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How to Easily Make an Overlapping Circle Pattern in Illustrator

Patterns are a great resource that every designer should have in their toolbox. But sometimes, sifting through the entire internet for the right pattern for your specific design is obnoxiously time consuming. Luckily for us, making patterns in Illustrator has become eas...Read more

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

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