How to Create a Mid-Century European Pocket Calendar Design

September 24, 2015 5 Comments

How to Create a Mid-Century European Pocket Calendar Design

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):

The Mid-Century Nature Vector Art Kit

A collection of wildflowers, woodland creates, leaves, trees, and other nature-inspired vectors. Made by award-winning design Von Glitshka.

Standard Issue Subtle Brushes

My favorite brushes for adding subtle textures to my work including: wear and tear, ink soak, subtle aging and more.

Mid-Century European Design Pinterest Board

The board I created to find inspiration for this tutorial.

ColorSnapper

My favorite Mac app for easily saving colors for projects. I use this app all the time!





5 Responses

denise
denise

October 13, 2015

Just blew my mind with ColorSnapper! Fun tutorial! Thanks so much

Anne-Sophie
Anne-Sophie

September 25, 2015

The video has shown up in my browser and it was a total blast watching it ! Thanks !

Dustin Lee
Dustin Lee

September 24, 2015

Sorry, had a little technical error. The video should be working now!

Phil
Phil

September 24, 2015

Hey Dustin,
I have tried in a few different browsers but the video isn’t showing up.

Mammoth
Mammoth

September 24, 2015

Hey Dustin, where is video?

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