4vector.com is back once again with a fresh new list of 21 poster mockups that will completely blow your mind! For those of you who have no idea what a “mockup” is – think of it as a digital prototype of your final design before printing it out on paper (or whatever medium it is that you’re using). You would ask, why go through the trouble of designing the poster and then placing it into these prototypes instead of printing them out?
It’s simple: 1) You will get a better idea of how your final design would actually look, and if your designer’s instinct is telling you to change the colour or font, you can edit it right away without wasting papers and ink, hence 2) you save money and the environment!
Besides, you can also use these free PSD layouts to showcase your artwork professionally on your portfolio or even Behance / Dribbble too 😉
1. 3 Real Photo Poster Mockups
Looking for a way to showcase your artwork to clients? Check out this complimentary set of photorealistic poster mockups! The layers are fully editable and compatible with Photoshop CS5, CS6, and CC. If you like their free version, you can also get their premium version that comes with 5 additional high quality mockups.
The Adobe team wishes you a delightful holiday season and a 2017 filled with creative inspiration. Here’s a free template to create your own seasonal greeting and spread some holiday cheer.
It’s easy to design an artful holiday greeting with a template from Adobe Stock. Templates can be opened directly inside Adobe Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC, so you’ll always have your favorite creative tools at hand. To get started in Photoshop CC, download this free template and save it to your CC Libraries or desktop.
Click here for the simple steps to create this festive holiday card.
Using Photoshop for your artwork is the way of the future! Not only can you remove mistakes with a simple hotkey, but you also don’t have to worry about the mess that is associated with real world watercolor. No longer do you require paper, water and colors. With Photoshop, everything is done with the power of computing. If you are a digital artist and are looking for your next masterpiece, consider using some of these great free watercolor design assets.
Installing Photoshop brushes and textures is a breeze. You can simply drag the ABR file onto your Photoshop window to install one brush. For a collection, head to edit>Presets>Preset Manager, select brushes and then add brushes by hitting the load button!
Click here to view and download the 14 watercolor bundles.
By The WebdesignerDepot Staff
All the time freelance web designers spend in coffee shops was bound to rub off sooner or later; whether it’s the hipster style aesthetic, or the dramatic scale they allow us to work on, everybody loves chalk art on blackboards.
Lettering experts have been incorporating this style in their work for a couple of years, and now you can too, absolutely free of charge.
This exclusive free download has been designed by vectoropenstock.com. It includes 100+ chalk designs, featuring badges, ribbons and labels, coffee and bakery emblems, love emblems, inspirational badges, and infographic elements.
The files are supplied as vectors (.ai) so you can resize them however you please without losing quality. What’s more they’re free for personal and commercial use. Click here to read and download.
November 27, 2015
Need to spice up your holiday designs? Check out these 12 amazing free Christmas fonts!
Much like Christmas sweaters, many Christmas fonts are notoriously tacky. However, that’s not to say there aren’t some great Christmas fonts out there. Let’s take a look at a few of the best Christmas fonts online.
Quick Note: While all of these fonts are free for personal use, the commercial limitations vary from font to font. Before you include these fonts in your next project, be sure to check the commercial limitations.
Santa’s Sleigh is a simple font that can be used to quickly convey information. The font is perfect for titles and lower thirds.
July 31, 2012
Discovering After Effects is a totally free training series that will get you up to speed and working with After Effects in little to no time. This series covers the basics up through advanced techniques that will help you become proficient in Adobe After Effects and look like a rock star to your clients and employers.
This training is offered completely free of charge, because we feel that everyone in video and film production should have a working knowledge of After Effects. Someone in our past taught us After Effects and we believe in paying it forward.
Discovering After Effects Introduction
Lesson 01 – The After Effects Interface
A brief walkthrough of the After Effects interface and how to use it.
Lesson 02 – Layers and Effects Controls
In this tutorial we go over how layers and effects work in After Effects.
Lesson 03 – Keyframes, Animation and Time Remapping
This tutorial covers keyframes, how to animate in After Effects and how Time Remapping works.
Lesson 04 – Masks
How to create and use masks in After Effects.
Lesson 05 – Mattes
How to create and use mattes in After Effects.
Lesson 06 – PreComping
What is nesting or precomping? Why is it important? Check out this tutorial to see why.
Lesson 07 – Parenting
Parenting is a powerful and important function of After Effects, learn how parenting works here.
Lesson 08 – Motion Tracking
Learn all about Tracking and Stabilization in this tutorial.
Lesson 09 – After Effects for Editors
I don’t make motion graphics or visual effects, how does After Effects benefit me? Find out here.
Lesson 10 – Expressions and Beyond
Expressions are powerful and can literally save hours of time, learn how to use them here.
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January 21, 2012
In this post we’ve rounded up 10 of the best websites for getting ideas and inspiration for your next project. Highlighting the best in video editing, production and broadcast design, these sites are constantly being updated with the most interesting work in the industry.
For those interested in broadcast design and motion graphics, this is a must bookmark site. Tons of CGI based commercials and demo reels, as well as music videos and experimental shorts. Showcasing some of the best work being done today, MotionGraphics.nu is a curated collection of interesting and high-quality videos.
Like MotionGraphics.nu, Motionspire showcases top work in communication design and graphics. One of the highlights of this site is it’s simple layout and easy search functionality. Find videos in popular categories (stop motion, typography and visual effects to name a few) or dig back in the archives to find past favorites. Motionspire is updated often and like the name implies, it’s a great source of motion graphics inspiration!
With the vast amount of videos uploaded each day online, finding the best videos can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. “Devour sifts out the best videos and posts the well-curated collection every weekday,” from across the web. From rising YouTube stars, quirky music videos and hilarious commercials, Devour serves up interesting content that’s great for video production and editing inspiration. You can also follow Devour on Facebook or Twitter to get all the latest.
For those serious about getting the latest ideas and creative inspiration there’s Shots.net. Shots highlights cutting edge television commercials and online video campaigns, as well as provides in-depth behind the scenes coverage of commercial production and director interviews. Geared toward ad agencies, Shots is a subscription-based service that includes full access to the site as well as DVDs and magazines. With over 6,000 archived commercial spots, find out who directed, shot and cut some of the world’s most cutting edge commercials.
Creativity Online highlights the very best of advertising, marketing and entertainment. From television commercials to viral videos and online interactive projects, the site showcases the most creative projects happening today, and the behind-the-scenes production work. Creativity Online is more than just a gallery of work…interviews and industry news keep readers abreast of the latest developments. See what some of the best and brightest are creating!
|Best Ads on TV|
Although the site features the best advertisements across many platforms (online, print, outdoor) the highlight here is the television adverts. Updated weekly, the site features unique commercials and provides full credits for each of the productions (director, producer, agency and more). Get editing and graphic design inspiration, and stay abreast of some of the most interesting ads to hit the market.
|The Cool Hunter|
Popular site, The Cool Hunter, showcases what’s “cool, thoughtful, innovative and original” in both culture and design. Among the topics covered on the site is “advertising” and the videos featured on the site definitely live up to that. Check out trendy television commercials and unique viral videos…great for getting creative ideas for your video projects.
Motionographer serves up a daily dose of inspiration with their featured videos and commercials, as well as stories highlighting the most talented designers and firms in the business. Learn about the creative process behind innovative projects, including full credits and in some cases a list of software and equipment used in the production and post. Sign up for their daily digest and get the newest content delivered for free regularly!
|Motion Graphics Served|
MotionServed.com is a collection of high quality motion graphics projects, part of the Behance Creative Network. Curated and updated often, Motion Graphics Served dishes out the best in animation, CGI and digital animation. Music videos, title sequences and broadcast commercials make up the majority of the work showcased. While you’re on the site, check out the Job Board to learn about current industry-related job openings around the world.
Most video professionals are familiar with Vimeo, but we’d be remiss to exclude it from our list of sites for motion graphics and video editing inspiration. With most of the content on the site available in HD, Vimeo highlights some of the best work being done in independent film and video production. Vimeo staff curate the “videos we like” feature on the site’s homepage…an always interesting selection of unique videos, perfect for gaining ideas and inspiration.
August 29, 2011
Remember when your heart sank just a little when you realized the Pink Panther movie wasn’t a cartoon?
Then, only a few years later, seeing Edward Gorey’s eerily fantastic opening to “Mystery!” capped with Vincent Price’s name on a headstone had your head spinning at the thought of the kind of stories those etchings could tell…if only the show was based on those illustrations.
Well, we want to see more of that. So watch and remember and create. And if you’ve got something to contribute, send it along.
A compendium and leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world. We honor the artists who design excellent title sequences. We discuss and display their work with a desire to foster more of it, via stills and video links, interviews, creator notes, and user comments.
Featuring opening title design for film and television from Croatia, New Zealand, Serbia, Russia, the United States, Brazil, England, France, India, Japan, Italy, Chile, Mexico, Yugoslavia and Egypt.