The type is rough and imperfect because it's made with imperfect machines. It's made with cheap paper that soaks up ink like a sponge.
The flaws of ink on paper are important. They anchor us to the real world.
In this infographic, I'll show you how to roughen your typography oh-so-subtly in Adobe Illustrator. It's a simple technique to learn. And once you get it down you'll be amazed how much it can add to your work. Just don't go overboard!
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Check out a video tutorial of this process here.
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We thought it would be helpful to share with you one of our unconventional methods for making our products. In this tutorial, learn how to make textures in Photoshop using stuff in your kitchen!
Learn how to resize your pattern swatches quickly and easily in this short video tutorial!
Here at RetroSupply, we offer a wide variety of tools for your designer toolbox. Sometimes those tools come in the form of tool presets. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install tool presets so you can access them quickly and use them with ease.