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Design Training #1:
Create a Vintage Type Effect With Chris Spooner

Learn how to create a vintage type effect using Chris’s tips!

Stop! Before you start this free training…

Before you start this expert design training you should watch the video above.

Then, download the freebies you need to follow this tutorial below by entering your email:

What We’re Creating:

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to put the exclusive textures pack to use and create a cool vintage type effect with aged distressed textures. We’ll create a cool type layout with 1950s inspiration then use the texture pack to erode the design and give it an aged weathered appearance.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 1:

Start by downloading the aged photo textures that I’ve provided for this tutorial, using the form above. This will also give you access to the Photoshop source file for this tutorial, so you can follow along with every step in detail.

Create a new document in Photoshop and fill the background with a solid pastel green such as #bbe4de.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 2:

Use the Elliptical Marquee tool to draw a circular selection in the centre of the canvas then fill this area with #d9c2cb.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 3:

Draw a long thin rectangular selection from the centre of the circle extending close to the edge. Right click and select Transform Selection, right choose the Perspective option.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 4:

Drag one of the lowermost corner handles inwards to narrow the bottom edge. Hit Enter then fill this new selection with #c3a4b0.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 5:

Press CMD+J to duplicate the layer, press CMD+T to transform the object then right click and select Flip Vertically. Position this flipped copy on the opposite side of the circle then merge the two layers together.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 6:

Use the shortcut CMD+J again to duplicate the layer, then transform and rotate the objects perpendicular to the originals. Hold the Shift key while rotating to constrain the angle.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 7:

Repeat the process of duplicating and rotating copies of the lines to form a radial flare. Merge all the layers together into one.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 8:

CMD+Click the layer thumbnail of the circle layer to load its selection, then go to Select > Modify > Contract. Enter 10 pixels in the options and hit OK.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 9:

Fill this new circular selection with a pale yellow (#f6f7db) on a new layer.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 10:

Head back to Select > Modify > Contract and scale the selection down by another 10 pixels. Hit the delete key to remove this inner portion, leaving a thin yellow ring.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 11:

We can now use the texture pack to begin eroding and distressing the design. Copy one of the textures into the document and scale it to size.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 12:

Load the selection of the texture file by clicking the layer thumbnail while holding the CMD key. Erase this selection from each of the layers by adding a Layer Mask.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 13:

Repeat the process with a couple of different texture selections. Add different textures to each layer to allow different underlying colours to show through.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 14:

Paste in a full texture and scale it to fit the canvas. Invert the colour to white then lower the opacity to around 40% to add a touch of detail to the background.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 15:

Use the Type tool to create a title across the circular background. Here I’ve chosen the awesome Mission Script font.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 16:

Transform the text and select the Skew adjustment. Move the right handle upwards to shear the text so it flows upwards at an angle. Scale the text to break out of the circle but position it centrally.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 17:

Select just the first letters of each word and increase the text size considerably. This not only fixes the interference between the letters, it also relates well to typographic techniques originally used on old 50s signs and logos.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 18:

Duplicate the text layer and position it underneath the original in the layer stack. Move the duplicate downwards a few nudges and give it a darker green fill (#9bc8c1).

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 19:

Double click this new text layer to open the Layer Style properties. Add a Stroke effect with 5px #bbe4de to create an alternating colour outline effect.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 20:

Create another duplicate, this time with the same fill colour as the radial background flare. Add a 7px stroke of the same colour to fatten this text and create a larger offset outline.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 21:

CMD+Click the original text layer to load its selection. Go to Select > Modify > Contract and reduce it by 10px in size. Give this new selection the same yellow fill as the ring on its own layer.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 22:

Align an angled selection with the Polygonal Lasso tool to select and erase the upper half of the yellow inset layer.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 23:

Draw a much thinner selection strip and use this to erase alternating stripes into the text to recreate a popular vintage shading technique.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Step 24:

Group all the elements that make up the main text graphic then add a Layer Mask. Use various textures to distress the text in the same fashion as the background to create an old aged appearance.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

AND WE’RE DONE!

The texturing of the design really helps capture the vintage theme by giving it the appearance of an authentic logo, sign or product label that has corroded and peeled as it has survived the years.

Chris Spooner Vintage Type Training

Download the source file for this tutorial (plus exclusive freebie):

cloudsToday’s tutorial uses Chris’s Aged Photo Textures freebies pack, exclusively available to Design Cuts subscribers. Download this awesome freebie and the source file for this tutorial using the form below. Entering your email will allow notify you of our big launch.

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Design Training #2:
Create an 80s Style Poster Design With GoMedia

Create a cool retro poster using GoMedia’s best resources.

Stop! Before you start this free training…

Before you start this expert design training you should watch the video above.

Then, download the freebies you need to follow this tutorial below by entering your email:

What We’re Creating:

Today we’re going to use the 80s pack from the GoMedia Arsenal to create a retro style poster design. We’ll be using a number of vectors from the pack to create a richly detailed design with plenty of awesome lighting effects and texture application.

Let’s get started by looking at the poster we’ll be designing:

GoMedia Poster Design

Resources For This Tutorial:

• GoMedia 80s Texture Pack (Download Using Form Above)
Base Nebula Image
Nebula Fog
Messy Nebula
Nebula Emission
Floral Paper Texture
Cardboard Texture

Step 1:

Create a new document in Photoshop (21.59cm X 27.94cm), 300 DPI resolution.

Fill your canvas with a dark, deep purple color (#0b0513).

Download the ‘Base Nebula Image’ from the resources section for this tutorial.

Lay it over your main background color, masking off the bottom of the nebula, to let the purple background show through.

Then overlay the image ‘Nebula Fog’ from the resources section for this tutorial. Reduce it’s opacity to 20% and set the layer blend mode to ‘Multiply’.

This should start to build a nicely layered background:

GoMedia Poster Design

Download the ‘Messy Nebula’ image from the resources section for this tutorial.

Place it over the center of your canvas, and change it’s blend mode to ‘overlay’.

Then use a layer mask, and soft black paintbrush to mask off the edges of this nebula, blending it smoothly into the main background:

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 2:

Time to start adding some more color!

Drag a linear gradient, ranging from 6bb9bf to transparent, up from the bottom of your canvas.

Then change this layer’s blend mode to ‘linear light’ and reduce it’s opacity to 45%. This should give a subtle lighting effect at the bottom of your composition.

GoMedia Poster Design

Create a new layer and use a large, soft purple paintbrush (color: 98499b) to paint a spot of color in the center of your canvas:

GoMedia Poster Design

Grab the gradient tool, and set it to ‘reflected gradient’.

Ensure that your gradient flows from transparent to white, to transparent (in the gradient settings this means just specifying white to transparent).

Drag it downwards from the center of your canvas to create a white light line across the center of your piece:

GoMedia Poster Design

Set this layer’s blend mode to ‘overlay’ to create a lovely light effect:

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 3:

Now download the freebies for this tutorial using the form above.

This includes an awesome pack of 80s style vectors that you’ll need to complete today’s training, as well as the tutorial source file so you can follow along in detail.

GoMedia Poster Design

Start by importing the ground grid vector back into your main canvas.

Apply a white color overlay blending option to it.

Then save it as a smart object (this is important for a non-destructive workflow, and you’ll be required to save all vectors throughout this lesson as smart objects to preserve their quality).

GoMedia Poster Design

Now change this grid layer’s blend mode to ‘overlay’ and mask off the top of the grid, so that it appears to disappear into the background.

Also, apply an outer glow blending option to the grid layer:

Outer Glow Settings:

Blend Mode: Overlay
Opacity: 27%
Color: ffffff
Spread: 0%
Size: 27%

GoMedia Poster Design

Now option+click on your grid layer. This will select your grid.

With this selection active, create a new layer called ‘highlight grid’.

Use a soft white paintbrush to paint over areas of your grid where you want to give a highlight effect.

Change this highlight layer’s blend mode to ‘overlay’. This should add some variance to to your grid’s lighting.

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 4:

Use similar techniques to Step 3 to import the curved grid from your freebies pack into your canvas.

Position it in the center of your canvas and set it’s layer blend mode to ‘overlay':

GoMedia Poster Design

Use the same technique to import one of the 3D rectangle vectors into your canvas, positioning it between your existing grids:

I used layer blend mode ‘overlay’ and opacity of around 40%.

GoMedia Poster Design

Now duplicate this rectangle twice, moving each duplicate to the right of the original, and resizing it smaller and lowering the opacity.

This creates a staggered effect, as if the rectangle is moving out towards us:

GoMedia Poster Design

Now use your lasso selection tool to select the top panel of the largest rectangle.

Create a new layer, and drag a white to transparent linear gradient down the length of the rectangle.

Change this layer’s blend mode to ‘overlay’ and you’ll have a really cool 3D lighting effect:

GoMedia Poster Design

Refer back to the highlight technique in step 3, and apply the same to this rectangle shape, adding some nice light highlights to the main lines of the structure:

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 5:

Repeat the techniques used in step 4 to create more 3D shapes with nice lightning across your canvas. Feel free to play around with opacities and light effects to create an outcome you’re happy with:

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 6:

Return to the 80s freebies pack for this training, and download the cool triangle logo vector.

Import it into your main canvas, positioning it at the top center of your piece:

GoMedia Poster Design

Now apply some blending options to this triangle logo layer:

Drop Shadow:

Blend Mode: Multiply
Opacity: 12%
Angle: 120
Distance: 5px
Spread: 0%
Size: 10px

Outer Glow:

Blend Mode: Overlay
Opacity: 100%
Color: 68374b
Spread: 12%
Size: 172px

Color Overlay:

Blend Mode: Normal
Color: ffffff
Opacity: 100%

GoMedia Poster Design
GoMedia Poster Design

Step 7:

Time to add some more space age lighting to the center area of our piece!

Add a few soft, white paintbrush marks around the center of your canvas.

Then change this layer’s blend mode to ‘overlay':

GoMedia Poster Design

Now paint a central white line across the canvas, using a large, soft white paintbrush.

Also change this layer’s blend mode to ‘overlay’ to blend the mark better:

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 8:

Jump back to your freebies pack and find the awesome Rubicks cube design there.

Paste this into the center of your main composition:

GoMedia Poster Design

Create a new layer called ‘squares’ and use your magic wand tool to select various squares of your Rubick’s cube.

Fill these selected squares with a deep red color (#f15d66).

GoMedia Poster Design

Now apply a color overlay blending option to the original Rubick’s cube layer (color: #b3509e).

GoMedia Poster Design

Now copy the original Rubick’s cube over these two layers, and set it to ‘Multiply’ blend mode. This means that the black outlines will be visible, but the white fill will become invisible, showing the colored squares beneath it.

I also applying a white outer glow effect to this layer:

GoMedia Poster Design

Paste one of the nebula images over your Rubick’s cube layer, and apply a clipping mask, so that it is clipped to the shape of the cube.

Change this layer’s blend mode to ‘multiply’ and reduce it’s opacity to 40%.

GoMedia Poster Design

To complete the cube, apply further nebula textures to specific surfaces over the cube.

Then use subsequent layers to apply white lighting spots over the cube (using a mixture of ‘normal’ and ‘overlay’ for the light layers).

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 9:

To help bring the focus into the center of the canvas, we need to add a basic vignette effect.

Use a soft black paintbrush to paint around the corners/edges of your piece.

Here’s the result:

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 10:

Time to add some cool retro text!

I used the free font Space Age to add a title to my poster, and then created a subtle shadow/reflection effect by flipping the text, coloring it black and reducing it’s opacity:

GoMedia Poster Design

Step 11:

Our poster design is almost there, but let’s bring all the elements together, and create a some retro overlays!

Start by applying 3 adjustment layers, as outlined below:

Gradient Map Adjustment Layer:

Gradient: Purple to orange
Layer blend mode: Overlay
Opacity: 15%

Levels Adjustment Layer:

15 / 1.00 / 247

Curves Adjustment Layer:

(see below)

GoMedia Poster Design
GoMedia Poster Design

Paste the floral paper texture from the resources section for this tutorial, and position it so that it covers your entire canvas.

Change this layer’s blend mode to ‘multiply’ and reduce it’s opacity to ‘50%’.

GoMedia Poster Design

Finally, download the cardboard texture from the resources section for this tutorial and paste it so that it covers your entire canvas. Then change this layer’s blend mode to ‘overlay’ and reduce it’s opacity to 40%.

This should add a final vintage touch to your composition:

GoMedia Poster Design

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’RE ALL DONE.

Here’s the final outcome you’ve created. Be sure to show it off to friends and family to get valuable feedback. You can also show off your work in the GoMedia Flickr Pool.

GoMedia Poster Design

Download the source file for this tutorial (plus exclusive freebie):

cloudsToday’s tutorial uses GoMedia’s 80s vector designs, exclusively available to Design Cuts subscribers. Download this awesome freebie and the source file for this tutorial using the form below. Entering your email will allow notify you of our big launch.

gomedia

Design Training #3:
Design a Wartime Poster With Wings Art Studio

Fire in the hole! A lesson in wartime graphics with Wings Art.

Stop! Before you start this free training…

Before you start this expert design training you should watch the video above.

Then, download the freebies you need to follow this tutorial below by entering your email:

What We’re Creating:

Today you’ll learn how to create an authentic wartime poster design, using some awesome high-res paper textures from Wings Art Studio. You’ll learn how to layer up multiple textures, and use them to apply realistic surface impact.

Let’s get started by looking at the end result we’ll be creating:

Resources For This Tutorial:

• Wings Art Old Paper Texture Pack (Download Using Form Above)
Brick Wall Texture
Lost & Taken Noise Textures

Step 1:

Open up Photoshop and create a new document 29.45cm X 41.2cm, at 300 DPI resolution.

Download the brick wall texture from the resources section for this tutorial, and paste it into your canvas. Enlarge as necessary.

To make the brick surface a little darker, apply a levels adjustment layer.

Levels Adjustment Layer Settings:

43 / 0.94 / 230

Step 2:

Download the freebies pack for this tutorial above.

Inside, you’ll find 5 high res, authentic vintage paper textures, as well as the source file for this tutorial:

Grab the ‘sections.jpg’ texture from the pack, and import it into your canvas.

Extract it from it’s background, and then apply a hue/saturation adjustment layer. Ensure this adjustment layer has a clipping mask, so that it only affects the underlying paper texture layer, not your entire composition.

Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer:

Hue: 0
Saturation: +45
Lightness: 0

Also, apply an outer glow blending option:

Outer Glow Settings:

Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 18%
Color: Black
Spread: 0
Size: 68

Step 3:

Download the redflowers.jpg paper texture from your freebies pack.

Paste it over the original paper texture in your canvas, resizing it to fit perfectly over it.

Apply a layer mask and mask the edges of this new paper texture, exposing the edges of the underlying paper texture, which are a better fit for this composition.

Now apply a hue/saturation adjustment layer, but this time DO NOT apply a clipping mask, as we want these adjustments to effect the entire canvas.

Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer Settings:

Hue: 0
Saturation: -40
Lightness: 0

Step 4:

Download a wartime vector design of your choice.

I chose a vector from the awesome GoMedia wartime vector pack, which luckily for you guys will be available as one of our first deals, once Design Cuts launches.

I paste the vector into the center of my design:

Apply a layer mask to your vector, and use a rough, black paintbrush to mask off the bottom of the vector.

Also, apply a color overlay blending option (color: 912f2a).

Download the noise textures from LostandTaken (see resources section for this tutorial).

Grab one of the textures and paste it into your main canvas, directly above your central vector design.

Now change this layer’s blend mode to ‘screen’. Because it has a black background this will hide everything in this layer apart from the lighter noise.

Apply a clipping mask so that the remaining noise is clipped to your central vector design.

And voila! You have given your vector an old time, distressed look to match the rest of your poster.

Step 5:

Repeat the exact same technique as step 4 to apply further distressed vectors to the center of your poster:

Step 6:

Now you know how to apply distressed noise effects to your work, you can use the same techniques to create some cool distressed text for your poster.

I used the following fonts in my design:

Banger

Bernard MT Condensed

Birch Std

Step 7:

It’s always good to think about texture and lighting and strive to make your outcome as realistic as possible.

If a poster was positioned on a brick wall, it wouldn’t appear perfectly flat.

It’s likely that some of the shadow/texture from the wall would show through the paper, and make it’s surface appear less perfect.

To achieve this subtle touch, duplicate your original brick background layer and position it above all other layers.

Then use a layer mask to clip it to the shape of your poster.

Finally, change this brick overlay’s layer settings to:

Layer blend mode: multiply
Layer opacity: 9%

This should give a very subtle impression of the shadows from the brick work showing through your poster design:

Step 8:

To finish things up, we need to add a few adjustment layers.

Photo Filter Adjustment Layer Settings:

Filter: Warming Filter (85)
Density: 20%
Preserve Luminosity: Yes

Black & White Adjustment Layer Settings:

Layer blend mode: Linear Light
Layer opacity: 5%

Curves Adjustment Layer Settings:

Minor tweaks to the RGB curve (see below):

And here’s the final outcome you’ve created!

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’RE ALL DONE.

Here’s the final outcome you’ve created. Be sure to show it off to friends and family to get valuable feedback.

Download the source file for this tutorial (plus exclusive freebie):

Today’s tutorial uses Wings Art Studio’s Antique Paper Textures, exclusively available to Design Cuts subscribers. Download this awesome freebie and the source file for this tutorial using the form below. Entering your email will allow notify you of our big launch.

60 Comments & Reviews

  1. Su Hall says:

    Thank you to everyone! This is a cool concept! I am going to love this!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Su, I’m so glad you’ve joined the early community!

      Your work has really progressed over the last year and I hope this training can help you improve even more.

  2. FreshTS says:

    I like the use of the polygon lasso tool to make an old school color gradient effect. Will be incorporating into my designs!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks for commenting Doug! I really enjoyed that technique too, it’s something you start noticing in vintage designs all the time after you’ve tried it.

      I hope that you’re enjoying your training, and will look out for the next tutorial soon.

  3. Parvez says:

    Really Impressed by the tutorial and used techniques thanks for sharing.

  4. ann says:

    thanks for sharing them. i will stay tune for the upcoming tutorials

    • Tom Ross says:

      You’re welcome Ann. Did you manage to download the texture pack yet? They’re really versatile.

      The next tutorial is coming your way next Monday, it’s a great one :).

  5. soledad says:

    Me encanto el tutorial, gracias por compartirlo!!

  6. This looks great. I always take something away after reading tutorials like these.

    Seems like there is a super cool team behind this.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Aw, thanks Ben, that’s made our day :). The next bit of training in this series is coming soon, so we really hope you enjoy that too.

  7. Jason says:

    Nice 1st tutorial. Really simple to understand which is great for me. Can’t wait to see behind the veil so to speak.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Jason, that’s great to hear. You’ll be able to see the main site as soon as this series is concluded, but in the mean time we hope everyone has fun with it.

  8. Nice tutorial loved your 1st one, looking for many more tuts.. All the best guys!!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Praveen. We’ve got some great tutorials lined that we’re sure you’ll love too.

  9. Free Vectors says:

    Great look with simple steps, Thanks!

  10. nirmal says:

    nice tutorial

  11. Mireille D says:

    I started for the first lesson.
    I just looked at steps 11 and 12.
    My realization:
    http://www.chez-mireilled.com/article-effet-vintage-avec-photoshop-120161173.html

  12. Srinivas Reddy says:

    Thanks guys for such a nice design with clear explanation. I’m waiting for next series.

  13. jhon willam says:

    It is really nice i like read this and you have really polygon lasso tool to make an old school color gradient effect. Will be incorporating into my designs!

  14. Victoria K says:

    You guys are terrific!! Thanks for all the goodies, knowledge shares, enthusiasm — and I’m excited about the new site and content. I posted over on FB and the creative geeks invited me to share my takeaway from the tutorial. :-)

    Good times.

    Maybe this’ll work?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151626901746466&set=o.564216880280200&type=1&theater&notif_t=comment_mention

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks for posting your work here Victoria. Again, we’re really impressed by your effort, and the illustration is wonderful. Enjoy the next training in the series :).

  15. Love this.

    Ton’s of depth to the poster, lot’s of cool techniques.

  16. Cosmo says:

    I’ve been using Photoshop since before it had layers, and this tutorial is proof you can always learn new things regardless of how much pixel pushing you’ve done. Thanks!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Wow, that’s an ancient version! I was on Paint Shop Pro back in the day. Really glad you learnt some new techniques here Cosmo.

  17. Jessjm89 says:

    I would normally do something like this in illustrator. It was great to get out of my comfort zone and utilise photoshop a bit more. Really enjoyed the tutorial. Thanks Chris and Design Cuts Team.

    Here is my take: http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i430/jessjm89/Vintagetype-CoffeePerfection_zps17462bd4.jpg

    • Tom Ross says:

      You’re welcome Jess. Great design is all about getting outside of your comfort zone.

      Your version is AMAZING! Seriously, nice variation no the tutorial. I love the underline, it really accentuates the retro feel of your piece. The colors are perfectly retro too.

    • Victoria K says:

      Wow! I love it!

  18. Chris says:

    Thanks for the cool tutorial. Being a newbie to the world of Photoshop/Illustrator this offered me an excellent opportunity to learn new techniques while at the same time creating something fun. Looking forward to future tutorials!!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Chris! We try to make all our training (and generally how we do business) fun. Creativity isn’t about being boring. I’m so glad you picked up some new techniques here.

  19. Victoria K says:

    This was a super fun tutorial. I learned SO much. You guys are great.

    Thanks for sharing the source files too. And for pointing us towards the GoMedia flickr group!

    Here’s my spin (with Totoros…of course):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/simiansays/9927573233

    • Tom Ross says:

      Wow, given what a complex tutorial this is you NAILED the outcome Victoria! Really awesome work, I’m very impressed.

      The cartoon creatures made me smile too haha :).

  20. Mireille D says:

    Great tutorial and second very rewarding training.
    My realization:
    http://www.chez-mireilled.com/article-poster-annees-80-avec-photoshop-120246199.html
    Thank you all for sharing!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Fantastic realization Mireille! I love your work as always.

      I really like how well you captured the retro, worn feel of this poster using the texture overlays. Beautiful work :).

  21. arbi says:

    thank’s u so much,,, :)
    it is very helpful

  22. Another great tutorial.

    The super subtle brick overlay idea is really smart. I wouldn’t have thought to do that, but it ads a lot of dimension to the final look.

    Thanks!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Ben! It’s the little touches like that which make a successful design. I’m really glad you’re enjoying this new training. Let us know if you manage to create your own version, I’d love to take a look.

  23. It’s awesome to see so many people enjoying this tutorial. Enjoy the textures folks, this one’s on me!

    • Tom Ross says:

      It’s so great to have you as part of this Chris! These textures have fast become some of my favorites, we appreciate you sharing them :).

  24. Mireille D says:

    For fun, my realization “the French” and thank you for sharing everything!
    http://www.chez-mireilled.com/article-affiche-de-guerre-avec-photoshop-120281233.html

    • Tom Ross says:

      Amazing work as always Mireille! I love how you put a French spin on the design :).

      One piece of advice; I would ensure that you rough up the bottom of the wrist, instead of fading it so smoothly. The smooth fade looks too unrealistic, and a more grungy edge would fit better with the design.

  25. Victoria K says:

    Wow. That blew the cap off! Thanks you guys. I am learning such a lot, in both Photoshop and Illustrator.

    Here’s my version:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/simiansays/9976052215

    This fist I found is the letter S in American Sign Language. S is for seeds and sunflowers and sustainability and….ok you get the point. As you may know, bee colony collapse is a dire situation and it’s happening. NOW. (because of humans poisoning every dang thing). If all the bees were to die, we’d stand a pretty solid future without food. No pollination = no crops (wild or cultivated, yo).

    Learning lots about Photoshop and Illustrator these days! Thanks guys!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Wow, really awesome result Victoria! I love the subtle graphical touches like the graffiti.

      I’m so glad you’re improving at a rapid rate. We’re glad to be helping :).

  26. Victoria K says:

    Thanks Tom :-)

  27. Angélique says:

    Merci beaucoup pour ce pti tuto, j’adore. Je suis qu’une novice mais je me suis bien sorti grâce à vos explications. Bonne continuation à vous

  28. quentin L says:

    Thanks guys . Awesome tuts.
    It helps me a lot. Love u!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Quentin! Please be sure to post your version if you recreate the tutorial. We’d love to check it out.

  29. Katie says:

    You guys are so adorable!! Thank you for such a good tutorial, I was searching for one like this for ages to help make my wedding invites!! Much love!! xoxox

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