How to Create a Retro Logo Design with Texturing Effects

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Many of those original logos contained the brand name within a geometric shape, so we’ll use Illustrator’s type and shape tools to construct a similar layout. Download my FREE Dirty Surface Textures – [link]. ? Download the Subtle Grit Textures Pack – [link].

How to Create a Colourful Stacked Text Effect

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Illustrator’s Blend Tool will be used to create the basic stacking text effect, but I will also show you a trick to alter the spacing of the text with a cool easing effect and show how to give the vector artwork the look of an old, damaged VHS tape box by adding textures in Adobe Photoshop.

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Hannah Lock draws hard with pencils and pastels to create vibrant, textured illustrations

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The work of West Yorkshire-based illustrator Hannah Lock is hard to miss, thanks to its bold, in your face colours. As well as describing her artistic style as colourful, Hannah says that her illustrations sit "somewhere between semi-realistic, and not." © Hannah Lock.

Seiichi reveals the technique behind her peculiarly textural illustrations

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With a portfolio that's distinctively her own, you might be surprised to hear that the Japan-based illustrator Seiichi only started drawing three years ago. This creature, alongside horses, are two signature motifs for the illustrator. © Seiichi.

21 Textured Illustration Brushes for Procreate

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These illustration brushes are designed for creating authentic-looking drawings with a natural textured appearance. The set contains 21 brushes that cover the entire illustration process from rough sketch to colouring and adding details, with a range of brush styles and effects.

15 Best Seamless Vector Textures Sets

Graphic Design Junction

High resolution textures and backgrounds are perfect for graphic designers to create endless possibilities and make your designs look more elegant, attractive and memorable. There are 15 seamless vector texture sets with approx. Each textures clock in at a size of 5000×6000 or larger.

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. I’ll show you how Illustrator’s vector tools can help you create interesting vintage-style logos, combining text effects and shapes to build the layout.

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Refracted Ray Gradient Textures

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Access All Areas members have a fantastic new collection of textures to download this week, courtesy of Illus.trate. 20 high-resolution 300ppi textures are included, each with a unique spectrum of colours. Refracted Ray Gradient Textures for Members.

Top 15 Best Texture Brushes for Procreate

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A texture brush can take a flat image and make it look soft, fluffy, or even gritty. The levels of detail that a texture brush can add inspired us to take a look at the options out there for Procreate and share with you the best texture brushes for Procreate. Texture brushes.

Developing Your Illustration Style

Marloes De Vries

As illustrating is my day job since 11 years I have to admit that drawing in my sketchbook isn’t a regular past time any more. I’d say I have my own ‘style’ for quite a few years now, but even as a professional illustrator I feel you should never stop developing.

Free Pack of Wood Grain Textures with PNG Transparency

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Download my new pack of textures to add detailed wood grain effects to your designs. After processing each photograph of wooden paneling to straighten and equalize the texture, the wood grain pattern was then extracted and exported as PNG files with transparent backgrounds.

Melcher Oosterman creates intricate, colourful illustrations without even planning them

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Rotterdam-based illustrator Melcher Oosterman has an expert eye for colour, which he uses to create intricate illustrations brimming with wit, character and tragedy. The world of illustration opened up to me, and I figured out the endless possibilities.

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35 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Just Creative

While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. The Ultimate Brush Toolkit (300+ Brushes for Procreate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity) – $39.

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. Download 10 FREE Textures from GhostlyPixels.

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.

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22 Seamless Vector Textures Sets (Vintage and Halftone)

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A beautiful sets of 500+ vector vintage textures, halftone textures , high-quality and natural style grunge, noise, grain and retro textures to add a more realistic, handmade look to your work. 50 Seamless High Quality Wood Textures. Vintage Grit Textures.

How to Create Lettering Illustrations the Easy Way!

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In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create hand lettering illustrations the easy way! Download my FREE Ink Stamp Texturizer – [link]. The post How to Create Lettering Illustrations the Easy Way!

10 fresh illustrators specialising in editorial to inspire

Creative Boom

On the lookout for some inspiration from the world of editorial illustration, or perhaps you're on the hunt for a new artist to collaborate with? Whatever your needs, The Association of Illustrators is bursting with top talent. Illustration for Göteborgs-Posten by Felicia Fortes.

Illustrations by An Chen draw inspiration from old matchboxes and typography

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Taiwanese illustrator An Chen has created editorial art for The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe and self-published her own zines and pop-up books. She also tells Creative Boom: "My illustration creating methods are hugely influenced by typography.

Jiayue Li's surreal illustrations ignite sparkles of thought and excitement

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For New York-based illustrator and designer Jiayue Li , drawing is a meditative activity that offers her a way to find inner peace. Choosing to work predominantly with colour pencils on textured paper, Jiayue's illustrations inhabit a mysterious world all of their own.

20 of the most exciting illustrators to follow in 2022

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Whether you're looking for an illustrator to collaborate with or hire or just want to see some fresh and original art to inspire your own work, you'll find 20 of the world's most exciting illustrators to follow right here. © Higi Vandis.

Video Tutorial: Retro Text Effects with Adobe Illustrator’s Blend Tool

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Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple but effective text effect with somewhat of a retro vibe, featuring stacks of text elements that are progressively spaced further apart. Download my FREE Photocopy Textures – [link].

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25 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Just Creative

While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. Memento Shader Brushes For Illustrator – $17. Memento Shader Brushes For Illustrator – $17.

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. Begin by opening Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.

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Illustrator Silvia Stecher's textured artworks reveal a journey of creative self-discovery

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There's a pleasing textural feel to illustrator Silvia Stecher 's editorial work. The Swiss-Italian creative loves to build her artworks on textured paper, using watercolours or crayons, creating backgrounds with collage that she then prints onto her subjects.

Top 10 Best Watercolor Brushes for Illustrator

Just Creative

Brushes you use should be competent enough to emulate the exact texture, tone, and gradient you’re looking for. Therefore, we present you with a curated selection of the 10 best watercolor brush sets that you can use with Adobe Illustrator. Watercolor Illustrator Art Brushes.

Julie Lai's 'chrysalis' illustrations celebrate the artist's personal healing journey

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After suffering from chronic pain for several years, Hong Kong artist Julie Lai used her creativity as part of her healing process, illustrating pivotal moments from her journey back to health.

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80 Free Watercolor Textures

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Free watercolor textures and watercolor backgrounds. A set of 80 seamless, high resolution watercolor textures. All textures are unique with color versions, carefully tweaked to preserve image quality. Watercolor textures are free to download and use as you like.

'Live well & eat well': Chang Chih on her deliciously warm and nostalgic illustrations

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Taichung-based illustrator creates homely works Inspired by her family, the food her mother used to make, and even the daily weather. Chang Chih has only been illustrating for less than a year, but her finely refined style proves otherwise. Breakfast © Chang Chih.

Top 20 Illustrator Brushes (Free & Paid)

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Adobe Illustrator is used by millions of professional and hobbyist graphic designers all over the world. These top free illustrator brushes are perfect for for inking, texture, drawing, sketching, calligraphy, watercolor, grain, grunge, Japanese, chalk, line art, hair and more!

25 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

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While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. The Dry Brush Vector Brush Pack collects 189 hand-made dry brushes that were made to be used with Adobe Illustrator CC+.

9 Best Illustration & Drawing Courses for Artists (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

While there are many great classes out there, one thing that we wanted to focus on was the classes we chose for our list of the best drawing/illustration courses online was the quality of the classes. The Best Free & Paid Illustration & Drawing Courses for Artists.

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30 Best Overlays, Effects & Styles for Photoshop and Illustrator

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One of the great things about using Photoshop and Illustrator ( get 40% off here ) is the number of different add-ons that you can download. We thought that taking a closer look at the Top Overlays, Effects & Styles for Photoshop and Illustrator would give you some ideas.

Top 40 High-Resolution Illustrator Brushes (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Adobe Illustrator is used by millions of professional and hobbyist graphic designers all over the world. These top free illustrator brushes are perfect for inking, texture, drawing, sketching, calligraphy, watercolor, grain, grunge, Japanese, chalk, line art, hair, and more!

30 awesome illustrators to follow for inspiration in 2021

Creative Boom

Whether you're looking for an illustrator to team up with or want a dose of visuals to inspire you, where's the best place to look? The Directory of Illustration of course. Paul Davey is an illustrator based in Miami who grew up in Manchester, Jamaica. Olivia Waller.

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Anna Broadhurst uses strong graphic shapes and retro colours to create stunning illustrations

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The work of London-based illustrator and animator Anna Broadhurst is instantly recognisable thanks to its distinctive colours and use of dynamic geometric shapes. The animation and illustration work of Yukai Du is also an important influence. "To

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Megan Du on creating bright and bold illustrations that are fascinated with retro-futurism

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Vintage paper, daily fantasies, and retro-futurism are just some of the many inspirations that fuel illustrator Megan Du. Originally from China, Megan Du is a London-based artist studying illustration at the University of the Arts London.