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Typographic Logos Class is now on Udemy and Skillshare

Type-based logos, also known as logotypes and wordmarks, are a powerful way to define the style of your brand. Creating your own custom lettering (instead of using a pre-built font) is your opportunity to make something truly unique.

Whether you need to design custom lettering for a company logo, a t-shirt, advertising, or your own personal brand, I’ll show you how to find inspiration, sketch out your rough ideas, refine your design and bring it into the computer. From there, you will learn how to create color options and add in some shading and texture.

In the class, I’ll walk you through how to start from (chicken) scratch to create this logo. After that, it’s your turn to find your own style and show the world what you can make!

There are two ways to enroll in this class:

1) Typographic Logos on Udemy (50% off with this link)

*Only if you enroll in Typographic Logos hosted by Udemy, will you have access to these Bonus Downloads:

•    26 Bitmap Textures to use in Illustrator
•    26 Photoshop Brushes to add texture to your own designs
•    A collection of Vector Halftone Gradients
•    The finished “Typographic Logos” design in vector format
•    Banners 02 (36 Vector Banners)
•    Distressed Borders (30 Vector Borders)
•    Fabric Textures & Brushes (25 Bitmap Fabric Textures & Photoshop Brushes)
•    Page Rules (25 Ornamental Vector Dividers)
•    Time Machine Textures (40 Bitmap Textures & Photoshop Brushes)
•    Vector Textures (25 Vector Textures)

Please note: all the free downloads come with an Extended License which means you can use them in personal AND professional design projects. (These free downloads would cost over $400 if purchased separately.)

2) Typographic Logos on Skillshare

Enrolling in Typographic Logos on Skillshare does not include the Bonus Download files mentioned above. But when you sign up for a Skillshare membership, you have access to their whole catalog of classes in design, entrepreneurship, etc. (My favorites so far are Jeff Staple’s class on building a fashion business and Aaron Draplin’s class on designing a family crest.)

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Free Download of the Week: Nature Camo

Hi there!

If you are in a creative slump, one of the best ways to spur some ideas is to get outside and take a walk.

The other day, I took a walk down the street while on a break from designing. I looked up and saw a tree with a very interesting “camouflage” pattern in its bark.

In some ways, the pattern in the tree looked more like man-made camo… than man-made camouflage looks like real trees!

Nature Camo” is this week’s free download.

It might make an interesting background for your graphics. Perhaps you can posterize it down to a few shades and get a unique look.

If you come up with a good use, be sure to let me know!

~Ray

Nature Camo

P.S. If you want more free downloads, sign up for TheVectorLab’s Newsletter. You will receive a FREE Download of Graphic Design Launch Kit, Design Tips and Tutorials, Notification of New Items and Things of Interest, as well as direct download links to a Free Download of the Week (Every week!)

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Free Download of the Week: Denim Texture

Have you ever hear of Mauritius? It’s a beautiful island east of Africa, and I hear they have some good surfing there :) This week I received an email from Said, who is from Mauritius. He requested a denim texture. So here you go, Said!

This week’s free download is a denim texture in jpeg, bitmap tiff, and Photoshop brush format.

In Adobe Illustrator, place the bitmap tiff on top of your graphic. Bitmap tiffs have transparent backgrounds when placed into Illustrator documents. You can assign it any color, just as if it were a vector object.

In Photoshop, I recommend using the Photoshop brush to add distress. Just double click on the .abr file and it will load into your brushes palette. Then just use it to paint texture right into your graphic.

If you are using a new version of Photoshop, use the high resolution brush. If you are using an older version of Photoshop you may need to use the lower resolution brush.

~Ray

P.S. If you want more free downloads, sign up for my (also free) TheVectorLab Newsletter. You will receive a FREE Download of Graphic Design Launch Kit, Design Tips and Tutorials, Notification of New Items and Things of Interest, as well as direct download links to a Free Download of the Week (Every week!)

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