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How to Make a Stepped Text Effect in Illustrator

Sometimes what seems to be a super complex Illustrator text effect can actually be quickly made using nothing but AI's default application tools. Although the effect you'll learn to make today is made using a destructive process (meaning that you can't edit the text aft...Read more

How to Make a Random Pattern Fill in Photoshop

Patterns are one of the most important resources a designer can use. Of course there are tons of different ways to make them, either in Illustrator or in Photoshop. Although they're a bit more time consuming to make in Photoshop rather than in Illustrator, sometimes for...Read more

How to Easily Create a Hatched Drop Shadow Text Effect in Illustrator

Retro Text Effects are an aspect of typefaces that so many designers love; ythink like Hominis or Sunset Boulevard fonts, with that hatched drop shadow effect. But what if you want to use a different font or even a different type of hatched drop shadow effect on your he...Read more

How to Make a Linear Spiral in Illustrator

Making a Spiral in Illustrator is very easy since we have the Spiral Tool available by default. But this tool only lets us make Exponential Spirals; if we want to make a Linear Spiral then we have to use a different method with different tools. Today, you'll learn how t...Read more

How to Quickly Make a Random Lines Sunburst in Illustrator

In many retro and vintage designs, the use of sunburst lines is becoming a near constant. From looking at it, you might think this effect can be very time consuming to make, but nope — I promise you can put your own together in less than 5 minutes using some of the avai...Read more

How to Make a Bad Photocopy Effect in Photoshop

You don't need a real-life photocopier to achieve the distorted "crumpled photocopy" effect. Today we're going to learn how to use Photoshop to make that abstract-looking art with a glitched look. This technique can be reproduced in Photoshop in a few simple steps and w...Read more

How to Make a Retro Text Effect in Illustrator

When you want to make any kind of text effect, most of the time I immediately think to use Photoshop. But Photoshop isn't the only tool that can make incredible text effects — Illustrator can be just as powerful, and sometimes much faster. Today, I'll show you how you c...Read more

How to Quickly Emulate a Lomo Photo Effect in Photoshop

The Lomo photo effect still is a very popular photographic style for those seeking an unusual sepia-esque effect for their images. This effect is inspired by photographs taken with a camera made in 1984 called "Lomo Kompakt Automat". The photos produced by the Lomo Komp...Read more

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