In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a mid-century European pocket calendar. I'll walk through you exactly how I go from having zero concept at all to building a complete design, including how I find inspiration, my favorite resources, and how I add texture and other effects in Photoshop.
Here's what you'll learn:
- How I use Pinterest to find ideas fast
- My favorite tool for quickly grabbing color samples to use in my work
- How to layout a mid-century style design quickly in Illustrator
- How to create registration errors and aged textures in Photoshop
Here's the resources mentioned in the tutorial (not required to learn the techniques):
A collection of wildflowers, woodland creates, leaves, trees, and other nature-inspired vectors. Made by award-winning design Von Glitshka.
My favorite brushes for adding subtle textures to my work including: wear and tear, ink soak, subtle aging and more.
The board I created to find inspiration for this tutorial.
My favorite Mac app for easily saving colors for projects. I use this app all the time!