This is the second Vector Pattern Set. The patterns are composed of basic geometric shapes and come as an Illustrator swatch file. You need to copy the .ai file to the Presets/Swatches/Patterns location inside the AI folder. Colourise, rotate or scale the patterns as you wish. The possibilities are endless and there ideal as background or overlay to make your designs that bit more interesting.
Archive for the Resources Category
Issuu is a free online service that lets you publish e-books with a slick interface. I discovered it through DT Magazine which features James White in their latest edition. Issuu is more than just a publishing service though. It is also a community. Explore, discover and share content. There are great design related publications. I highly recommend to check it out. It would also make a great portfolio since you can view every e-book in fullscreen.
When I was designing the Rhino: June 08 Wallpaper I was looking for Origami vectors and discovered this great site.
By pure accident I found out how to quickly delete a Photoshop brush from the preset list. This comes in very handy when you’re trying to save a custom brush set and don’t want any superfluous brushes to be in your .abr file. There’s a tedious way, which means right-clicking on each brush and selecting delete. There’s the obvious one by clicking the thrash icon in the brush palette. Finally there’s a hidden, much simpler, quicker way:
It’s time for some free high resolution Photoshop brushes again. This time I made two sets with a total of 51 watercolour brushes. Resolutions are between 1480 px to 2500 px. I followed BittBox’s tutorial and hopefully you like the result. Feel free to use them as you wish. You need my permission if you want to distribute them. I’m looking forward to seeing your designs.
I’ve just finished the new calendar series wallpaper for June 08 and I couldn’t wait to show it to you. It comes in 3 different resolution and you have the option to download a non-calendar version of each. This month I submitted my design to Smashing Magazine which features each month the best calendar wallpaper. Let’s hope they like it.
So here we are again with the free fonts list. Today I have restricted myself to ultra bold, techno style, fonts. I didn’t really know what to call them. Some might describe the fonts as retro or disco. The block letters are ideal for poster graphics. I bet you have all seen the amazing video of D.A.N.C.E by Justice. It offers a great illustration on how you can use this kind of fonts in simple, effective, t-shirt designs as shown in the screenshots below.
Please remember that although all fonts are free for personal and non-commercial use you have to check the indivual disclaimers to find out if and how you can incorporate them in commercial designs.