» My Superman Fan Art Used by El Rey Television Network

El Rey cable television network used my Superman fan art in September 2016 to promote their Superman movie weekend on television and on their social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

Here are screen caps of my art in use on their media, and links to the media itself:

Links:

My Superman fan art on El Rey’s Instagram Page

My Superman fan art in a video on El Rey’s Facebook Page

My Superman fan art in a video on El Rey’s Twitter Account

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» Vector Resources – Brushes, Patterns, Plug-Ins, and Etc

Some of the following may cost, but I am trying to focus on freebies.

(This post is under construction. New links to be added as I find them)

 5 Free Vector Resources for Use in Illustrator: Part Two

✦  ($) Vector Wood Grain Backgrounds – $5 (via Media Loot)

✦ How to Create Halftone Effects in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ ($) 15 Glitter Brushes (vector) – $15

✦ Vector Resources – via Design Beep

(ornaments, splatter brushes, cards, icons, food drawings, more)

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» Photoshop Textures, Actions, Brushes, Plug-Ins and Free Stock Photos

This is a post always open to being modified as I find new links to add to it.

I would like to focus on freebies, but some of the material below might come at cost. I will try to note (maybe with a dollar sign, $, which ones are not freebies).

I am maintaining this list for myself, based on products, brushes, plug-ins or stock photos I find attractive, or perceive as being useful, and not necessarily for a broader audience.

For now:

✦ 18 Free Ice and Water Textures / Stock Photography

✦ ($) Fire Photoshop Action (via Graphic River. Cost: $6.00)

✦ ($)  Rusted Sign Mockups (via Media Loot. Cost: $6.00)

 75 High Quality Watercolor Photoshop Brushes (Vol.2) (via Inspiration Hut)

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» Various Photoshop Tutorials – Special Effects, Text Effects, or Practical Help

Photoshop Tutorials

This post is under construction. I’ll add more links as I find them (ones that I find interesting or helpful)

Text Effects

✦ Create A Simple Fiery Text Effect

 (also Blue Print text effect, floral text effect, more)

✦ 15 Amazing Text Effects Photoshop Tutorials for Designers

electrified; chalk board; inflated, metallic (balloon looking); text on foggy window; glitter glue; sparkling glass; lightning; leafy text; multi-color fire – and more

✦ How to Create Glitter Gold Text Effect

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» Photoshop Tutorial: Halftone Background / Outline / Effect

You don’t need to use a cartoonish image as I have done in this post, for this example. Any image will do; it can be a realistic image. I worked on the following image at 72 ppi (pixels per inch, RGB mode).

You will need to have whatever image you want to use cut out from the background for this to work.

The end result should look something like this shark image below – a halftone pattern around or behind the shape:

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Finished result: Shark drawing with Halftone outline / effect; Halftone effect created in Photoshop

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» Vector Tutorials from Different Sources

This will be an on-going post, meaning, any time I come across a new vector tutorial I really like, I’ll edit this post to link to it.

Some of the tutorials have practical uses, others are just pure eye candy or for fun.

★ VecTips

★ Learn Adobe Illustrator – by Envato

★  26 Best Adobe Illustrator Portrait Tutorials

★ 120+ of the Best Illustrator Tutorials EVER!

★ 68 Finest Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

★ 42 Best Illustrator Tutorials

20 Illustrator Tutorials – Learn to Make Fabulous Vector Graphics

Includes but is not limited to:

how to create vector glass objects / simple menu bar / draw a realistic cassette tape / design an isometric infographic / create old cinema ticket / create geometric – WPAP portrait

From EnvatoTuts:

★ Design & Illustration Tutorials > Adobe Illustrator

✦ Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes

✦ How to Create a Simple Geometrical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ How to Create Animated Vector Icons in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

✦ How to Create a Blueprint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ How to Scale Icons Correctly in Adobe Illustrator

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