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Prepare for 2015 with 1000s of New Artistic Resources!

Prepare for the creative challenges you might encounter in 2015 with some incredible new design resources. This fresh bundle from Design Cuts features 1000s of all-new artistic resources that allow you to create realistic watercolour effects, retro effects, gold effects, glitter effects, and many more creative effects in a matter of seconds. These kinds of design effects are typically really difficult to create from scratch, and so this bundle is a great opportunity to save yourself a lot of time and stress in your creative work this year! The bundle also contains a nice selection of mockup templates and artistic scene creators, which are the ideal tools for revamping your portfolio with stunning presentations of your work.

The Artistic Design Bundle

All the items in the Gorgeous Artistic Design Bundle are shortcuts to create impressive design effects. These resources allow you to create everything from watercolour effects, to wintery graphics, photo manipulations and retro print designs in a matter of seconds, rather than days. Best of all, this bundle is available at 93% off and includes the all important extended licenses so you can use the items in your design projects and work you intend to sell. Most of these best-selling resources don’t have an extended license available anywhere else, so it’s a really special offer.

There’s two different types of resource in this collection; items that help you make cool effects, and items that help you beautifully show off your creations. Here’s an overview of some of the resources that stand out to me:

Best-Selling Custom Scene Creation Packs

Custom Scene preview

Easily create trendy desktop scenes to show off your work without the need for expensive photography equipment! There’s two editions of Custom Scene included in this bundle; Artistic Edition and Designer Edition. Both contain isolated objects, smart objects and dynamic shadows to compose unique scenes.

The Glitz Shoppe

The Glitz Shoppe preview

There’s never been an easier (or cleaner) way to make glamourous glitter effects than The Glitz Shoppe Photoshop kit. It’s a fantastic collection of Photoshop Styles, Textures and Brushes that add sparkle to your designs in seconds. No glue required!

Watercolor Sketch Mock Up

Watercolor Sketch Mockup preview

If you’re a traditional artist, your work will look fantastic when it’s presented alongside real brushes and paints in these watercolour sketch mockups. Prefer not to get your hands dirty? This pack also contains a watercolour effect generator, so you can paste in your digital art and create realistic paintings in seconds.

Stationery Mock Up

Stationery Mockup preview

Branding projects always involve designing loads of small stationery items. Wow your client and present your work in your portfolio with two comprehensive stationery packs included in the bundle. Each object can be moved around to create any composition you desire.

Texture:ON Photoshop Action

Texture:ON preview

Texture:ON is the perfect solution to add non-destructive textures to your artwork. With a click of a button your designs will be given lovely worn and distressed effects to achieve the character and charm of retro art.

Loads more artistic goodies included!

The Artistic Design Bundle

This is just a sample of some of the items that are included in the Gorgeous Artistic Design Bundle. You have to browse the full overview to really get a sense of the immense value of this collection. At 93% off it’s already a steal, but the real clincher is the extended licensing, making it the perfect toolkit to tackle any design job that comes your way this year.

Check out the Gorgeous Artistic Design Bundle

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4 Free Artistic Paint, Sketch & Ink Photo Effect Actions

Last month I shared a tutorial showing how to create a realistic painted effect in Photoshop which used some pretty simple techniques in Photoshop that could easily be enclosed in a ready made Action. Today’s freebie contains not only an Action to apply that painted effect in a single click, but also 3 more photo effects based on common artistic styles, such as watercolour, pencil sketches and inking.

Artistic Photo Effect Actions

This collection of Photoshop Actions contains 4 ready made recordings to apply cool artistic effects to your photos. Choose from a painted effect, sketched effect, watercolour effect and inked effect to mimic authentic art styles. As is always the case with Actions, the final outcome may vary depending on the nature of the original image, but all these Actions are non-destructive, meaning the effect can be modified or removed.

How to use the Photoshop Actions

Load Actions in Photoshop

Make sure the Actions panel is visible in Photoshop by heading to View > Actions, then click the Load Actions option from the fly-out menu from the Actions panel.

Play Photoshop Action

Open your chosen image, making sure the image is contained in the Background layer. Select an Artistic effect from the Actions panel, then click the Play icon to allow Photoshop to automatically apply a series of edits.

Mofications are enclosed in a folder

All the modifications to the image are contained in a folder, meaning the effect can be removed easily. Inside this folder many of the transformations are provided as Smart Filters, so the effect can be tweaked to find the perfect result.

Download the Free Artistic Photo Effect Actions 1mb

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