How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration
When looking for top quality content, you're usually forced to pay for your resources. They're generally better and easier to work with, and offer a wider range of use. Sometimes though, you can find the same level of quality at zero cost, and it's exactly what we're going to do today. We're going to create a detailed illustration with free gifts and self made goodies. Our video editor Gavin Steele has created this video tutorial to compliment this text + image tutorial. I love doing type treatments. In this tutorial, I went for a decorative look, by firstly choosing a typeface: Ayosmonika. My initial colors were violet and yellow, but they seemed out of place. The first thing we'll do is create a very large wooden texture. Select a dark brown (#48403a) as the foreground color and a lighter version (#ac9f92) as the background color. OR: If you're a Graphic River user, you can download a similar texture from my Wood Texture Pack. We'll now give the fibers more depth and a darker color.