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How To Make a Letterpress Texture Effect in Photoshop

How To Make a Letterpress Texture Effect in Photoshop
I’ve received a few questions recently about how I create the letterpress style texturing that appears on pretty much every retro/vintage design I make. Today’s tutorial will show you a quick and easy way to give your logos and typography that ink stamp style effect that originated from the old letterpress style printing technique. Letterpress printing is an old printing method that transfers ink from a press onto paper, essentially like a rubber stamp. As we all know from playing with rubber and potato stamps as kids this kind of basic printing technique can result in some cool texturing, especially if areas of the printing surface lacks ink. Originally this would be seen as a mistake or flaw in the print, but nowadays we actively seek to fake this kind of texturing to give our artwork an aged and nostalgic appearance. I’m going to be using one of my freely downloadable hipster logos as the base of this tutorial. The actual letterpress effect is created from a texture file. Related:  spoongraphicsTutorialeslettering

Free Pack of 14 Quality Photo Effect Photoshop Actions I’ve shared all kinds of free design resources on my blog over the years but one freebie I’ve never actually made is a set of Photoshop Actions, so today I’m going to change that with this free pack of actions to enhance your photos. The set contains 14 unique actions that will transform your images with various levels of colour correction to create trendy retro, vintage or fashion style effects. I’ve created 14 individual actions to produce a range of unique photo effects. Some have a classic retro or vintage theme while others result in edgy fashion style effects. Here’s an overview of each one with a before and after preview: Red Haze Winter Grey Action Movie Schindler Retro Camera Split Toning Summer Sunset Hollywood Blvd Vogue Fashion Strawberries & Cream Country Classic Vintage Chic Bleached Forest Light This set of photo effect actions is free to everyone. Download the photo effect actions pack 4kb Join the mailing list to have every new post hand delivered to your email inbox.

box-shadow Used in casting shadows (often called "Drop Shadows", like in Photoshop) from elements. Here is an example with the deepest possible browser support: Thats: box-shadow: [horizontal offset] [vertical offset] [blur radius] [optional spread radius] [color]; The horizontal offset (required) of the shadow, positive means the shadow will be on the right of the box, a negative offset will put the shadow on the left of the box.The vertical offset (required) of the shadow, a negative one means the box-shadow will be above the box, a positive one means the shadow will be below the box.The blur radius (required), if set to 0 the shadow will be sharp, the higher the number, the more blurred it will be, and the further out the shadow will extend. Using a semi-transparent color like rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4) is most common, and a nice effect, as it doesn't completely/opaquely cover what it's over, but allows what's underneath to show through a bit, like a real shadow. Example Inner Shadow One-Side Only

Quelques bases pour commencer le lettering — I draw letters. Quelques bases pour commencer le lettering Il y a une grosse année de cela ( peut-être même plus à vrai dire… ), je créais un groupe Facebook pour permettre à chacun d’échanger sur l’apprentissage du Lettering. Le groupe s’appelle d’ailleurs “Je me mets au lettering”. Et vu qu’on y est pour apprendre à bien dessiner des lettres, je retrouve souvent les mêmes questions de débutants: “De quels outils a-t-on besoin pour commencer ?” Je commence par quoi ? En fait, quand vous commencez, il faut bien comprendre que vous vous attaquez à du dessin de lettres, et que les lettres demandent quand même une certaine connaissance et compréhension de leurs formes. Si le sujet vous intéresse, je vous conseille “Design de polices de caractères”, de Karen Cheng. De plus, si vous voulez vous mettre au lettrage fait main, il va être important d’avoir de bonnes bases en calligraphie. Voici quelques livres très utiles sur la calligraphie et le Brush Lettering. Quel Matériel choisir ? Conclusion

10 Amazing Illustrator Tips That Changed How I Design We’ve all had that mixed feeling of elation and frustration when we discover a new tip or technique in a design app. You’re both amazed at how easy this new technique is while in disbelief that you never knew about it before! I’ve put together a list of the top 10 Illustrator tips I’ve learnt over the years that have completely changed how I design. Hopefully you’ll learn a few new techniques too that will completely transform you every day workflow. Illustrator is all about vector artwork that allows for infinite scalability without loss of quality, so it always leaves you puzzled when your design gets super fat or thin when you alter its size. I used to use the Pathfinder tool for everything! It’s not uncommon to need to draw shapes or details within another object. We all know about CMD+C and CMD+V for Copying and Pasting, but did you know about the Paste in Place (CMD+Shift+V) Paste in Front (CMD+F) and Paste in Back (CMD+B) shortcuts?

The Best Free Script Fonts for Creating Vintage Logos Join the mailing list to have every new post hand delivered to your email inbox. Every subscriber gets a FREE bundle of 40+ icons, vectors, brushes & textures! SVG Shape Morphing HTML5 Tutorial Objective Main objective of this post is to give you an idea about SVG Shape Morphing Step 1 Introduction It’s very easy to animate svg (Scalable Vector Graphics) and comfortable. Step 2 Most Important The shapes should be the same number of points We need same numbers of points of shapes, Otherwise it’s not possible to convert into different shape. 2.1 Select a shape -Select a shape which you want to convert it into different shape. 2.2 Select different shape with those same points. -Need to select shape which has same points as first shape. 2.3 Starting element of SVG tag 2.4 Animation element which convert into different shape That animation will run immediately, so we'll need to fix that up a bit. 2.5 Animation Trigger -This SVG is just a part of a <button> and you can run the animation on click of that button. Use can use it in JavaScript as follows: animationToOpen = document.getElementById("animation-to-close")animationToOpen.beginElement(); Step 3 DEMO Got an Idea of Web Development?

Le dernier peintre en lettres de Paris Il dépasse à peine le mètre 60 mais pourtant c’est un grand personnage. Ce monsieur de 78 ans est un parisien, un vrai de vrai : il est né à Paris, a grandi à Paris, a vécu tout sa vie à Paris, pareil pour ses parents. S’il ne nous l’avait pas dit, on aurait pu sans doute le deviner grâce à son authentique accent parisien que l’on entend parfois dans les vieux films d’Audiard. L’homme aux grands yeux bleus se fait photographier jusqu’à 20 fois dans la journée pendant son travail. Il intrigue les passants… Nous l’avons rencontré. Un vieil homme en blouse blanche tachée de peinture, devant les vitrines des cafés ou des commerces, ça ne court pas les rues. Un métier d’antan auquel tout le monde s’intéresse : des anciens qui ont jadis connu ce métier aux jeunes designers qui veulent reprendre le flambeau. Quand nous le retrouvons, Jacky s’affaire sur la vitrine du Bar du Marché, un petit bistrot situé dans la rue Daval, dans le 11ème. C’est parti. Pauline Hayoun Photos : Lucie Smeriglio

Inspiring Typography Designs Based on Cities & States Every place on Earth has its own cultural influence that can be a great source of inspiration for a Designer. This post showcases a range of typographic designs that capture the character of various cities, states and countries from around the world. Cómo mejorar tus fotos con De Color Iluminación Efectos Often when post-processing a photograph the aim is to carefully fine tune the levels and colour balance to capture the real life scene, but sometimes it’s worth taking the edits a little further to enhance an image with hyper realistic effects. Applying colour casts, increasing the contrast and adding lighting effects can give an image an intense mood just like we see in magazines or on billboards. After recently finishing my custom motorcycle project my buddy Ric (Urbanpixels) kindly used his photography skills to take some amazing pics of me and the bike at an old ruined Georgian mansion (see the full collection of shots). Ric did a great job of processing the images from the camera to fine tune the brightness, contrast and color balance, but I fancied playing around to inject a little hyperreality with some moody color casts and epic lens flares to subtly enhance the photo. Here’s the photo I’ll be working with in this tutorial. Next add a Gradient Map adjustment layer.

7 Handmade Textures Tricks As an illustrator and designer, for me it's all about that gritty magic. My work as an illustrator, designer, and art director is heavily inspired by mid-century spot illustrations and design as well as vintage sci-fi, comics, surrealism, DIY art culture, and the textural wonders of degraded print. But, how do you get that look? 1. One trick is to work with a restricted color palette. 2. 3. Want a full look at my behind-the-scenes process? Andrew Fairclough Andrew Fairclough: Illustrator & Designer. Andrew Fairclough is a Sydney based Illustrator, Designer and Art Director.