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How To Prepare a Business Card Design for Print

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In today’s tutorial I share my process of designing a business card and highlight some important considerations when designing for print.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Retro Superhero Comic Text Effect in Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a retro text effect, inspired by the title art for the Superman comic books.

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Photoshop Halftone & Engraved Effects for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have a new premium download this week! This collection of Photoshop Actions and Smart PSD allows you to easily generate halftone and engraved effects within your design work.

How to Create a Vintage Badge Logo in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to share some tips and techniques for creating vintage badge logos.

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Video Tutorial: How to Make Digital Camo Patterns in Photoshop

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Today’s tutorial is kind of a follow-on from my guide to creating custom camouflage patterns in Adobe Photoshop from back in 2019. In that previous tutorial I shared some useful techniques for creating a variety of camo pattern styles using nothing but Photoshop filters.

How to Create a Vintage Logo T-Shirt Design in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to easily create cool looking vintage logo designs by combining antique illustrations with some visually interesting text styles and layouts.

Matte Photo Effect Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift. Instantly give your photographs the popular ‘matte’ look with this collection of ready-made Actions for Adobe Photoshop.

How to Create a Money Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to share some useful techniques for creating a vintage style engraved text effect just like the illustrations you see on paper money or banknotes.

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How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

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Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.

The Best Fonts For Creating Vintage Logos and Designs

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The key to creating authentic looking vintage artwork–whether it’s logos, packaging, or T-shirt designs–is selecting the perfect font combinations that represent the lettering style from previous centuries.

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Photoshop, Affinity, or Procreate? Take Your Pick of These Three Discounted Brush Bundles!

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Brushes are a staple of any design resources library, they are important tools required for drawing, illustrating, and creating interesting effects. These fantastic bundles provide you with endless brush options for shading, lettering and texturing at a discounted price of 97-98%.

10 Free Seamlessly Repeating Grainy Speckle Textures

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Textures with lots of detailed grainy speckles are my most-used type of texture resource. They are useful for adding subtle texturing to backgrounds, or for giving text and objects a letterpress style ink stamp effect.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Modern Gradient Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a colourful gradient logo icon.

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Download My Free Subtle Grain Photoshop Brushes and Patterns

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I have a new collection of textures for you to download today! It’s easy to get carried away with texturing, but sometimes just a subtle addition of grain is all that is required to give a clean digital design a tactile appearance.

Showcase of Designs and Illustrations of Witches & Witchcraft

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I recently did a search for witch themed graphics for a little project I’m working on and discovered there’s an entire sub-genre of art styles dedicated to witches and witchcraft. Become bewitched by this inspirational showcase of wicked designs and illustrations with a witchy aesthetic.

50% off 230 Top Fonts, Brushes, Mockups, and More. Grab as Many as You Can!

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It’s the Design Cuts birthday event this week, and to celebrate they’re running a spectacular discount on all their top design resource products. Over 230 of the greatest fonts, brushes, illustrations, mockups, patterns, and toolkits are half-price for a limited time.

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Video Tutorial: Melting Liquid RGB Text Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a melting liquid RGB text effect with somewhat of a retro 80s aesthetic with its vibrant colours and grainy texturing.

10 Wood Grit Distortion Textures for Access All Areas Members

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Access All Areas members have a great collection of vector textures to download this week, courtesy of GhostlyPixels. These 10 Wood Grit Distortions feature a variety of finely detailed textures, isolated with transparent backgrounds.

Video Tutorial: Wavy 3D Distorted Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating this cool type-based artwork that combines wavy distortions with 3D text effects. It’s ideal for creating interesting quote art or visually interesting poster designs.

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Video: Retro Badge Logo Design Illustrator Tutorial

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an outdoors themed badge design, featuring a simple mountains graphic and colourful sunset effect using a retro colour scheme.

Nightmare Photoshop Actions for Access All Areas Members

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This week Access All Areas members have a new collection of high quality Photoshop Actions to download courtesy of Shutter Pulse. This set allows you to apply nightmare-inspired effects to your photos, with eerie colour casts and dark contrast, just like the colour grading of horror movies!

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Vintage Pin-Up Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a WW2 aircraft ‘nose art’ inspired image, featuring the classic ‘girl-riding-a-bomb’ style pin-up.

Video Tutorial: Vivid Neon Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a vivid 80s style neon chrome text effect.

How to Easily Create Retro Landscapes with an 80s Aesthetic

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Sci-fi landscape scenes featuring Tron-style grids, mountain scenes, and a vibrant sunrise is a popular aesthetic that is associated with art and design from the 80s.

Pencils and Paint Procreate Texture Kit for Access All Areas Members

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Access All Areas members have a wonderful new design resource product for Procreate to download this week, courtesy of Nicole from iPad Calligraphy. The Pencils and Paint Texture Kit for Procreate contains over 100 vibrant textures to bring colour and energy to your designs.

Resize vs Resample: How To Properly Change Image Size and Resolution in Photoshop

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Resizing an image sounds like one of the simplest things you could do in Photoshop, but there are actually some common mistakes you should avoid. If you’re a professional designer or photographer, it becomes complicated when you need to factor in print size and resolution.

How to Create 3D Text Effects in Photoshop with the “Transform Again” Technique

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The “Transform Again” command in Photoshop that repeats the previous adjustment with every press of the shortcut has many uses, but one of my favourites is to create faux 3D text effects.

40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages

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It can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something , but you can’t think of anything to make. The popular quote: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”

How to Create a Fantasy Map of Your Own Fictional World

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Follow along with today’s Photoshop tutorial to create your own fantasy world, just like the fictional story settings of Neverland, Middle-Earth or Westeros.

Video Tutorial: How to Design a Holographic Sticker Using Photoshop & Illustrator

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In today’s tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of designing a sticker using Photoshop & Illustrator, but more specifically, I’ll show you how to set up your print artwork file to create cool sticker effects with a colourful holographic finish.

Free Photoshop Action to Turn Anything into Gold in Photoshop

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Turn anything into gold with the help of my free Action for Adobe Photoshop! With the click of a button, this Action will play a series of adjustments that give an image a shiny appearance with yellowy hues that mimic solid gold.

How to Create a Colorful Retro-Style ‘Rainbow’ Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a colourful text effect, which comprises of a stack of text elements that transition through the colour spectrum to produce a rainbow effect.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Neon Light Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a vibrant visual effect by adding neon lights to a photo. This popular art style often incorporates simple shapes or text for the neon lights, which are illuminated in bright colours.

Create All Kinds of Cool Photo Effects with This Essential Photography Bundle

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If you’re a keen photographer—as either a hobbyist or a professional—this new bundle from Design Cuts will be right up your street! Inside you’ll discover all kinds of tools and resources for adding interesting styles and effects to your images.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products.

Video: How To Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

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Recently I have been checking out the kinds of graphics that are associated with hydrodipping, the popular image transfer technique that is used for applying patterns to all kinds of objects, from vehicle parts to sneakers.

Unlock The Vintage Design Style with This Collection of Creative Tools. Just $29

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If you’re a fan of the vintage art style you’ll love digging through the wealth of quality design resources in this vintage-themed treasure chest!

Video Tutorial: How To Create Seamless Turing Patterns

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In today’s video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a series of detailed, organic patterns, which have become generally known as ‘Turing Patterns’ Based on the research into reaction-diffusion patterns in nature by mathematician Alan Turing, these graphics are made up of intricate stripes, spots, and spirals.

Black and White Lightroom Presets for Access All Areas Members

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Access All Areas members have a useful collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. These Black and White presets are designed to enhance the mood and elegance of your photographs by converting them into dramatic monochrome images.

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Download My Free Collection of Organic Turing Patterns

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Add detailed organic patterns to your design work with this free collection of seamlessly repeating vector pattern graphics.