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TV Glitch Effects: Makin’ Em in PS (& Free TV Glitch Textures, Too!)
So guys, we’re kind of obsessed with these tv glitch textures we’ve been seeing around town lately.
Hand Lettering Artists to Follow on Instagram
Wandering around Instagram, we found some really beautiful examples of hand lettering that we thought we’d share. We thought they might inspire and ignite your next project. Enjoy the hand lettering artists to follow on Instagram and please click on each image to learn more about the artist who created the individual piece.
For more hand lettering inspiration, check out our post “Letters We’re Loving: 30+ Hand Lettering and Typography Inspirations” and
one of our most popular articles, “100 Top Resources for Typography and Hand-Lettering”
Free Lightroom Presets
Go Media is so excited to release its first pack of Free Lightroom Presets! This pack is filled with 10 Lightroom Preset Essentials, including the fundamental resources you will need to get started processing your images with efficiency. Simply open Lightroom, import your photos or design work, head to the develop tab, and click the ‘+’ sign to import your new presets. Click on the presets until you find the look you’re after. To get full instruction on how to use our presets, definitely check out the notes in our download. These presets are for your personal use and are not for resale.
Here’s what’s included in the pack of free Lightroom Presets:
- 10 Lightroom Presets created by your friends here at Go Media
Download these presets and How-To PDF now:
Here are some previews of what the Lightroom presets will allow you to do:
Hey Arsenal Subscribers and friends of the Arsenal,
Every month, we meet on Google Hangouts, along with a special guest, to talk shop and give advice on all things design/entrepreneurship. This month, our special guest is Wesley Hoffman, founder of Treehouse Networkshop. Wesley is a long-time friend of Go Media, a WMC Fest alum, and someone who has an enormous amount of wisdom to impart.
After a few years of working in customer service and sales, across several different industries, Wesley decided to follow his true passion: connecting and motivating people. Wesley can field questions about how the power of connecting with others can truly enhance your business and how to network (even if it’s the last thing you want to do.) You won’t want to miss it.
The event, usually only open to our Arsenal subscribers, will be opened up to all of you this month. So, take advantage!
It will be taking place on Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 pm EST. Here is the link to join.
If you’re interested in participating in this Google Hangout, please RSVP here. Can’t wait to see you all there!
Yep, a totally free iPhone 7 Mockup Templates Pack
We just launched a free iPhone 7 Mockup Templates Pack, so what are you waiting for? Go download it now over on the Arsenal, the home of the World’s Best Mockup Templates, Vectors, Textures and more.
This Free iPhone 7 mockup templates pack includes two mockup templates that will help you show off your website/app in a realistic way. The pack includes an iPhone 7 in both flat and angled versions and includes the different options listed below. These mockups have assisted us in pulling our portfolio together and hope they will do the same for you.
Here are the various options our iPhone 7 Mockup Templates Pack give you:
- iPhone 7 Flat
- iPhone 7 Flat (with hand)
- iPhone 7 with backgrounds (with or without hand) with backgrounds – modern office space, desktop workspace, coffee shop, park outside
- iPhone 7 Angled
- iPhone 7 Angled (with hand)
- iPhone 7 Angled (with or without hand) with backgrounds – modern office space, desktop workspace, coffee shop, park outside
Obsessed with our mockups and want more? Become a member for only $15 a month and access them all, plus the rest of our library, instantly! Learn all about that now.
Working with Photoshop’s Quick Mask Mode
Go Media’s Arsenal proudly announces the release of a brand new video tutorial, “Digitizing Your Illustrations with the Quick Mask Mode in Photoshop.”
In this video tutorial, Go Media’s Lindsey Meisterheim will be using a kind line illustration to show you how to work with the quick mask mode in Photoshop.
This tutorial will show you how this versatile tool was a key element in ensuring her one of a kind illustration maintained a realistic, hand-drawn look (as if it was drawn right in Photoshop).
Lindsey will take you step-by-step through her process. This includes how she:
- got the inspiration for her unique, almost child-like drawing
- used the quick mask mode to achieve the look you see above (shapes built upon shapes without losing their integrity/color)
- added the watercolor/wash effect
- chose the color for her piece
- and more!
Lindsey will show how she uses this versatile tool to refine her selection and maintain the integrity of the illustration she has created so that it appears as if it was drawn right in Photoshop.
Follow along with Lindsey as she moves through the tutorial. The 10 Indian Ink Washes we included will aid you in your journey.
Tutorial length: 35 minutes
Free Lotus Vectors
Our freebie of the day is a pack of free lotus vectors! We hope these three free vectors take you to your happy place today. Download them here, then head to our Arsenal for more great royalty-free elements. Love our vectors? Gain access to all of them, 24/7, when you subscribe to our Arsenal Membership. Our Arsenal Membership is only $15/mth and affords you access to our entire product library, our community and every single new product as they are released.
Download our: Lotus Freebie from your friends at Go Media
Free Vintage Starburst Vectors
We’ve really been in a retro kind of mood lately, as inspired by a trip to a local vintage shop. What really caught our eye were the starbursts that decorated so many of 1950’s fabrics and bakeware. So, we were inspired to create some free vintage starburst vectors for you. We hope the pack serves you well and gets your motivated to create something fun and dynamic.
To give your work some extra oomph, head over to our Arsenal, where you can have access to our entire library, including all of our vector files for only $15 per month.
The Arsenal subscription includes some of our other vintage packs (roughly $10 to $12 each), like:
- Our Vintage Elements Vector Pack
- Our Tattooesque Elements Pack
- Our Vintage Cars Vector Pack and our
- Our Vintage Vector Pack to name a few
Win 2 “Big Ticket VIP” Passes to HOW Design Live 2018
Go Media’s Arsenal is so excited to be hosting this HOW Design Live 2018 Ticket Giveaway thanks to the folks at HOW Design Live. HOW Design Live, happening this April 30 through May 3, 2018 in Boston, is one of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world. It’s a career-changing, life-altering experience that provides you access to up to 100 educational sessions and keynotes that will change your thinking, radically improve your work and build business and marketing skills essential to your job. During the event you will:
– have access to up to 100 educational sessions and keynotes that will change your thinking, radically improve your work and build business and marketing skills essential to your job
– hear powerful keynotes representing some of the best creative minds in the world
– experience a truly global happening, with nearly 4,000 attendees from every state in the U.S. and from dozens of countries around the world
– have an exclusive opportunity to preview new tools, technologies and products in the industry’s largest exhibit hall
– become part of a creative community that embraces every attendee, validates your work and empowers you to do great things
What you get if you win:
The Big Ticket VIP Pass (onsite ticket price of $2,959) is the highest level ticket to HOW Design Live and includes: all the benefits of the Big Ticket
- Access to all breakout sessions, Keynotes, Exhibit Hall and receptions for all four days
- Plus, you’ll receive audio and video recordings from many of the sessions included free with your registration“Plus” as a VIP, you will have access to a special Sunday night program just for Big Ticket Plus attendees, a VIP lounge to relax and recharge, VIP seating for all keynotes to assure you get a good seat and a pre-conference concierge service to answer any questions related to the conference. The winner will receive 2 of these Big Ticket VIP passes.Please take the time to learn more about HOW Design Live here and follow them on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn
Here are the rules for the HOW Design Live 2018 Ticket Giveaway: Enter to win 2 Big Ticket VIP passes to the upcoming HOW Design Live – Boston: April 30 to May 3, 2018. Simply enter your email address and like Go Media on social media for your chance at the prize. You may enter once per email address and must be 21 or older to enter. By entering the giveaway, you will be automatically entered into our Arsenal and Weapons of Mass Creation Fest email mailing lists. You must be an active subscriber to both at the time of the drawing win the grand prize. Share the giveaway! For every friend that also enters, you will receive 25 bonus entries. You may also receive 5 extra entries when you visit the WMC Fest Facebook page when prompted. Contest ends on November 28th at 8 a.m. EST. At this time, Woobox will randomly select a winner for us. We ask that our winner send us a photo of them at HOW Design to share on our social media. Best of luck everyone!
Searching for free skull vector goodness? We’re here to help. Download our skull freebie at the bottom of this post and check out our brand new Skulls 3 Vector Pack by brand new Arsenal Artist Tom Szorady!
Connecting with Other Creatives
Welcome to Episode Two of our new video series, My Top Three. This video series introduces you to creatives of all kinds who have knowledge to share about their particular industry. Episode Two features Heather Sakai, Arsenal Manager here at Go Media and Event Director at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest. In today’s My Top Three, Heather will talk about her Top Three Tips for Connecting with other Creatives. Please enjoy the video below and connect with Heather @sakaipower on Twitter.
Mockup PSD Free Download and Killer Mockups Guide!
Here at Go Media’s Arsenal, we have been creating and curating design resources since 2006, when we first began releasing our collection of royalty-free stock vectors. We have since expanded to textures, fonts, e-books, tutorials and perhaps most famously, mockup templates.
We passionately create our mockup templates and love that we have become a go-to for professionals in the industry. Because of this, we get tons of questions every single day about our mockups and how to use them.
So, we thought we’d create a quick (and free!) guide to killer mockups, which includes information and advice we dole out regularly. This includes:
– Info for Newbies, like how to open and use our mockup templates
– How to Use Smart-Object Enabled Mockups and Displacement Maps
– Tips to Killer Mockups (Using Them to Your Advantage for Future Success!)
– Pro Tips
With the download you’ll also get:
– a mockup PSD free download
– a vector freebie pack
If you’d like to grab the guide, simply sign up for the Arsenal newsletter below. Please note, you’ll have to confirm your subscription in the first email in order to receive your free download in the second email, so wait for it…
Wood Texture Freebie
Join us on Thursdays, when your friends here at the Arsenal take over the Go Media blog to share insights, tips, freebies or other fun to brighten your work day.
Today we’re releasing seven free wood textures for your use in any personal project. Enjoy!
Love our products? Access our huge product library ($11k in resources) and exclusive content for only $15/mth. Yes, seriously. Learn more now.
Here’s what you get:
Have a great day, everyone!
Ladies Swing Tank Mockup Template Pack
These Ladies Swing Tank Mockup Templates are just another pack that add to our collection of ladies line of tank top mockup templates. The Ladies Swing Tank Mockup Templates Pack includes a fantastic variety of views, as well, so you can show off your one-of-a-kind designs from every angle.
Here’s what’s included in the Ladies Swing Tank Mockup Template Pack:
- 5 mockup templates in total
- Views of both flat and back, as well as ghosted front, back and side tank tops
- Fitted for form
- Easy to change shirt colors with the new Shirt Color Layer
Check out what you get:
You may also like our:
- Ladies Tank Top Mockup Templates Pack
- Ladies Racerback Tank Top Mockup Templates Pack
- Ladies Basic Tank Top Mockup Templates Pack
If you love our mockup templates and use them often, consider joining our Arsenal Membership, where for only $15 a month, you get access to every single one of our mockup templates. Yes, it’s true. No strings attached. Learn more about that here.
Say hello to our Watercolor Alphabet Font Texture Pack
This handcrafted, handpainted pack isn’t your typical font. Saved out as PNG files, the Watercolor Font Texture Pack is to be used like a texture, giving your piece an individually-crafted quality.
Saved out, as shown above, the letters can easily be individually changed to any color of the rainbow using the swatches included in this pack. The possibilities are endless.
Here’s what you get with the Watercolor Font Pack:
- Watercolor Alphabet (Letters A thru Z, plus numbers 0 thru 9) – PNG Files
- 12 Swatches (Jpeg Files)
- Text file (This explains how to apply our swatches to the alphabet)
Please note: All files are stored in PNG format with transparent background and therefore, are not your typical font.