Create a Matchbook Print Effect in Photoshop

How to Create a Matchbook Print Effect in Photoshop

by Dustin Lee 10 Comments

Love 1950s advertising? Achieve a classic matchbook look in your designs with just a few textures and Photoshop filters in this handy video tutorial – and be sure to download your quality freebies too.

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