Avera, another beautiful hand drawn serif font created by our very own Tom Chalky. With a quirky figure and wonky serifs, Avera is a mighty fine addition to our steady growing collection of premium fonts. Great new’s for you freebie lovers, the numbers + symbols that come with Avira are available as a FREE download, follow the instructions to the right if you are interested.
The artist behind these creative and colorful floral illustrations below is freelance illustrator and designer Daryl Feril. His creations are full of intricate detailed patterns, gorgeous colors and great shading techniques. Apart from having his work featured on our own humble website, Daryl has been featured in numerous publications including Computer Arts Magazine, and Digital Arts Magazine.
Most digital artists including photographers have dabbled and experimented with the use of textures in their creations, and rightfully so. Using the correct textures can undeniably add authenticity and personality to your artwork and lucky for us and of course yourselves, we have been sent 5 high quality wall textures from TextureQualityPro (a fantastic free and premium texture website) for you guys to use personally and commercially for free. Check out the preview images below, and scroll to the bottom to download the file. (ZIP file including 5 RGB JPGS)
Alas, we have created another fantastic Photoshop brush pack stuffed with even more Watercolor Brushes, 50 of them to be exact!
Meet Brixton, the latest addition to the Inspiration Hut font family. Brixton is a complete font with uppercase, lowercase, numbers and a handful of the essential symbols. The font has been beautifully constructed and aimed at a broad market. It has had some great feedback so far, and we hope we start to see Brixton out in the wild soon!
I have a confession, this font was not written by a bloke called ‘Graham’, It was in fact written by myself, Tom. Never the less, here we have a fantastic free font download for you guys to use when and how you wish on a personal bases (commercial licensing can be purchased, just get in touch to find out why and how we do this). This font includes all of the letters (uppercase), numbers, and selected symbols and the download includes both OTF and TTF formats.
Hi guys, we have just launched a 25% off Coupon code “MAY25″ that you can use on our stores checkout, we have some great hand-drawn fonts and high quality textures that will enhance your designs! Be sure to check us out.
Below is a beautiful compilation of imagery taken from a collection curated by Rebecca Wilson, director of the London Saatchi Gallery, and is available to view in full at Saatchi Online. Saatchi Online is a platform that allows emerging artists to showcase and sell their work and gives art lovers insider access to new talent from around the world. Each image that you find below has been taken from individual photographer portfolios, all of whom have been mentioned in the caption of each piece.
I was recently in the situation where I had to explain what a font was and that it was not as simple as just writing the alphabet. To help the explanation I scribbled down the letter ‘A’ with serifs and all the fancy guide lines to help the symmetry, and since then that person has not looked at type the same. Although after learning this information their life remained pretty much the same, it is nice to know that the creator of Times New Roman (Their font of choice) is getting some credit from someone who isn’t rocking a portfolio…
My point is that not everyone is a typographer, and to think that typography is ‘easy’ is not an unusual presumption. So the purpose of this article is to educate and guide you* (the people that think “drawing type is easy”) from where I once was, to understanding the basic complexities of drawing your own type and lettering.
Throughout this article you will find a fantastic compilation of creative photo manipulation tutorials that you can follow using Photoshop. All of the tutorials have been carefully selected so in combination they cover the majority of basic manipulation techniques, tricks and tips to help you on your way to manipulation mastery. With the basic techniques that these tutorials discuss you should experiment till your eyes are sore and beyond to create your own styles and processes thus creating more beautiful imagery for the web and print.