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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From having zero concept through to building a complete design – by way of adding texture, color and more – this in-depth tutorial walks through how to make a mid-century European pocket calendar using Photoshop and Illustrator.