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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle Just $29

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Who this deal is for:

 Graphic designers Scrapbookers Print designers Web designers

Thousands of beautiful, hand-crafted vector elements

Today we’re thrilled to bring you guys our biggest vector deal yet. This all new bundle features 8 best-selling vector designers, each of whom have contributed their top resources towards this special collection. These vectors are incredibly versatile and popular even at full price. You can grab them all today for 91% off!

Monster Creative Font Bundle

A Comprehensive Library of Hugely Creative Vector Elements

After we saw such a fantastic reception to our last vector bundle, we set to work to bring you a second HUGE collection of best-selling vectors, at an unheard of price.

This gigantic bundle of vector resources has so much variety, giving you badges, borders, shapes, textures, floral designs, hand-drawn elements, repeating patterns and much much more! It’s literally packed full of best-selling vector resources, giving you enough variety and quality to help with any creative project.

Here’s why we think you’ll get great value from these vectors:

  • Many of the single items in this bundle regularly sell for more than the price of this entire collection. These are best-selling resources, that are hugely popular even at full price. Getting them all for 91% is a one off.
  • Whilst Adobe Illustrator will give you more customisation options, we’ve worked with all designers involved to ensure that these items include Photoshop compatible versions. Even if you’re working in Photoshop Elements, you should be able to use this entire collection no problem.
  • These items are just beautiful! Seriously, scroll down a little and see what we mean. These vectors have a level of care and hand-drawn detail that you just don’t get with freebies. We’ve loved using them ourselves.
  • There is an extended license on all vector in this bundle. This means that not only are they OK for commercial projects, but you can use these vector in items that you sell. The only restriction is that you cannot redistribute the vectors directly (i.e.: ‘as is’).

Take a look at how creative and awesome these vectors are below. We hope that you love using them!

Layerform

98 Handsketched Ribbons

Introducing what may be our best Vector Set to date, a set of 98 Beautifully Handsketched Vector Ribbons. These are perfect for ornate decoration and artwork, fully scaleable and editable in illustrator, you will receive the following:

– 49 Regular Ribbons in .ai and .eps formats
– 49 Outlined Ribbons in .ai and .eps formats

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16 Handsketched Vector Laurels

This is a lovely set of handsketched vector laurels that come in .eps and .ai formats. In this juicy pack you will receive:

– 16 Hand-Drawn Vector Laurels/Wreaths in .eps and .ai format.

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Dreaming Lucy

Set of 72 vintage patterns

Beautiful set of 8 hand drawn flourish vintage patterns. Floral elements in damask style will make your design projects beautiful and elegant! You can use it for web, prints, package, scrapbook, wrapping, fabric and many more! Just choose your favorite color and style or use your own colors.

● This set contains:
– 8 different design patterns in 9 different colors each (72 patterns)

● What you get:
– Well organized and grouped layers
– Shape layers (vectors): you can change the size of the object without losing quality!
– Easily change colors and more!

● This pack include:
– Full editable layered EPS10 vector file
– Full editable layered AI10 vector file
– PNG 300dpi of each pattern
or
You can save every object in size and file format what you need.
– Because it’s vector baby –

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Curly patterns set

Set of 40 colorful curly waves patterns. Smooth lines, hidden flowers, strange cells and other geometry will make your design projects beautiful, elegant and really fashionable! You can use it for web, prints, package, scrapbook, wrapping, fabric and many more! Just choose your favorite color and style or use your own colors.

● What you get:
– Well organized and grouped layers
– Shape layers (vectors): you can change the size of the object without losing quality!
– Easily change colors and more!

● This pack include:
– Full editable layered EPS10 vector file
– Full editable layered AI10 vector file
– PNG 300dpi of each pattern in each color

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Set of waves seamless patterns

Set of 24 colorful waves patterns. Bright lines, waves, cells, “lava” flow and other geometry will make your design projects beautiful, elegant and really fashionable! You can use it for web, prints, package, scrapbook, wrapping, fabric and many more! Just choose your favorite color and style or use your own colors.

– Well organized and grouped layers
– Shape layers (vectors): you can change the size of the object without losing quality!
– Easily change colors and more!

This pack include:

– Full editable layered EPS10 vector file
– Full editable layered AI10 vector file
– JPEG files 300×300px for web

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16 floral patterns

Beautiful set of 16 colorful summer patterns. Bright flowers will make your design projects beautiful and elegant! You can use it for web, prints, package, scrapbook, wrapping, fabric and many more! Just choose your favorite color and style or use your own colors.

– Well organized and grouped layers
– Shape layers (vectors): you can change the size of the object without losing quality!
– Easily change colors and more!

This pack include:

– Full editable layered EPS10 vector file
– JPEG files 300×300px for web

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Set of ribbons banners

Set of 50 ribbon banners. Hand drawn unique ribbons will make your postcard, invitation, greetings, message and many more beautiful and elegant! You can use it for web, prints, package, scrapbook, wrapping and other!

● This set contains:
– 25 lineart ribbons with shadows
– 25 simple silhouette ribbons
– Small set of icons

● What you get:
– Well organized and grouped layers
– Shape layers (vectors): you can change the size of the object without losing quality!
– Easily change colors and more!

● This pack include:
– Full editable layered EPS10 vector file
– Full editable layered AI10 vector file

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Ghostly Pixels

Spyrograph Illustration Set

I say it’s time to bring the spyrograph illustrations back. This set was hand-spyro’d, boys and girls. The originals were scanned at 2,400 pixels per inch which results in 20 megapixel size scans before converting the masters to vector EPS format. This means the same authentic detail and imperfections you’ll recall from your childhood spirographic days has been retained.

What’s included in this 15-pack:
– 15 individual spyrograph illustrations, offered in both EPS and PNG file formats.
– Both file formats feature the isolated illustration in dark gray, with a completely transparent background.
– The PNG dimensions range from 2,600 to 4,600 pixels wide (based on original illustration size).

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6 Mountain Ranges – By Hand

Who doesn’t love a good mountain rage? Here’s a hand-illustrated collection for your next design project. Each illustration was originally sketched free-hand-style with a pencil and paper. The sketches were then inked and scanned at high-resolution. Voila.

What’s included in this hand illustrated mountain range set:

– 6 individual hand illustrated mountain ranges, with 3 style variations of each illustration (18 total)
– Illustrations are colored in dark gray, and are fully isolated/have a completely transparent background
– All illustrations are offered in both Vector EPS and PNG file formats (36 files total).
– Both file formats feature the isolated illustration in dark gray, with a completely transparent background.
– The PNG files sizes vary based on illustration. The smallest is sized to 4,100 x 2,700 pixels.

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Badge Shapes – By Hand

Boom, Here’s a collection of 18 hand illustrated badge illustrations. These nifty shapes are offered in two illustration styles, outlined, and solid. The hand-illustrated process of these deliver an imperfect, vintage feel for your next badge, logo, or T-shirt project.

What’s included in this hand illustrated mountain range set:

– 18 individual hand illustrated mountain ranges, with 2 style variations of each illustration (36 total)
– Illustrations are colored in dark gray, and are fully isolated/have a completely transparent background
– All illustrations are offered in both Vector EPS and PNG file formats (72 files total).
– Both file formats feature the isolated illustration in dark gray, with a completely transparent background.
– The PNG files sizes vary based on illustration. Average size is around 4,500 x 4,500 pixels.

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Vintage Line Textures

How about a solid batch of old school diagonal line textures? I created these bad boys from high-res images so the result is some highly-detailed 27 megapixel textures for your texture needs. Groovy.

What’s included:

– 10 Individual texture files in both vector EPS and PNG format. Both formats have transparent backgrounds with the isolated texture itself colored dark gray.
– A PDF texture guide to provide a handy overview of the textures.
– Each vector EPS and PNG are full-page size. PNG files are sized to 27 megapixels, (6,000 X 4,500 px).
– Textures do NOT tile or repeat.

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3 Wood Line Patterns – By hand

This set of 3 wood patterns was illustrated by hand.

What’s included:
– 3 individual hand-illustrated textures
– Each illustration is offered as a vector EPS, and also 8000×6200 px (48 megapixels) transparent PNGs
– Both file formats feature the isolated illustration in dark gray, with a completely transparent background.

NOTE: These are NOT tiling, seamless, or repeating patterns.

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Badge Shapes – Circular Saw Blades

You’ve been anxiously waiting for a set of 10 hand-penned circular saw blades for your next T-shirt or vintage badge project. Well, the wait is over. This set of 10 unique blades harkens back to a time when hand crafted was the norm. No perfectly computer rendered shapes here, just good old fashioned hand illustrating. Awaken the mountain man or woman inside of you, and get your hands on this fine set of sawmill blades.

What’s included in this product:

10 individual blade illustrations, with two variations of each blade (standard, and solid). Each file is offered in both vector EPS, and PNG format. The PNG images are (4000 X 4000 pixels). Both formats feature the illustration in dark gray, with a transparent background.

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Tomodachi

Party Vectors

Party Vectors includes:

– 1 Ai file with 40 vector figures and 6 seamless patterns full editable.
– 1 Eps file with 40 vector figures and 6 seamless patterns full editable.

Perfect for decorate text or phrases, animations, prints, infographics, blogs, invitations, banners, cards, recipes and more!

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Vector Birds

Vector Birds includes:

– 1 Ai file with vector figures full editable.
– 1 Eps file with vector figures full editable.

Perfect for blogs, web design, decorate text or phrases, animations, infographics and more!

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Loving Vectors

Loving vectors includes:

– 1 Ai file with vectors figures full editable.
– 1 Eps file with vectors figures full editable.

Perfect for decorate text or phrases, animations, infographics, blogs, invitations, banners, cards and more!

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Okashi Bloggin’ Pack

Vector elements full editable in shape and color
for any purpose especially for web blogging design.

Cute color palette for a clean blog or website.

Okashi Bloggin’ Pack includes
1 Ai file and 1 EPS file full editable with:

· header Logo /insignia
· social media icons
· 3 vector patters
· decorative elements
· menu buttons

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Creamy Bloggin’ Pack

Vector elements full editable in shape and color
for any purpose especially for web blogging design.

Sweet and creamy color palette for a clean blog or website.

Creamy Bloggin’ Pack includes
1 Ai file and 1 EPS file full editable with:

· header Logo /insignia
· social media icons
· 2 vector patters
· decorative elements
· menu buttons

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Elena Pimonova

Hand Drawn Vector Mega Pack

This vast vector collection includes 92 beautifully hand-drawn vector designs, across an array of subjects. There’s sure to be something to suit your current creative project!

Each pack contains editable EPS 10 vector files, transparent PNG files and high resolution JPEG images.

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Kelly Jane Creative

Hand Drawn Flowers & Foliage B&W

Hand drawn flowers and foliage black and white outlines for creating invitations, wall art, decorating your website or blog… or anything else you can come up with! This set includes 16 Black and 16 White PNG files with transparent backgrounds, and 2 EPS files, one black and one white.

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Hand Drawn Vintage Frames

Hand drawn vintage frames that would make the perfect fairy tale wedding invitation. Includes 12 different frames in 3 versions as shown in the 4th image. Also includes 12 EPS files.

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Petal Boutique Bouquets Vol. 2

Petal Boutique Bouquets Vol. 2 – includes 9 bright floral bouquets for creating stationery, invitations, or web designs.

9 PNG Files with Transparent Backgrounds
9 EPS Files

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Petal Boutique Flowers Vol. 2

Petal Boutique Flowers Vol. 2 – includes 41 bright blooms and lush foliage for creating stationery, invitations, or web designs.

42 PNG Files with Transparent Backgrounds
43 EPS Files – Includes individual EPS files, an EPS of the floral wreath, and an EPS of the entire set spaced out so you can get to each element easily.

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Hand Drawn Flowers & Leaves Elements

Hand drawn flowers, leaves, laurels and wreaths in black and in white. Includes a total of 68 PNG files and 2 EPS files of all the images shown in the 5th image. Click it to see the entire set! Perfect for creating wedding invitations, web graphics, blog templates, or wall art.

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Ember Studio

Sketched arrows

Set of hand-drawn sketched vector arrows and shapes. Includes file formats AICS4, EPS8, and JPG.

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Grunge banners & boxes

Set of grunge banners and boxes with various textures. All hand-made from paint, ink, and other traditional materials. Includes file formats AICS4 and EPS10.

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Make Media Co

Hand Drawn Curls & Banners MEGAPACK

Can’t decide which Curls, Swirls & Banners pack you want? Why not get ‘em all?! I’ve bundled all 4 packs into one, affordable MEGAPACK with over 600 individual elements.

Each pack can be opened with Adobe Illustrator CS or newer. These files can also be edited in Photoshop. You’ll just have to use your lasso tool to select the ones you want, then just cut and paste into your new project.

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY: We want to be totally open that approx 1/4 of this megapack has been run within our previous Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle. The other 3/4 have never been featured in a deal though, and this product costs more than this deal price alone. It’s a HUGE pack, and whether you own 1/4 of it already or not, it’s packed full of value and lovely hand-drawn designs.

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Full Deal Terms & Licensing:

This deal includes extended licensing. This means that as well as using these vectors within personal and commercial projects, you can also use them in designs/products that you resell. This could be anything from a poster print to a web banner.

The only restriction is that you can’t resell these vectors directly, or within files where they can be extracted in their original form, but of course, you already knew that!

Here’s a quick overview of all the vectors included in this bundle:

Artistic Brushes Bundle

Includes a Handy Pdf Browsing Guide

After many community requests, we’re including a useful .pdf browsing guide. This allows you to easily see which vectors are included in each folder, without having to refer back to this deal page. (This is included with your deal download).

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How to Design an Impactful Propaganda Style Poster

Hello all! Simon here for today’s tutorial. The gigantic vector element bundle is a super exciting bundle for me, and it’s all because of Shepard Fairey. I promise this statement will make sense in a few seconds.

After going through the bundle’s content, I decided to create a propaganda style poster. Elena Pimonova’s various iconic elements are perfect as a source of simple, high impact iconography, and the various patterns by Dreaming Lucy are a superb nod to the OBEY aesthetic.

WHAT WE’RE CREATING:

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GETTING STARTED

The idea was born when toying with the patterns. I remembered this awesome tutorial from the GoMediaZine that Jeff Finley wrote a long while back.

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From there, I looked up a bit of inspiration:

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

The best piece though was this old booklet by ConEd about atomic energy. It’s so good I’ve used it as a my color palette source.

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Our work will take place in Illustrator. I wanted to see if I could find ways to replicate some of my texturing processes and effects in there rather than Photoshop. We’ll make a heavy use of opacity masks, and to a lesser extent of clipping masks. Opacity masks work the same way than layer masks do in Photoshop: black is transparent, white is opaque, and the grays in between provide various degrees of transparency. I’d like to suggest a bit of quick reading before you jump into the tutorial with me:

Also, I’ve primarily used the freebie area’s High Resolution Dirty Textures for most of my worn effects. You should have these close-by, they’ll highly helpful. Note that you could use any grunge texture pack of your choosing. You just won’t have the same effects I do.

All set and done? Let’s get to it!

STEP 1: DOCUMENT SETUP

No mysteries here. We’re working in an 18″x24″ canvas. Since we’re working in vectors, PPI/DPI don’t matter too much, although I’d stay at 300 dpi if I were you. Also, CMYK colors will make your pre-press people and printer happy.

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Let’s add some guides to help us place all the elements later in the design process. Vertically, I have guides at 1″, 2″, 9″, 16″, and 17″. Horizontally, I have guides at 1″, 2″, 12″, 22″, and 23″.

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STEP 2: LET’S TALK COLORS

Before we actually start designing, we need to focus on color first. Remember the ConEd booklet cover spread?

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I’m going with the same color palette than the front cover: dark blue, yellow, and faded orange. The paper will provide us with a fourth, off-white, color. I’m also going to follow the dark background/light and/or contrasting design elements scheme.

My colors are as follows:

  • Dark blue: #272C39
  • Yellow: #F0C237
  • Pale orange: #CD7B55
  • Off-white: #EBE1BD
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Create a dedicated layer for the color palette (and the cover image if you’d like). I’ll also use that layer to store the pattern tile and the other building blocks for the poster as I progress. Leave it locked, unless you need to select, copy, and paste elements from it.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

STEP 3: THE BACKGROUND

Color sandwich

The background’s rough edge effect is obtained through a clipping mask. Start by creating a rectangle (covering the full canvas) for the off-white part (#EBE1BD) of the background.

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Don’t forget the dedicated layer group, and the proper layer naming practices and etiquette.

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Next, add another 18″x24″ rectangle on top of it, dark blue this time (#272C39).

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Next, we need to create the rough edge around the blue rectangle, so the off-white one shows through. We’ll be using one of Ember Studio’s Grunge banners & boxes to accomplish it.

First, navigate to ember-studio\grunge-banners-and-boxesgrunge-boxes.ai. You can see that the boxes are made of shapes, overlayed with splatters and other grunge elements.

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I’ve highlighted the shape we’ll be using below.

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Start by duplicating the element (CTRL/CMD+C, then CTRL/CMD+F to paste it in place), and drag it aside for a bit of tweaking. I’ll be doing these tweaks straight into Ember Studio’s document, but feel free to bring the shape back into the Resources layer group of your main canvas instead (unlock it first!).

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The shape doesn’t have the proper aspect ratio for our canvas, features a dark gray grunge pattern of sort, and features some distracting ink splatters at the top that we’ll remove.

Start by ungrouping the interlocking pieces (Right click menu > Ungroup or SHIFT+CTRL/CMD+G).

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Delete the dark gray pattern.

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With your direct selection tool (A), delete the little splatters that are a bit far from the general shape.

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Once the shape is cleaned to your taste, rotate it clockwise 90°.

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This is where the magic happens: we’re going to size it so it’ll be an appropriate layer mask for our final piece. Start by assigning it a size of 17″x23″. Make sure the little chain link between the dimension box is inactive, in order to be able to give the shape a new aspect ratio.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

From there, copy and paste the transformed shape into your main document. It should be above your blue rectangle, and centered within the canvas.

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If you pay close attention, the shape is slightly off-centered, due to the ink drops at its top right.

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I fixed this by turning the guides back on, and manually adjusting the shape’s main outline on the guides closest to the canvas border. This gave me a final size for the shape of around 17″x22.15″. Tweak this to your liking.

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Once the shape is size and placed to taste, it’s time to actually create the clipping mask with it. Select both the black shape and the blue rectangle.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Proceed to Right click > Make clipping mask.

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Ignore the potential warning.

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And we have ourselves a rough-edged background.

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After a little bit of cleanup and renaming, my layer palette looks like this:

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Patterning it up

It’s finally time to add one of Dreaming Lucy‘s pattern. Grab your favorite from her collection. I’m using the following tile from dreaming-lucy\72_vintage_seamless_patterns\Vector\Vintage_seamless_patterns.ai. The color you grab it in doesn’t matter, as we’re going to change it anyways.

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Copy and paste the tile in your Resources layer group.

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Ungroup it (SHIFT+CTRL/CMD+G), and delete its background. Proceed to change the color to our off-white (EBE1BD). Make also sure it’s sized at around 2″x2″. The size of the tile will determine the scale of the pattern.

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When happy with the size of the tile and its color, simply drag and drop it into your Swatches palette.

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Next, create a 22″x28″ rectangle, centered on your canvas. It should be placed above your Blue rectangle clip group. Select the pattern swatch we created just before as its fill, and boom, a pattern-filled rectangle happens. Note: reuse at will on any other shape, with any pattern tile.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

You’re probably wondering why we created a host rectangle for our pattern that’s bigger than our canvas. This question will be answered now: we’re going to rotate the pattern to give it a bit of dynamism. I’m using an angle of .

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This is shaping up nicely, but I have an issue. The pattern tile is too small compared to my canvas, and is overwhelming.

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To fix it, let’s double the size of the pattern rectangle. Mine went from a height of around 30″ to 60″, which gives a much nicer result. Feel free to move the rectangle around a bit for any desired alignment effects.

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Next, we’re going to hide all the excess pattern that overflows the canvas. Above the pattern-filled rectangle, create a canvas fitting rectangle. Its color doesn’t matter.

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Select both that newly created rectangle and the pattern one, and create a clipping mask.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

And here’s our result: a neatly patterned background.

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After a bit of cleanup in the layers, here’s what my palette looks like:

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STEP 4: THE FIRST OPACITY MASK

My background looks better: the big tile helps it to breath and not feel too intense. But it’s still very present. In order to fix this, we’ll use one of the dirty texture from the freebie area. The pack offers 7 textures. I’ll be using Dirty4 in this case.

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The process is somewhat similar to the one of pasting a texture in a layer mask when using Photoshop. Start by placing the texture above the Pattern clip group (File > Place or SHIFT+CTRL/CMD+P). Size at will. Note that my texture is centered in the canvas, and sized at 18″ wide.

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Proceed to select both the texture and the Pattern clip group.

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From there, head to the Transparency palette (SHIFT+CTRL/CMD+F10). Hit that Make mask button.

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The result is a faded pattern, much like if we had pasted a texture in a layer mask in Photoshop.

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Not happy with the placement of the grunge fades? You can move the texture around. Make sure that the textured elements are selected, and head back to the Transparency panel. Select the layer mask, deactivate the chain link, and move the texture around or transform it at will.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
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Here’s my final texture placement.

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STEP 5: TYPE

My wife and I marathon-ed through the Matrix movies recently. One of the taglines for the series was “Free you mind.” This taglines is what motivated the use of the lock and key as main iconography for the poster. The type is heavily faded in the background, kind of like a ghost.

Since I wanted my type piece to be very big in the canvas, I chose a condensed industrial sans-serif as my typefaces. After trying a few, I ended up going with League Gothic Condensed. Its letter forms are very elegant, yet posess a bit of that industrial ruggedness.

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I wrote my copy on 2 lines: “Free / your mind,” all in uppercase. “Free” is sized at 1296 points, and “your mind” at 537 points. Both elements’ kerning is set to Optical. Their color is our pale orange (#CD7B55). Finally, the type block is visually centered at the center of the canvas.

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In order to fade the type piece in the background of the piece, I’ve used the Dirty4 texture again, although sized and placed differently.

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Place the texture in the file again. Make sure it covers the canvas.

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Select the type and texture, and make it a transparency mask. In this specific instance, one of the texture’s most interesting characteristics is its heavily scratched zone at the top.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

The result is visually striking, but still a bit strong.

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Hit the Invert mask check box in the transparency panel. This inverts the content of the mask, and, in our case, makes for a stronger fading effect.

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And our type piece is done! Time to switch to iconography.

STEP 6: ILLUSTRATIVE ELEMENTS

Which ones are we using?

As stated before, the illustrative elements of our poster are to be found in Elena Pimonova’s hand drawn lock and key set. Navigate to elena-pimonova\Keys-And-Locks-Set\Keys & Locks set.eps.

I chose the open lock in reference to the poster’s tagline. The key got picked because it was the one looking the simplest, and most fitting for the lock.

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We’ll have to prepare the lock and the keys a bit before we can use them in the design. Most importantly, we’ll need to give them a background color, and an outline. Start by copying the elements to your Resources layer group.

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The main piece

We’ll start with the lock. Start by creating a pasted in front copy (CTRL/CMD+C – CTRL/CMD+F).

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Lock your top copy.

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Now, select the bottom copy and change its color to our yellow (#F0C237).

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Next, head to Object > Path > Offset path, and apply the following settings:

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Select all the yellow lock, and merge its various bits and pieces together with the Pathfinder.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

We almost have a complete solid color in the background. Use the pentool or the blob brush to fill the holes.

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Once the holes are filled, merge the yellow background together once more.

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Once the process is completed, place the lock’s background behind our earlier copy. Change the lock’s color to our blue. The lock is ready.

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The key

The key is next. Actually, we’ll have a pair of keys, but that’s not a concern right now. Follow a similar process to give the key a background, and the same path offset value. This is important for visual consistency.

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The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Placing the elements in our composition

Propaganda posters are simple and straight to the point. Hence my very simple composition: the lock centered, with a pair of keys underneath.

Start by creating a new layer for our visual elements, and transfer them in there. By the way, have you kept your layers organized so far?

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I’ve resized my lock to be 13″ tall. It’s currently centered in the canvas.

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Let’s create that pair of keys. I almost wanted to do a blue one and a red one, but the limited color palette of the poster didn’t work too well for that.

In order to add a little dynamism in the piece, I’ve given my key a -30° angle.

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Place the key under the lock. Their proportions don’t match very well.

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Now’s the perfect time to adjust that. My key is now close to 5″ wide.

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It’s time to create the key’s mirrored twin. Simply select both the key and its background, and head to Right click > Transform > Reflect.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Don’t forget to hit the Copy button instead of OK to get Illustrator to automatically duplicate the key in the new orientation.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Visually space the keys to form a centered, supporting banner-like element for the lock. The space left between the two keys could be the same than the one left between the side curves of the lock and the top of the keys.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Once you’re satisfied with your alignments, simply center the whole block of visual elements within the canvas.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Finishing touched

As for the type, we’re going to fade our lock and keys a bit with our set of dirty textures. The goal is to be a bit more subtle with our effect though, as we don’t want the main pieces of the poster to be obliterated to oblivion.

First, the lock. We’ll be using the less grunge, more noisy area of Dirty3.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Start by placing it in the canvas.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Here’s a view of it in place. I’ve rotated it 90° clockwise. I’ve also lowered its opacity so you can better understand its placement compared to the lock.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Once the placement suits you, proceed as we did earlier to fade the lock a bit.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

Finally, the keys are the last piece of the puzzle left. We’re going to use the big noisy part of Dirty1 to wash them out a bit.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

And we’re done! Have a look:

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

WRAP UP THOUGHTS

Well, this is the end of another tutorial. I hope it helped you guys learn a few new techniques to play with textures in Illustrator, as well as get a taste of OBEY-style propaganda art.

The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial
The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle demo tutorial

I hope you had as much going through the tutorial as I had writing it. Don’t hesitate to share your outcomes on the Design Cuts Facebook page. Was there anything unclear? Ask questions in the comment section, or ping me on twitter: @simonhartmann.

Remember, there’s just a few days left to grab the Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle for 91% Off. This collection features hundreds of best-selling vectors, including all of those featured in today’s lesson. This is your last chance to get the entire bundle before it expires:

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Create a Summery Garden Party Invite Using Fresh, Floral Vectors

Hey Design Cutters!

Jo here. In today’s tutorial we’re going to be creating a summery garden party invite using a variety of resources from the current vector deal. You’ll also get to sample a couple of items from the bundle as part of a special freebie pack.

We’ll be looking at how to build depth by subtly layering different vectors, textures and blending modes to create a warm, hazy design that’ll hopefully make you want to sit outside and smell the roses! We’ll also look at how to finish off an image with a soft, simple vignette.

Quick note: In this tutorial, the term “clipping” or “clipped layer” is used a few times. This means that the layer is only visible/applies to the layer directly below it. You can very quickly do this by holding ‘Alt’ down on your keyboard and clicking between the two layers. Here’s a quick demonstration.

Ok, let’s get started!

WHAT WE’RE CREATING:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Follow along with this tutorial: Download the freebie + source file

Today’s freebie pack includes a wonderful spirograph vector from Ghostly Pixels, as well as a seamless vector pattern from Dreaming Lucy. Both of these resources are hand-crafted and really versatile.

Remember, this freebie is just a tiny sample taken from this huge bundle: The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle at just $29 (91% Off). This is our biggest vector bundle yet, with thousands of elements from some of the best selling vector designers even at full price.

Enter your email below to download the freebie, so you can follow along with this tutorial easily.

Step 1:

Open up a new (A5) 2480px height x 1748px width document in Photoshop.

We’ll be working with a couple of extra resources for this tutorial, so let’s download these first:

Flower Background

2 Lil Owls Free Textures + Extras (you will need to enter your email here to access the freebies)

Paste the floral background on to your canvas, scaling to fit and aligning the right side of the image to the right edge of the canvas. Having the space on the right hand side between the tip of the petal and the edge of the canvas gives the image a bit of room to ‘breathe’ from a composition perspective.

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Now we have this beautiful image to work from, let’s apply some rustic textures to give it an outdoorsy feel. To do this, go to the 2-lil-owls-textures-free folder you downloaded and paste 2LO Burnished 20 on to your canvas, scaling to fit:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Change the blend mode to Soft Light for some simple, but effective texture application!

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 2:

We’ve got the main base of the background set up, but we’re going to add a little more texture and some selective colour depth.

To do this, select 2LO Burnished 3 and paste to fit your canvas:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Set the blend mode to Multiply and drop the Opacity to 40%:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Create a layer mask and using the Gradient tool, create a Radial Gradient so that the centre of the mask is black. You can access the Mask layer directly by holding ‘Alt’ on your keyboard and selecting it in the layers panel.

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Now our background layers are ready, let’s keep things organised and put these together in a group called ‘Background’.

Step 3:

This bundle includes some great seamless pattern resources, so we’re going to use one now to create a Pattern Fill.

From the main gigantic-vector-elements-bundle navigate to: dreaming-lucy >72_vintage_seamless_patterns > PNG_300Dpi > Beige>Vintage_seamless_patterns-06.png and open in a new Photoshop window:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

We need to save this as a pattern to use on our main image. To do this, we’ll first need to reduce the image size to 300px square:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Then from the main menu bar, go to Edit > Define Pattern. You should get a pop up box similar to the image below. Keep the name as it is unless you particularly want to change it, and click ‘OK':

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Going back to our main working canvas, from the main menu bar select Layer > New Fill Layer > Pattern and you should see a pop up box similar to below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

You can leave all the settings as default, then click ‘OK’.

You should then see the pattern appear, as the most recently saved pattern should show up as the default. If not, you can click the small triangle to the right of the pattern to see your pattern library, which is where it might be hiding ;) Again, you can leave the settings as default.

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

To complete the subtler effect we’re after, change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the Opacity to 85%:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 4:

To balance out some of the ‘flowery-ness’ we’ll include a rougher, but still natural-themed vector from Ember Studio.

From the main bundle pack, go to ember-studio > grunge-banners-and-boxes > wood-scratch.ai and select the highlighted design:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Copy and paste this on to your Photoshop canvas, rotating and scaling to fit as below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Once you’re happy with the position, change the blend mode to Color Burn and reduce the Opacity to 35%. This keeps the image nicely balanced in colour and highlights the center of our canvas where the key information will be placed later in the design.

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 5:

To bring more attention to the center of our image, we’ll add another great resource from the current bundle. To grab it for your design, navigate to ghostly-pixels > Spyrograph-Illustrations > PNG-Format > Outlined > Spyrographics06-byGhostlyPixels. Scale and paste on to your canvas so it sits centrally and has a roughly 10mm gap at the top and bottom, and reduce the opacity to 85%:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

We’re going to use another resource from Ghostly Pixels to add a bit of texture to the Spyrograph via a layer mask.

Open the following in a new Photoshop window: ghostly-pixels > Wood-Texture > PNG-Format > WoodTexture-byGhostlyPixels-02.png

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Use the Magic Wand tool to select anywhere on the transparent part of the image, then press ‘Alt + I’ to invert the selection then copy:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Go back to your working window and create a layer mask on the Spyrograph layer. Press ‘Alt’ on your keyboard and click the Mask in the layers panel to access it directly. Then, paste the selection you just made from the Wood Texture image and position similar to the image below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Click anywhere on the layers panel to go back to your working image and you should see the mask texture applied:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Finally for this step, create a clipped hue/saturation adjustment layer. Select ‘Colorize’ and bring the Lightness up to +100 to change the image colour to white:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 6:

Next up, we’re going to start adding some cute vector decorations, since there are plenty to choose from in this bundle :)

From the main bundle pack, navigate to tomodachi > vector birds and select a bird you’d like to feature on your design. I’ve gone for the one highlighted in the image below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Copy and paste on to your Photoshop canvas so that it sits towards the upper right of the Spyrograph design. You may need to transform and rotate it a bit to get it sitting nicely. Once you’re happy with the position, change the blend mode to Hard Light:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 7:

Again from the tomodachi folder, open up the Loving Vectors document. Select the dotty ribbon to copy and paste on to your Photoshop canvas:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Paste on to your Photoshop canvas, scaling and rotating so that it sits diagonally along the top left corner:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

To make it stand out a bit more, we’re going to add a drop shadow and change it to a contrasting colour to the background.

For the drop shadow, double click the layer in the layers panel and apply the following settings:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Drop Shadow Settings:
Opacity: 30%
Angle: 150
Distance: 15px
Spread: 0%
Size: 25px

To change the colour, create a clipped hue/saturation adjustment layer with the following settings:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Hue/Saturation Settings:
Colourize: On
Hue: 125
Saturation: 50
Lightness: 0

Finally for this step, we’ll add a bit of texture to make it more in-keeping with the rest of the design.

Going back to the 2-lil-owls-textures-free folder you downloaded at the start, select 2LO Burnished 14 and position towards the upper left of your canvas so that a lighter area of the texture will cover the ribbon.

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Change the blend mode to Multiply and reduce the Opacity to 35%. Then, clip the texture layer to the hue/saturation layer below to see it applied only to the ribbon graphic:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

To keep things tidy, you might want to group these layers together and name the folder “Top Left Ribbon”.

Step 8:

We’re continuing with the decorative vectors, this time using the following (rather appropriate) resource: elena-pimonova > Garden-Set

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Copy and paste the wellington boots on to your Photoshop canvas. Reduce the Opacity to 80%, then scale and position so that they sit in the lower right corner similar to the image below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

We’ll add a clipped hue/saturation adjustment layer to make the boots match the colour of the ribbon in the opposite corner as closely as possible. This creates a nice balance in the image since the boots also have a spotted pattern!

Create the clipped hue/saturation layer with the following settings:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Hue/Saturation Settings:
Colourize: On
Hue: 125
Saturation: 50
Lightness: +75

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 9:

We’re delving further in to this bundle now for some more plant-like decorative elements. For the next set of resources you’ll need to navigate to make-media-co > Vector_Megapack > Vector_Curls&Banners2_Master.ai and locate the following element:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Note: Keep this file open, as we’ll be using more elements from it later in the tutorial…

Copy and paste this on to your Photoshop canvas, and position similarly to the image below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Reduce the opacity to 50% and we’ll add a clipped hue/saturation adjustment layer with the following settings:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Hue/Saturation Settings:
Colourize: On
Hue: 125
Saturation: 50
Lightness: +75

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Duplicate the vector image and clipped hue/saturation layer, changing the blend mode of the vector layer to Screen and reducing the Opacity to 45%.

Flip the image horizontally and place towards the bottom left of the image similar to below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 10:

So far, our invite is taking good shape. However, it still feels like it’s lacking some, er, “garden-ness”. That’s where our next set of vectors come to the rescue!

In the layers panel, go back down to your Pattern Fill layer, and create a new group below it called “Flower Vectors”. We’ll be creating our layers within this group during this step.

To locate the vector elements we’ll be using, some of the accompanying Kelly Jane Creative freebies. If you’ve bought the bundle, you can find the full range by navigating to kelly-jane-creative > Kelly Jane Creative Petal Boutique Flowers 2

From there, you can take your pick from the PNG files to use in your design. If you want to follow along exactly, these are the individual elements used in the tutorial:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial
Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Once you’re happy with the placement of your floral vectors, we’ll finish off this step by adding a wreath in the background for some extra depth. From the same folder, paste Kelly Jane Creative flowers 42.png on to your Photoshop canvas, transforming and positioning similar to below so that the flowers sit outside of the Spyrograph design:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Change the blend mode to Screen and reduce the Opacity to 35%:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

We’ll add just a bit of extra warmth to this layer using 2LO Burnished 14 which you can duplicate from the “Top Left Ribbon” group and position so that it fills the canvas:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Change the blend mode to Soft Light and clip it to the wreath layer below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 11:

Going back to working at the top of the layers panel, we’ll add a bit more texture to our design. Navigate to ghostly-pixels > Line-Textures > PNG-Format > LineTexture01-byGhostlyPixels and paste it on to your Photoshop canvas, scaling to fit:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Change the blend mode to Screen and reduce the Opacity to 70%:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 12:

We now need to prepare a few bits before adding text. To help it stand out, let’s use a banner for the invite headline.

From the Vector_Curls&Banners2_Master.ai you have open from earlier, locate the highlighted banner (we’ll use the highlighted key and heart shortly):

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Paste on to your Photoshop canvas, rotating and scaling so it fits as below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

To make it stand out a little more, we’ll add a Drop Shadow with the following settings:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Drop Shadow Settings:
Opacity: 30%
Angle: 150
Distance: 15px
Spread: 0%
Size: 25px

We’ll now add a clipped hue/saturation adjustment layer so it matches some the turquoise/green shades we already have as accent colours.

Here are the settings you’ll need to do this:

Hue/Saturation Settings:
Colourize: On
Hue: 125
Saturation: 50
Lightness: +75

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Next up, copy and paste the highlighted heart from the Vector_Curls&Banners2_Master.ai file and paste on to your canvas. Duplicate the layer, flip horizontally then position the two hearts either side of the banner on the first fold, like below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Once you’re happy with the position, merge the two layers and apply a clipped hue/saturation adjustment layer with Colorize on, and the lightness taken up to +100.

Then, duplicate the 2LO Burnished 14 copy layer from the “Vector Flowers” group and clip to the adjustment layer. This takes the edge off the whiteness:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Note: If you’re using Photoshop CS6 or above, you can apply clipped layers to groups. In which case, you can group the hearts layers instead of merge them to apply the clipped effects.

Step 13:

We’ve got a bit of space above the banner which we can fill with an image, rather than text. From the Vector_Curls&Banners2_Master.ai copy and paste the highlighted key images on to your canvas. Transform and rotate so that it’s placed horizontally like so:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

We’ll apply a clipped hue/saturation layer with the following settings to give it a soft, off-white colour similar to the hearts:

Hue/Saturation Settings:
Colourize: On
Hue: 47
Saturation: 75
Lightness: +90

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 14:

Now the vector decorations are ready, we can add some text.

Select a fun, friendly font to type “You’re invited to a Garden Party!” in a size that has it nicely fill the width of the banner, with #ffffff as the colour. I’ve gone for Ride My Bike Serif Pro Bold in this instance.

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

We want the text to follow the curve of the banner, which we’ll do with the Warp Text tool.

In the pop up box that appears, select ‘Arc’ as the style and make sure the ‘horizontal’ option is checked.

Move the Bend percentage up until the curve of the text matches the banner. This may vary depending on the font you use, but it should be around 6% (nothing huge):

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Once you’re happy with the curve, you might need to nudge the text up or down slightly to get it sitting nice and centrally within the banner:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 15:

For the next step we’ll add the rest of the text so people know when to turn up and where :)

Using a combination of the text used in the heading for the date, and a simple sans-serif font for the time and venue, type a date, time and venue:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

As it stands, the text is a little hard to read. We’ll add a hazy drop shadow to help it ‘pop’ a bit more:

Drop Shadow Settings:
Colour: #C42B2A
Opacity: 92%
Angle: 150
Distance: 0px
Spread: 5%
Size: 160px

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 16:

We’re entering the finishing touches now, and to give a sunny, slightly vintage look to the invite we’ll add a light leak effect from this awesome freebie pack from our buddy Chris Spooner:

Light Leak Texture Pack

Select 2.jpg from the pack, scaling and rotating to fit the canvas as below:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Set the blend mode to Screen and drop the Opacity to 50% to complete the effect:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Step 17:

For the final step, we’re going to add a soft vignette to the image so the focus is on the centre of the design.

Group all the layers together and create a duplicate group. Hide the original group and then merge the duplicate to create one flat layer.

Create a duplicate of the flattened layer and add a Layer Mask. Using the Elliptical Marquee tool, draw a large elipses where you’d like the vignette effect to be applied. With the selection still active, go to the main menu and navigate to Select > Modify > Feather so we have a soft, gradual fade. Put a large number like 100px in the pop up box that appears:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

Fill the selection with #00000 then change the blend mode to Multiply to see the full effect:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

We’ll finish off by dropping the opacity for a softer effect:

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

And we’re done!

Vector Garden Party Invite Tutorial

I really hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial and are left feeling nice and summery as well as inspired to create some of your own awesome designs now you have a taste of what’s available in the current deal.

If you’ve got any comments or questions, do leave them below and I’ll keep an eye out. Also, feel free to get in touch @rockportraits

Remember to share your designs on the Facebook page as we’d love to see which vectors from the thousands available you pick and choose to suit your own creative style :)

Hopefully this tutorial showed you just some of the ways you can use the thousands of elements in our current vector bundle. With such a variety of top quality resources you really do have endless possibilities for what you can use them for, you can still get this bundle for a whopping 91% off this week. Grab it below, while you still can:

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78 Comments & Reviews

  1. Chris Ford says:
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    It’s a beauty x

  2. I know, I know, if I say I’m speechless one more time no one is going to read what I say ;)

    The seamless patterns, backgrounds, florals, swirls… So much can be done with them. I love the single floral elements as well, since they are vectors they can be enlarged and can make a simple image pop with elegance!

    OOOOOOH… The “Party Vectors?” Simple but elegant. I can never find things for the holidays.

    Last, but not least… Love the mountains. I can think of lots of mountain quotes (and jokes) at this time in my life (BIG SMILE)

    I hope you will take advantage of this bundle. IF you use ONE element YOU HAVE GOTTEN your money’s worth! Just go out and see the prices around AND the Terms of Usage!

    P.S. 75% New or Not… If anyone is out there looking at the prices around, they have to know that they are getting a mega bargain!

    P.P.S EXTENDED LICENSE ~ AND the Extended License alone makes ANY bundle DesignCuts runs OUTSTANDING! Personally I AM VERY paranoid about Terms of Usage, so that part is VERY important to me (did I say: “on a personal level?”).

    ENJOY,
    Roz Fruchtman
    @PhotoshopHaven

    • Tina Muller says:

      Oh Roz you always make us all smile with your wonderful comments. And rest assured that we always pay close attention to your comments and enjoy reading every bit of it. :) Thanks for your amazing support. We really really appreciate it.

      To be honest I’ve only just seen this deal for the first time myself and it really is stunning. I’m a sucker for vectors anyway and this is just what I need to keep going and learning. Again thank you so much for your kind comment. :)

      • Roz Fruchtman says:

        Hi Tina:

        I took a bit of a health and wellness few days off. Just to get away from the computer and “just be!”

        I don’t know much about Vectors myself. So I guess we’ll all learn together. I DO own Illustrator CS6 and am THRILLED that I do!

        There is so much Illustrator training online and IF we just learn what we need to know at the time, it might be easier. YouTube has become one of my BEST friends! ;)

        I don’t remember, do the files come in PSD as well?

        This is one of the most exciting packages I’ve seen so far! I DO HOPE a lot of people take advantage of it.

        Price is always an issue and as I said, I’ve been out and about on the web looking around, and it would take one to the poorhouse to have to pay regular price for these lovely AND ESSENTIAL design elements. BESIDES… Have you ever noticed just how many ideas pop in our heads just looking at them.

        Quite honestly that’s why I took some time away. My mind was becoming overwhelmed and I wanted to be able to create again with a free spirit!

        P.S. THANK YOU for the kind words. I ONLY speak the truth.

        Have a great day!

        Roz Fruchtman
        @PhotoshopHaven

        • Tina Muller says:

          Hey Roz,

          I hope you enjoyed your little break from the computer.

          You’re so right, YouTube really is your best friend when you’re getting stuck on a project.

          Most of the files do come with either PSD or ESP files, so they can be used in Photoshop.

          You’re so sweet Roz. Really all your support means so much to all of us in the team.

          I really hope your break gave you the time to breath and get your creativity flowing again. Enjoy your weekend!

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    I really hope you’ll get less appealing deals in the future. It’s simply getting too expensive to read your newsletter :)

    Amazing stuff, and I’m busy to find out in which projects of mine to use it.

    Guess I’ll have a hard time to wait for next deal, whatsoever :)

    Thanks to all the designers involved.

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Norbert! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying the new vector deal. It really is amazing. :) Let me know if you get to use some of the vectors. I’d love to see what you create with them. I hope you have a great day!

  4. Todd says:

    I like the old style textures because they’re versatile, and the vintage era detailed sketches because they’re high quality. The rest seems like generic filler to me. Badges, wreaths and banners are waaay too overused. We need to stop. There are too many “designers” jumping on this bandwagon.

    More quality over quantity…more uniqueness over the same. Just my two cents. Thanks :)

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks so much for the feedback Todd. I totally appreciate your sentiments, and I’m glad that you’re finding some of the bundle helpful. I do agree that some trends by nature are fleeting, but I have to say, we did compile this bundle based not just on which items are popular, but which items help us in our own work, as well as what our community have been requesting. For example, we hadn’t featured seamless vector patterns before, but lots of Design Cutters had requested those. It’s true some elements such as banners can be over-used, but that’s perhaps because they’re so useful to a lot of people.

      It can be difficult to create the perfect bundle to suit everyone, but we do try to include a wide variety of useful resources to try and help as many of our community as possible.

      Anyway, we honestly do appreciate your feedback, as we simply wouldn’t be aware of this otherwise. I’ve just made a note to include even more varied, and perhaps less ‘trending’ items in future bundles. There are tons of creative, very unique items out there that we’re definitely working to include in our bundles too.

      Thanks again Todd! :)

      • I have been taking note of the graphic design techniques and elements that are being used in print items I get each month. It’s amazing to say the least…

        Many ARE using the banners, badges and the like and using them in more unique ways. I always notice them as I sometimes wonder if they are Design Cutters ;) AND IF NOT…

        They are giving ME ideas of what I can do. I am putting some aside so that I can see how to spruce up some images I’ve created in the past and for ideas for future creations.

        This is not to say I don’t like the patterns, I did ask for swirls and patterns and I believe flowers, etc. ;) No complaints here!

        There is so much here and in my humble opinion, even if we don’t use all of it right away, having it at our fingertips is invaluable.

        The variety, price and EXTENDED license makes it a true no brainer in my opinion!

        Thanks for this wonderful bundle!

        Roz Fruchtman
        @PhotoshopHaven

  5. Edd Biel says:

    Hey guys,

    If you have any questions regarding my items (Layerform), please ask away on here and I’ll be more than willing to answer your questions.

    More importantly, buy this amazing bundle, its ridiculously good!

    Eddy

  6. Vicky Russell says:

    Hi there,

    This is the bundle I was waiting for! Thank you for yet again making available some of the best handmade designs I have come across. One question coming from a newbie in digital realm….can I use these vectors for my WordPress site easily and without having to know coding etc but just with custom designing?

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Vicky, great question. You can absolutely incorporate these vectors into your website graphics, whether it’s an in-post image, or as part of your theme. To use any graphics within your WordPress theme, the level of coding will depend on the theme customisation options. Do you have an example of what you’re looking to do specifically? We can try and help :).

  7. gareth manson says:

    These bundles are killing me! Stop making such awesome collections! It’s feeding the horder in me!

  8. Thanks for the amazing bundles! I tried to resist this one as I’ve bought most of the font ones, but I just couldn’t help myself!

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thank you so much Claire, for the kind words! We all really appreciate it! I hope you’ll enjoy your new vectors. :)

  9. Tom says:

    Hello guys

    Can you please add your Handy Pdf Browsing Guides for older collections also ?

    Regards

    • Tina Muller says:

      Hey Tom, We’d really love to add PDF guides to our older bundles, but unfortunately we’re unable to get started on that at the moment. Things are getting busier and busier here, and we really want to concentrate on making all our future deals as perfect as possible. If you let me know, which bundles you need guides for, I can send you direct links to the deal pages, which should help a little. :)

      • Greg says:

        Can I put in vote for a pdf for the old ones as well. Please!

        • Tom Ross says:

          This is something that may take a while, but I’m starting to plan out the process. Thanks for pushing this guys, we appreciate it.

        • Tina Muller says:

          Of course you can, Greg. :) As I mentioned before we’d really love to add PDF guides to the older deals, but it may be quite some time until we can get them all done. But thanks very much for the feedback.

  10. Shannon says:

    WOW!!! This is the largest bundle of quality vectors I have ever seen and at such a great price!! Thank you!!!!

    • Tina Muller says:

      You’re very welcome, Shannon. I’m glad to hear you’re loving the new vectors. Let us know if you create anything with them. We’d love to see your work. :)

  11. Liv Esteban says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    Every time you come out with a new deal, I turn into Pacman rushing to devour it. *Burp!* Thanks so much for always offering the best (best tools, best licensing, best everything)!

    • Tina Muller says:

      Haha awesome! Who doesn’t love Pacman. :) Glad to hear you’re happy with the new vectors. Let me know if you need help with any of them at all.

  12. Laurie L says:

    Totally in LOVE with this set. Thank you!!
    Laurie

  13. Kikii McIntosh says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    I made such a loud audible squeal whilst scrolling through this deal that my boyfriend thought there was something wrong. Well done on another smashing deal, Design Cuts!

    • Tina Muller says:

      Haha brilliant! Awesome to hear you’re loving our current vector bundle. If you use them in some of your work, please do send us some examples of it. :)

  14. Zachary Tackett says:

    Love this collection! Maybe I’m just missing this, but where do you find the links to the recommended free fonts as described by some of the packs (i.e. Okashi, Creamy)? Thanks!

    • Tina Muller says:

      Hey Zachary, I’m really sorry about that. We seem to have missed out the free font links for these vectors. We’re updating the downloads now, and I’ll drop you an email now to send you the links.

  15. Panos Karachalios says:

    Excellent Bundle,thanks a lot! When I will create something I will let you see my work.

  16. Anita Hunt says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    Can’t tell you how much I am sooo excited by this :-) Can’t wait to start playing. Thanks so much for this great deal; for so many wonderful designs.

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Anita! I really hope you’ll love using your new vectors. Please do send us some of your designs, if you create anything with the vectors.

  17. Haydn Dalton says:
    Very good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 starsVery good - 4 stars

    I’m getting into the habit of grabbing these deals, just “because”. Great value and the fact that I’ll probably end up needing these types of assets somewhere down the line.

    Haydn

    • Tina Muller says:

      Haha I’m sure they’ll all come in really handy. Sometimes you don’t know which resources you’re going to need or use, but then the project comes up, and you’ll have exactly what you need. So if you do create anything with your new items, please do send us some of your designs. :)

  18. Su Hall says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    I got mine! Please, don’t turn around and have the deal of deals next week! LOL This is an excellent deal. There are not a lot of people who understand that you can use PS to open vectors. I wrote a tut, with images, for just that on my blog, under “Did You Know…”) if you would like to share it somewhere here.

    http://suruha.com/thebackofamonkey/tag/vectors/

    I guess I covered most of it in the tut. Feel free to alter if you like!

    I love this bundle! Thank You, All!

    Su

    • Tina Muller says:

      Awesome, Thank you so much, Su.That tutorial would be really helpful. I’m sure our community members would really appreciate it. Let us know if you design anything with your new vectors. We’d love to see what you create with them.

  19. Rita Smith says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    I am a graphic designer and I found out about your amazing package from Blog.SpoonGraphics and just placed my order! Thank you for offering such a huge selection of graphics for such a decent price and generous terms of use.

    I have a question about the terms. I design blogs and would love to use some of these design elements as post dividers and title headers and on blog headers.

    When you say they can’t be used in files where they can be extracted, does that mean I can’t use them directly “as is” on a small jpg file with a white or simple colored background (such as a post divider) that I upload to a site?

    Technically in this case the design elements could be extracted if someone makes a screenshot and then removes the white background in Photoshop, but the image will be small and won’t be of the quality of the original. I will usually change the color to fit my design, but I don’t always put design elements on textured backgrounds and some of these design elements are perfect as is and I don’t want to alter them!

    My second question is whether you can use these designs in logos. Again, many logos are against a white background and it would sometimes be possible to extract a small copy of the design from a screenshot.

    I am always so careful to follow all terms of use and I just want to make sure that I use these digital designs properly for my clients. Thanks! Rita

  20. Kathy Clark says:

    Under the Okaski & Creamy blogging packs it says it includes 2 free recommended fonts & a link to them. But I can’t find the links in my download. Any suggestions?

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thanks so much for pointing this out, Kathy. We accidentally missed out the links, but Tomodachi sent them to us now, and we’ll be updating the files asap. I’ve just sent you an email with the links for the free fonts, so you won’t have to wait.

  21. Rachel Binford says:

    Loving the seamless patterns! Thank you :)

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thanks so much, Rachel. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the new vectors. If you create anything with them, please do send us some of your designs. :)

  22. Samia Wyatt says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    Thank you for this amazing bundle! I’m a happy new member.

    Great deals you have my friends.

    • Tina Muller says:

      Welcome Samia! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying our bundles, and I hope you really enjoy your new vectors. If you create anything with them, please do send us some of your designs. We’d love to see some of you work.

  23. Silas says:

    Hi, does the fact that I’m still running Adobe CS3 affect my ability to use these? This looks like a great deal, I want to make sure I’ll be able to use everything in it! :)

    • Tina Muller says:

      Hey Silas, it sholdn’t make a difference, and you should still be able to use the elements just fine. But if you do run into any problems, jusyt let us know, and we’ll get it all sorted for you. You can email us at hello@designcuts.com.

  24. Silas Nelson says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    I bought it! This is just way too awesome! Thanks so much for the steal!

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thanks so much, Silas! I really hope you’ll enjoy your new vectors. If you create anything with them, please do send us some of the designs. :)

  25. Jacob Lord says:

    Is there any way I can still get this deal? I meant to purchase when it was extended and now just had time to sit down at my computer. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  26. ASH WALKER says:

    Hi,

    Can’t believe I have missed this offer, will it be back sometime soon?

    It looks amazing!!!!!

    I only saw the link this morning… and I was too late.. arrrghhh!!!!

    please, please, please put the offer back up!!!! :-)

  27. Dana Crosby says:

    ACK! I am with Jacob and Ash… I bookmarked it then came back too late as well.

    Is there a way to still get this deal???

    Thank you!

    Dana

    • Tina Muller says:

      No problem, Dana. I’ll just drop you an email.

      • Francesca Marano says:

        Me toooooo, I don’t remember if you have a newsletter but I keep missing the deals ;-(
        Thanks

        • Tina Muller says:

          Hey Francesca, I just checked and I can see that you do have a subscription to our newsletter. Maybe check to see if it is being filtered by your junk folder. I’ll just drop you an email about the Gigantic Vector Elements Collection as well.

  28. Hey, Tina! I too got notice of this one too late. I read a blog called Graphic Design Blender and they must have sent this to me while I was out of town. This is a great great bundle, i’d hate to miss out. Possible to still get? Please let me know! Thanks!

  29. maria says:

    ohhh i was on vacation when i saw it and then i thought, i’ll buy it when i get home and it’s too late :((

  30. john kyngdon says:

    Hope this bundle deal comes up again; missed it last time!!

    • Tina Muller says:

      Hey John, I believe it will actually. We haven’t actually re-run this deal as of yet, so you should definitely see this coming back some time soon. I’ll be sure to drop you an email as soon as it is live and available again.

  31. Kalpana Singh says:

    Hi,

    Can you run this deal again. I missed it and very much want to buy it!

    thanks

    • Tina Muller says:

      I think we’ll definitely bring this deal back, although I can’t tell you exactly when that will be. I’ll be sure to email you as soon as it is available again though.

  32. Trina Daniel says:

    I’m not sure when the latest comments were written but is it possible to notify me as well if this deal becomes possible again?

  33. Kate says:

    Hello,

    Just found this now, don’t know when these comments were written but would love to find out when this is available again as well!

    Thanks :)

    • Tina Muller says:

      I’m afraid this deal is well and truly finished now, so I won’t be able to set you up with it right now. I will however be sure to email you as soon as it is available again.

  34. Kori says:

    Hello,

    Could you please also send me the links to the free fonts in the Okaski & Creamy blogging packs?

    Thank you

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