The Easy Way to Roughen Your Typography in Illustrator
Here's a pro tip for giving your typography a subtle grungy, roughened effect. It's perfect for adding an old print look to your designs, and the imperfections can even create a hand lettering feel.
How to Create a Wood Type Inspired Design in Photoshop
Find out how to create a textured wood type effect in Photoshop with this four-minute video tutorial. Plus, pick up a free sample pack of our huge Wood & Ink Photoshop kit to follow the tutorial and use in your designs!
How to Make Your Own Photoshop Brushes
Want to evoke 19th and 20th century printing techniques in your designs? Discover how to make rich, subtly flawed ink marks in your work by creating your own subtle Photoshop brushes with this five-step tutorial.
How to Create a Propaganda-Style Poster in Photoshop
In this video tutorial, we'll show you how to create an eye-catching constructivist-style poster in Photoshop – from choosing the right color palette to giving your poster an eye-catching finish with a subtle gritty texture.
Add Subtle Ink Textures to an Illustration in Photoshop
Adding subtle textures is a great way to add an organic element to your final project. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to apply realistic textures to a SpaceRanger illustration using multiple layers and a technique I call 'subtractive texturing'.
3 Tips for Using Vector Brushes in Illustrator with Ralph Cosentino
Talented children's book illustrator Ralph Cosentino shares three top tips for using Illustrator brushes, including how to tastefully work in organic textures, and how to save time with blending modes.
How to Get the Most from Your Illustrator Brushes
Unlike Photoshop brushes, Illustrator brushes are essentially shapes that are stretched and compressed – so it takes a little more finesse to produce amazing results. Here are three pro tips for getting exactly that.
How to Use Vector Brushes to Recreate Retro Artwork
I've always loved seeing how designers create their designs. Watch this time-lapse video to see how we recreated a piece of authentic 1940s commercial art using the VectorHero brush pack and VectorTone design goodies.
Create a Vintage Logo Using Illustrator and Photoshop
We're total suckers for label and logo design from the '40s and '50s. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through how to create a distressed retro logo in Illustrator and Photoshop – and we'll give you some freebies too.