Sometimes the most frustrating part of a design is finding the perfect font. I’ve found that creating and maintaining a list of great fonts is an essential resource to save time and take the guess work out of font selection.
Chalk lettering and chalkboard art has always been appealing to me. Whether it’s a menu at the local coffee shop or random stick figures that my kids draw on the driveway. I think it’s the incredible textures contained in each stroke that draw me in. With that love in mind, I wanted to develop a method for […]
My family and I live in an old house that we’re constantly renovating. It’s a lot of work, but it can be incredibly rewarding. I love finding textures in and around our house. Surfaces that are old and worn over time are among my favorite. I’ve found, over the years, that photos of textures can be […]
Several products here at Graphic Monkee feature textures in both vector and bitmap format. I get lots of questions on how to best use these textures in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial I’ll show you three really effective methods for applying textures to your vector designs.